Once Dead, Twice Shy (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780061441684, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
Summer 2009 Kids' List
— Karen Keyte, Books Etc., Falmouth, ME
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My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.
Madison's prom was killer--literally. Now, thanks to a mysterious amulet, she's stuck on Earth: dead but not gone. She has no idea why the dark reaper who did her in was after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course. With a little skilled light-bending, the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys . . . maybe), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.
Well, if she believed in that stuff.
Praise For Once Dead, Twice Shy…
“Harrison injects her young adult debut with style and originality. Rocking good fun, packed full of twists and turns.”
-Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of The Summoning
“With a Kim Harrison novel, I expect action, humour, worldbuilding, strong female characters, true friendships, and a bit of realistic romance. I found it all right here.”
-Melissa Marr, New York Times Bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange
“Abounds with originality and introduces us to rich characters…is sure to introduce [Harrison] to a whole new generation of readers.”
“An amusing and entertaining jaunt of an urban fantasy.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)