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Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery #2)

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Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angelsall itching to kill someone.

Madison Avery's dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she did. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It's amazing that
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Published May 25th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published September 3rd 2009)
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Sarah Gonzalez
Sadly, this is the only Kim Harrison series I have read, so I have nothing to compare it to, but Harrison is spot on with the Madison Avery books. I love the concept behind these books - the argument between which is right choice or fate? The characters are also fabulous and entirely unforgettable. Madison - the protagonist is the Dark Time Keeper, who just happens to be dead. She is in control of the dark reapers and Barnabas, who has gone rouge. Her entourage is simply hilarious, I love when N ...more
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: posiadane
Ciężko mi powiedzieć czy druga część jest lepsza od poprzedniej, czy nie. W sumie nie czuję szczególnej różnicy. Błędy właściwie te same: dość płytkie relacje między bohaterami, a dodatkowo dochodzą ciągłe nawiązania do pierwszej części (jakby autorka pisała ,,Strażniczkę...'' pod kątem osób, które nie czytały ,,Umarłych...''), co naprawdę chwilami irytuje. I ZNOWU ciągłe powtarzanie Madison, że ona nie musi jeść ani pić. W-I-E-M-Y.
Zmieniło mi się za to postrzeganie niektórych postaci:
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Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good sequel!
Enjoyed it as much as the first.
Not much to say since it just continued from where the last one left off.
It was obvious that Madisons and Josh's relationship was going to develop! And I've grown to love Nikita she would be an awesome and very loyal trustworthy friend and I found myself sympathising for her more and more as I grew to know her better.
This series is fresh and has some kick ass twists!
Heather G Gentle
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the concept and the story but for some reason with these books I am having a hard time connecting with the characters. Unusual for me for a Kim Harrison book because the Rachel Morgan books are some of my all time favorites...
But... still really enjoyed it! Would probably give 3.5
Heather Codename: ♕Dutchess♕
This book doesn't even rate one star. It was bad.

I don't know what it is about Harrison, but she just cannot write female leads to save her own damn soul. Madison is literally a 17 year old version of Rachel.
Just as obnoxious.
Just as stupid.
Just as naive.

This book started out as a really dumb, quick, beach read. You know, those books that you don't give a second thought to after you finish reading them because they do nothing for you but kill a few hours. After the third chapter, this turned
This is completely off the radar for most people, and I think that is just plain wrong.
So I'm here to tell you! yes you, reading this, that you must give this series a shot!
It really surprised me how much I really got into this and entertained by it.

It's such a simple plot really, and I mean that actually because I swear these books only take place around one event, and then despite this, the characters, the rhythm, the creativity, just everything fit so nicely and made it come together so well
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Madison just learned that she is the dark timekeeper and that she is in charge of all the dark reapers who all follow the guidelines of fate. But Madison doesn't believe in fate; she believes in choice and she think that its time for a major change. You see, the dark reapers reap the souls of those who will do very bad things in the future. But Madison thinks that if she can convince them to make the right choice, they could save th
When we last left our heroine, Madison Avery had just discovered that she is the new dark timekeeper in charge of an army of Seraphim, angels of death charged to reap souls before they can sin enough to be sent to hell. Madison is convinced that she can intervene before the fateful moment, saving lives and giving people a choice to change for the better. Together with a dark reaper, a grim reaper, and her own messenger cherub, Madison fights to prove herself as the new dark timekeeper, all while ...more
Miss Clara
This was a very short read for me. I felt like a kid but I knew I shouldn't think as such because the topic here involves greater things than dolls and toy trucks.

Here's Madison, still dead. Trying to save the whole world. Well, she's only on one mission in this book. I've forgotten all about the previous story since it was a long time ago. But I remember it was pretty good.

Anyway, what I love about this one is the conflicting ideas between saving a life and saving a soul. Apparently, if you're
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

A fabulous sequel to Once Dead, Twice Shy! An exciting story from beginning to end that had me glued to the book until I was finished. Once again Kim Harrison finished off with a nice, neat, satisfactory ending without the use of a cliffhanger, though leaving the loose threads and plot direction for the next and what may be the last book of a trilogy. All the characters from book one return so that even though we've had to wait a whole year for this book, t
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Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. She's currently working on a variety of projects to see what finds a home first, and when not at her desk, is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, or in the garden.
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