Once Dead, Twice Shy by Madison Avery

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Plot: "With her purple-tipped hair and Goth style, Madison didn't fit in when she was alive, and she has real problems now that she is dead. She went to the prom with popular and handsome Josh, but when she found out that her dad had arranged the fix-up, she ran off with the dangerously charming Kairos. This was a bad idea. Kairos is a dark timekeeper who needed to strike down Madison because his own time was about to run out and when he tried, she stole his amulet. This event sets off a unique adventure in which Madison is stuck somewhere between life and death. Caught up in a world of dark and light reapers, seraphs, and guardian angels, she has to fight to get the correct amulet and to reunite her body and soul so that she can live out a life cut short. The characters and their specific jobs and places in the hierarchy of heaven and earth are hard to follow, perhaps because this first book in the series is the setup for those that follow. The final chapters are by far the best as readers finally get a handle on all of the intricacies of the story and become attached to some of the characters, such as Grace, a funny and charming guardian angel who often speaks in limericks.–Jake Pettit, Thompson Valley High School, Loveland, CO
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Review: I think the age group for this novel is grades 7-10, with that being said, for that age group this novel is great. But for someone like me who enjoys the more romantic side of YA fiction is was a little slow. The story line was great, very original, and kept me interested. So if you're not a romance fan, this one's for you.

1 comments:

Jamie B said...

I agree. I've been trying to get through this book for a month or more now. It drags.

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