Review: Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison

Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery #2) Kim HarrisonEarly to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery #2) by Kim Harrison

Publication Date: May 25th 2010
Details: Hardcover, 228 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061718175
Source: I bought it

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Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven’s dark angels—all 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 her crush, Josh, doesn’t think she’s totally nuts.

Now Madison has learned that she’s the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it’s time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don’t adhere to the rules of the heavens.

But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention.


I didn’t enjoy reading this book. I’m pretty sure some of it was me and not the book, so that is why I gave it two stars instead of one.

So far I’m not very impressed with this trilogy. Which makes me incredibly sad since I love Kim Harrison. I know I said the same thing about the first book, but I’m not exactly sure what it is about this book that I didn’t like. I guess it just isn’t my thing. It has it’s funny moments, but other than that I can’t think of anything I actually liked.

Normally this would be a one star read for me, but like I said, part of it might have been the fact that I just wasn’t in the mood to read this book. I will be reading the third book, Something Deadly This Way Comes. Maybe it will be the best in the trilogy? Maybe it will blow me away? Maybe?

2 out of 5 stars

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