Pub. Date: May 2009
Age Range: 12
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.First I have to mention that this novel is a follow up to the short story Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper in the collection of short stories Prom Nights from Hell. I was a little confused when I first started reading this because I had not read Prom Nights from Hell, but after I finally started to understand what was going on, the plot started to get interesting. I like that this book is different in that it’s about Light Reapers vs. Dark Reapers, so I liked the originality of the story and the world that Harrison created.
Madison's prom was killer—literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, that kind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.
Now she's stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.
With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and 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.
Overall this is a good read, but make sure you read the short story first so you’re not confused like I was. This was a quick and fun read! Harrison’s world is fascinating and I hope the next book lives up to it.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars