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Something Deadly This Way Comes

Something Deadly This Way Comes

Written by Kim Harrison

Narrated by Mandy Siegfried


Something Deadly This Way Comes

Written by Kim Harrison

Narrated by Mandy Siegfried

ratings:
4/5 (21 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9780062067623
Format:
Audiobook

Description

I'm Madison Avery, in charge of heaven's hit squad . . . and fighting it all the way.

When Madison died the night of her prom, she knew her life would never be the same. Now she has a powerful amulet, a team of rogue angels by her side, and the ability to flash forward into the future to see the shape of destiny. And of course, now she's finally with Josh—a perfect boyfriend who doesn't even mind that she's dead.

But being dead has its disadvantages, too. Madison feels caught between the light and the dark, and between her real life and her timekeeper status. When Madison has the opportunity to get her body back—to be alive again—she faces her most difficult decision yet. If she claims it, she could return to being a normal girl—and have a chance at a real relationship with Josh. But would having the one thing she wants most in the world also mean giving up everything she's worked so hard for?

Publisher:
Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9780062067623
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

The only girl in a large family of boys, former tomboy Kim Harrison invented the first Brigadier General Barbie in self-defence. She shoots a very bad game of pool and rolls a very good game of dice. When not at her keyboard, she enjoys lounging on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching action movies with The-Guy-In-The-Leather-Jacket. She plays her Ashiko drum when no one is listening, and is hard to find when the moon is new.

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  • (5/5)
    Hope there are more to come!
  • (3/5)
    Okay. So the story of this trilogy is pretty good. BUT I saw some major continuity issues. In the first book there was a character named Lucy and a dog named Sandy, Nakita white wings and Barnabas had grey wings. In book two Nakita had black wings and Barnabas had white wings. And in the third book, the dog's name changed to Lucy! It seems like they went through this book with such a cursory editing eye that details slipped through... The details may seem small but if an author can't keep her OWN fictional facts straight, then how can I believe the story?

    Like I said, the story is pretty okay. It has good moments and it has chaotic moments and it has moments that you can't stop reading. I'm glad I read it. But it's not something I'd read again.
  • (3/5)
    What I enjoyed most was that my daughter could read this series also.
    It gave us something to talk about.
    She really enjoyed the book.
    It is well written and Kim Harrison is one of my favorite authors.
  • (3/5)
    Guys! This book was pretty good. I actually enjoyed reading this one. Usually the last book in a series is my least favorite, but when it comes to this trilogy, it’s my favorite.I can’t tell you why I enjoyed this one more. Surprise, surprise. Why do I write review? I can never tell you what I like or dislike. Anyway, the only thing that got me through the first two were the funny moments and there weren’t really any in this one. Out of the three books, this one is the most serious and the least funny. Maybe that was what I was in the mood for.Overall, I’m glad I finally read this trilogy, but I probably will never re-read it. However, Kim Harrison is still one of my favorite authors and I will still re-read The Hollows series and give her new series, The Peri Reed Chronicles, a try.
  • (4/5)
    Synopsis: Madison still maintains that people can change so their souls don’t have to be ‘harvested’ early. Her conflicts with the power of dark and light, the guardian angels, and the seraphs continue, but she gains confidence in her decisions and abilities.Review: This novel, although aimed at a teen audience, is interesting and entertaining. The characters are well developed, as is the plot.
  • (2/5)
    I absolutely love Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, but I don't think she has the knack for being a young adult writer. I don't think it's really her fault, she just doesn't know how to write a teenage character. How many teenagers say "Puppy presents" instead of just swearing? For a girl that's supposed to have broken a ton of rules and be a wild child, her language sure is mild. But I digress.In this novel, (third and final in the series), Madison is still trying to save souls instead of being responsible for reaping them. Her intentions are noble, but her methods are very childish. Sometimes I just wanted to shake her and tell her what to say. She's trying to save a young girl's soul as well as saving her life. Basically, she just frightens her throughout the entire book.This book has a LOT of myth in it, and it's definitely necessary to have read the first two previous novels in the series before starting this one. The idea of saving a soul versus saving a life is very interesting, and quite a dilemma. I can see how difficult it would be for a 17 year old girl. The whole mythology of angels, seraphs, and timekeepers is also quite unique and I definitely respect Kim Harrison for coming up with such an original idea. Barnabas, Nakita and Grace, Madison's angel friends, are probably my favourite part of the book. They're quite opposite at their core, but they both share Madison's point of view and are extremely supportive of her. Josh is fine as a romantic lead, but a little dull for my taste.All in all, it's an all right book if you wanna kill some time, but I definitely regret investing my time in this series.
  • (5/5)
    I love Kim harrison as an author and this series is a different spin on life lessons and how to truly live with a purpose. It made me think by pointing out how little decisions are large determining factors in the end result of your life. Excellent I will recommend this series to any YA reader. I really hope there are more to this series.
  • (5/5)
    Something Deadly This Way Comes is a fun quick read.The characters were well developed and had great chemistry between them!A great story! I enjoyed reading it and am very interested in reading the beginning of the series! I recommend this book!! A fun read!! ♥:)
  • (4/5)
    I've had an interesting relationship with Kim Harrison. I read the first book in the Rachel Morgan series a few years ago, and was only lukewarm toward the series. After reading a few more books I became hooked, and was a Kim Harrison/Rachel Morgan fan. So, I decided to check out her young adult series, Madison Avery. I was honestly not that excited about the series at first, but it grew on me as it went on. So, since I had gone this far, I decided I should at least finish out the series.Something Deadly is a satisfying conclusion to Madison Avery's story. Ever since the beginning, Madison had been working as a grim reaper with her own team of rogue angels to help save souls and battle the dark. It's a fate that Madison have never been entirely happy with, and when she has the choice to change her entire future, she finds herself caught between her new life and the one she lost.In a strangely short volume, Something Deadly gives Madison the choice she never had, and wishes she did. Just like the previous novels, Something Deadly offers an interesting world with an enjoyable protagonist who gets the job done. A lovely, fun and easy paranormal read, Something Deadly may not be one of the best books out there I've read, but it's a worthwhile read.
  • (4/5)
    This is the third book in best selling Harrison's Madison Avery YA series. Madison was a normal teenager until she died on prom night. Now she's a Dark Timekeeper who works for Heaven--she tells the Dark Reapers when to go and get a soul. However, she's not crazy about the policies around this, and she's actually fighting with the Seraphim for the ability to help more humans before their souls are reaped. It's not as religion oriented as it sounds--it's very action packed and has not small amount of Harrison's cheeky humor (and very little of her trademark sexiness--she saves that for The Hallows series for adults). There is a strong current of morality, responsibility, initiative and being true to yourself throughout this whole series that is uplifting as well as entertaining. I highly recommend the entire series.