Madison Avery

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 770 ratings

Once Dead, Twice Shy Publisher's Summary

"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."

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.

©2009 Kim Harrison (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Once Dead, Twice Shy

    • Madison Avery, Book 1
    • By: Kim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK WAS JUST OK KIND OF BORING

    • By Stephanie on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • Early to Death, Early to Rise

    • Madison Avery, Book 2
    • By: Kim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Soo Don't Buy This

    • By BikeVON on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 3

    • Something Deadly This Way Comes

    • By: Kim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    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. 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 her real life and her timekeeper status. When she has the opportunity to get her body back - to be alive again - she faces her most difficult decision yet.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pass on this series

    • By BikeVON on 07-18-12

    Regular price: $21.67