Thursday, 3 September 2015

Review - The Drafter by Kim Harrison

Title: The Drafter
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #1
Author: Kim Harrison
Release Date: September 1, 2015

In the first explosive book in the Peri Reed Chronicles, Kim Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Hollows series, blazes a new frontier with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. 

Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run. Don’t forgive and never forget has always been Peri’s creed. But her day job makes it difficult: she is a drafter, possessed of a rare, invaluable skill for altering time, yet destined to forget both the history she changed and the history she rewrote. When Peri discovers her name is on a list of corrupt operatives, she realizes that her own life has been manipulated by the agency. Her memory of the previous three years erased, she joins forces with a mysterious rogue soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about her fateful final task. Her motto has always been only to kill those who kill her first. But with nothing but intuition to guide her, will she have to break her own rule to survive?

I literally JUST finished this book, so excuse me if this review is a bit spastic. I am in love with this story! It is not my “usual” genre, but this book held my attention and I never wanted it to end. I actually put my Kindle down and refused to read the last page for about 20 minutes hoping I could put off the inevitable, but then I just HAD to know what happened.

Peri is a Drafter. Simple explanation…. She can, more or less, re-write time. She is our leading character, and the book is primarily centered on her, with a mix of supporting characters thrown in. She is strong and dependent on others at the same time; it’s hard to explain unless you read the book. Even though this story is set in the future, and she holds an ability I never will, Peri is very relatable. She has the same arguments at times with herself we all do. And her biggest question is one most people have, ‘am I doing the right thing?

I really want to say some things about the story, but if I do, I will give things away, and I am not a person to spoil the magic. I will say that there are many aspects in the beginning of the book that are a tad confusing, but they are explained as the book goes on, and I think the author did that on purpose. 

I can only hope that we get more Peri, and see what happens after this book ended. I have a serious hangover. 
~ Review by Devlynn

Kim Harrison, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and, after gaining her bachelor’s degree in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she remained until recently returning to Michigan because she missed the snow. When not at her desk, Kim is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or out on the links.

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