Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles)
The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles)
by Kim Harrison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.54

3.0 out of 5 stars ''It's Deja Vu All Over Again''September 2, 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?

One minute I hated this book and the next minute I was enraptured and couldn't out it down. This is why it got three stars from me.

I didn't know who to trust one minute and the next minute I was trusting almost everyone. I mean what kind of book is it when you can't even trust the main character??? I actually had gotten headaches from trying to read this and keep everyone (huge cast of characters) straight and who was working for whom, who was stabbing who in the back and why, who was lying and was it for a good reason, was someone really dead or was it a secret plot? The list goes on.

The idea of writing about time travel is not a unique one, but in Kin's capable hands it works and is unique -sort of. The idea of Peri needing to what amounts to be a handler who will give her her missing memories when she time-travels to 'fix' (alter a time-line) something or to get out of a jam was interesting. But then the idea of the government using this to be a bad thing is a bit cliched.

One minute this book treats Peri like a spoiled child/brat (and of course there is a reason for that) and the next minute she is a kick-a** assassin, was different.

But what got me annoyed with this book was really the fact that it reminded me of a comic book and I thought that it might have been written for young adults. I can't say that I will be giving the next book a try - but then again I can't say that I won't!
*ARC supplied by publisher.


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