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Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery Series #2)

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

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    Better than the first

    I enjoyed this one better than the first. This is because the first has to crame in the understanding of what is happening with Madison along with a small love story. This book picks up right where the first one left off which was great. It does not have a love story, which can be a bummer especially for those who read the first. I would suggest reading the first so that this one is more enjoyable!!

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

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    Can't put it down! Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell Mad

    Can't put it down!

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell

    Madison and her gang of Heaven outcasts returns. Madison is determined to change the way Heaven runs. She believes humans should be allowed to maintain their souls and given a chance to change by the choices they make. She sets out on a mission to prove to Heaven and accomplish the goal of saving human souls for Heaven by helping them to make better choices on their life on Earth. But just as Madison is assigned a new case and a chance to prove that choice works, she discovers that Ron had lied to her. She had originally thought she was the new light time keeper but in reality she is the new dark time keeper. But Madison won’t stick to her dark time keeper duties, which turns everything topsy- turvy for Heaven and the humans she’s supposed to be protecting.

    Madison is still as loveable and hilarious as she was when she was first introduced in Once Dead, Twice Shy. I love that Madison makes mistakes which creates even more trouble for her. I love that she is strong but not overly prideful. She is such a charming heroine. I really love reading from her point of view. Barnabus is still exquisitely delicious, Nakita is still kicking up and taking names but she also has more of a vulnerability to her this time around because of what happened at the end of Once Dead, Twice Shy, and Josh is still the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. Grace is also continuing to poke fun at Madison through her rhyming limericks and adding lightness to the twisted plot. Paul is a new character introduced into the story as the rising light time keeper in training. He adds to the list of hot male characters in the series and enters with a bang, managing to go toe to toe with Nakita!

    The pacing was a little slower in my opinion than the first book. Takes a bit more time to get into the flow of the novel but the plot is full of twists and shocking revelations, like the first novel. The characters are growing and still as wonderful. The dialogue, humor, and descriptions are just as wonderful as the first time around. The book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger which was nice but still leaves room for the series to continue forward.

    Early to Death, Early to Rise is a book worth staying up into the wee hours of morning to read! If you have yet to jump into the series, I urge you to go to the nearest book store and buy all three books in the Madison Avery Series. You will NOT regret it!

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

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    I have read the first 20 pages and im already addicted!!!!! Thanks Kim Harrison for writing an awesome book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    highly recommend

    this is looking like another great series from kim harrison.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Very good

    It neads more then 5stars it neads 20stars

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Excellent Story - Suspense & mystery all rolled up in one It

    Excellent Story - Suspense & mystery all rolled up in one
    It is worth the effort to go back and read the First book in the series first! This novel continues a terrific story line. Kim Harrison seems to have the knack of working her characters into 'impossible' situations and then allowing them to escape in a way that I just 'didn't see coming'...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Gotta love a good book

    Especially this one!

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    Reviewed by Breia "The Brain" Brickey for Teens Read Too

    Fans of Kim Harrison won't be disappointed by this second title featuring Madison Avery. They will be pulled right along as Madison tries to figure out how to be a dark timekeeper, a position that she didn't want to begin with and would just as soon give back if she was able. Madison tries her best to keep people from being killed for crimes they have yet to commit, but it may just be out of her hands. With help from Dark Reaper Nakita and Neutral Reaper Barnabas, she tries her best to help people see the path they are walking before it becomes too late to act. I think this book was actually better than the first one, mainly because we are offered more time to get to know everyone. More questions are raised as Madison tries to figure out exactly where she fits in and how to do her "job" properly. Awesome storyline and I liked how it centered around one reap. I loved getting to know the characters and their take on the situations, although in the end the choices aren't always clear. EARLY TO DEATH, EARLY TO RISE contains interesting characters and relationships that I believe only make the story that much better. This is 5-star reading material that will keep you coming back for more.

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  • Posted August 16, 2010

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    early to death, early to rise

    Early to Death, Early to Rise is in a way the third book in the series. The first was in Prom Nights from Hell and the second book was Once Dead, Twice Shy. In this book, Madison is finally doing her job as the dark timekeeper with help from two reapers, Nakita and Barnabas, her boyfriend, Josh, and her guardian angel, Grace. Madison wants to change the rules so that the dark reapers don't kill their marks but change their fate and she only has one chance to prove that thousands of years of tradition need to change. Also she has to keep an eye out for the other timekeeper and his apprentice.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    Like Nonfat frozen yogurt

    I was first hooked onto this series when I read the short story by Kim Harrison in Prom Nights from Hell. When I finished the short story my first thought was, Gosh I wish this was a full lengthed novel. And imagine my happiness when I discovered there was a full lengthed novel out there. The first book was great. I thought it was a fun mixture with a quirky heroine and fun characters. The last chapter of the 1st book, ends exactly where the second (Early to Death Early to Rise) begins. But I must say that the last chapter of the first book was way better than the entire second book. I found the second book to lack forward motion, mostly because of the repetitive narrative by the main character. In my opinion (for what it is worth) there are only so many times one can state the same problem. I sure hope there is a third book if only so this story can get its spark back.

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