Something Deadly this Way Comes (Madison Avery Series #3)

Something Deadly this Way Comes (Madison Avery Series #3)

by Kim Harrison


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061441707
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: Madison Avery Series , #3
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 567,213
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, Ever After, and The Undead Pool, plus the short story collection Into the Woods, The Hollows Insider and graphic novels Blood Work and Blood Crime. She also writes the Madison Avery series for young adults.

What People are Saying About This

Melissa Marr

“With a Kim Harrison novel, I expect action, humor, world building, strong female characters, true friendships, and a bit of realistic romance. I found it all right here.”

Kelley Armstrong

“Harrison injects her young adult debut with style and originality. Rocking good fun, packed full of twists and turns.”

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Steph_G83 More than 1 year ago
Kim Harrison has made a great, unique YA series with the Madison Avery series. In the third book of the series, Madison Avery is still learning how to be a dark timekeeper. She's not happy with the way that the system works and thinks that she can change things. She begins to doubt herself when it seems like no one believes in her and nothing seems to go the way that she wants it to. Luckily she has Barnabas (the former light reaper), Nakita (a dark reaper), and Josh (her boyfriend) to help her get through it. If you want an easy read that is also unique, I would recommend this series.
BevyAnn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
jadestar31 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
JackieBlem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Tealbear98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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!! ¿:)
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison is a terrific YA read. I hate to see this end, as the story line could go on and on, but this is truly a fitting ending to a wonderful series. Madison has found her niche and we are all comfortable there. Very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started this series only because it was written by Kim Harrison. This is a well developed world with amazing characters. It is in the YA category but isn't just a YA story. All three books are a great addition to my library. Loved each one!
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LUMBERMAN More than 1 year ago
for young readers this is looking like it will be a great series.
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