Happy Labor Day for those in the states. Happy Monday to everyone else. How about a review and giveaway? :D
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #0.5
Publisher: Pocket Star
Source: TBR pile (currently .99¢ at your fave ebook retailer)
Every hero, even the accidental ones, have a beginning.
Silas’s radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti’s research has enough clout not to care, until a professor with a grudge tries to put a permanent end to it. Love can’t alter time, and sometimes, even being able to rub out a single mistake isn’t enough…
A lot of people kept telling me I need to read this one before I read The Drafter. I was going to but just wanted to dive into the other story. When I was reading the main book, I got a sudden urge to know more about what had gone on before so I picked up this book.
It didn't give me everything that I wanted in information, but it did round out the story a bit more for me. This is not a necessary book to read The Drafter, but it is a good compliment.
I give this book 3 1/2 stars and recommend it to those that plan on reading The Drafter.
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #1
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Publisher for review
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 on a list of corrupt operatives, she realizes that her own life has been manipulated by the agency. She joins forces with a mysterious rogue soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about her final task, unable to trust even herself.My thoughts:
This is a book where time travel is a central theme. It is an interesting take and reminds me of the work they are doing in quantum physics where they can transfer data from one place to another without a machine. In a way there is a time aspect to it as it goes sideways to this process. Similar qualities happen here during a "draft". Um... not sure I explained that correctly but how time is manipulated frequently brought me back to physics (of which I'm admittedly not proficient). It seems like the author did a good job of researching this idea. While not perfect, time travel was done in a believable way. And no, you don't need to know these concepts to "get it" either. :) I only mention it because it made the drafting feel more real to me.
What I really loved about the book is the characters. The secondary characters were fabulous and I wished we had more time with a couple of them. I really enjoyed Peri and how she struggled with what was going on and demanding answers that were locked insider her brain. The big mystery has many twists and turns and a few I really didn't expect. I honestly think I would become insane with what Peri has gone through but she perseveres and so I think her character is strong. While a lot of questions were answered, a few weren't and that is to be expected in a series book. I was actually left with some trepidations on characters I was certain of and now don't know if I would trust them. Oh yea, this is the beginning of a good series.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I recommend it to those that love mystery, thriller and sci-fi books. There is a hint of romance from time to time, but don't expect it here... yet. :)
The publisher is allowing me to giveaway one copy of The Drafter to those with a US snail mail addy! Just fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck!
I really don't like prequels. Why should I have to read something before I pick up a book. To me it makes no difference, but people go to a bookstore and they take a book unknowingly and they end up missing out. Anyway, Kim's last series wasn't for me, but this one I'll definitely read.ReplyDelete
You really don't have to read the novella. I wasn't going to but I thought there was more information I was missing because everyone else thought it was better to read it. It did enhance it, but not necessary at all. Hope you enjoy!Delete
Loving the cover of The Drafter but as you know I don't tend to fare well with time travel novels as I really can't get my head round the concept.ReplyDelete
And what is it with these .5 books? Which publisher came up with that marketing device?
You might like this one. It makes more sense than most time travel books tend to make. The novella isn't necessary. :)Delete
I've been wanting to read these! I'll admit to only having been impressed with one .5 book in the past. It's often superfluous info. Great reviews!ReplyDelete
It did give me a bit more information, but mostly what I had already surmised at that point.Delete
So the book was better than the novellaReplyDelete
Yep. Usually the case as well. :)Delete
Sometimes I feel like I'm never going to catch up reading everything. I've wanted to read something by this author but haven't gotten to it yet.ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
I still need to read her other series. I've only read one book from that one. :(Delete
I read the prequel and wasn't overly impressed. I am anxious to dive in and read Drafter, but I just haven't had the time or focus....kids go back starting tomorrow!ReplyDelete
It's better than the novella. That is mostly just an enhancement. :)Delete
I love time-travel/time-alteration stories, and this one looks interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I loved the twist this one had. I think you will enjoy. :)Delete
Glad you loved this. I felt so bad for Peri, and would probably go a little crazy too.. I'm super glad I read the prequel first. I read the very first part of The Drafter first and felt off. But Sideswiped helped me understand the world-building much better. And, I loved have the knowledge of who Silas and the other guy was, what their connections were. I made what happened between them feel that much deeper.ReplyDelete
I might pass this time on the novella but I do really want to read the novel. I have come to really love this author.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your review of both Sideswiped and The Drafter and I'm looking forward to reading them since I like Kim Harrison's other work and time travel is always a hit with me.ReplyDelete
Both sound good.ReplyDelete
I'm very excited to see Ms. Harrison's new series. Loved the RM series so I know that I will enjoy this one :) thanks for the great review and giveaway!ReplyDelete
I haven't read the prequel I confess but I did read Drafter and I liked it, less than you but it was an interesting book.ReplyDelete
I've read several good reviews on this book, plus I was a fan of her Rachel Morgan series so I want to give the new series a try.ReplyDelete
I really felt that the novella helped me get a feel for what was going on faster! And I love the characters too! And the fact that we are left not quite sure about a few!ReplyDelete
Kim H. was in my town yesterday, I missed her signing :(ReplyDelete
Oh this sounds like a great series start. I'm curious about how she handles the time travel thing. Sometimes it's so easy to fix or screw up everything, but it's so interesting. :)ReplyDelete
The characters plus the cast of secondary sounds great in this oneReplyDelete
So glad you loved the Drafter. I like the world and agree that Sideswiped enhanced the story.ReplyDelete
The Hollows is one of my favorite series and I am excited to read what is next for Kim HarrisonReplyDelete
I'm a huge fan of Harrison's work, and I'm really excited to check out this new series of hers. That it's time travel is just a bonus!ReplyDelete
I've read a book by Harrison, but I have friends who are absolutely obsessed with her Hollow series. Frankly, I'm a bit scared picking that series up in fears that I won't like it as they do, but this book sounds awesome. Thank goodness I don't need to know the physics concept. By far my worst subject.ReplyDelete
Have loved other books by you and would love to find out if I will love this one two.ReplyDelete
I usually enjoy novellas so I picked up Sideswiped. After reading your review, I hope I enjoy it :) thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete