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Once Dead, Twice Shy: A Novel [Anglais] [Broché]

Kim Harrison
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“Harrison injects her young adult debut with style and originality. Rocking good fun, packed full of twists and turns.” (Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of The Summoning)

“With a Kim Harrison novel, I expect action, humour, worldbuilding, strong female characters, true friendships, and a bit of realistic romance. I found it all right here.” (Melissa Marr, New York Times Bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange)

“Abounds with originality and introduces us to rich characters…is sure to introduce [Harrison] to a whole new generation of readers.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

“An amusing and entertaining jaunt of an urban fantasy.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

Présentation de l'éditeur

My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer—literally. Now, thanks to a mysterious amulet, she's stuck on Earth: dead but not gone. She has no idea why the dark reaper who did her in was after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course. With a little skilled light-bending, the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys . . . maybe), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.


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  • Broché: 256 pages
  • Editeur : HarperCollins; Édition : 1 Reprint (27 avril 2010)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0061441686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061441684
  • Dimensions du produit: 20,3 x 13,6 x 1,6 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.7 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (3 commentaires client)
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De son propre aveu, Kim Harrison fut longtemps un garçon manqué. Elle joue (mal) au billard et (beaucoup mieux) aux dés, et aime regarder des films d'action en mangeant du popcorn et joue de son tambour Ashiko quand personne n'est là pour l'entendre. Plus sérieusement, elle est depuis 2004 l'un des best-sellers de cette nouvelle tendance héritée d'Anne Rice et de Buffy, mélange détonnant de Fantasy, de thriller et d'humour qui cartonne aux Etats-Unis et en Angleterre.

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Une idée originale, du bon Kim Harrison 29 novembre 2009
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Pour cette nouvelle histoire K.Harrison a choisi comme thème les anges... Des anges
vengeurs parfois, secrets toujours, et dont le rôle est d'assurer l'équilibre naturel.
Il est bien difficile de savoir qui sont les "bons" et qui sont les "méchants" pour Madison, qui
se retrouve malencontreusement entre deux eaux, ni morte ni vivante, dans notre bon vieux
monde (qui est, lui, totalement ignorant de la présence de ces êtres surnaturels...).

Si vous avez aimé la série des Rachel Morgan, vous aimerez sans doute ce livre, malgré (ou
grâce?) à l'absence spectaculaire de sorcières, vampires, loups-garous and co. On retrouve
l'habituel style énergique de l'auteur et une héroïne sympathique, pas chochote pour deux sous.
L'ambiance est bien réussie, l'histoire intéressante.

"Once dead twice shy" est théoriquement un livre pour jeunes adultes. C'est en effet moins
long que les Rachel Morgan, tout à fait pudique (pas de love story en vue, ou alors bien
timidement!) et de "jeunes" héros (enfin les anges paraissent de - très beaux - teenagers alors qu'ils sont
vieux comme le monde! Madison, l'héroïne, a 18 ans).
Mais ce livre peut tout à fait plaire à des adultes, tout comme les Rachel Morgan peuvent être
lus, selon moi, par de jeunes lecteurs.

A lire, au moins pour honorer la volonté d'originalité de l'auteur dans ce monde de brutes, non
pardon...de vamps!

(Rien n'est signalé en ce sens, mais la fin du livre laisse présager une suite).
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Fade 28 juillet 2010
Par Lady Lama TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS VOIX VINE
Format:Relié
En peine pour lire un autre ouvrage, j'ai décidé de me divertir en lisant le court roman de Kim Harrison, "Once Dead, Twice Shy". C'était une mauvaise idée, j'ai lu sans déplaisir le premier quart du roman, et ensuite je me suis forcée à lire (en diagonale je l'avoue) le roman jusqu'au bout.

J'ai été très déçue, d'autant plus que j'apprécie beaucoup la série "Rachel Morgan", où l'auteur prouve qu'elle a une vraie "patte" d'écrivain et un bon sens de l'humour.

Pour sa nouvelle série "Madison Avery", visant un public (très) jeune, Kim Harrison a commencé en publiant une nouvelle "Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper" dans un recueil de nouvelles (où l'on trouve notamment du Stephanie Meyer) se nommant "Prom Nights From Hell", tout un programme... J'ai eu l'opportunité de lire cette nouvelle, qui est je trouve ce qu'elle a fait de meilleur pour la série Madison. J'ai apprécié cette nouvelle où l'héroïne est une sale gamine capricieuse et égoïste, faisant le mur chez ses parents, et finissant par... (shut).

Mais j'ai nettement moins apprécié "Once Dead, Twice Shy". On reprend la situation quelques mois après la mort de Madison, devenue une sorte de mort-vivante dans le monde vivant, apparaissant en chair et en os à ses parents et ses amis grâce à un pierre mystérieuse, et protégée par un ange très maladroit. Malheureusement, les préoccupations de Madison sont très terre à terre (ce sont celles de toute ado de son âge) et l'histoire n'est pour moi pas originale pour un sou.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Courtesy of Teens Read Too 19 août 2011
Par TeensReadToo TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURS
Format:Broché
Madison's dead. Well, sort of.

See, there was this dark reaper who scythed her, for reasons she still hasn't figured out, and technically she should be long gone. But when he came back to destroy her soul as well as her body, she was able to steal an amulet from him that's allowed her to keep walking around and breathing (even though she doesn't really need to), and appearing alive to anyone who doesn't know any better.

Unfortunately, the owner of that amulet wants it back - badly. And the light reaper assigned to help Madison adjust to her new pseudo-life may not be able to protect her from him.

As Madison struggles to hold onto her life and to save those she cares about who end up targeted as well, she discovers there's a whole lot about this life and death thing she doesn't know, and uncovering those secrets may be the only way she can hope to survive.

ONCE DEAD, TWICE SHY is a fast-paced and engaging read from start to finish. Madison makes an enjoyable narrator, stubborn and sarcastic but with a lot of heart, and enough smarts to get her through some very sticky situations. Harrison has created a fascinating and unique world of reapers and other afterlife figures, though at times readers may find all the information a little hard to follow.

With plenty of suspense and humor and a little romance, this book will appeal to paranormal fans of all ages.

Reviewed by: Lynn Crow
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Young Adult Urban Fantasy - but good. 27 mai 2009
Par J. Hulet - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Madison Avery is dead, but that won't stop her from trying to live a normal life for a high school girl. At Prom, Madison's willful ways lead to her physical death at the hands of a handsome dark angel. The fact that her strong will gives her a chance to survive beyond death seems only fair. But now she has to figure out how to exist and what the rules are.

Kim Harrison's Once Dead, Twice Shy is a well-written entry in the ever-growing and ever-popular young adult urban fantasy genre. Harrison, with her The Hollows series, is a force of nature in the urban fantasy market -- she's one of the best -- so her foray into YA work is more intriguing than surprising.

The first thing that I liked about Once Dead, Twice Shy is that Harrison didn't just re-create the Hollows for her new series. In fact, she didn't even develop an entirely new world where magic, werewolves, and vampires live -- this is our world. Kim Harrison used traditional ideas about guardian angels and twisted them a bit. In essence, Madison is caught in an on-going conflict between two different schools of thought about freedom of choice and fate.

Madison and the supporting cast are all interesting characters. I got a bit annoyed with some of them occasionally, but Kim Harrison has always been able to create characters who sometimes annoy me and yet still manage to keep me interested in their stories! I'm an adult male with my own teenage daughter, and while I may not be able to relate completely to Madison Avery, I think that many young readers will.

Harrison doesn't try to do too much in this first book. She doesn't have to because the world it's set in is our own world. That's welcome because it decreases the amount of information that a reader who is new to urban fantasy will have to absorb. I also want to give Kim Harrison credit for not falling back on her successful characters from the Hollows. While Madison Avery is feisty and tough (like Rachel Morgan), she's definitely her own character. And Once Dead, Twice Shy is definitely a good book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Courtesy of Teens Read Too 30 mai 2009
Par TeensReadToo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Madison's dead. Well, sort of.

See, there was this dark reaper who scythed her, for reasons she still hasn't figured out, and technically she should be long gone. But when he came back to destroy her soul as well as her body, she was able to steal an amulet from him that's allowed her to keep walking around and breathing (even though she doesn't really need to), and appearing alive to anyone who doesn't know any better.

Unfortunately, the owner of that amulet wants it back - badly. And the light reaper assigned to help Madison adjust to her new pseudo-life may not be able to protect her from him.

As Madison struggles to hold onto her life and to save those she cares about who end up targeted as well, she discovers there's a whole lot about this life and death thing she doesn't know, and uncovering those secrets may be the only way she can hope to survive.

ONCE DEAD, TWICE SHY is a fast-paced and engaging read from start to finish. Madison makes an enjoyable narrator, stubborn and sarcastic but with a lot of heart, and enough smarts to get her through some very sticky situations. Harrison has created a fascinating and unique world of reapers and other afterlife figures, though at times readers may find all the information a little hard to follow.

With plenty of suspense and humor and a little romance, this book will appeal to paranormal fans of all ages.

Reviewed by: Lynn Crow
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Target Audience is 14 year old girls 18 juin 2009
Par Judah - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Normally I don't read YA, but I do read Kim Harrison. Love her Hollows series.

Barely made it past the first four chapters, especially because the story starts in media res (in the middle of things). Madison spends the first few chapters more worried about what people think of her and her social status than focusing on the weird yet important stuff. I really hate dumb and shallow heroines, but Madison finally realizes she might die again if she doesn't figure out something with the supernatural stuff she's got.

The last half of the book is good Harrison without too much teenage baggage.

What really drops the book down to three stars is authority issues. Madison is 17. At that age you're more worried about birth control, as opposed to being grounded because your Dad comes home at 6pm and you have a boy over un-supervised. At 17 you don't have a 10pm curfew, and you are allowed to date. This makes sense only if the target audience is younger than 17, and you are writing for them.

So might be great book for young adults, but as an adult who likes Kim Harrison, I wish she'd written a more interesting, more wise heroine.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Loving it! 27 mai 2009
Par brookereviews - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
If you want some background story to Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1) you should read Kim Harrison's short story in Prom Nights from Hell anthology!

A Blurb:

Madison Avery is dead. After running away from her prom date with a strange guy she's never met before, they get in a car accident. This does not kill her. The guy's (a Dark Reaper) sword stabbing her does. She doesn't know why he came to kill her, but she knows that by stealing his amulet she is able to keep her soul in her body and continue living life normally, or as normal as possible when you're a dead teenager. Now she is constantly under the watchful eyes of Barnabas, a Light Reaper, and Grace, her new Guardian Angel. While trying to learn to read auras and thoughts, Madison is trying to keep up the facade of a normal life at home with her dad, and her relationship with Josh (her prom date).

Since I assure you I could not go into the depths needed to describe Light Reapers, Dark Reapers, and Time Keepers and have it make any sort of sense, I send you to here to get a Librarian's perspective! [...]

The Thoughts:

I love Madison. She's a super spunky girl trying to get used to being dead. Something we all can relate to right? Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1) is not a book to read super fast, because you need to be able to understand what you're reading. You have to pay attention to the world Kim Harrison has created, so you won't be sitting there scratching your head going "Duh, what just happened?" I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the characters are great, especially the addition of Grace the Guardian Angel! She's a smarty pants, and she reminds me a lot of Jenks from KH's Hollow Series. The world created is just like ours, but with this huge secret that (most) mortals don't know about. Mainly because the Reapers and Time Keepers can wipe the minds of humans and make them forget everything. Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1) is a unique and exciting addition to the Young Adult Paranormal world!

I'm excited to see the journey this series will take us on, and I hope that it is just as successful as The Hollows Series. Fans of Harrison's Hollows Series will surely enjoy this YA series, and it's worth checking out just to prove me right or wrong though!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A fascinating new world with great potential, but not without issues 7 juillet 2009
Par Amanda - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Kim Harrison, best known for her Rachel Morgan fantasy series, jumps into the growing paranormal teen genre with Once Dead, Twice Shy, her first entry in her new Madison Avery series.

Just after bad-girl Madison Avery was killed in a car accident following her junior prom, she was able to snatch an amulet from one of the infamous "dark reapers" who was attempting to kill her and take her soul. Thanks to the power of the amulet, Madison didn't die -- well, not exactly. Madison becomes stuck between life and death and must become one of the deadly reapers. She soon discovers that this is more of a curse than a blessing when she is thrown into an age-old war between good and evil. Just as Madison is learning to balance her new responsibilities as a reaper with light reaper Barnabas, the reaper whose amulet she stole comes to claim it. Madison must then team up with Barnabas to learn the ropes of her strange new profession, fight off the evil dark reapers after her amulet, and unravel the mysteries behind her unprecedented abilities and connections to the powerful talisman.

Though Harrison has a popular following in the adult paranormal romance arena thanks to her best-selling Hallows series, she seems have a little trouble moving into the teen/YA universe. This book is just about as confusing as it sounds. While the concept is very interesting and original, it simply is not presented very well. Even though Once Dead, Twice Shy is the first book in a series, it feels like the reader is expected to immediately understand the mechanics and vocabulary of the world. There were so many times that I found myself staring at the pages and wondering what on earth was happening. This book is actually my first exposure to Kim Harrison, and I found it to be somewhat disappointing.

Despite these shortcomings, the book wasn't a complete waste. The characters are fun, particularly the rebellious Madison, who has a strong edge and feisty personality. The world is very unique and filled with potential for great story. Even though this novel is short, at times it feels likes it takes forever to get anywhere and it lacks an adequate foundation to figure out just what is going on. Once I just gave up on that and just went along with the story, it became much more enjoyable. If readers stick with the book long enough, they are treated to an intense, compelling ending that points to even better stories in future installments.

While Once Dead, Twice Shy has its issues, it has a fascinating, unique urban world that has great potential for future stories. This novel is perfect for young girls (generally around age 14) who enjoy paranormal-style novels and spunky heroines, but some older audiences, particularly the target audience for the Rachel Morgan series, may have problems with it.
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