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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison- A Book Review

Don’t miss this thrilling first look into the elite world of Peri Reed, government agency operative extraordinaire, and catch more of her character in The Drafter, the first book in the all-new suspense trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, out September 1.

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…


Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #0.5)Sideswiped by Kim Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison is a 2015 Pocket Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book as a member of the XOXperts- The Official Street Team of XOXO After Dark.

Kim Harrison's imagination is second to none!

For those who are familiar with Kim Harrison via her “Hallows” series, you will find this new one to be quite a departure. Sideswiped is the prequel to the new Peri Reed Chronicles- a sci-fi- time travel trilogy.

I knew going in, the book was science fiction, that it involved time travel, but I had no idea how to prepare myself for it. To be completely honest I don't read a lot of science fiction, in fact, it's almost dead last on my list of genres I will consider reading. I do like time travel romance novels, but normally those are classified as paranormal. No, this one wouldn't be anything like that, so what was it going to be like? And the bigger question, given my aversion to science fiction, would I like it?

For starters we are introduced to Silas, who is taking his final drafter exam at Opti when a drone flies through the window effectively invalidating the exam. The operator of said drone is Peri Reed. Rounding out the cast is Summer, Silas's girlfriend and his best friend, Allen. When the group of students become pawns in an evil professor's diabolical plan to oust Silas, they bond together to save their university careers, by doing what they do best... reset time.

Well, I should have known with Kim Harrison at the helm, she would have me eating out of her hands in no time. This very short story didn't waste time on filler, that's for sure. The story got off to a very fast pace and covered a lot of ground in a limited amount of time. I got a big enough bite to know I will certainly want to go back for seconds. This is an excellent start to a new series and I think we are all going love Peri Reed. Be aware that as with many prequel novellas, this one does end with a bit of cliffhanger. So, naturally, I can't wait for the first full length novel in this series- “The Drafter”.


Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #0.5)

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. She's currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or on the links.
Kim reaches out to her audience at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KimHarrisons...
and her blog http://kimharrison.wordpress.com/


  1. Excellent review and I agree it gives you a wonderful sample of the world.

  2. Excellent review and I agree it gives you a wonderful sample of the world.

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to dive into 'The Drafter' !! Thanks for stopping by The Book Review today!


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