Author: Kim Harrison
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
The Peri Reed Chronicles Book #1
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller/FuturisticReview Copy Source: Publisher
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.
I am a huge fan of Kim Harrison's The Hollows series and when I saw THE DRAFTER I wasn't quite sure what to think. For those in the same boat let me tell you, THE DRAFTER was an exciting, unique, fast-paced and mind-blowing experience.
Peri think she knows who she is, but she couldn't possibly be more wrong. When I thought I knew who Peri was, I was wrong. She is a huge mystery that is unraveled a little bit at a time as the book unfolds. She has the crazy ability to draft and it comes with huge downfalls. Not only does she lose her memory (and never knows how much she will lose until its done), but she has to let another person in her mind to help her regain the memories that she lost. Some out of her control things happen and she ends up losing YEARS of her life and doesn't know who she can trust. I can honestly say that I couldn't even tell who she could trust most of the time. She loses a lot in DRAFTER and I could feel her struggles as she faced the many challenges thrown at her.
Although Peri definitely steals the show there are some great secondary characters in THE DRAFTER. Two in particular I am really excited about seeing in book 2 and 3. I truly loved every minute and every twist and turn that THE DRAFTER threw at me and trust me, there are a LOT. I could never quite guess what was going to happen and when I had an idea, the story threw out another twist to make my head spin. Although there are plenty of answers in THE DRAFTER the end threw up new situations and questions that have me yearning for the next installment in the Peri Reed Chronicles.
I gave it 5/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.