Book Review ✭ Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles 0.5) by Kim Harrison

Title: Sideswiped
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles, #0.5
Publication date: August 10, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 80
Format: eBook

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…

This was a complexing dive into Kim Harrison’s new science fiction series, The Peri Reed Chronicles. Sideswiped is the prequel to the first full-length novel, The Drafter, set to release September 1st.

With an influx of romance stories in my collection of recent reads, this science fiction story was a refreshing step away from that world. Coming into this story with a blank slate in regards to the author and very little experience for the genre, had me skeptical, yet curious at the same time.

The reader is immediately jolted into a scene in which time travel is occurring. We’re introduced to an array of characters all playing roles in the research of time traveling.
We’re given a good amount of information to build a strong story and have us asking enough questions to keep us intrigued until the next book.

This sci-fi world is slowly built up, but presents quite a bit of knowledge to acquaint the reader with the type of atmosphere they’ll see in the Peri Reed Chronicles to come. For the length of this novella, it’s packed with a decent amount of intel on the ins and outs of the “Drafting” universe. It may be bumpy to keep up with all the terms, so I suggest reading it at a leisurely pace in order to fully absorb the details given. The basic concept of what the students are doing will obviously play a major role in the upcoming books. So it’s best to be prepared for what I’m sure will be a fast paced series.

The final words left me feeling satiated with this story and prepped for what’s to come in Peri and Silas’ time traveling endeavors. 

For the romance reader looking to delve into something entirely different, this could be a possible contender for you. There’s plenty of mystery to have you theorizing, comedy to keep you laughing, and a touch of romance to satiate that sexy craving. 

In the first explosive book in the Peri Reed Chronicles, Kim Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Hollows series, blazes a new frontier with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

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 is on a list of corrupt operatives, she realizes that her own life has been manipulated by the agency. Her memory of the previous three years erased, she joins forces with a mysterious rogue soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about her fateful final task. Her motto has always been only to kill those who kill her first. But with nothing but intuition to guide her, will she have to break her own rule to s

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.

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