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review 2016-11-15 13:42
The Operator (The Peri Reed Chronicles #2) by Kim Harrison
 The Operator - Kim Harrison

 

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On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.

Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.

Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.

 

 

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I started out liked the book better than the first, but after like 25% into the book I was not so sure anymore. And to be honest even now after finishing it I’m still not sure what my feelings are about the book and the series. The characters are a lot more in depth this book, more background more understanding to them. Except Peri. Sadly I had a really hard time with Peri. There is something about her that I cannot connect to and or relate to. Buy I can’t really put my finger on what it is, that I don’t like about her. I hope I figure it out soon. Maybe it is her over confidence that I don’t like. I’m really not sure what it is. We get more into her world and get a better understanding as she is on the run. But she keeps getting caught, escapes just to get caught again ….or so it seemed. The story moves on but really sometimes it seemed it didn’t and we move in circles. Other times it was confusing and hard to follow when you get to think “didn’t we just do that?” It also seemed there were a few pages fillers that were unnecessary full of attempted romance and or repeated things, or just plain silly over descriptive things to fill a page. It really pains me saying this and being a fan Kim Harrison’s prior books and series, but I don’t think I will be continue this series of hers. I rather wait and try something else by her. Overall, I thought it seemed long and sometimes boring with a main character that I still failed to connect with.

I sadly will have to rate it at 2★ for me.

 

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*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!

 

 

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Will be available November 22nd 2016

 

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review 2016-01-21 00:25
Audiobook Review: The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) by Kim Harrison
The Drafter: The Peri Reed Chronicles, Book 1 - Kim Harrison,January LaVoy,Simon & Schuster Audio

My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

 

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into The Drafter. I did listen to the prequel novella Sideswiped, but to be honest, I didn’t remember a lot of what happened. I do think that having listened/read the novella did make it easier to pick up this book. Several of the characters are introduced and you start to get a feel for the world that Harrison has built. It takes place several years before the start of The Drafter. Looking back, I wish I hadn’t left such a big gap between listening to Sideswiped and The Drafter.

 

This book was a completely different story and world from Harrison has given us in the past. It is nothing like The Hollows. Here, she has a built a futuristic world with more gadgets that you might expect to find in a world of the future. Plus, there is a bit of a time travel like element.

 

Peri Reed is a Drafter. She has the ability to go back a few minutes and rewrite the history. She is limited in how much she able to go back. She also doesn’t remember what happens. She requires the use of another person called an Anchor to help her see the final timeline. A Drafter and their Anchor are a team. They always work missions together and they generally live together and have a sexual relationship. Peri has even lost memories in her life from before the draft. One time she lost the previous six weeks of memories. It is interesting that Harrison gave such strong consequences for even these small shifts in time and rewrites in history.

 

There are many side characters from two different agencies. Peri currently works for a government agency called Opti. There is also another agency called the Alliance who is working to take down Opti. They want Peri and the information she could provide them, if she could only remember it. Jack is her Anchor and lover. He is also an Opti agent. Silas works for the Alliance. He can be an Anchor, but is more of a scientist than anything. There is also Bill, who is Jack and Peri’s handler. Fran, who is in charge of The Alliance. Howard and Taft are two great side characters who I just loved. They are friends of the Alliance and more like freelancers for them than true employees. They were there for Peri when she needed them. They were my favorite characters in the whole book. I hope we get to see more of them going forward.

 

This is a very interesting story. I liked it. The story kept me guessing on who’s the bad guy and who’s the good guys. At times, I felt I was almost as confused as Peri with her missing memory. I do love the world and the characters in it. I love Harrison’s writing style. I’m very excited to get the next book. I just hope I don’t have to wait too long.

 

Narration

This is the first book (not counting the Sideswiped novella) that I’ve listened to narrated by January LaVoy. I think she did a great job. I loved how she pulled out the cocky voice in Jack. Taft had a Southern accent that came and went and she did a great job with that as well. I liked her male and female voices. I would love to find more books with her as the narrator.

Source: www.hotlistens.com/the-drafter-audiobook-by-kim-harrison-reivew
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review 2015-11-06 17:34
The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) by Kim Harrison
The Drafter - Kim Harrison

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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.

 

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Being a big Kim Harrison fan I was excited to get to start on her new series after “The Hollows Series” ended.

I must say the beginning was a little confusing, we get thrown right into Peri’s world and that is a little different than ours, with the drafters and anchors. Plus learning all the characters on who is who and does what. But I got the hang of it pretty fast. Though there were still times throughout the book it got a little hard to keep up and confusing (to me).

Who is Peri? We know she is a drafter (a person that can shift time) and she is super strong and wont let much bother her. She can kick ass. She is witty and snarky. She is smart.

She has an anchor ( a person that restores lost memories) who is also her lover,  she has a mother who might or might not have been a drafter ?! That is about all we learn from Peri in this first book. We don’t learn much about her but maybe that is because she is not sure who or what she is anymore as the books goes on. Peri is also the most lied to woman I have read about in a long time. She can’t trust anybody but the bad thing is, half the time she forgets it. I really felt for Peri and really was rooting for her.

We also have Silas, Jack, Bill, Howard and Taf and her mother. All of those people are major players in this book but you never know who to trust and who to shoot.  But I don’t want to accidently spoil something about any of them so I won’t say much about either of them. Except Taf, I love her for some reason, even if we do or do not know if we can trust her.

This book was defiantly a world builder, we get to know a lot more about their world than the characters. Sometime it seemed a bit much and I would have loved to learn more about the characters and Peri, herself. I’m really hoping for more character development in the next book, like with most of her books.  

Overall, I liked the book, it had suspense, action, some really good twists (even though I saw some coming), and some humor but not as much. This book was a bit darker compared to other books she has written.  It was not my favorite book she ever written but by far not the worst. I thought the last few chapters were the best and things got finally rolling.

It does have a wicked cliffhanger and makes me want to read book two.

I really want to know where this series is heading and will defiantly read book two.

My rating isn’t the best, just because I wished we had more of Peri and learn more and little to much world building for me in this book. But that might be different for everyone and most people might love it.

I rate it 3 ½ ★

 

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