Oct 152015
Review: The DrafterThe Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) by Kim Harrison
Published by Gallery Books on Sept 1, 2015
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

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 received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Yes, yes, and yes.

This is an urban fantasy with a unique and original time travel twist. Peri is a drafter, which means she can rewrite time in small chunks, but it costs her as she can’t handle having both timelines in her head. She relies on an anchor to help her sort out her memories and cement only the rewritten part into her head, which means she loses the original timeline. Bad side effect: she loses time from before the rewrite as well.

This premise takes a bit to comprehend, but once I understood it, the story was slightly easier to follow. I say slightly because there is so much corruption and wondering who is the bad guy, and who is the good guy pretending to be bad, and who is the bad guy pretending to be good. It’s seriously convoluted in the best possible way, making it almost impossible to guess what was coming next.

This was a very fast paced, feels like an action movie read. It was exciting and thrilling, and I want to dive right back into another adventure.

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