The Peri Reed Chronicles, Book 1
Synopsis: 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
Review: I loved the whole Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison and it’s true that I was very sad to see it come to an end. However, with the release of a brand new saga, I was immediately intrigued and I threw myself on it as soon as I could get a copy of the first volume. I admit that I was really expecting a lot and I was very curious to be able to immerse myself in the story.
The world that the author has created is really rich and I was fascinated by all the ideas added there. Indeed, there are two types of people with quite extraordinary gifts. The Drafters are able to rewrite time and to change certain events to return to a life as if nothing had happened. The only problem is the consequences of this kind of act. Yes, the Drafters loose all memories of what just happened and it can mean losing hours, weeks, months or even years of their lives. This is also why each Drafter is associated with an Anchor, someone who can anchor them in the real by restoring the memories that the person has lost. But it is also possible to have some new problems, particularly when the Anchor manipulates the memories and gives some false ones.
It is in this context that we find Peri, a young woman working in a secret organization and who discovers that her Anchor has betrayed her as well as her agency, has obscured some of her memories to create false ones, while believing she was doing good things, making her a rogue agent. But due to her ability to draft and her memory loss, Peri will have some difficulties knowing who to trust, to understand how she should act but she will always take in high regard her moral code. Thus, the young woman will cross the paths of many players, including the truth that everyone is trying to hide but still supported by a man she does not know if she can trust to.
I had a good time with the story, Kim Harrison’s writing is always a treat to read but it’s true that I did not love it as I expected. The story is nice but a little something was missing. I had the same sentiment with the first volume of her other series, feeling which changed in the following novels and I must admit that I am very curious to see what will happen next.
Sorry you didn’t love this like you wanted to but glad you at least liked it. 😉
yes it was quite interesting
I’ve read some really interesting reviews of this one, and I’d like to read it too. Shame it lacked that “something” that kept it from being the perfect read 🙂
I hope you’ll enjoy it if you try it!
I really like the premise of this one. I’m curious! i need to read something by Kim Harrison though. hah
yes you need to!
Oh Detroit. lol
I need to try her one of these days
Every weekend I tell myself I’m going to read The Drafter. Sigh
lol one day!
Sorry it wasn’t as great as you’d hoped, but hopefully, the next books in the series will be as addictive as her other ones were.
yes I hope so too!
I really want to check this out. Maybe better to start on this new series than try to catch up with her Hollows, though I know everyone says it’s amazing 🙂
You really need to try The Hollows! it’s a really good one!
I have this book on audio. I’ve listened to Sideswiped, but not this yet. I’m hoping to get to it very soon. There are just so many great books out right now. I agree that The Hollows was awesome. It is one of my favorites. I would love to do a relisten to it. Oh, if I only had the time. LOL
I haven’t tried the prequel but one day.
I was the same way with the first Rachel Morgan book as well Melliane, and then I thought the series got better as it went, so I’m thinking this series will likely be the same. UF seems to work that way in general for me! Looking forward to your thoughts on the next book:)
yes so I hope it will be the same here!
I’m glad you enjoyed The Drifter, even though it lacked something special. I have been thinking of reading this one. I have yet to read her UF series (I am slow to read UF) but I think this one would be easier for me to get into 🙂
maybe you should try it
I started this one back in August but it didnt’ catch me so I set it aside, I intend to get back to it in November, and I remember I too had some issues with the Hollows series, but it grew on me. I will remember to be patient.
I hope it will be better when you try it again
I did like this one and what I need with a book like this is good worldbuilding and it seems like she did her homework there. I can’t wait for the next one.
I’m curious to see how it will be
It really was quite different from the Rachel Morgan series. I’ll be interested to see where she takes it.
I shamefully skipped over this one honestly due to the cover, I didn’t even realized who wrote it, I did enjoy her writing, so I will have to backtrack to this new series.
yes I can understand
I am a little nervous to try Harrison’s new series. Sucks something was missing, but you are right, it was like that in the first book of her other series so maybe it will get better.
I really hope so
She sounds like an extremely talented author. Glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂
Great to hear that it was a treat to read
I can’t wait to be graduated from college so I can enjoy life and not get behind in commenting! 😀
So sorry it didn’t exactly live up to your expectations! Hopefully the next one will for you 🙂
I am very tempted to read it as I love books about time. Great review, D.!