By Kim Harrison
Seventeen, lifeless, and answerable for heaven's darkish angels—all itching to kill anyone. Madison Avery's desires of ever becoming in at her new university died whilst she did. specially given that she was once in a position to retain the semblance of a physique, take care of a pesky dad or mum angel, and oh yeah, deliver the reaper who killed her to his premature finish. no longer precisely in-crowd fabric. it is outstanding that her overwhelm, Josh, does not imagine she's completely nuts. Now Madison has realized that she's the darkish timekeeper, in control of angels who stick to the murky instructions of destiny. by no means one to abide via the principles, she comes to a decision it is time for a tremendous switch to the approach. With the aid of a few not likely allies, Madison kinds a rogue team of reapers who certainly do not adhere to the principles of the heavens. yet as she grapples with the terrifying new talents that include being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she will not be ready for what lies ahead—unless she will get a few heavily divine intervention.
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