Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

August 20th, 2015 Kimberly Review 74 Comments

20th Aug
Sideswiped by Kim Harrison
by Kim Harrison
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #0.5
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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…

The novella Sideswiped by Kim Harrison introduces us to the characters and world of her new series the Peri Reed Chronicles. This science fiction suspense thriller sheds light on the concept of drafting. A small percentage of the population has the ability to move back briefly in time. Other humans can act as an anchor preventing the drafter from becoming trapped.

Sideswiped takes the reader back five years before The Drafter begins and introduces us to key players. They are all brilliant college students in their senior year and preparing for final exams. One of those tests involves a mission to retrieve an item in a real-world environment. Told from the perspective of Silas we learn about the characters, witness their test and see them band together to change the outcome. We have also introduced to Peri Reed a freshman and she makes a grand entrance which left me with many questions I hope will be answered in the series.

Harrison was clever allowing Silas to tell us their story; He shared his relationships with his fellow students and introduced us to Peri Reed the main character of The Drafter. The idea of drafting, anchors and the technology are briefly described teasing the reader with tantalizing tidbits. We learn that upon graduation they will have careers as drafters or anchors working for the government. Silas is already a doctor and is working on his thesis. His theory is that drafters are actual shifting sideways in time to alternate versions of reality and not going back in time as the scientist believe.

Events that occur in Sideswiped clearly have a strong impact on Silas, Perri, and their friends. A stranger named Fran introduced near the end hints that there is an alternate path for their careers.It gave me a sense of sides being drawn and I am excited to see what develops.

While I have a million questions, Sideswiped left me excited for The Drafter. If you are like me and love the backstory then I recommend picking up Sideswiped before you begin the Drafter.

For fans of the Hollows, the Peri Chronicles has a very different vibe but with Harrison at the wheel, I am buckled and ready to go. Sideswhiped does include a sample of The Drafter.

The Peri Reed Chronicles

You can pick up Sideswhiped for .99 cents or 3.30 on audio for a limited time:

About Kim Harrison

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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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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74 Responses to “Sideswiped by Kim Harrison”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really recommend that you read this first Tanya. I just finished the Drafter and think maybe I would have been a little lost in the beginning without it.

  1. Jenny

    I need to check this series out Kim! Though I never made it all the way through her other series (I can’t deal with character deaths!), I loved her writing and really want to give this novella and the first book a try:)

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  2. Katherine

    She’s a new to me author but this sounds really great! I’ve been watching older NCIS episodes lately and they’ve got a lot of dealings with the CIA and international arms dealers and undercover investigations that has me in the mood for this kind of book.

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  3. Kristin

    You, Christy, and Felicia have me sold on reading this before “Drafter”!!! My hubs is gonna kick my butt this week 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I tend to skip them myself Tracy, but received this through publisher. After reading the Drafter I would strongly recommend grabbing this first..I really wonder if folks will be a little lost without it.

  4. A Voracious Reader

    Hmmm…not a huge fan of time travel anymore, but this sounds interesting. I’m gonna put it on the TBR. Maybe I’ll get to it someday. But if I do, I’m definitely reading it before The Drafter. Thanks, Kimba!

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