Book Review – The Drafter

Posted September 29, 2015 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Book Review – The DrafterThe Drafter Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #1
by Kim Harrison
Published by Gallery Books on September 1, 2015
Genres: Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.

Purple My Review

The Drafter is the first book in author Kim Harrison’s science fiction series, The Peri Reed Chronicles. I suggest you read the novella Sideswiped as an introduction to the characters and world. I’m glad I read Sideswiped because if I would have been lost with The Drafter. The book has a slow beginning but midpoint it picks up with exciting action. Overall I thought The Drafter was good but it could have been better.


The Peri Reed Chronicles is a world filled with time travelers (called drafters) working for the secret government agency Opti. Peri Reed was the youngest time traveler to be discovered thus being Opti’s favorite drafter. But with each draft (aka travel in time) some memories are lost therefore they need to rely on their anchor, a partner that can guide them back from a draft. This story is a mix of The Bourne Identity movie with a kick-ass female agent. I loved Peri, the action and the mystery of the story. I just wished there was more in the beginning of the book to draw me in.


The Drafter is the second book I’ve read from author Kim Harrison. I do like her creativity and the characters. There are more books to come for this series and depending on the reviews I might read them. Since The Drafter was the set up for this world I’m hoping the next book would jump right in to the story and action.


I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.


Rating Report
Overall: three-stars

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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