Three Days to Deadby Kelly Meding, Xe Sands (narrator)
Dreg City #1
Published June 1st 2011 by Tantor Media Inc
They'll never see her coming. . . . When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue in a strangers body, with no memory of who she is and how she got there her troubles are only just beginning. Before that night she and the two other members of her Triad were the city's star bounty hunters, mercilessly cleansing the city of the murderous creatures living in the shadows, from vampires to shape-shifters to trolls. Then something terrible happened that not only cost all three of them their lives but also convinced the city's other Hunters that Evy was a traitor and she can't even remember what it was.
Now she's a fugitive, piecing together her memory, trying to deal some serious justice and discovering that she has only three days to solve her own murder before the reincarnation spell wears off. Because in three days Evy will die again but this time theres no second chance. . . . (Summary and pic taken from Goodreads)
I’ve had the Dreg City Series on my TBR list for a while now and since I've been on an Urban Fantasy kick I decided to finally start it.
I totally love the world that Meding has built. Even though it’s paranormal and I’ve read many books with some of the same kind of creatures, I was not bored. Meding introduced different creatures in her world that I’ve heard of but not read and the why she described them were fantastic. You get vampires but you also get spirits, trolls, gargoyles and germilns that talk like Yoda. Not to mention the fact that Evangeline (Evie) is brought back to life in a different body. That is totally new to me.
Evie is still her, just in someone else’s body. She has all her old memories save the ones that lead up to her death. Her uber sexy boss, Wyatt brings her back hoping that she will remember who killed her and the knowledge that is needed to help stop a war that is brewing in the supe world.
As Evie works to help Wyatt with the fight and remembering her last days, she fines herself on an emotional roller coaster.
Three Days to Dead is a great start to a dark Urban Fantasy series that has just enough sexual tense and romance. Evie is a kick ass heroine and I can’t wait to start As Lie the Dead, the second book in the series.
Narration Note: Xe Sands does an awesome job with the narration. It's hard to find a female narrator that does a great job with the male characters but Xe has a great smokey voice that works for both female and male.
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