Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding

Another Kind of Dead 
by Kelly Meding 
(Dreg City #3)
Narrated by Xe Sands

She can heal her own wounds. She can nail a monster to a wall. But there’s one danger Evangeline Stone never saw coming.

Been there. Done that. Evy Stone is a former Dreg Bounty Hunter who died and came back to life with some extraordinary powers. Now all but five people in the world think she is dead again, this time for good—immolated in a factory fire set specifically for her. Evy and Wyatt, her partner/lover/friend, can no longer trust their former allies, or even the highest echelons of the Triads—the army of fighters holding back from an unsuspecting public a tide of quarreling, otherworldly creatures—they can trust only each other. Because when the Triads raided a macabre, monster-filled lab of science experiments and hauled away the remnants, they failed to capture their creator: a brilliant, vampire-obsessed scientist with a wealth of powerful, anti-Dreg weaponry to trade for what he desires most of all—Evy Stone: alive and well, and the key to his ultimate experiment in mad science.


Dreg City is a great DARK urban fantasy series. I do mean DARK. Kelly Meding has no problem putting the heroine and other characters through hell and just like book 1 and 2, Another Kind of Dead is not full of rainbows and puppies.

This time around we are dealing with a mad scientist that was responsible for the mutant creatures that Evy uncovered in a lab in As Lie the Dead and he has his eyes set on Evy. But Evy and her stable of close friends has very thing under control, she just has to go through hell and another near death experience to take down the bad guy (must be Tuesday).

I feel like Evy is finally a whole person; she comes to grips with feeling more at home in her skin, or should I say in Chalice’s. Both mind and new body are finally one and so are her feelings for Wyatt. YES! Wyatt has finally made the journey from boss to friend to lover but not just any lover, he is the second half of Evy. They balance each other and I could not see one living without the other. They always have each others back and have unyielding loyalty to each other.

It’s hard to believe that the ride that Evy has been on through the series has only been a couple of weeks. Each book picks up within a day or two of the last. So it’s no wonder that Evy is tired as hell and just when she thinks she’s going to get a few days rest some new hell pops up.

If you are looking for a dark urban fantasy with balls and your not faint at heart you really should check out the Another Kind of Dead and the rest of Kelly Meding's Dreg City.


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