Book 3 in Dreg City Series
Publisher: Bantam Books
Date published: August 2nd, 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
Evy Stone has survived dying and coming back with extraordinary powers and another chance on life. Now with just a handful of people she trusts knowing she is still alive, after the fire that was specifically set to kill her, Evy & Wade, her partner and lover, they race against the clock to figure out who was the one who created the monsters now in the hands of the Dreg Bounty Hunters. For this mad scientist is determined to wipe out vampires completely and he will use anything he has to get the one thing he wants more than anything-Evy Stone.
With most series, by book three the story starts to slow down, get bogged down in repeated telling of the past books and just sheer exhaustion. Not so in ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD. With heart pounding action from start to finish, the reader is taken on a roller coaster of a ride with Evy, Wade and their small band of allies. With each page I turned, I was drawn into the world this author created, so much so I couldn’t put it down to sleep. I just had to see what would happen next for this amazing cast of characters. Her world building is so wonderful that the reader doesn’t need to keep a score card handy to keep track of events, places and characters. The story gives enough of what happened in the first two books without it going into the dreaded repeat that some series have issues with. With the right amount of tension, action, mysteries and more, Kelly Meding delivers a high octane ride that will satisfy her readers on every level.
The character rich storyline delivers everything I adore about an urban fantasy book. They grow with each book, the reader finds more layers to explore and the way this author writes them, makes me want to join this merry band of heroes. Evy Stone has powers that she got when she was resurrected back from the dead and no, these aren’t your typical powers either as she is learning that it hurts to use them and she is figuring out the limits of her power. Evy is a woman after my own heart. She stole it with book one-THREE DAYS TO DEAD-and I loved her ever since. She is a kick ass woman who is determined to find a way to get some peace…though trouble follows in her wake no matter what. The secondary cast of characters steps up and delivers some amazing scenes that leave you on the edge. The ending alone in ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD left me going “Oh My God!!” in shock. This is an author who knows her characters inside and out and lets them shine-warts and all. The evil mad scientist is guaranteed to make your skin crawl and I was hoping Evy, Wade and their friends would do a good beat down on his butt.
ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD picks up after AS LIE THE DEAD ends and the readers are in for a treat. With a few surprises thrown in, mystery, a little romance plus action galore, Kelly Meding delivers a story that will keep you coming back for more. I can’t wait for the next addition to the Dreg City series and hope this author continues Evy’s adventures as she tries to accept her new life in her new body. Get ready for a pulse pounding ride in ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD and I guarantee, you won’t be able to put it down.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.