>Review: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

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[Dreg City 2]

Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light . . .

. . . or the power to die and live again in someone else’s borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first.

If there was ever a girl who needed a vacation more it would have to be Evangeline Stone after the invents in Three Days to Dead. She was killed, resurrected, chased, beaten, and abused for three straight days. All of this in a body not her own. Now, in As Lie the Dead she’s looking for nothing less than a two week slumber. However, no one has seemingly gotten that memo. First, Evy is approached by the last remaining Owlkins for protection, and then she’s needed to help save her new friend from a horrible fate at the Assembly’s hands. Oh and guess what? She only has another three days to prove his innocence.

Besides the immediate problems Evy must face, she’s learning that something far bigger is coming and she’s stuck dead smack in the middle of it. She isn’t sure who to trust with enemies becoming friends and friends becoming enemies. One man remains a constant in her life, and that’s Wyatt Truman. In As Lie the Dead Evy will have to come to terms with her feelings for him, with her past and even with the body she’s over-takens’ broken life.

As Lie the Dead starts off exactly where Three Days to Dead ends. And I mean exactly. Like Three Days to Dead and As Lie the Dead were at some point apart of the same book, but broken down into parts. What does this mean for us readers? More of Kelly Meding’s great writing, non-stop action, and page turning plot. One thing, though, is that I wish I had re-read Three Days to Dead prior to starting As Lie the Dead, because so much is happening at one time that it’s hard to keep up with who did what all in check in my mind.

Ms. Meding has added another great edition to her Dreg City series with As Lie the Dead and I’m eagerly awaiting the appearance of the third Another Kind of Dead. If you haven’t started this series yet, I ask you why not?

Dreg City
Three Days to Dead-November 24, 2009 (GK’s Review)
As Lie the Dead-July 27, 2010
Another Kind of Dead-July 26, 2011

Find Kelly Meding:
Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

This book was purchased by KittNLuv.

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