February 09, 2018

#BookReview: Three Days to Dead by @KellyMeding via @adivineeternity




About the Book: They’ll never see her coming. . . .

When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue—in a stranger’s 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 there’s no second chance. . . .








Reviewed By: Caity G.
Publisher: Dell
Recommended Age: Adults
Genre: Urban Fantasy
How I Acquired this book: I bought it
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author: Born and raised in Southern Delaware, Kelly Meding survived five years in the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia, only to retreat back to the peace and sanity of the Eastern Shore. An avid reader and film buff, she discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal.

Three Days to Dead, the first book in her Dreg City urban fantasy series, follows Evangeline Stone, a paranormal hunter who is resurrected into the body of a stranger and has only three days to solve her own murder and stop a war between the city's goblins and vampires. Additional books in the series, As Lie the Dead, Another Kind of Dead, and Wrong Side of Dead, are available in both digital format and mass market paperback from Bantam. Books five and six, Requiem for the Dead and The Night Before Dead, are published in digital and paperback by Smedge Press.

Beginning with Trance, Kelly's MetaWars series tells the story of the grown-up children of the world's slaughtered superheroes who receive their superpowers back after a mysterious fifteen-year absence, and who now face not only a fearful public, but also a vengeful villain who wants all of them dead. Trance and Changeling are available now in both digital format and mass market paperback from Pocket Books. Tempest and Chimera are available in digital format only via Pocket Star. All four books can also be purchased as a digital bundle.

Writing as Kelly Meade, her paranormal romance trilogy with Berkley Intermix features three shifter brothers and the women they come to love, starting with Black Rook, and continuing with Gray Bishop and White Knight.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I took a fairly lengthy break because it wasn't super speedy at first and kinda plodded along. It did eventually pick up the pace, though.


Check out author's other books? I'm going to continue the series for sure
Recommend this book? Sure

Notes and Opinions: This book took a number of unexpected turns, which are basically all gigantic spoilers. I'm not convinced they were for the best, but I'm also not convinced they weren't good. I have no idea how I feel about this book, but it did move pretty quickly.

Also reincarnation in the wrong body to solve your own murder? Sold. This is just wacky enough to convince me to go for it. At least there weren't any love triangles and the main character could have been much whinier considering she was dead and then unwittingly brought back from the dead. For this, I am grateful that she decided to just tough it out.

Also, there's a certain comical element to this story that stems from the bad guys not being quite sure, initially, just why they're having to chase this random girl they don't know across the city because she leaves a trail of chaos and destruction a mile-wide behind her.

Go Into This One Knowing: It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if the mood strikes you, it can be fun
 









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