Review: Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

, by Kt Clapsadl

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding
Dreg City #1

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. . . .

Imagine waking up on a table at the morgue about to cut open for an autopsy, with no knowledge of how you got there. To make matters worse, when you look at your reflection, it isn't you. All this and more happens to Evy after a series of unfortunate events. She tracks down her handler, Wyatt and finds out the spell to reanimate her body will only last 3 days, after that its lights out for good. She scrambles around trying to figure out who set her up and quickly finds out things are not as they seem. She must unravel the plot quickly before time runs out because there is much more at stake than just her life.

It seems everyone is gunning for Evy. The only person she even remotely thinks she can trust is Wyatt. However, things are a little complicated there since he is head over heels in love with her. She slept with him in her old body when she thought she was going to die. She did die of course, but then she was brought back. If she had expected to live, she never would have slept with him, as she only lived for the hunt. However, her host's memories is causing her to have conflicting emotions. Throughout the entire book she struggles to sort out what she is really feeling and what feelings belong to the remnants of the body she is inhabiting.

I loved Evy's character. Shes very strong and her will is amazing. She was thrust into an impossible situation but never once thought to just give in and accept things. Never once did she accept her immanent death. While it was slightly frustrating, I admired her for not allowing things to really get physical with Wyatt. She just couldn't bear to indulge in her feelings for him when she knew more than likely he would lose her again. That took a lot of willpower. 

This book is extremely suspenseful, fast paced, and filled with action. Once it started, it just didn't stop. Meding's debut novel is an impressive addition to the Urban Fantasy genre. I look forward to reading more from this series, as Evy is a flawed but intriguing character, and will have a lot to cope with.


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1 comment:

  1. Also participating in the September spectacular Reading Challenge, I thought I'd stop by and say hello. A great review, waking up in a mortuary is the stuff nightmares are made of. Anyway, nice to meet you, I've enjoyed my visit.


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