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10 thoughts on “Another Kind of Dead

  1. says:

    OK, third book in the Evangeline Stone series and ENOUGH with the Capture Torture Murder already Sheesh This one finally got thrown across the room last night Don t get me wrong I like mayhem I also admit to being much happier when my protagonist is the one dishing it out Yes, I do realize that the character has to face pain and challenges or risk becoming a 1 dimensional, super hero caricature I get that And I gave Another kind of deadchances to make up for the misery than I mi OK, third book in the Evangeline Stone series and ENOUGH with the Capture Torture Murder already Sheesh This one finally got thrown across the room last night Don t get me wrong I like mayhem I also admit to being much happier when my protagonist is the one dishing it out Yes, I do realize that the character has to face pain and challenges or risk becoming a 1 dimensional, super hero caricature I get that And I gave Another kind of deadchances to make up for the misery than I might given another book of its ilk because of the previous 2 books in the series However, I made it from Chapter 21 to page 309, only by skipping over paragraphs and then whole pages in chapter 22, just to see what happens after the Kick ass Heroine s current bout of Capture Torture Murder This would be, what. the fourth in her story line and the 2nd in this book, if you count the threat of Rape plus Torture, minus Murder that the character under went in chapters 9 and 10 I gotta say, I begin to think there s some psychology at work here Once again, an author has taken this standard bad ass chick character, well trained physically strong but emotionally wounded outwardly snarky but with an emerging tender side and tied her down to rape or threaten rape , brutalize and murder her What s up with that Girls kick ass, but when they do, they re gonna pay for it I m really not finding this entertaining and it s actually becomeboring than horrific from sheer overuse The series started with the protagonist s, Capture Rape Torture Murder Because as a female character she must be sexually assaulted if only to give her a reason not to sleep with the male protagonist for a while Aside from the Agggh factor, this trope pretty much amounts to literary laziness and it becomes as meaningless as repeatedly tying Perilous Pauline to a railroad track It s as if the author has a Capture Torture Murder key next to the space bar on the keyboard It s time to put our Heroine in jeopardy again Hit the CTM key I d like to propose a rule, let s call it Evy s Rule after this protagonist, which states for this and all other series in the Kick ass Heroine genre if you, the author, go for the Capture Torture Murder trope to kick off your series, you can NOT use it again Not on that protagonist Not in that series Never again No matter how many books the series produces For each new entry, you re just gonna have to dig deep, be creative and come up with some Oh, I don t know Plot, Storyline and Character development that you haven t tortured to death already


  2. says:

    kick, punch, slice, burn, poison who are you, who do you work for break, crunch, slam, dice, puncture, tear, break oh Wyatt oh Evy bleed, restrain, ripand repeat.


  3. says:

    Originally posted at by ToriFavorite Quote The girl who went through hell is long gone, ashes scattered to the wind I didn t ask to be brought back and I m done fucking apologizing for it 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 he Originally posted at by ToriFavorite Quote The girl who went through hell is long gone, ashes scattered to the wind I didn t ask to be brought back and I m done fucking apologizing for it 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. Goodreads Evy Stone has nine lives and by my count has used up three of them Another Kind Of Dead picks up a few weeks after As Lie The Dead leaves off She, Wyatt, and the Triad destroyed the lab and contained the hybrids but failed in capturing the scientist who created them Evy has come out unscathed from her battle with a fewgifts to add to her growing repertoire Evy can now heal herself When fey avatar Jaron tracks Evy and Wyatt down, she speaks of betrayal and trust but dies before saying any Right on her heels is a hybrid goblin hit man who s genetic origins leads them back to William Thackery a scientist who s hatred of vampires has pushed him over the edge Evy and Wyatt soon learns from the fae that the crystal that contains Torin has been stolen and Thackery has it He wants Evy in exchange Evy will once again have to place her faith and life into the hands of people who betrayed and killed her if she wants to surviveI am a huge fan of Ms Meding s Dreg City series A dark edgy Urban Fantasy filled with nail biting action, suspense, and intrigue The originality of this series is it s appeal Your never sure what is going to happen The lines between good and evil are blurred and often enough the good ARE just as bad and worse then villains Smooth writing, a fast pace, and engaging dialogue keeps you on your toes to the very end A convoluted storyline gives us a very interesting view of the supernatural and the human warriors who stand between them and us Betrayal and redemption are a continuing underlying theme as we watch our heroine and hero navigate through their minefield infected lives One step in the wrong direction and BOOM Evy is still a girl to be reckoned with Ms Meding has allowed her to grown within the storyline at a steady comfortable pace She has finally accepted the body she inhabits and acknowledges that her constant excuses about Wyatt and not being sure if what she feels for him is real or Chandra s feelings are just that excuses We seeof her back story in here how she came to be recruited into the triad and her reasons for animosity towards them At the same time, Ms Meding does a wonderful job of showing us Evy s love and longing to be back part of that group They are her family and she misses being part of that Courage and loyalty are her strongest points as she continuously tries to save a world that has done nothing but hurt her from day one She s not completely forgiving though She is very careful about dealing with the Triad and the Assembly She knows her use to them is tempermental and she is always prepared for the moment they will turn on her.I love our hero Wyatt As Evy s ex handler and lover he admirably tries to keep her safe while giving her the space she needs to deal with her feelings for him He realizes after As Lie The Dead that the only one he can truly trust is Evy though he is enough of a strategist to know he cannot alienate the Triad or the Assembly He is a constant presence in this book and we are left with no doubt here where his loyalties lie.There is a deeper emotional aspect in here then the other books Evy is tested in ways that would destroy a less indomitable person and your heart breaks for her We are also given ain depth look at the intricate relationships between the members of the Triad which paints a different picture then what we have thought The romance between Evy and Wyatt jumps some long standing hurdles and a healing or sorts begins for them.We free fall through the main conflict and events leading up to it s climatic resolution There are some rough spots in here that had me hyper ventilating but Ms Meding wondrous slight of hand tricks allows us an acceptable outcome with just enough left open to ensure the 4th book in this series Wrong Side Of Dead is a must read for 2012.Action, suspense, intrigue, and just the right amount of humor makes Another Kind Of Dead a wonderful addition to any urban fantasy readers bookshelf.Over all rating B


  4. says:

    Another Kind of Dead begins shortly where book 2 leaves off Unfortunately, my taste for this series continues to dwindle just as my reviews Therefore, I have sadly decided not to continue with the next book.Book one was thrilling, book two was okay and book three was just plain dismal Why Well, the series has become formulaic At first it was unique and now it is just plain boring even though the plot in book three was briming with action Let me explain, Evy Stone dies in every book and i Another Kind of Dead begins shortly where book 2 leaves off Unfortunately, my taste for this series continues to dwindle just as my reviews Therefore, I have sadly decided not to continue with the next book.Book one was thrilling, book two was okay and book three was just plain dismal Why Well, the series has become formulaic At first it was unique and now it is just plain boring even though the plot in book three was briming with action Let me explain, Evy Stone dies in every book and is reborn She is viciously raped in the first book and comes close to it in the third Really She is battered, abused, and mocked by criminals as every turn But what really did it for me was the convoluted new characters like Token who says, Master It was just a little to Lord of the Rings for me Additionally, I just do not feel as though this series is building toward anything no mounting destiny, no epic nemesis to battle, just nada I grew tired of all of the injuries beatings and the good guys constantly being outwitted until I almost threw my book across the room I really had great difficulty getting into the plot or staying interested I almost did not finish the book Judge for yourself I just cannot take it any


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    Check out my favorite quotes at I love this series It is just so raw and original The writing is marvelous, the characters are just wonderful and the stories well they ll just drag you to the edge of your seat and won t let you settle until you reach the very end of the book.Another Kind of Dead, book three in Kelly Meding s Dreg City series, starts off a little over a week after the end of book two Evy is thought dead again and she and Wyatt are Check out my favorite quotes at I love this series It is just so raw and original The writing is marvelous, the characters are just wonderful and the stories well they ll just drag you to the edge of your seat and won t let you settle until you reach the very end of the book.Another Kind of Dead, book three in Kelly Meding s Dreg City series, starts off a little over a week after the end of book two Evy is thought dead again and she and Wyatt are hoping to keep it that way Unfortunately, evil crazy dudes and creepy as hell mutants seem to have other plans and once again Evy is having to choose between what she would love and what is right.Evy is such a fantastic character You can t help but want things to work out for her, especially with all she has already endured and all she endures in this book too We re talking cringe worthy stuff people But she still thinks of others first, well after most people would say Screw you all I m going to Disney Land after all this sh t I ve gone through Wyatt, you coming Wyatt is such a sweet man I always liked him, but I like him evennow Who knew he had the potential to be such a wonderful sort of romantic lead My heart ripped out when reading about what he was dealing with again Another testament to the writing in this series.The villain is a bastard One of those guys who think he s actually doing good when in reality he s just being a sick and twisted buggard I wanted to punch him on many occasions and not once did I feel at all sorry for him Not once mumbles buggard One of my favorite parts of this book and of the other books too are the flash back chapters They really help you to understand where everything started and they are placed in such a way that you don t get confused or lost in the current story while reading them Really cool And speaking of flashing back, these books really are not stand alones at all But if you are like me and read book two when it came out and remember most but not all of what happened, Kelly does a wonderful job recapping the previous books But she does it throughout the whole book So you are not sitting there reading chapter upon chapter of Previously in Dreg City I was really impressed by that Geez can you tell I really enjoyed this book The beginning of the books was solid, but it s really at the 30% or so mark where it really grips you in and doesn t let you go And I am going to give you guys a heads up and say that this series is not for the faint of heart Kelly has a pretty twisted visual imagination and is very good at sharing and describing what is going on in that head of hers Meaning These books are quite graphic and often gory Not that the gore is simply placed there to make you squirm it is all part of the story and it s there to paint a clear picture of what Evy and her friends deal with What her world is made of This is not a light and fluffy UF series It s the read deal.I mentioned at the beginning of this review that the plot lines in this series will drag you to the edge of your seat and won t let you settle until you reach the very end of the book That is very true for each and every installment to date When you finally reach The End, you fall back and finally release that breath you didn t realize you were holding only to bring yourself to the edge of your seat again once you start contemplating what is going to happen next That sensation I get at the end of each book was even stronger this time around because, even though you knew Evy s story would continue in future books, this time around there is a clearer direction as to where the story is headed The ber bad guy is on the loose and Evy is his muse of sorts You just know he is going to be looking for her And man I can t wait to see what happens when he does


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    This review is for the audiobook version of Another Kind of Dead, narrated by Xe SandsThe third book in Kelly Meding s Dreg City series picks up where book two left off, with the majority of people believing Evy dead after she was trapped in a factory fire An unexpected visitor who leads trouble to Evy and Wyatt s door sends them on a hunt for the scientist responsible for creating genetically engineered monsters but this time, Evy may have taken onthan she can handle because the scientis This review is for the audiobook version of Another Kind of Dead, narrated by Xe SandsThe third book in Kelly Meding s Dreg City series picks up where book two left off, with the majority of people believing Evy dead after she was trapped in a factory fire An unexpected visitor who leads trouble to Evy and Wyatt s door sends them on a hunt for the scientist responsible for creating genetically engineered monsters but this time, Evy may have taken onthan she can handle because the scientist s ultimate prize is Evy herself.I can use two words to describe this audiobook Visceral and Intense But why leave it at just two when there are so manyavailable It is difficult to talk about almost any of the events in the book without blowing the lid off the spoiler tank so this review will focus primarily on why I enjoyed this book so much and why I am so drawn to these characters.I found Another Kind of Dead to be the best of the series so far, although perhaps not for the faint of heart There is a lot of action woven into the plot and it plays out with an edge of your seat tension I spent my time reading this book with my head down focused on the gradual untangling of who lives who dies who to trust will Evy and Wyatt ever get together plot threads, only to look up at the end, satisfied with the resolution, and realize there is another whole tapestry of tangled storyline waiting to be unraveled More engaging than the action sequences, for me, is the tension that events generate in Evy and Wyatt s relationship While this book is distinctly Urban Fantasy, there isrelationship narrative built in than I am accustomed to seeing in the genre and I really enjoy that aspect Meding has done such a good job of creating layered characters who reveal themselves gradually and who grow based on events in each book that it is difficult for the reader not to feel as if they know them and have a stake in their continued survival and eventual happiness Because Evy and Wyatt are constructed with human flaws, their struggles resonate That is probably why, despite not being prone to actually talking aloud to my books, when Evy encounters a Puca who likes to play mind games and another barrier arises between Evy and Wyatt I could only shake my head and mutter Oh Wyatt, you poor poor man Much like in the first book, the physical struggles Evy goes through are intense and the author, while not truly straying into gruesome territory, doesn t stint on the descriptions Despite her healing and teleportation powers, Evy suffers a lot Knowing it is her determination to follow her internal moral compass that places her in those situations makes those scenes all thepoignant.Books occupy a strictly internal landscape for me so I was surprised by how this story evoked a physical response Without a doubt there are some gritty scenes but it wasn t the physical descriptions, it was once again the emotional strain that was affecting In part, this was due to the narration As with the previous two audiobooks, there were several scenes of intense internal emotional struggle that are delivered with such quiet intensity that I found myself tensing and gritting my teeth in a visceral response Evy s first encounter with the scientist Thackery and the consequences that follow were so well vocalized I cringe just thinking about it Unlike a challenge I had with the previous two audiobooks, I found Ms Sands delivery utterly smooth and effortless to sink into The characters continue to be clearly differentiated and the narrator seems to have slipped evenfirmly into their vocal skin, making for a really good if occasionally uncomfortable listen


  7. says:

    It was a great book in most ways As usual, I m not going to summarize the plot, plenty of other people have done that I ll just give you my thoughts First of all, it s not a stand alone book, if you haven t read the first two books in the series it might be exciting enough when it comes to the action, but you won t appreciate the many emotional layers of story that are being told here when it comes to Evy and Truman, with the other Hunters and their Triads, with Phin, with the organization in It was a great book in most ways As usual, I m not going to summarize the plot, plenty of other people have done that I ll just give you my thoughts First of all, it s not a stand alone book, if you haven t read the first two books in the series it might be exciting enough when it comes to the action, but you won t appreciate the many emotional layers of story that are being told here when it comes to Evy and Truman, with the other Hunters and their Triads, with Phin, with the organization in general, etc There s just a lot that refers to past story that made this book rich and nuanced and it would be a shame to miss out on that As for that rich story, it was nice to see how much Evy has grown up Sure, it s a bit unrealistic when you realize that the time frame is that this book begins two weeks after the first book began And that she s unconscious during a large chunk on this one That s not much time to mature in But it s been a busy few weeks Time enough for her to learn to value her friends lives and her own a lotthan she had in the previous years And to view her job with some new clarity On the other hand, I m not sure how I feel about the violence in the book, specifically the sexual violence It s a dark world, they have to fight, I don t mind the battles, the gore, the intensity But I m troubled by the rape theme This woman was hideously tortured and raped to death two weeks ago and has had almost no time alone with this guy since then, has spent most of that time fighting for her life But on page 20 she feels she has to push through her panic about that to be with her boyfriend And while I m sure it s normal to want to move past things, it doesn t seem like it would be so easy, no matter how determined the woman is It felt very rushed, like because the book has to have a romantic storyline suddenly the woman has to get over it But OK, they were eventually interrupted and we moved on And then half way through the book another creature, view spoiler a shapeshifter that at the time looks exactly like her boyfriend hide spoiler molests and attempts to rape her Which obviously creates some drama, and but frankly it s drama I could have done without It s all well and good to come up with ways for the characters to prove how much they really love each other, now matter what horrible obstacles are thrown into their paths But I don t know I can see that the author is trying to show that Evie is so strong that she can be pushed and pushed to the breaking point and still survive When you read the book you ll see how it fits into the story It isn t that it s gratuitous or anything But I still don t know if I like it Frightening her on other levels, fearing for her life and her friends lives, OK, but repeatedly using sex as a weapon It s realistic in some ways, it s certainly a fact of life But when it s goblins or pucas doing it then it s make believe and maybe not necessary Anyway, it was still a very enjoyable book The political situation continued to unravel and many questions were left unanswered, like what the heck is going on with the fae and the sprites And what does this Reilly guy know and what else might people from the real world know Because it does seem pretty unlikely that they can be doing all of this without government collision, but maybe that s just me overanalyzing Andloose ends, all making me eager for January to come so that I can read the next book


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    Listening Review to come Excellent Thanks to a review on RED HOT BOOKS I decided to pick back up right where I left off.And oh boy I m so glad I did, this is undoubtedly the best in the series thus far Ms Meding hardly gives you time for your emotions to settle, before she takes you for another head spin in this gripping and exciting episode in the dangerous world of, Evangeline Stone.Evy has plenty of enemies, but this time her ability to heal has made her the point of attention of a mad sc Listening Review to come Excellent Thanks to a review on RED HOT BOOKS I decided to pick back up right where I left off.And oh boy I m so glad I did, this is undoubtedly the best in the series thus far Ms Meding hardly gives you time for your emotions to settle, before she takes you for another head spin in this gripping and exciting episode in the dangerous world of, Evangeline Stone.Evy has plenty of enemies, but this time her ability to heal has made her the point of attention of a mad scientist, whose delusional pursuit to find exactly what makes Evy different will have our tough heroine challenging her limits In this installment, she will have to fight tooth and syringes for her survival This nightmarish trip will have you biting your nails until you reach its conclusion.The uncanny ability of Kelly Meding to make you experience this world with all its gory details prompts me to warn you about the content, this is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you enjoy fast action and don t mind a little carnage in a well constructed plot with skillfully developed characters, then this series is a must listen.Wyatt Evy s love interest reaches his full potential, and in this novel, he becomes the kind the hero that you love and love to root for your heart will definitely go out to him Their moments together are heartfelt, and it gives the story the right touch of softness.You will be anxious to find out what s in store for Evy and Wyatt s future, lucky for us the following novel is already out.If you are a fan of UF genre don t let this series go by without getting acquainted with this engrossing creation by Kelly Meding.All in all, this is a fantastic entry, and in my opinion, must be enjoy as a part of the ongoing Dreg City series.NarrationI love the way Xe Sands found the perfect balance of toughness and vulnerability to bring Evy to life, her portrayal delivers the kind of heroine that you can t help but to root for.Again, she does an excellent job transmitting to the listener all the angst, suspense and the creepiness of this world without neglecting the tender and heartfelt moments between the protagonists.As much as I enjoyed her delivery in the previous books, I have to say without a doubt, this is her best work yet All the elements that make a good listening experience are present, from her believable male voices to the perfect tone applied to the reading.I m really hoping the fans of this genre will begin to discover this fantastic UF, and help to persuade the publishers to continue to bring this series to audio, as of right now there are no plans for The Wrong Side of Dead to be released on this format I m keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that they will reconsider their decision.For as sample of the audiobook visit


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    You were dead Since when has that stopped me I ventured well past page 100 before I became invested in this story, but it turned out to be worth the wait The ending was high paced, full of action and anticipation, topped off with an emotional reunion and enough unresolved issues to have me eagerly anticipatingWrong Side of Dead.I have an odd relationship with this series I fell in love with the first book,Three Days to DeadThe story line, the characters, the overall writing style j You were dead Since when has that stopped me I ventured well past page 100 before I became invested in this story, but it turned out to be worth the wait The ending was high paced, full of action and anticipation, topped off with an emotional reunion and enough unresolved issues to have me eagerly anticipatingWrong Side of Dead.I have an odd relationship with this series I fell in love with the first book,Three Days to DeadThe story line, the characters, the overall writing style just blew me away I love my stories dark and gritty, with lots of gore, an emotionally crippled protagonist, and a small touch of romance that builds with each story Check, check, check, and check.Then I read the sequel,As Lie The DeadIt was full of minor annoyances and enough head scratching moments that I would have second guessed pre ordering the third book if I hadn t already done so.Evy s decision making skills were severly impaired at times and she was a formerly trained hunter who was often in life or death situations but never armed herself with a weapon Also, the explanation for developing stronger feelings for Wyatt was a little odd It was blamed mostly on Chalice the body s previous owner having her own post death attraction toward Wyatt So I couldn t decide if I should root for their relationship or not, because Evy herself didn t actually seem to love him Another thing was Evy s attitude I like tough chicks that like to talk a lot of shit if they can back it up Evy talks hardcore, but she was in constant need of help when evading danger or even death Instead of being an admirable trait, it makes her look like a fool when she mouths off to others and can t completely protect herself Sooo the first half ofAnother Kind of Deadwas reminiscent of my feelings toward the sequel and then later on in the story it becameintriguing and reminded me of why I first fell in love with the series.The time line doesn t progress much, so the scenery doesn t change and the villians are all still connected in one way or another And Evy still gets her ass kicked a lot. but she kicks some ass too She s still admirably self sacrificing, puts her teleporting skills to good use, and feelsconfident than ever about her feelings toward Wyatt Truman.So mark your calendarsWrong Side of Deadwill release January 31, 2012.http addicted2heroines.blogspot.com


  10. says:

    This stuff is like Crack to me This is pure ID satisfying non stop entertainment action, aching, grief, pain, excitement, searching, loss, vengeance, loneliness, magic, intimacy, science, deep friendship, agony, intensity, fear, violence, rage, lust, power, greed, battle, passion, showdown, torture, love and an ending having me logging in to the library to request the next one ASAP Yes there were a couple of problems with the story why is she the one to make the calls see the proof, how coul This stuff is like Crack to me This is pure ID satisfying non stop entertainment action, aching, grief, pain, excitement, searching, loss, vengeance, loneliness, magic, intimacy, science, deep friendship, agony, intensity, fear, violence, rage, lust, power, greed, battle, passion, showdown, torture, love and an ending having me logging in to the library to request the next one ASAP Yes there were a couple of problems with the story why is she the one to make the calls see the proof, how could anyone just check blood for any abnormality and those of my friends who don t like the deep love like no other would gag at this relationship, but it s exactly what I am looking for when I want a good can t put down emotionally intense read And this time she s added a gay male couple well it isn t quite spelled out yet but the protagonist has figured it out which just makes me feel all squiggly inside which bumps Meding up to Rob Thurman status in my book of 5 star Urban Fantasy Writers I think I need a cold shower


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Another Kind of Dead 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

  • Paperback
  • 355 pages
  • Another Kind of Dead
  • Kelly Meding
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 0345525779