Book Review: Three Days to Dead

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

Released: November 24, 2009
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 405
Series: Dreg City #1
Series: 5 stars
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. . . .

I’m a big fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Sometimes I find myself wondering if a new author can create a fantasy world with characters that grab my attention and leave an unforgettable impression even after I have long since finished the book.

Three Days to Dead was such a fantastic debut. Kelly Meding created such a complex and gripping world – it was extremely hard for me to even put it down. Evangeline (Evy) Stone is a bounty hunter of all things paranormal who wakes one day in a morgue. Not only is in a morgue, but she wakes in the body of someone else. She has no recollection of how she died or the events leading up to her death. Accused of killing her Triad – her group of bounty hunters – she has been marked as a traitor and is being hunted by those she once trusted. She has only three days to regain her memory, solve her murder, and reveal the secrets that could help save the world.

I must say that Evy is one kick-ass character who keeps her eye on the target and lets nothing stand in her way. She immediately caught my attention with her fierceness and determination to figure out what is going on.

Three Days to Dead is the reason why I love urban fantasy. There’s so much fresh and unique elements involved, creating a memorable world. This debut is full of unexpected twists and should not be missed! I can’t wait until I can get my hands on the second installment, As Lie the Dead.


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3 comments:

cj'alhafiz said...

sounds interesting.....
i haven't read any paranormal romance or urban fantasy yet. maybe one day....yeah...maybe....

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I love urban fantasy. I've got to read this!

Kirthi said...

Wow! Sounds like a great book, is it young adult?

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