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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

111) As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

The Blurb -

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.

What I thought -

I will admit straight away that this book gave me a hard time. I nearly gave up on it a few times but my love of the first book kept me going. However don't think there was anything wrong with this book. I don't think there was. It was fast, furious and very paranormal. Action whipped from the pages and there were nice little twists and turns.

So why did I have a problem with it? I have no idea. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but I struggled to keep up with the plot and who was who. I even re-read pages because I thought I missed something important. Three Days to Dead was a brilliant debut and start to the series but something just didn't do it for me in this sequel.

I am going to keep this author on my radar because her writing style is great. Maybe there will be a third book in the series and I will love it. Who knows!? However if you have read the first book then you do need to check this one out. A lot of questions get answered and it would be a shame to miss that.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I'm just finishing this one now. I love it, yet I did have a hard time trying to get into the beginning. I haven't read Three Days to Dead in almost a year, so it's hard to try to remember all the events that happened. I vaguely recalled some and the rest were mentioned somewhat in the beginning during a recap of sorts.

That's where my trouble lied, but I got past that pretty quickly and got onto enjoying the book. I have just a few pages left!