Review: Three days to Dead – Kelly Meding

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.

My thoughts:
Perhaps I just had too many expectations about this one, I mean it was good, but it wasn’t great. I am sure many will and have loved this book, but, there the but is again. How to say this, sure if the next book was given to me I would read it, but would I go out of my way to get it, no.
Oh see, now you all think I did not enjoy it. Cos I did. It was fast paced filled with questions and some sexual tension. Evy was as kick-ass as anyone. She had three days to live and she was going to get to the bottom of things, instead of living life to the fullest for those last three days. Her love-interest was Wyatt, her handler, all sweet and, oh that man just loved her from afar. Great guy. Then there was the myriad of other beings, elves, evil goblins, vampires, weres and all different things that lived and hunted in that city.
Great worldbuilding, cool story, some awesome ass-kicking, what weren’t there to love. Still, why did I not love it as much as I could since UF is for me…perhaps it was the stress of wanting to finish a book this week. I am not used to stress-reading. I may have ruined the book for me.
In the end I would still recommend this book to fans of UF. It just was so cool, and I do know that there are some UF books that I have thought to be ok and that later have become awesome. So perhaps this is one of those. 
I will leave it with that I do hope to read book 2 one day and find out.
This one is hard, cos it was still good and a page-turner so…good
Reason for reading:
heard good things
Series: Dreg City 1
Genre: Urban fantasy
Pages: 405
Published: 2009
Publisher: Dell
Source: Bought

36 thoughts on “Review: Three days to Dead – Kelly Meding

  1. VampFanGirl says:

    I've been a fan of this cover for a long time. UF can be stressful reading and I'm not always in the mood for it. Love that the hero loved from afar. One of my favorite plots. Great review!

  2. Misha says:

    I am sorry that this book didn't live up to your expectations. I haven't read much of UF, so I think this is a book I will definitely avoid or it might spoil the genre for me.

  3. Michelle Greathouse says:

    B,I liked this one – a few different things in there. I have book 2 on the shelf – but haven't gotten to it yet. 🙂 Sorry you've been so busy – that does take away from the fun of reading. M

  4. brizmus says:

    I do like urban fantasy, but I always have trouble getting past the covers. It's always the same with a girl wearing only part of a shirt and looking like she could beat up anyone. I don't know why it turns me off so much.That said, I will therefore definitely take your review to heart and not read this one. 😛 Even if it was good. . .

  5. Simcha says:

    I forgot this one. I added it to my TBR list when everyone was talking about it but then I kind of forgot about it, and now I'm not as enthusiastic about it anymore.

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @VFGI especially liked how he still liked her in her new body, cos it was the inside that counted, awwwwwww@ChrisI should not have to high expectations :(@LisDunno what was missing for me, cos I did like it, so what am I complaining about?@MishaPeeps do seem to love it, so do not let me stop you.@MichelleI am not used to it 😦 I am getting there. slowly, will surely have gotten a hang of things just when I am not needed anymore

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    VivienneJust not my dayBrandI do still love UF, and this one was better than other books I have read but..BrizmusYeah, I mean I like that the covers are cool, but really, would you wanna fight vampires and icky things dressed like that?Thanks Alyssa :)I do hope you still read it one dayAurianHave a look, perhaps you will enjoy it

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaI feel bad now, I did like it, I just wanted more I guess :(JennyDunno what went wrong, let's blame stressPattiThey are so bad, it's better to go in with low onesSimchaBooks lose their charm over a period of time, it happensCarrieI noticed, so very very bad. I have not yet gotten a hang of it all. But soon I will be back to my old routines

  9. Jenny says:

    I enjoyed this one, but I wasn't blown away by it and have yet to pick up the second one. I did love Evy though, and Wyatt I adored with his more shy approach. It was different from a lot of the alpha male types I've been reading lately! Maybe book 2 will be more appealing if you give it a try?

  10. Julie says:

    No, stress-reading is an automatic killer for any book! lol I really love this series. I found it to be very unique and well written. It's too bad it wasn't as wonderful for you. 😦

  11. deannalynnc says:

    Lesson from this story is no more stress reading! 🙂 Make sure to just enjoy the reading while you can. I understand the feeling of needing to get it done so you can start on your next book and write a book review but sometimes it's better to post-pone something so that you can just enjoy it. I might have to check this one out, not sure yet.

  12. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaI had hoped so too, and oh, I am so torn cos I did like the book, I just wanted to really like itJennyPerhaps we felt kind of the same thing then. But yes Wyatt was sure not one of those typical alphas and I did like him more cos of thatJulieStress-reading is bad bad bad! But I guess i just kept thinking "I hope I will love is as much as…" which is so bad. Cos I kept comparing it to another book when it stood fine on its ownMelissaI truly should not go in like I did, cos the book was still good, like many other books I have read. Totally blew it for myself

  13. Blodeuedd says:

    YvonneThanks 🙂 Oh yes kick-ass!AnaI am just stressing cos I have so many books I wanna read, I fear I will never get to read them 😦 Ok take a step back, calm yourself, deep breath. I promise not to stress-read anymoreElysiumI wanted too much, cos I do recommend it and hope you will read itDarleneThanks, I hope so too :)DeannaLesson learned 🙂 I love reading too much and I have gotten to used to reading a lot…but hey sadly only working one more week so back to read after that

  14. Blodeuedd says:

    MissieI love UF, all that ass-kicking, awesomeLarissaI hope so too, cos I do wanna read it, just, other books more at the momentTeddyreeI would recommend it 🙂 It was good after allNaidaStress is just evil

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