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Wrong Side of Dead (Dreg City #4)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  932 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Monster hunter Evangeline Stone woke up on the wrong side of dead this morning—and now there’s hell to pay.

Barely recovered from her extended torture at the hands of mad scientist Walter Thackery, Evy can use a break. What she gets instead is a war, as the battered Triads that keep Dreg City safe find themselves under attack by half-Blood vampires who have somehow retaine
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kat Kennedy
I have this hangup, you see. The thing that's always bugged me about serialized novels is how they take X amount of time to catch you up on all the previous novels.

Look, I get it's important for people who can't remember all the past storylines and for those that haven't read the previous books. But I have never been one to start in the middle of a series or to need these little updates so they always aggravated me. They always seemed like gigantic wastes of time and stalled each book more and m
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I was pretty disappointed with the first three-quarters of this book.

It started slow, well as slow as it can be amidst the constant action and plots to uncover. But in terms of character development, it was pretty slow.

It annoyed me how quick Wyatt and Evy were willing to take a break from their relationship for reasons that I didn't really understand, especially when you compare it to the way they both moved through hell to get to one another in the last three books. They j
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Kelly Meding is back with the fourth installment in her Dreg City series, Wrong Side of Dead. This is such a unique and interesting series. Very dark and very gritty, you can’t have a light stomach to read these books. But, as I’ve said in past reviews, you never feel like the gore is too much or that it’s just there to make you squirm – it really blends well with the story and somehow just fits. It helps remind us that this world that Kelly created is
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian

I have yet to be disappointed with anything Kelly Meding has written. Her stories are always exciting, interesting, dramatic and full of lovely, juicy action scenes and often some highly emotional ones, too.

I also enjoy the dangly carrot method of writing she likes to employ that keeps you furiously turning the pages of her books. I am, of course, referring to the flashback plot device. This is something that has been consistent with all four books in the series so far,
WRONG SIDE OF DEAD ended up being my favorite Dreg City book yet. Its been a few months since the events of book 3 ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD. The story jumps a bit between the past (couple months ago) and the present day. There were a few points that that got a bit annoying but only because something good or suspenseful was going on and I was impatient to find out what would happen next.

I couldn't imagine a better fit in the series then Evy and Wyatt. They have been through so many ups and downs that
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*Review* (Series Update)

Wrong Side of Dead is the fourth novel in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series. When it comes to timeline of events, this story takes place 3 weeks after Evy escaped the mad scientist Walter Thackery who tortured her, and left her for dead (Another Kind of Dead) and 3 months after she was killed by a goblin queen and woke up in her current body (Three Days to Dead).

This story is uniquely different in many ways from the previous three installmen
Dark and intense, probably the best book in the series so far. My only real complaint was in the way the author played around with the timeline. I don't mind that except it wasn't clear that she was doing that in the beginning, so when things were being discussed that I didn't remember at all, I thought they happened in the last book and I just couldn't remember, not an unusual problem for me but things usually come back to me pretty fast once they start being referred to. So it was frustrating, ...more
(Spoiler Alert:Do not read if you have no read the previous books in the series)
I’ll start by saying Wrong Side of Dead is my favorite book in the Dreg City series to date. It’s unbelievable how far the characters have all come in just a few months. It was Wrong Side of Dead that had me adding Kelly Meding to my short list of favorite authors.

>Wrong Side Of Dead opens not too long after Evy Stone was freed from the torturous hands of mad-scientist Walter Thackery. Evy was only gone a few week
Couldn't decide between 4 and 5 stars, so technically, I'm giving this 4.5 stars!

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Wrong Side of Dead, Kelly Meding's fourth Dreg City novel, takes place almost a month after Evy's rescue from the hands of the mad scientist, Walter Thackery. We find out that Evy and Wyatt are on a break. They had a huge argument and Evy feels like her relationship with Wyatt is broken due to her own doing. Wyatt, Phin, Kismet, Tybalt and the remaining T
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Title: Wrong side of Dead

Series: Dreg City bk 4

Author: Kelly Meding

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Monster hunter Evangeline Stone woke up on the wrong side of dead this morning—and now there’s hell to pay.

Barely recovered from her extended torture at the hands of mad scientist Walter Thackery, Evy can use a break. What she gets instead is a war, as the battered Triads that keep Dreg City safe find themselves under attack by half-Blood vampires who have somehow retained their reason, making them twice
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Feb 19, 2012 Andi rated it 4 of 5 stars
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3.5 stars. Evy gets a break from physical torture this time around, but there wasn't a lot of action in this book. Also, something happened after she returned from Thackery's that fractured her relationship with Wyatt. You don't find out what it was at first, but the events are slowly revealed when the story moves back and forth between the present and "Before" - the point when she just returned from Thackery's. It was a bit confusing at first, so pay attention to the chapter headings to keep up ...more
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I don't have a lot to say about this wonderful addition to a series I love. I couldn't put it down. There were a couple of parts explaining that what happened in really early books was part of a big scheme, and I wondered if she thought of this intrigue and subversion after she had already wrote the first couple, but overall, the novel worked for me. The plot was good, the pacing excellent--lots and lots of action, people in peril, emotional and tense moments, drama, fear, anger, love, betrayal, ...more
I normally really like this series, but this book seemed to be off to me. Part of it is that I am getting tired of the whole Wyatt and Evy drama, they are off, then on, then off again, all the while declaring their love for each other. I also am getting tired of Evy dying all the time. It seems like she has more lives that a cat. The whole timeline and flashbacks didn't work for me. I would have enjoyed the story more if it was more linear.

But there were things that I really liked. I like the s
Fourth installment of Meding's Dreg City series; it does not disappoint. Evy Stone is back as a courageous, shockingly resilient, kick ass heroine. New characters are introduced and the Triads, out of necessity,join forces with shape shifters and vampires. There's two big surprises thrown in, which had me completely guessing where the story was going. Amazing action and pleasantly surprised about the character growth of Evy, finallly accepting her new self and reaching out, not running from affe ...more
Another amazing book!!
Fast paced and keep you intrigued throughout.

The only thing that I don't like will be the sudden switch from present to before.
It's a bit confusing when the scene jumped to before .

I am glad there was a little "rest" for Evy after all those actions.
And I am glad she had worked out the relationship with Wyatt.

Looking forward to the next book!
These books just keep getting better and better! Once again, Kelly Meding doesn't pull any punches as this fast-paced, action-packed and incredibyl intense series hurtles towards its finale in the next book. Following the attack on Boot Camp, the Triads are decimated and life as they know it is over for the Hunters and Handlers that remain. An unprecedented cooperation with the vampires and Therians to protect the city from less savoury supernatural elements might be the answer, but that allianc ...more
I wish I could afford to buy every reader I know a copy of Kelly's work. THAT's how much I love and adore her writing and stories!
From the get go Evy Stone has been portrayed as a savvy young woman whose strength of character enables her to overcome things that would surely break someone of lesser fortitude. Certain events in the prior book Another Kind of Dead and some in this book Wrong Side of Dead do a better job of finding a chink in her tough girl armor than one expects. However what made my reading experience pure pleasure is even when at her lowest Evy keeps trying, not giving up takes more courage than it might se ...more
It has been a while since I read the last installment of the Dreg City series and as this is likely to be the last one I was looking forward to finishing the series. Unfortunately, I felt as though Wrong Side of Dead was the weakest in the series.

The first issue I had with the book was the fact that we jump into the middle of the story essentially, but you aren't really certain you did. I kept second-guessing whether I remembered how the third book ended and how could I have forgotten such majo
This is a series that took me a bit to get into. In fact, the first book I had to try more than once before I was able to get through it. Now that we are at book four this has become one of my favorite series. I love Evy now that I feel a connection to her. She’s strong, yet still completely vulnerable. I love her and Warren together and I love what took place between them in this book. Walter Thackery is uber creepy. He makes my skin crawl and I’m super glad he’s just a bad guy in a book, altho ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
As much as I loved Another Kind of Dead, when I finished it, I asked myself how long Kelly Meding could sustain what felt like one long story which already spanned three books. Each installment picked up right where the last one left off, gaining more and more momentum. But here, Meding does something a little different, which had me on my toes from the first page.

A few weeks have passed since the events of the last book and there have been massive changes to Evy's world. She is working for a ne
Evy and company now have a new headquarters and a new alliance. The humans, vampires and the Therians (weres) have joined forces to protect the innocent. Their main target is Halfies, humans turned by vampire bites. But they are also after Thackery, a human who has been experimenting with all species. Evy was at one time the object of his interest and she is not about to let him get away with it. But it is also a time when alliances and old truths are being tested. Innocent Therians have been ki ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Wow. It's been way too long since I last read the Dreg City books by Kelly Meding. My memory was a total blank in some areas. Luckily, Kelly does the important recaps in Wrong Side of Dead. It helped me somewhat, but other details were still too lost. That's the trouble with reading too many books! Sadly, this is the last book in the series as it was cancelled. There's always help for resurrection though!

This book has two stories going on, one in the past and the other the present. For the most
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
Review originally post at

Instead of picking up where Another Kind of Dead ended (like Meding usually does) we find Evy and the gang a couple of weeks after the events of AKoD. Which leads us to some flashback chapters to help bridge the gap in time. And thank goodness for those flashbacks. I had a WTF moment when it came to Evy and Wyatt’s relationship. I know it had been a little over a year since I listened to AKoD and I felt like I was forgetting something. I almost stop
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
In the fourth book of the Dreg City series, Evy is back smack dab in the middle of things. She's trying to recuperate from her prior kidnapping and torture to find out that Wyatt and several others have formed new alliances and changed things up. Then, several shifters have gone missing and on top of that Halfies are now sane?

Okay, let me just start out with this, if you've started reading this book and are wondering if you've lost your mind ... you haven't. If you remember from the end of the
Lyn Nicholas
A tasty supernatural soup that's full of delicious fun!

Hunters, Therians, Fae, Vampires, Half-Breeds. This book is so full of hearty paranormal goodness that reading it is absolutely essential to your well-being!

Evy Stone is such a powerful and strong lead character. She's a take-no-prisoners and never-take-no-for-an-answer kind of gal whose been dropped into the middle of a supernatural war.

Evy and her love interest, Wyatt, have a rocky roller-coaster relationship in this installment. In the pa
Phil Giunta
The fourth and most recent volume in Meding's Dreg City series takes everything that she had built in the first three books, shakes it up, flips it and drops it on its head. Following her escape from torture at the hands of crazed scientist Walter Thackery, Evangeline "Evy" Stone returns to find an alliance forged between humans, vampires, and Therians (shape-shifters that change from animal to human form) united against a common foe, Thackery.

The devious geneticist is determined to find a cure
Audrey Terry
Alright, I didn't leave a very glowing review of the series on book 3; but Wrong Side of Dead is a total 180 from the last book. I actually want to read the rest of the series now. Evy still runs her mouth a lot, and while annoying, the plot more than make up for it. I finished this in one sitting, and i'm looking forward to the next installation.

Pro's; deeper character development and relationships, more grey areas in character's understanding of the events around them, as compared to the pret
If there is anyone who needs a vacation it is Evy Stone. She has been killed and brought back twice, tortured twice, beat up repeatedly, and killed countless enemy all in about a four month period. Now, in this book she has to deal with her estranged boyfriend, a new agency and a new threat to said agency. Wow! The next book in the series should be a novella where she does nothing but sits on a beach with drinks with little paper umbrellas for fifty pages.

Seriously, this book answered a few ques
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