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As Lie the Dead (Dreg City #2)

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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  1,909 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light . . .
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. . . 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 fee
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Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Dell (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
Evy is the best kick ass heroine I’ve meet since meeting Kate Daniels! Maybe even more so since Kate carries a big sword and Evy finds herself without a weapon in most fights and add the fact that she is still trying to figure out how to move in a body that’s was not her own; one that is not trained to fight. Yet she still manages to stay on top.

Evy is a shit talker but she backs it up. But she has a really hard time kick butt in As Lie the Dead since she blacks out like every another chapter; w
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Katyana
This was yet another fast-paced, brilliantly twisty, fun ride. I am impressed with this series, and I am definitely looking forward to the next book.

The characters aren't perfect. Every single central character in this book made at least one decision that I found upsetting, and had to struggle to forgive. It was something that they utterly believed, with their whole heart, was the right thing to do... and you have to respect that level of earnestness. But with each of them, it was a mistake. One
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Kasey
This was a really good follow up to Three Days Dead. There is a lot going on and at times it seems to take a while to get to the good stuff. Especially when we are in Evy's head since she is sometimes the only one out of the loop. But I was glad to see Evy's progression as a person and accepting the changes that come with her new situation. And although she can be stubborn at times she is learning to let go of long engrained prejudices. There is a natural progression to her relationship with Wya ...more
Julie
After reading the first book in this new series, “Three Days to Dead”, I was in awe of the author and I was glad to have found a book that I had really enjoyed reading. (Really, it’s a great, great book) After reading “As Lie the Dead”, book two in Kelly Meding’s ‘Dreg City’ series, I am again in awe of the author and I now know for sure that I have found a series that has me hooked. A series that has officially added itself to my “send Jason to store to buy the next book in the series the day i ...more
Dawn
It has been awhile since I read the first book in this series so I realize I have forgotten a few things.

This books starts a few days where Three Days To Dead ends. This time a race of bird shifters called Owlkins come to Evy for help. The plot thickens because there is someone in the Triad who ordered all of the Owlkins to be slaughtered and Evy has four days to figure it out.

From my limited memory this book feels a lot like the first except in this book I did not care for Evy. She is really se
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Kelli
This review is for the audiobook version of As Lie the Dead, narrated by Xe Sands. Since the book has been out a while, I won’t recap the plot.

The story starts at the same point book one ended and the fact that there was no gap in events allowed me to immediately immerse myself back in Evy’s story. As with the previous book, the three day time-frame for the story (with some older flashbacks to Evy’s time as a Hunter) worked well at maintaining narrative tension. Much like a complete language imm
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Jessica
Finished As Lie the Dead earlier today, but I immediately jumped to my next read because I am utilizing the time I have today since I'm off and tomorrow it's back to work.

As Lie the Dead was a terrific followup to Three Days to Dead. It's been awhile since I read it, so it took me a little while to catch up and remember who the players were, other than Evy and Wyatt of course. It didn't take too long for me to get caught up because basically they wrap up the aftereffects of the last book in the
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Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Evy is constantly in danger, has spent the majority of her life as a trained killer, but she never carries a weapon.

She is less effective during combat because she is in a body that isn't physically conditioned the way that her original one was, but she never carries a weapon.

She barges into a building full of halfies, talks shit to them, stands toe-to-toe with a guy twice her size, and only then does she realize that - Oops! - she forgot to bring a weapon.

You know what would have made Evy look
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
**4.5 stars**

This book picks up ~ literally ~ right at the end of the first book. There is NO down time. Poor Evy...her and Wyatt are thrown right back into things even though all Evy wants is a good vacation! I enjoyed all the flashbacks to Evy's and Wyatt's relationship and it gave a better understanding to the dynamics between Handlers and Hunters.

My requirements for a great book{5 star}:

*Intriguing? Yes. Even with all the background information, there was still plenty of intrigue and while
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Darcy
This is a tough one to review, at times there was so much going on that it was hard to keep track, and there were so many players in the game that it was hard to figure out who was in alliance with who, but it didn't matter all that much as they all seemed to change teams. With all the action, the story got a little boring, because really, how many times can you face potential death and the doom of the world.

So why would I even keep reading???? Well it is due to the main character, Evy. Evy is
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Lupdilup Duffy
Wow! Another wild ride, this book is as exhausting as entertaining, but most definitely engrossing.
Evy’s strength and resilience as well as her vulnerability are clearly the grabbing aspects of this book. This world is unpredictable as ever, the fast pace continues and the nonstop action make this book a great continuation to the series.
The romance still a gray area in this book, I still like Wyatt very much. How can you not like a guy that sacrifices everything for you? What makes me think.. Am
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Cathy
Nonstop action, just like the first book. The girl, Evy, is a bit young for me to completely relate to (22). Plus she sometimes makes comments or has thoughts that are too sophisticated for a girl of her limited experience and education. And I don't actually care about her first love interest at all. But the new guy, as osprey shifter, was great. I hope to see more from him in the future, but a first-person narrative doesn't really suit much secondary character development. Maybe in a new series ...more
Karyogini
Intense. :) I think this is a better book than the 1st one. Maybe because the "introduction" is done. At first I thought Truman was super old. That's how I saw him the the first book. Apparently he's not. Hahaha!

Anyway, This book is awesome. I couldn't give it a 5 start just for the simple reason that I was able to fight the urge to keep reading. I did keep my sleeping hours intact... or maybe because I just got more "disciplined". Pfft. In all honesty, this book is really good. But read the 1st
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Serena DeNardo
This series is wonderful. Its so graphic, so intense & everything just makes sense. Its so well written that I'm completely lost in the book - instead of being lost in the story...and I believe it all despite the fact that its an unknown world to me. If you like supernatural books that are complex and yet easy to follow with fantastic kick-ass action and a little romance - this series is for you.
Archer
Great, just fantastic. Love the real life feel of the relationship between Eva and Wyatt. You know in between the fighting and dying.. Come on not like I gave anything away with that tidbit..

I've over looked this series for years, sat on my shelf in both paper and e-book. Glad that I gave it a second chance..
Vic
Audiobook read by Xe Sands. 3.75 *. I enjoyed this installed of the series but was a bit annoyed with some of the characters at times. Going on to book 3.
Jess
Felt very similar to the first book, I just wasn't that interested.
Michelle
As Lie the Dead is the second book in the Dreg City series by Kelly Meding and a Fantasy from Dell.

Book 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
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Robin K
In March I was introduced to new author, Kelly Meding, while reading her book Three Days to Dead. As a debut they do not get much better. Three Days to Dead as extraordinary as told in my review. I was thrilled to open the second book and catch up with Evy. As Lie The Dead starts off immediately where its predecessor left off. I did need to scramble a bit to recall where the story had left off. Bits and pieces of the previous plot are slowly divulged but I believe to really appreciate this book ...more
Larissa
Jul 13, 2010 Larissa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Lovers!
Shelves: arc, to-review
-> 4 & 1/2 out of 5 Stars!

*Contain Spoilers if you haven’t read “Three Days to dead”

I really enjoyed Kelly’s previous novel, “Three Days to Dead” and have been been looking forward to the sequel ever since I finished it. I’m so happy I got the chance to read the ARC. I had high hopes for this book and was not disappointed.

“As Lie The Dead” starts right after the end of the previous book and if you thought that being tortured. dying. being resurrected in a body that’s not yours, having 3
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Lady Allison
This was a great sequel to Three Days to Dead though I strongly recommend reading Three Days To Dead before starting As Lie the Dead because refreshingly enough the author doesn't do a huge recap, just subtle reminders throughout the story.

As Lie the Dead picks up just minutes after the cataclysmic events of the first book with Wyatt & Evy wading their way through Hunters, taking stock, & trying to figure out the next step. They end up at Chalice's old apartment where they're met by Phi
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Kiki
“As the silence drew out, the tension became a tangible thing, wrapping cold, icy fingers around my heart and squeezing tight.” Not only is this an excellent example of Ms. Meding’s ability to show you exactly how her first-person heroine was feeling, it is a perfect description of how I felt in a quiet room reading this edge-of-your-seat novel.
I was captured by this story—from the vibrant collage on the front cover with the menacing, winged creature, to the vast detailed depictions of each acti
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Paris
I’m so glad I tried the first book in this series again, because the second book is so great. I was really able to connect with Evy in this one and I became invested in what happened to her and Wyatt. She is one of those complex, dark, messed up characters that I love and it was great to really see her struggle throughout this book. I felt that her character was much deeper this time around and a lot of that had to do with the fallout of what happened in the first book. I was semi-surprised by t ...more
Natasja
Hunter Evy Stone has been through hell and back in the last couple of days. First discovering that you have been tortured, killed, then wakes up in another body and second hunting her killer and that of her dead team members. Evy stills struggles with her past and the memories of Chalice Frost which she inherited her new body from.

Evy and Wyatt have a new job to fulfil, because the Clan Elders wants justice for the attack on the Owlkins people. Evy blames herself for this attack because they wer
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
It may be a new book, but Kelly Meding makes the transition so smooth from the last installment to this one, that it feels like continuation of the same story. Mere minutes have passed and the characters are still so firmly in the moment, that it's virtually seamless. If you haven't read Three Days to Dead, read it now before you go any further.

The story picks up in the aftermath of Evy's defeat of the villain who orchestrated her death. She still has so much to contemplate. Remember, it's only
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Fangs for the Fantasy
As Lie the Dead, begins exactly where Three Days to Dead ended. After surviving a vicious battle, All Evy wants to die is sleep for a week. Evy wants time to deal with her feelings for Wyatt but more important to deal with being in Chalice's ( this has got to be the worst name ever)
body permanently and the loss of Alex. Unfortunately for Evy, the rest she so desires and deserves is simply not in the cards for her. When she is approached by Phin, an owlkin theorian who asks for her protection fo
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Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Evy and Wyatt are back in As Lie the Dead, the gritty and bloody sequel to Three Days to Dead. If you liked the first in the series you will most likely enjoy this one, as the general plot and tone are similar - Evy bloody, Wyatt bloody, enter Dregs, hunt ensues, mystery solved.

All the delicious action is back in this one as well and I do love the action scenes that author Meding writes. They're smart and realistic, with no crazy and unbelievable feats, which is really saying something consideri
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Tammy
Hmm...in a way I feel that giving this book three stars is a bit too generous. I think that you can sum up the problems with this book in one word: Evy.

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Kayla
(Spoiler Alert! Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Three Days To Dead)

As Lie The Dead is the second book in the Dreg City series (book one titled Three Days To Dead) by the lovely Kelly Meding.

Book two finds Evy adjusting to life in her new body and getting over the few days leading up to her death and the few days after waking up in the morgue. All she wants to go sleep, nap then maybe deal with the world, but the world didn’t get that memo. Traid handler R
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