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Requiem For The Dead

(Dreg City #5)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  422 ratings  ·  42 reviews
She's died twice while protecting her city…and she'd do it again to save the people she loves.

After a deadly, artificial infection forces the vampire Families into a self-imposed isolation, the city's protective Watchtower forces are depleted by one third, leaving humans and shifters to shoulder the burden. Human enforcer Evangeline Stone is determined to find a way to hel
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published September 14th 2013 by Smedge Press
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
As usual Evy has her hands full in this book...the goblins are after her, the Fey are still causing problems, the vampires are sick, there are clan wars among the shifters, Phineas is still missing and things are changing with Wyatt. And on top of that Chalice's parents show up!

I was really happy when KM decided to self publish after being dropped by her publisher. (Shame on them!) I actually expected a wrap up book but was glad that KM seems to want to keep the story going...and I'm all for th
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story continued not long after book 4 -- with vampires infected by an unknown virus that was slowly killing them, the Watchtower forces are cut down by nearly a third, leaving humans and Therians (shifters) struggling to protect the city from the rise of Goblins attack. On top of that, the Therians are dealing with Assembly politics, as one of the Elders is dying and he is stepping down from his position and giving it to his grand nephew instead of to one of his grandchildren. And ... Chalic ...more
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Favorite Quote: She’s died twice while protecting her city…and she’d do it again to save the people she loves.

Many fans including myself were not sure this particular book would come into existence after we were informed the series had been dropped by Meding’s publisher. I was pleased to see Meding decided to publish on her own and bring her fans book five-Requiem Of The Dead. Meding does a fabulous job of bringing readers up to speed
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Requiem for the Dead is the fifth book in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series. You cannot just jump in with this book. You really have to read this series in order because there is just so much going on! And even though Kelly does a good job recapping things, you will still feel lost if this is your first experience with the Dreg world. Besides, this series is phenomenal, filled with stories and events that will leave you speechless and exhilarated. Why would
Jen Davis
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
It’s been awhile since the last Dreg City release, but this one brought me right back into the world and made me feel like I never left. With this book, Kelly Meding takes the series from traditional to self-published, and I assure you that you cannot tell the difference. At all. I reread Wrong Side of Dead immediately before I began this one, and tone and quality were completely the same. It’s dark and action packed, with rich characters and equal parts heartbreak and hope.

As the story begins,
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Last January, Meding’s publisher for the Dreg City series decided not to continue publishing novels in that line. So Kelly decided to go her own way and publish the fifth installment on her own in e-book only format. Now, it had been a long time since I read book 4 in the series but I was quite happy to find Meding dropped reminders throughout this installment to bring readers up to speed on things they may have forgotten from prior books. I have to say that is probably one of the hardest things ...more
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Requiem for the Dead is the fifth book in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series and it’s a turning point in the series as that Kelly Meding brought us more Evy through self-publishing. And believe me there is no difference in the quality. Whether it’s self-published or not you’re going to get a high quality piece of work when it comes to Kelly Meding’s novels. It just goes to show that what’s important and what keeps the readers coming back, is an awesome author that can write a kick ass story.

Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
3.5 stars. I'm glad Kelly Meding decided to continue self-publishing this series, and I had been waiting anxiously for the release of this installment. While the plot was action-packed and the writing was fluid, it felt a little like more of the same.

But before you read this one, it helps to read the free "Pride Before Fall" for some backstory -

There's a bad guy--this time a Bengal tiger--who has something that the Watchtower desperately needs. And the
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-2014
The latest but hopefully far from last book in what I can safely say has become one of my favourite UF series is another action-packed thrillride that had me turning pages at record speed to see what new twists Kelly Meding had in store for characters and readers alike. With the vampires still suffering from the infection they received at the hands of Thackery, Wyatt struggling with his new half-werewolf side and worrying about the three Lupa teenagers that are still missing, the members of the ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Requiem for The Dead is the fifth installment in the Dreg City series and will be self published by author Kelly Meding on September 16, 2013. If you've read the series already, you won't have any problems transitioning from what happened in Wrong Side of Dead to this novel. If you haven't, I would highly recommend that you start with Three Days to Dead and read forward. As a supporter of this series, I definitely would like to see a sixth book and m
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love this series and I enjoyed this book. But there is rarely any happy moments, and if there are, it is totally ruined one page later with some awful news. It's kinda depressing (especially in the end) and that sometimes ruins the book for you. It's thrilling, harsh and written really well. I love Evy and Wyatt- such a sweet and likeable couple, with a lot of hardships to overcome. Most of the secondary characters are great too.

I didn't read this series since the 4th book was released, which
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So damn good. She weaves such a story that keeps one on the edge of their seat the entire read. Emotional one too... freakin' tear jerker that got me crying in public ... Anyone know if the 6th is the last book? I tried to google but found no answer. ...more
The announcement soon after I'd finished Kelly Meding's terrific fourth book in the Dreg City series that the publisher had dropped the series felt like a blow to me, I was truly shocked. The series kept getting better and better and the fourth book was the best one yet, and suddenly we were being told that we were just cut off. It made no sense to me, with so many urban fantasy series seeming to flourish (some of which had lost their plots and momentum long ago, but apparently people were buyin ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am happy to say that Kelly Meding's Dreg City series is still rolling, this time self-publishing style! Requiem for the Dead is the continuance of the series and I don't think--at least hopefully--it ends here! The ending of this one definitely leaves Evy and her friends with a few more problems still.

In this one Evy has a lot on her plate. And while that can be said of nearly any book, but in this one it's true. Evy has a LOT on her plate! First she must find Vale, a Therian who is hellbent o
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Summary: The new ruling organization, the people of the watchtower are already falling apart. Vampires have pulled out due to illness, and the were's are in the midst of a power struggle. Evy wants to help Wyatt adjust to being a half werewolf and find the lost werewolf teens, along with finding the cure for the vampires. But, she is being pulled into everyone else's drama. Does she need to die again to save the world... again?

Review: I'm really glad Meding decided to self-publish the 5th instal
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Words cannot describe my excitement when I stumbled upon Requiem For The Dead. My heart broke a bit when I heard Kelly Meding’s publisher was dropping the series. From the first book I had been completely drawn into the world Meding created. Plus a world without more of Evy Stone’s quick wit just seems cruel. I am beyond thrilled Kelly decided to go the self-publishing route.

Picking up shortly after where the previous book left off, I was worried I’d forget what happened in Evy’s world. However,
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of those series that you can not help but want to read more of after you have started it. Make sure to start from book 1. There is way to much back story that you would miss starting anywhere else. Some of the books have been better than others but put them all together and they all make for a great read. REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD will be the first in the series to be self-published by Kelly Meding.

It is hard to imagine the Evy that woke from the dead in book 1. She has changed and grown
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
How can an animal bite be too small to be a dogs but big enough to, you know, measure? I have a chihuahua and they're vicious little beasts and mine isn't even a miniature. But they are saying the teeth belong to a goblin who they've fought and they aren't the size of mice.

And before you say they're too short to mail someone, if just a couple of chihuahuas attacked you, you could trip and fall, definitely if there were several biting you and you were trying to step away and once you were on the
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was one of my very first UF series that I started reading and I absolutely love the world that the author has created. I like reading about some of the characters - Wyatt (yum), Marcus, Milo, Phin, Kismet, and co. This book's villain(s) didn't have any redeeming qualities in my opinion.

Because I never give any synopsis of the storyline, I guess I'll get down to my normal questions and responses.

Is this a standalone book? No, I would never recommend this book to someone who has not read th
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, 2013, shifters, uf, e-book
This book was filled with action, but I hated that with each engagement it seemed like one of my favorite characters was hurt. There were few down times, but the few that were there usually ended up with a sweet scene for Evy and Wyatt, something that they needed. I hated some of the choices that Evy made, one in particular seemed to have big consequences until the truth could come out, but it needed to be done. I was surprised that Evy didn't see what her action would cause. The last battle at ...more
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure I'm one of many, many happy readers that are grateful for Ms. Meding's decision to opt for the self publishing route. Why her publisher decided not to renew the Dreg City series is ridiculous. On to the book. Evy is back, and fully immersed as an enforcer, and keeping the Watchtower intact, whose numbers have dwindled down due to the deadly infection released upon the vampires in book four. Politics, war, and death are a a consistent theme in Dreg City, with book five bringing forth som ...more
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was very excited when I heard that Ms. Meding decided to self publish the next book in the Dreg City Series. This series is always fast paced and contains lots of action and this book was no exception. What I really love about the last the couple of books is the introduction of old/new characters and how the reader gets to know them through their relationship with Evy. I also like how the characters have expanded their perspectives and how what they always believe to be black and white issues ...more
Evy and Wyatt
Read September 2013

Loved getting back into this world Kelly Meding has created. I liked that Evy and Wyatt's relationship has finally settled. Loved them together.

This book was full of action. People being killed. I don't think that between this series and the Metawars series that a book goes by without characters being killed.

It ends on a cliffhanger, so there has to be another book, right?
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well it took me a bit to realize I won't be able to get the paperback of this book so I went with the download on my Kindle. :)

I've sure been missing Evangeline and the rest of the team! This book didn't disappoint...lots of twists and turns and sadly a death or two. :( Chalice's parents showing up was definitely unexpected and I'm not sure if it's just me but I don't remember things with them being wrapped up at all. Regardless, I always look forward to the next book in the series. :)
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such a great series, so glad the author came back to these amazing characters. While it took me a few chapters to reacquaint myself with the world, it all slid back into place quickly, and the story took off like a rocketship.

The set up for book 6 was great, and I'm having a very hard time not starting it back to back. Must savor my wonderful Christmas present.
Stuart Macmartin
Slow start with some weaknesses in the writing, but strong second half sets this as a solid 3 star rating. The author obviously disagrees with the book How Not to Write a Novel. And a few typos are distracting. But yes, I'll read the next in the series. ...more
June Kramin
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait for book #5 and even better - glad to see I will have to eagerly wait for #6! A few heart wrenching places in the story but I don't want to give anything away. All more proof how you get sucked into these stories & get attached to the characters. Nice job, Kelly & Thanks! ...more
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
There is certainly more story to tell, please let this not be the end! I'll beg if I have to. I love the dark world Meding created, and she doesn't pull her punches when it comes to the shit she puts her characters through. Oy. O_O ...more
4.5 stars. Review to come closer to release date. If you love Wyatt and A bad-ass Evy, you will love this one!
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook
Best plot & flow of the novels. The relationships feel more realistic.
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