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As Lie the Dead (Dreg City #2)

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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 fee
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Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Dell (first published 2010)
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Jennifer
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
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
Feb 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Julie
Apr 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kelli
Jun 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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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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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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
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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Jessica (a GREAT read)
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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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
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 28, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2011
Felt very similar to the first book, I just wasn't that interested.
Marci
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jenna Archer
It was an absolutely loved this book. I only gave it three stars because it took me a while to get through the middle of the book. Re beginning and the end were fantastically written, but the middle dragged on and seemed like it was just filler to get to the resolution. Other than that I loved the book, and I can't wait to read the next book.
Richard Bunaskavich
Great book
Phil Giunta
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second installment in the Dreg City series picks up mere minutes after the epic battle at the conclusion of book one. Former bounty hunter Evangeline 'Evy' Stone finds herself facing an entirely new set of challenges. As she continues to adapt to the new body she inherited after her resurrection from the dead, and her newfound ability to teleport, Evy must also reconcile her feelings for ex-boss-turned-boyfriend Wyatt Truman. Unfortunately, there is little time for self-indulgence as Evy is ...more
Melissa Hayden
We start exactly where Three Days to Dead ends. Evy is leaving the field of the epic battle she just fought, along side Vampires and other Hunters and Handlers. The battle appears to have taken its toll on all races involved, by the dead she sees around her. This will affect the numbers of the Halfings, Goblins, and the Hunters as well. The Halfings have now moved up on the enemy list to number 1 and Vampires are a temporary ally. Evy just wants a weeks worth of sleep to make up her lack of slee ...more
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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Katie Michaels
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Jessica(Spinecracker)
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think this might be the very first case of a second book being better than first. As Lie the Dead reads like the second half to a much larger story. A story that is so well thought out, I'm still reeling from the plot twists and shocking reveals.

Our story starts exactly where we left it. Evy and Wyatt are quickly swept up in a new battle against "their kind" and the surviving Owlkin, who were slaughtered thanks to protecting Evy when she was a wanted criminal. Evy can't help herself from feeli
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Mike
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I couldn't put this book down. While it's not the greatest work of fiction ever written, I couldn't stop reading. The action is tight and nonstop. By and large, this is a fairly standard urban fantasy, but once it gets its hooks into you, it's hard to quit.


There is definitely some "cop vs crook" metaphor being explored here. The supernatural races standing in place of the more mundane races. The Triads are essentially cops who deal with the worst examples of humanity, and in the process make so

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Lady Rogue
Sep 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Susi
After reading Three Days To Dead my expectations for As Lie the Dead were really high and I'm happy to say that was not disappointed at all. As Lie the Dead is an action packed read with thrilling story and a heartbreakingly sweet romance.

Evy is still the snarky heroine I started to love.I adore her wit and the way she handles people. Okay perhaps that is not something I should try to achieve in real life but I like to read about people like that nonetheless. She is sarcastic and I laughed so mu
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Larissa
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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