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Another Kind of Dead

(Dreg City #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,823 ratings  ·  120 reviews
She can heal her own wounds. She can nail a monster to a wall. But there's one danger Evangeline Stone never saw coming.

Been there. Done that. Evy Stone is a former Dreg Bounty Hunter who died and came back to life with some extraordinary powers. Now all but five people in the world think she is dead again, this time for good--immolated in a factory fire set specifically f
Paperback, 355 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2011)
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Apr 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
OK, third book in the Evangeline Stone series and ENOUGH with the Capture/Torture/Murder already!! Sheesh! This one finally got thrown across the room last night. Don’t get me wrong- I like mayhem. I also admit to being much happier when my protagonist is the one dishing it out. Yes, I do realize that the character has to face pain and challenges or risk becoming a 1 dimensional, super hero caricature. I get that. And I gave “Another kind of dead” more chances to make up for the misery than I mi ...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
kick, punch, slice, burn, poison "who are you, who do you work for" break, crunch, slam, dice, puncture, tear, break "oh Wyatt" "oh Evy" bleed, restrain, rip...

and repeat....
Mar 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
"Another Kind of Dead" begins shortly where book 2 leaves off. Unfortunately, my taste for this series continues to dwindle just as my reviews. Therefore, I have sadly decided not to continue with the next book.

Book one was thrilling, book two was okay and book three was just plain dismal. Why? Well, the series has become formulaic. At first it was unique and now it is just plain boring even though the plot in book three was briming with action. Let me explain, Evy Stone dies in every book and i
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Reviewed by Tori

Favorite Quote: “The girl who went through hell is long gone, ashes scattered to the wind. I didn’t ask to be brought back and I’m done fucking apologizing for it.”

Been there. Done that. Evy Stone is a former Dreg Bounty Hunter who died and came back to life with some extraordinary powers. Now all but five people in the world think she is dead again, this time for good—immolated in a factory fire set specifically for he
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Man I love this series. It is just so raw and original. The writing is marvelous, the characters are just wonderful and the stories…well they’ll just drag you to the edge of your seat and won’t let you settle until you reach the very end of the book.

Another Kind of Dead, book three in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series, starts off a little over a week after the end of book two. Evy is thought dead (again) and she and Wyatt are
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This review is for the audiobook version of Another Kind of Dead, narrated by Xe Sands

The third book in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series picks up where book two left off, with the majority of people believing Evy dead after she was trapped in a factory fire. An unexpected visitor who leads trouble to Evy and Wyatt’s door sends them on a hunt for the scientist responsible for creating genetically engineered monsters but this time, Evy may have taken on more than she can handle because the scientis
It was a great book in most ways. As usual, I'm not going to summarize the plot, plenty of other people have done that. I'll just give you my thoughts. 

First of all, it's not a stand-alone book, if you haven't read the first two books in the series it might be exciting enough when it comes to the action, but you won't appreciate the many emotional layers of story that are being told here when it comes to Evy and Truman, with the other Hunters and their Triads, with Phin, with the organization in
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come- Excellent!
Thanks to a review on RED HOT BOOKS I decided to pick back up right where I left off.
And oh boy! I’m so glad I did, this is undoubtedly the best in the series thus far.
Ms. Meding hardly gives you time for your emotions to settle, before she takes you for another head-spin in this gripping and exciting episode in the dangerous world of, Evangeline Stone.
Evy has plenty of enemies, but this time her ability to heal has made her the point of attention of a mad sc
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
"You were dead."
"Since when has that stopped me?"

I ventured well past page 100 before I became invested in this story, but it turned out to be worth the wait. The ending was high-paced, full of action and anticipation, topped off with an emotional reunion and enough unresolved issues to have me eagerly anticipating "Wrong Side of Dead".

I have an odd relationship with this series. I fell in love with the first book, "Three Days to Dead". The story line, the characters, the overall writing-style j
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
This stuff is like Crack to me. This is pure ID-satisfying non-stop entertainment: action, aching, grief, pain, excitement, searching, loss, vengeance, loneliness, magic, intimacy, science, deep friendship, agony, intensity, fear, violence, rage, lust, power, greed, battle, passion, showdown, torture, love and an ending having me logging in to the library to request the next one ASAP.

Yes there were a couple of problems with the story--why is she the one to make the calls/see the proof, how coul
Pamela / SpazP
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews
I am not going to do a summary because the blurb above really does give you a good idea of what happens in Another Kind of Dead. This book should not be read standalone and is the third book in Kelly Meding’s Dreg City series, which is now one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series.

To me, this series really is one of perseverance and utter sacrifice. Evy, a former Dreg Bounty Hunter, endures awful horrors over the past two books, and they don’t let up in A
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars. This is one of my favorite paranormal series, and it just keeps getting better. Evy Stone reminds me very much of another of my favorite heroines, Gin Blanco, of Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series. She's physically tough and frequently gets into life-or-death scrapes, but she is also kind and generous and willing to do anything for her friends. For that, I love her. 

While some series become stale over time, this one most definitely has not. While it started a bit slowly, it wa
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Dreg City is a great DARK urban fantasy series. I do mean DARK. Kelly Meding has no problem putting the heroine and other characters through hell and just like book 1 and 2, Another Kind of Dead is not full of rainbows and puppies.

This time around we are dealing with a mad scientist that was responsible for the mutant creatures that Evy uncovered in a lab in As Lie the Dead and he has his eyes set on Evy. But Evy and her stable of close friends has very thing under control, she just has to go th
Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
*Rating* 4.5
*Genre* Urban Fantasy


Another Kind of Dead, by Kelly Meding, is the third installment in the Dreg City series and picks about two weeks after the events of As Lie the Dead. Evangeline (Evy) Stone is a former Dreg bounty hunter who is presumed to be dead by everyone other than those that truly matter to her like Wyatt.

Evy has been through the ringer over the past several weeks having died twice, and been brought back to life with the miracle of magical healing. Now, all she wan
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Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
The sheer amount of horrors Evy has survived is amazing. That total stepped up to an incredible amount by the end of Another Kind of Dead. I've read many series where the main character is put through hell and back, but never in such a short amount of time as Evy has had. How she has the willpower to keep dragging her bleeding and broken body into fight after fight without rest is simply beyond me. Yes, she has supernatural healing powers, but they are no where near instantaneous, and she still ...more
Jen Davis
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There was one thing holding me back from loving the first two books in the Dreg City series. That was the fact that Evy, the heroine, could not make peace with the new version of herself that was raised from the dead. She fought her feelings for the man who loved her, alternately pulling him close and pushing him away. She was at war with her own mind, her new body, and her heart. She lashed out when it wasn't fair to do so; she hurt people - people who tried to help her. And it cast a shadow ov ...more
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I love when a book makes me cry out "WHAT?!" before I'm even a third of the way through. A) I know I'm in for a great story that's bound to keep me on the edge of my seat and 2) I enjoy the hubs' look of concern and questions of "everything ok?" as though these characters are close friends... makes me snort every time. I always seem to get this reaction with Ms. Meding's books. And Another Kind of Dead is no exception. Around page 125 I su
Apr 20, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is third in a series. If you have not read the previous books, you will probably be very confused.

It is very hard for me to decide on a final star rating for this book because I loved some aspects of the story and wasn't so keen on several of the others. Ultimately, I think it balances out to a 3 though I'm still waffling over it.

* Any of the parts with Evy & Wyatt. I love their interactions. I love how Evy is working hard to overcome her psychological barriers to closeness so sh
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better! Evy is a badass--my favorite heroine since Kate Daniels. It seems that everything that I like about her are the same things negative reviewers complain about her for.

I like that she's a trash-talker even when she should keep her mouth shut. I like that she charges into situations without always thinking it through; it means as a reader, we get less talk and more action. I even like that she never seems to have a weapon when she needs one. Like a lot of o
Wendy Hines
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Evangeline 'Evy' Stone just died. She's had many attempts on her life and also died and came back in a different body. The last attempt has everyone believing she died for real, but she didn't. Only a handful of people know Evy is still alive, and she is laying low and out of sight.

Her partner and lover Wyatt is concerned for Evy. He loves her too much to see her die or be harmed. But when an evil scientist, Walter Thackery, decides he needs Evy for his ultimate, she cannot hide forever. Evy has
Amanda Croley
Nov 17, 2010 rated it liked it

This book has the best rating, but it just wasn't as good as the others to me. Evy of course is tortured, dies, and comes back to life. (again) Starting to see a pattern here. She and Wyatt are an all out couple now, so there goes my hope for Phin. The triads are slowly but surely crumbling, and it looks like they (Evy & her crew) will be creating their own team of Dreg fighters. That will probably be best,
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
More like 2,5 stars in truth. On the one hand, this series are full of action, author doesn't shy from gore, her heroine is tough and can save herself from dangerous situations.

On the other hand, all elements which I disliked in previous books are present in this one too. The world is still inconsistent - author doesn't dwell on how all this magical races and the Breach came to be. Lack of explanations by itself wouldn't be a huge con in my book, but I find it hard to believe that the military,
T.L. Schaefer
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved the third addition to Meding's Dreg City series. I often burn out on continuation series about this point (with the exception of Estep's Gin Blanco books), but Evy and her crew have kept my attention since the first book and I don't see that interest waning.

Evy and Wyatt honestly make my heart break, because even though they seem destined to be together, fate, the gods, whoever, keep throwing seeminly insurmountable roadblocks in front of them. One of the things I appreciate the
Audrey Terry
If you've gotten this far in the series, you've probably picked up on how formulaic the plots have been, and continue to be.
1. Evangeline talks a lot of shit, usually to people more important than herself
2. Evangeline rushes somewhere without backup to fight some bad guys
3. Oh nooooo, Evangeline is captured, beaten and nearly raped
4. Whatever nonhuman, or strong male figure that's patrolling the area rescues her

Why the hell do I keep reading them then? There's just enough action to keep me flipp
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous book by Kelly Meding! But man, how much more can Evy take, LOL! The poor woman was really put through the ringer this time. :-( I'm sad about Felix as well... After reading the teaser for the next book I'm wondering what is really going to happen with him though??

I'm glad her and Wyatt are still hanging on...the scene at the end made me cry. Can't wait for the next book! :-D
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook read by Xe Sands. Really enjoyed this and am glad I don't have to wait long for next one. This was an emotionally grueling book with all that Evy and Wyatt go through. I REALLY hope that Ms. Meding gives them a little easier time in the next book. I'd prefer to read one without torture being involved. ...more
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Not a bad read. Brought down a bit by the overkill (excuse the pun) of the main character being killed/maimed/raped/tortured/beaten up throughout the entire course of the story.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Gave up at about 1\3 into the audiobook, skipped toward the last 30 minutes, and find no desire to pick up the next instalment. I tried to give this series the second and even the third chance. But I'm sick and tired of rape and violation as plot devices for female protagonists. I think I'll continue to stick to Seanan McGuire's and Gail Carriger's works. ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Decent continuation of the series. I like the characters and world building, but for some reason this series is just a harder read for me, so I struggle to get through the books in timely fashion. Decent Urban Fantasy, but not the best.
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