Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Review is at Smexy Books-As Lie The Dead by Kelly Meding

Today's review is As Lie The Dead (Dreg City #2) by Kelly Meding

Favorite Quote: "The brass no longer controlled me. I was done being their bitch."
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 shape shifters 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 help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her. Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first. (courtesy of Goodreads)

As Lie The Dead picks up right where Three Days To Dead left off. Evangeline Stone (Evy) and Wyatt have survived the battle with the goblins and are trying make sense of all that happened. When Evy is approached by one of the last surviving Owlkins, Phineas (Phin), and asked to protect a pregnant Owlkin and her mate, she knows that this is not over by a long shot. Evy agrees because of the role she played in the Owlkins massacre. But Phin is not done with her. She soon finds out that he has approached the Supernatural Assembly and charged Rufus (a Handler in the Triad) with the murder of his clan members and seeks retribution. Evy cannot allow a friend and team member to be sacrificed for following orders so she makes a deal with Phin. Give her three days to being the true offenders to justice-her superiors. But that is easier said then done. 

As Phin and Evy submerge themselves in to the investigation; political intrigue & shadowy conspiracies reveal themselves, showing them that the game is much bigger then they ever suspected. And everyone is expendable. Evy is also dealing with an identity crisis, her feelings for Wyatt, and her anger towards her betrayal by the Triad.

"....I think I really fucking honored her and all others who died when I was raped and tortured to death last week. How about you?"
No one spoke. Tybalt had been there the day they found my dying body in the old train station. He had seen what the goblins had done to me, and he had the gall to question what I'd sacrificed?

Read the rest of my review at Smexy Books.

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