Series: Dreg City #2
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published by Tanor Media on July 27th 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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 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.
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; waking up in strange places. But during these blackouts we get to see more of Evy’s past in her memories in the form of dreams while she is out.
Evy really had to trust others in this book to help her while she was out of it; which is not easy for her and the fact these people weren’t Wyatt, mad it even harder. Why did she have to rely on others than Wyatt? Wyatt sets out most of the book in the hospital. But we get his personal background story (heart breaking!) and how the Triads got their start.
Also we get to hear Evy say those three little words that she has been fighting hard not to say. YAY!
In As Lie the Dead we get a little closure on a few issues that were in Three Days to Dead and get to meet a new secondary character, Phin that I hope will be around in the next book, Another Kind of Dead. I recommend this series to fans of Urban Fantasy and I especially think that Kate Daniel fans will enjoy Evy and her world.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).