Review--Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding

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 for her. Evy and Wyatt, her partner/lover/friend, can no longer trust their former allies, or even the highest echelons of the Triads—the army of fighters holding back from an unsuspecting public a tide of quarreling, otherworldly creatures—they can trust only each other. Because when the Triads raided a macabre, monster-filled lab of science experiments and hauled away the remnants, they failed to capture their creator: a brilliant, vampire-obsessed scientist with a wealth of powerful, anti-Dreg weaponry to trade for what he desires most of all—Evy Stone: alive and well, and the key to his ultimate experiment in mad science.

Kelly Meding's Another Kind of Dead picks up where we left off with Evy and Wyatt and while it's been three years worth of books, it's only been a few weeks for Evy! Makes it hard to recall certain details of what happened in the past, but I managed!

This time around Evy is duking it out with a mad scientist--seriously! He wants to study Evy to help him with his cause. Evy is determined not to let that happen but when a friend's life is at stake, all bets are off. It took me longer to read this since I started it towards the weekend and have been battling a headache since Thursday afternoon, so it was slow going for me to be able to read. But it wasn't the book's fault.

I love Meding's writing! It flows so easily together and it has that urban edge to it you expect from urban fantasy. Descriptions of buildings, places, and people--especially the monstrous kind--are described remarkably well. It really sets up the scene!

The action was well paced, this time around there isn't a distinct deadline to get the job done, so there's no deep sense of urgency, yet there are still pressing matters at hand that give off the sense of urgency. Of course the mad scientist is still dastardly and time is of the essence to end him, but he's a slipperly SOB.

Things are still sparking between Evy and Wyatt and I have to admit that I truly love their romance. It's so deep and pure, not the carnal romance you sometimes see with fictional couples. They are still learning about one another in a sense since Evy's "rebirth". And I love how they take their time with one another, and yet still have strong emotions about the other.

The ending, while satisfying still leaves enough hanging that will continue in the next book, Wrong Side of Dead, which actually releases January 31! So not a real long wait.

One thing I can't seem to comprehend is that the cover model is always different on the covers. I thought it made sense at one point, but now I can't remember why. The cover model of the next novel is even different, I have yet to recall or figure out why that was. Oh well! The writing and storyline is still wicked awesome, so no complainants from me!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

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