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[REVIEW] Three Days to Dead – Kelly Meding

Kelly Meding
Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, Book 1)
Random House Dell (US & CA: 24th November 2009)
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Evy Stone regains consciousness in a different body in the morgue. But this new life has a time limit: three days. Before the clock runs out, she has to find out to whom her new body belonged, how Evy herself died, and all the events that led up to this countdown. Extending her lifetime would be nice, too.

My attention waned whilst reading this, likely my own eejit brain’s fault. Though if I could find fault with the novel…It’s an awesome premise, but the execution of it isn’t quite right. A Hunter as a lead character. Number of different paranormal species. (Remind me to explain my crackpot “kitchen sink” theory someday.) Workplace romance. Dreg City nowhere near as interesting as First Break.

And First Break is fabulous, with a freaky, original journey to get there. And another kind of transportation in the novel is pretty awesome, too, because of the way it came about – thanks to the author’s intriguing world-building and plotting.

So if your attention span is better than mine (and undoubtedly it is), you should enjoy this more than I did. I’ll be cursing my brain in the corner.

The 1st 13 Books on My To-Be-Read Pile – Thursday 22nd October 2009

Subject to change, if my other library reservation comes in, or if I get more ARCs or review copies.

1. Kelley Armstrong’s Frostbitten (library) [currently reading]
2. Kelly Meding’s Three Days to Dead (ARC)
3. Laurell K. Hamilton’s The Laughing Corpse (review copy)
4. Kim Harrison’s Every Which Way But Dead
5. Kim Harrison’s A Fistful of Charms
6. Trisha Telep’s The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance
7. Karin Slaughter’s Fractured
8. Karin Slaughter’s Genesis
9. Tess Gerritsen’s The Bone Garden
10. Tess Gerritsen’s Keeping the Dead
11. Kim Harrison’s For a Few Demons More
12. Kim Harrison’s Where Demons Dare
13. Mo Hayder’s Ritual

November 2009 Releases

Done with October 2009 Releases? Time for November 2009 Releases. And to see further into the future, check the freshly updated Reading Wishlist.

The following US/UK/CA/AU books will be released in November 2009. Release dates are subject to change, so it’s not my fault if I’m wrong 😉 Also, not EVERY November book is listed – just the ones I’ve both heard of AND are interested in. Enjoy! 🙂

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New Pre-Order Links

Reading Wishlist has been updated with new dates. And Most Wanted has these new links. Please note that Kim Harrison’s White Witch Black Curse is now a mass market paperback to pre-order. And Mari Mancusi’s Girls that Growl has been reduced to less than $3, I think.

Jocelynn Drake:
Charlotte Featherstone: Addicted
Kim Harrison: White Witch Black Curse
Mari Mancusi: Girls that Growl
Tracey O’hara: Night’s Cold Kiss
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Black is for Beginnings
Anthology: Unbound

Charlotte Featherstone:
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Lilith Saintcrow: Redemption Alley

Kelley Armstrong:
Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire
Charlotte Featherstone: Addicted
Eric Garcia: The Repossession Mambo
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Tracey O’hara: Night’s Cold Kiss
Lilith Saintcrow: Redemption Alley
Neal Shusterman: Unwind
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Black is for Beginnings
Kit Whitfield: In Great Waters
Anthology: The Eternal Kiss

New US Pre-Order Links

Most Wanted has some new US pre-order links:

Anthology: The Eternal Kiss
Kelley Armstrong: Frostbitten
Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Kit Whitfield: In Great Waters