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5.0 out of 5 stars Great new urban fantasy series., 25 Aug 2011
This review is from: Three Days to Dead (Mass Market Paperback)
I loved this book. I loved the writing style in particular. This was my first time reading a Kelly Meding novel, and I found, to my delight, that she's a very concise writer, using short, punchy sentences conveying just enough information to tell you exactly what's happening and keep the pace of the story moving, without any flowery, over-the-top descriptions. Which is just how I like it.

I also loved the world building. I always enjoy it when there are lots of different supernatural races interacting, which this series has. I liked the idea of the Triads of Hunters working to police the non-humans of Dreg city. While it's obviously not the first series to ever feature a vampire hunter, the way it was so organised and militant certainly felt like a new and imaginative slant on it.

The characters were very vivid and real and even a little bit damaged. Even among the action-packed, race against time plot line, there was still time to grow really attached to some of them. So much so, that I may have had a little something in my eye at a couple of points during the read . Or it could have been a trick of the light. I'll never tell.

Overall this was a great urban fantasy debut. The only slight negative (and it is teeny tiny) is that because of the premise of girl-wakes-up-in-new-body-with-only-three-days-to-live, a lot of stuff had to be told to us in flashbacks, which sort of caused the romantic element to fall a little bit flat as the relationship didn't develop in a linear fashion...That probably doesn't make any sense unless you've read it, but you'll see what I mean when you do. And you absolutely should!

4.5 Stars! ★★★★1/2
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