Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Title: Strange Angels
Author: Lili St. Crow
Pages: 293, paperback

Publisher: Razorbill

Tags: Supernatural, Psychic Ability, Werewolves, Vampires, Orphans, Identity

Age Group: Young Adult

Overall Rating:

Dad? Zombie

Mom? Long Gone

Me? Well, That's the Scary Part

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

Dangerous, armed, and mysterious Dru, a sixteen year old is a ghost, vampire, werewolf, and zombie hunter. Dru and her dad travel around the country hunting for supernatural creatures. After settling in a new city, Dru faces a new adventure when her dad mysteriously gets turned into a zombie in one of his hunts and his corpse sent back home to Dru. Many twist and turns lead Dru to use her fighting skills to defend herself from the enemies that seek her after her dad's death.

While at the mall, family-less Graves befriends Dru and, while trying to help her, Dru is bitten by a werewolf. To protect her comes a half-vampire Christophe. He claims that Dru is more important than she ever could have imagined. Dru doesn't know what to believe. Who is he and what side is he on? And who else is hunting Dru? And why? The Real world is a frightening place!

I have mixed feelings about this book. It's greatness was on and off. I felt like most of the ideas where recycled from other literature. On many aspects, I felt like it fell flat. Don't get me wrong, the plot is intriguing and of interest to the reader, but some parts of this book were extra.

Crow gets into Dru's mind and makes readers want more. It was a roller coaster of events full of drama, action, and adventure. This made me love the book. Although, some parts caused confusion as the story moved made me lose interest. The action does not last all throughout the book, which disappointed me. Some parts of gruesome and distracting, that turned me off.

Overall, it was a full of trill, well developed, action packed, full of mystery, and suspense that I want more of in the sequel Betrayals. From reading Strange Angels, I can see potential in the series. Without looking at its defects it was a great and trilling story!








Kelsey said...

I have this in my TBR pile and can't wait to read it.

Great review(:

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Ohh, I did a short review of this one myself some time ago! Definitely agree with you on that there were parts that were good, and parts that were just meh... okay. Nice review! :)

Addicted Book Reader said...

I want to read this so much! Very awesome review : D

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Nice review!

I accidentally only checked out the sequel from the library--need to get this first one! I really want to read it.