Thursday, August 20, 2009

Book Review: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels
By Lili St. Crow
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?

This is going to be a fairly short review, because I'm not really sure how to express my feelings about this book. I was hesitant about reading this book after I read a few reviews, but I picked it up anyway. I liked the sound of the premise, so I thought "why not?".

I liked the book, and I definitely sympathized with Dru. It sucks beyond all reason to become an orphan and have to deal with the things that go bump in the night coming after you. Personally, I know that I wouldn't be able to keep my cool, or sanity, if my dad showed up at my door Zombie-ified.

While I thought the beginning felt slow, I definitely felt myself get sucked into the book after Graves befriended her. It felt like that was when all the action really started, and things started coming after her. When Dru finally started asking questions about what happened to her father she met Christophe (a half-human, half-vampire), who has some of the answers she was looking for. I'm personally a fan of Graves, probably because he's the outcast. He is also trying to get by on his own, and has developed some street smarts to get him through.

I'm looking forward to the sequel, which promises to hold more action, and some suspense. Of course, I'll also be reading it to see who wins in Graves v. Christophe.

Strange Angels
By Lili St. Crow
Published by Penguin Group
304 Pages
Rating B-

I guess that review wasn't all that short (oops).


Kelsey said...

Interesting review. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book. I have it in my TBR pile, so I'm really excited to read this (:

Amanda said...

That cover makes me think of Ghost Whisperer...

Tales of Whimsy said...

Good call Amanda! I'm a HUGE Ghost Whisperer fan too.

Love the review. This is definitely on my list too.

Alexia561 said...

This book has been on my wish list for awhile...looks like it's time to move it to my TBR pile! Thanks for the review!

Andrea said...

I've heard good things about this one and look forward to reading it one of these days.

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