Thursday, August 12, 2010

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 the first installment in the Strange Angels series. I found that this book was dark, dangerous and different. Three Ds! I was really excited to read it because the cover on the copy that I have says, "Dru Anderson: Night Hunter. Knife Thrower. Heart Breaker." Unfortunately, I did find she was any of those things, at least in this installment.

In the beginning of the book, there was a sentence that really got to me. "I never saw Dad alive again." That aspect of the book really depressed me. Dru doesn't have anyone. First her mom, then her grandma, then her dad? Sad! It seemed like she had a really great dad too! Sure, he was always putting himself in danger fighting the bad guys and he would leave Dru home alone a lot but he did it for a reason. He made sure she was responsible and taught her a lot of valuable lessons.

One thing that really bothered me about this book is the extremely frequent use of the GD word. What the heck? It seemed like the word was used on every page. Seriously. Does Dru not know any other good swear words?

The beginning was really reeled me in because her dad dies and she is now alone and what is she supposed to do? The middle was less exciting for me. The end was awesome though. A new character is introduced, Christophe. That's where I kind of got reeled back in.

There are some mythical creatures that are totally new to me in this book that I am kind of excited about. suckers. So far all I know is that suckers are like vampires but they can also turn people into zombies. Scary! There are also different mythical creatures that are briefly introduced that I am excited about too.

Because I really liked the end and it made me really look forward to the next book in the series, Betrayals, I give this one an overall 4/5. The ending saved it.

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