The Tainted Poet's YA Book Review:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Re-Read? Definitely before the next one comes out. It's the first in the series!
Recommend? There is a lot of cussing in it, so if you don't mind that (and if you don't mind violence) then I think anyone who would enjoy a good butt-kicking heroine fighting the paranormal would enjoy this book. I would age it 15 and up, personally.
Release Date: May 14, 2009
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?
(Amazon Product Description).
What's a girl to do when the only person you can really count on turns into a zombie and you are forced to take him out? Dru Anderson's life is by no means easy. Sure, she goes to school, makes dinner, does her katas and kicks paranormal butt. But what else is normal when you know what the Real World is like and know that there is nothing normal about it?
Strange Angels is full of suspense, action and paranormal goodness. Any type of horrific creature you can think of has a good possibility of showing up. Vampires (suckers), Werewolfs (wulfen), Zombies... you name it. And on top of that, A headstrong female protagonist who knows how to use a gun. Pretty damn well, I might add. Did I mention her half-Asian sidekick, Graves?
I would have to say Graves is what really made me enjoy this novel. I don't know how it would be if he wasn't there for comic relief. He had me laughing at the most random of times! I liked Dru as well. She seemed very real to me, despite her lifestyle. Put her with graves and we have a pretty awesome team. I liked Christophe as well, but I wish he was in it more and that they developed his relationship with Dru more. At times things did get confusing because I feel the book didn't transition well when things got sticky, but all in all it was a fast read. At points, I really couldn't put the book down because I was increasingly engrossed in it. I am definitely looking forward to the next in the series.
Betrayals, the sequel to Strange Angels, comes out November 17, 2009. So keep a look out for it!