Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Strange Angels Review

Author: Lili St. Crow
Release Date: May 14, 2009
Pages: 304 (Paperback)
Publisher: Razorbill
Most Appropriate For Ages: 14+
Where I Got It: Won from ChicaReader
Challenges it counts for: Read your Name Challenge (1 of 2 S' for Jessica)

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?
It's not secret that I'm an action junkie. I grew up on the Maximum Ride series, and my current all-time favorites are The Hunger Games series. So, naturally, I gobbled up Strange Angels and then was hungry for more.

The plot is original. It's clearly not your typical paranormal romance. Actually, there's hardly any romance. There's a hint of romance that I suspect may become deeper in the next book, Betrayal. It's simple, and action-packed, and kept me on the edge of my seat.

Dru was awesome. Sarcastic, kick boo-tay, and everything else that I look for in a heroine. Graves, her best friend, was so easy to love and loyal. I really want them to get together....The there's Christophe. I liked him, but I didn't get to know him as well as I would've liked to, but I'm hoping we'll get to know him better in Betrayals.

Lili St. Crow's writing was impressive. Most of this was narration, definitely little dialogue. Usually, this would annoy me very badly, but Lili St. Crow made it work and then some!

My only complaint is that, and maybe this is just me being slow, sometimes I would miss things. Like moving to a new place, or exactly what was going on. Not sure if this had to do with the writing or the plot, or again just me being slow, but I didn't let it bother me. Overall, I really enjoyed Strange Angels. I can't wait to get my hands on book two!
How kid friendly is it? Kind of. There's lots of language in Strange Angels, as well as some violence.


  1. LOVE the Strange Angel's series, Betrayals is wonderful and am desperately wanting Jealousy!

  2. Great review! I've been wanting to read this one for so long! It soudns kick-ass :)

  3. I loved this book! I have Betrayals on my bookshelf I just need to actually read it! Great review :)

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