Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (Copy read is ARC)
Pub Date: May 14, 2009
Age Level: Young Adult
Synopsis (From Amazon):
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?
I'd like to start by saying that I really didn't think I'd like this. I thought it would creep me out to much and I'd quit reading it. Even though I read a large variety of books, I don't particularly care for creepy, zombie and vampire type books. Well, it turns out that I actually really enjoyed this book. It might have been a tad creepy at times, but not enough to really weird me out or anything like that.
Strange Angels was a thrilling and suspenseful book that kept me turning the pages. Only a severe migrane kept me from finishing it sooner. I thought the characters were very well rounded and there was a great plot to it. However, though I liked her writing style in general, I felt the amount of swearing used was a bit unnecessary. The ending was satisfying, promising a sequel. (Which we already knew there would be.) You can be sure that this is going to be one that I'll re-read.
I'm extremely looking forward to reading Betrayals, the next in the series. Which releases November 17th, by the way. I believe Lili St. Crow's new YA series will definitely be the next big thing in paranormal lit for young adults. So, move aside Stephenie Meyer, you have more than met your match. (OOO...bet I get some nasty comments for that remark. :P)
Sorry this review was a lot shorter and less detailed but I haven't been feeling quite up to par the past few days. :(Grade