Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels
By Lili St. Crow
2010, Razorbill, 304 pages



My hubby took one look at this book cover and its tagline (Night hunter. Knife thrower. Heart breaker.) and said "Oh, this book is SO you..."

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.com description

Vampires, werewolves, demon hunters...oh my! He was right; I do enjoy a book with a supernatural twist. Did I love this one? Eh. Let's put it this way: I will 100 percent read the next two books in this series. Am I ready to devour them, can't go another section without running out to Borders or loading up my Kindle to get them? The way I was with The Hunger Games? Nah.

And I love me a love triangle too. And from the way this book is marketed, it sounds like there's plenty of triangle in this one. But there really isn't at all. Christophe, the vampire-ish guy who shows up midway through the books, doesn't seem interested in Dru...at all. Nor does she seems interested in him. Perhaps this comes into play more in the second and third books, but I just didn't get the romantic vibe. His character's involvement in the plot line seemed a little forced.

I liked the character of Graves, on the other hand, but have this to say: Just ignore the lengthy descriptions of how Goth he is. Really, do yourself that favor. It was a turn-off for me, and I'm not sure it was necessary. Nice that he was half-Asian...don't see that often in YA lit...but WOW did I pause when St. Crow called him a "half-breed." I was shocked by that word choice. Double turn-off.

Well, I'm not usually this critical! But whatever, ignore it all, cause I'm still totally reading the next book, Betrayals.

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1 comment:

  1. ".....St. Crow called him a "half-breed." I was shocked by that word choice. Double turn-off."

    Yeah that as the point that I quit reading. I have a TBR list a mile long so I decided to move on. Thanks for the great review

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