Monday, October 24, 2011

Book review: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Someone has turned Dru's father into a zombie, her mother is long gone. Dru finds herself all alone in this world, only sixteen years old.

The scariest part? Beings that goes bump in the night has suddenly taken a particular interest in her. There's are nastys coming from The Real World knocking on Dru's door.

Can Dru survive the night?

Strange Angels is the first installment in a young adult(for the older YA audience) urban fantasy series by Lili St. Crow. In total it will be a five book series(the fifth and final installment is expected out in November this year). Lili St. Crow has created a believable and strong heroine in Dru Anderson.

My thoughts:
My first thought after reading the first page? Why was I such an idiot that I didn't ever consider buying the second installment before starting the first? I had instant cravings for more after turning the last page of Strange Angels. Don't come back here and say I didn't warn you if you decide to read Strange Angels.

Dru's story starts out quite dramatic and unexpectedly she finds herself all alone in this world. Even though Dru knows how to kick some supernatural ass and knows how to load her gun she is frightened to be alone and face the horrors of the Real World. The only thing she has to get by with is her home and a fifty dollar bill. Dru knows she has to keep up appearances so that she can keep her house, so she goes to school. After a not-such-a-great-day at school Dru meet fellow student Graves. Graves is such a sweet guy and he genuinely cares for our slightly damaged heroine.

Dru goes through some changes between the first and final page and she discovers she has some hidden talents. A guy named Christophe shows up somewhere along in this story, I was never quite sure if he was one of the bad guys or the good guys, or what kind of role he would play in the continuation of the story really. I guess I have to find out in the next installment.

Book trailer:

The cover:
I don't like it all that much, it doesn't say Dru to me.

My rating of this book:
- superb

Want a second opinion?:
The Book Nerd Club - mummazappa's review convinced me to pick up my copy.
YA Vampire Books

Want to know more?
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Full disclosure: Purchased

This book can be purchased from a number of local retailers and on-line book stores such as Amazon or The Book Depository (I'm not an affiliate of either). The latter store does by the way have free shipping to about 100 countries. 


  1. Sounds awesome and I do want to read it :D But at least now i would know that I might really need book 2 also ;)

  2. It is good to see that you noticed my warning, I wouldn't like to be sued or anything because of instant cravings LOL

  3. Ooooh I love books that take you in from the first page. They always end up being awesome and I Was already looking forward to this one.

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  4. I had the same reaction as you - why didn't I buy the second book at the same time as buying the first! I love this series, I can't wait to read the last one :-)

  5. I've read the first three books in this series, and really enjoyed them. Dru is a nice change from "the average" YA heroine; I love her determination.

  6. Danielle and BJ: I'm so glad to hear that you've both continued with, and liked, this series :) I've purchased the two next installments on audio

    GiselleI hope you enjoy it once you get to it :D

  7. i just finished the last book but its an incomplete ending i want to know if there is another book. i mean does she want christophe or graves?!! i hope she chooses christophe..


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