Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Published: May 14th, 2009 (Penguin)
Source: for review
Series: Strange Angels #1
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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 had seen this one around a lot, and the blurb sounded interesting.. So when I got it for review recently, I was very excited. And I still am, because Strange Angels proves to be the beginning of a fact paced, awesome series.
While Dru was a bit annoying in the beginning, she definitely grew on me while the story continued. I get it, her dad gets turned into a zombie, so that's enough to make a girl a bit whiny. But she grew as a character, and I really liked the characterisation of Dru. She wasn't unbreakable, but she did her best to be strong and tried to make the best of the situation that was at hand.
The thing I loved most, besides the excitement and how fast paced this book was, was Graves. He isn't your average goodlooking guy who sweeps a heroine off her feet, and I thoroughly enjoyed that. I loved his humor and most of all I loved the chemistry between Dru and Graves. They make a great duo, and I can't wait to read more about them. Actually, I found the chemistry between Dru, Graves, and Christophe to be pretty awesome as well. I loved how they had distinct personalities and I knew who was saying what without reading who said it (does that make sense?). The characters are just very well developed and fleshed out and I loved that they felt so real in between all the supernatural violence going on around them.
Strange Angels was fast paced and took me from one exciting situation to the next. It definitely made me excited to pick up Betrayals, which I will do as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.