Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels, a Book Review

Don't you love sitting down and finding a book that you love right from the beginning? One that makes you semi-neglect your kids (not that this is good!) and totally neglect your laundry? Well, this is one of 'em.

Strange Angels
by
Lili St. Crow

Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson has grown up traveling the country with her demon-hunter father. When he tries to tackle a powerful sucker named Sergej in the Dakotas, he is turned into a zombie. After stopping him from killing her, Dru must save herself when she, too, becomes Sergej's target.

What I liked about this book: This book made my heart speed up, made me jump at the smallest sounds, and made me temporarily scared of the dark. And, call me old fashioned, but there was no teen sex--I found that kinda refreshing.

The Main Character: Dru is awesome. She NEVER needs a guy to jump in and save her butt. At the same time, she's so down-to-earth and normal, her character is believable--even when she's battling a flaming hound.

The Side Character: Graves. He was awesome! Totally your average, dorky guy that melts your heart just by being himself.

What Made This Book Unique: The author's take on the supernatural was so creative, so engrossing, it sent shivers down my spine.

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6 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

OOhhhh...great review! I've been eyeing this book for a while. NICE!

Matthew Rush said...

Hmm, sounds cool. Interesting premise, thanks Bethany!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I love books that suck you in like that! Beautiful review! It sounds suspenseful and fast paced. And gotta love a strong heroine!

The Golden Eagle said...

I just took that book out of the library, so thanks for the review!

Elana Johnson said...

Great review! Why didn't I sign up for this one??

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This wasn't on my list, but it is now! Thanks for the great review! And thanks for your comment on my QT post. :D