Saturday 26 March 2011

Book Review: Strange Angels by Lili St.Crow

strange-angels-coverTitle: Strange Angels
Author: Lili St. Crow
Series: Strange Angels Series
Warnings: Violence, swearing, uh... I don't pick up these things...
Summary from Lili St.Crow's website: Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her father, hunting the things that go bump in the night and eat the unwary. It’s a weird life, but a good one–until it all explodes and a zombie busts into her new house.
Alone, terrified, and trapped in an icy town, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. Can she trust the boy who is just a little too adult–and just happens to get bit by a werwulf? Or the strange blue-eyed boy who tells her she’s heir to a long-forgotten power? Can she even trust her own instincts?
Because Dru is not the first in her family to be killed by the darkness of the Real World. The monsters have decided to hunt back–and now Dru has to figure out who to trust, who to fight, and when to run. And not incidentally, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of this alive.
And she has to do it by sundown, or it’s all over…
Review: This book has a basic "Main character has previously fought paranormal creatures; the paranormal creatures fight back" plot line. However it is unexpectedly not too cliché. There are some plot twists and Dru is a comical narrator. The first person narrative and swearing (I'm sure that many authors underestimate a humans capacity to not swear at everything that goes wrong and anyway, wouldn't you swear a bit in a life and death battle?) ensures brilliant character depth. Some mysteries in this book which I hope will be revealed in the sequel (I haven't read it yet) such as why Christophe smells like apples. That really annoys me.
Rating: 4, an enjoyable, interesting take on a sort of vampires vs. werwulf and half-vampire
Note: the stupid pictures are hard to control and the have ended up in the wrong place. Due to my computer not taking mp4 and also my lack of html skills they will be there, in the wrong place, forever.

1 comment:

  1. I love this series, you should definitely check out the other books! Great review.


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