Zombies for a Change

Strange Angels was most definitely a change for me. Instead of focusing on vampires or werewolves, it focused on “guardian angels,” zombies, “suckers,” and “werwulfen.” Lili St. Crow certainly entertained me with this different not-such-a-fairy tale.

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 whoever—or whatever— is hunting her? ~Compliments of strange-angels.com

This story was suspenseful, exciting, and most definitely had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I admired Dru so much for her bravery and courage, despite her fear, and her ability to survive. I felt as though St. Crow did an excellent job personifying Dru as a character – even through her tough outer edge, a kindness came through that allowed her to care for her dad, Graves, and even Chris, to a point. From the very first chapter, Dru was the only character that you could rely on in the story, because she from her point of view, that was the only person she could trust, other than her dad, and from the description above, that didn’t last too long in the story.

The mystery in this YA novel was also great. The number of characters in the book were few and far between, but each filled the story completely, leaving no holes that are not meant to be there as cliff hangers. I loved how there was little serious romance because let’s face it: a LOT of the YA novels out there do. And that’s great. But Strange Angels was a refreshing change.

I highly recommend this book, and seriously need to find a copy of Betrayals VERY soon!
~Yours Truly

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