Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow
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'm not sure how I found out about this book in the first place. I think I stumbled over it on Amazon.com one day, and it caught my interest. Then I ordered it from the library. It came. I didn't read it. It went. I ordered it again. It came. I read the first chapter, lost interest (it read like a ripoff of the tv show Supernatural, but with a girl main character instead of two brothers...this bothered me), it went back.
Apparently third time's a charm. It came from the library again. I read it. I got past the Supernatural similarities (I got over myself), and I settled in. I wasn't crazy about Dru in the beginning. Then Graves was introduced, and I fell in love. I want Graves to be my highschool boyfriend. He's the geeky goth kid who starts following Dru around and helping her, only to be dragged down into the paranormal insanity with her.
The character of Graves is what made me give this little book a chance, and I'm so glad I did, because once it starts moving, it doesn't stop. Great paranormal read, great interaction between the characters, and I even started loving Dru.
In summary, I wish I owned this book. Why don't I own this book? This must be remedied!
Strange Angels (Strange Angels, Book 1)