Review: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Summary: Dru Anderson isn’t a normal girl. She fights things that go bump in the night while trying to keep up as a teenage girl living in both the real and normal world. When she comes home one night to find her dad as a zombie, she knows her world is turned upside down. Now she’s on her own while creatures try to bring her down. Graves, a boy who is also on his own, takes interest in Dru. And together they try to figure out what’s going on around them while trying to stay alive…getting injured and picking up other allies along the way.
If Dru Anderson had a theme song, I’m pretty sure it would be Can’t Be Tamed by Miley Cyrus. Dru is one courageous, butt-kicking girl that knows how to talk back and control even the strongest men. I’m jealous of her. Really jealous.
Graves is cool. He’s the guy that gets sucked into the mess because he’s just trying to help. I love his humor and his recoveries to really messy situations. But it was a definite turn off to find out that he smoked and stuff. But I guess its reality. Christophe is intense. He’s nice but mean at the same time. And even though he is doubted, I know he’s a good guy.
Lili St. Crow’s writing is descriptive and easy to understand. What I liked is that the characters talked like teens do. It’s easier to connect to the characters when they use the same words as we do! The setting of the book worked really well and I think it leads up to things in the next book.
The author crafts a wonderful world using all of the creatures in the myths. It’s nice to get the whole supernatural buffet once in a while since some creatures aren’t always featured in the spotlight. There are twists and turns throughout the whole book, leading up to the final moment that definitely goes out with a boom!
It left me wanting the sequel the second I finished. If you like creatures, sarcasm and girls who can shoot an AK 747, I highly recommend this book! And if you don’t, pick it up anyway!
Rating: 4 / 5