Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Review: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: May 2009
304pp
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?
So, Dru is this bad-ass heroine with kick-ass abilities who’s just trying to survive in the “Real World” after the death of her father. She teams up with unlikely characters in Graves and Christophe to find out who murdered her father.

This is a dark and edgy read where things go bump in the night. The supernatural creatures in this book include Werewulfen (Werewolves), Suckers (Vampires), Zombies and others. They are well imagined and I had no problems picturing them.

There were times I found Dru a little annoying, she wanted to take on the world on her own and push everyone away but I came to understand that she’s just as vulnerable and wants to protect her friends from the dangers that seem to be chasing her – this is just her persona to keep from losing control.

St. Crow did a great job with the plot as I could not put this one down and the characters are well developed. Graves is such a Sweetheart! What can I say about Christophe? 1 word “HOT!” Strange Angels is full of non-stop action and loads of ass-kicking throughout. There are exciting twists and turns in this book. There are also some humorous moments that had me laughing out loud.

This was an exciting start to a series. Betrayals the follow-up to Strange Angels comes out November 2009 and I can’t wait to crack it open!

Rating: 4.5 out 5 stars

57 comments:

  1. I want this book so bad! x) Thanks for the review!

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  2. This sounds so good. Thanks for the review!

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  3. I actually got this book in the mail today. I had won it from The Compulsive Reader. I'm very glad to see you liked it.

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  4. I can't wait to read this, and I'm glad it's good! I love the shiny effect of the cover too.

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  5. I want this book! Seems like my kinda read. ;) Great review.

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  6. I just started reading this over the weekend, and I have to admit that I am finding Dru to be a bit annoying from the get-go (glad to know it's just not me). But I am still eager to finish it. Haven't met Christophe yet. But Graves is quite the sweetheart. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. sounds just my sort of thing. thanks

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  8. Her dad shows up as the walking dead?!?? Wow, that's got to have been a crappy day.

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  9. The take on the world attitude can get old fast but this sounds like it has a great plot!

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  10. This sounds really good. And the trailer makes it look even better!

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  11. This sounds so good - I love the ones you stay up all night reading!

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  12. Didn't see my last comment come through but wanted to add I've really, really been wanting to check this book out!

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  13. This sounds like a great book.I've read all positive reviews for it.

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  14. Glad you liked it, I sure hope I get a chance to read it. :)

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  15. This sounds like a great read. I love anything with supernatural elements in it.

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  16. This book looks so good! It's on my WL!

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  17. Sounds like a rip-roaring story!

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  18. I've had my eye on this book forever! OK, maybe not forever, but since it's ARC came out!

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  19. Sometimes I have a problem with those lead female characters who are too hardcore for their own good. But, I try to take them for their worth and determine why they are like they are. It makes reading about them a lot more... I don't know, less annoying. :P

    Valorie
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  20. I sooo want to read this book, and my opinion didn't change after reading this great review!

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  21. 4 1/2 stars? Wow. I guess you really did like this one. I gotta admit I've read a couple of reviews on this books already, and I keep wanting it more and more. The way the story opens up sounds really intriguing, and critics seem to like St. Crow's style. It's on my wish list now, if not before.

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  22. This book sounds so good, talk about Girl Power!!

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  23. I really want to read this one!

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  24. I heard from others that they found Dru annoying. I'm glad to find that it didn't ruin the book!

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  25. You really write a good review - I want to read this book!

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  26. This sounds like an amazing book and since I tend to lean towards Paranormal/Fantasy books, I wanna read it!

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  28. This sounds like it would keep me turning pages until I get to the end. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  29. Sounds like something I would absolutely love!

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  30. Great review. It reminds me of the show "Supernaturals". Instead of two handsome men, it's a heroine who kicks ass. Definitely want to read this book. (Hugs)Indigo

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  31. 4.5 stars! I really like the cover on this; she looks fierce! And of course, the synopsis sounds really intriguing. Definitely one to check out. Awesome review!

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  32. Have you seen the trailor for this? It's super cool and makes me want to read it even more.

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  33. I love all these '09 books with the kickass female leads... so refreshing! This sounds so interesting, I can't wait to read it!

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  34. This sounds just like my kind of book. And at 4 1/2 stars, you must have really liked it! Can't wait!

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  35. Sounds like a great book :) Can't wait to read it!!

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  36. Sounds like a great book I will have to look for it at the bookstore.

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  37. I agree with the person who commented about how this book sounds like the show Supernatural. I can't wait to give it a shot! Great review

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  38. This book looks great. I really want to read it!

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  39. I'm intrigued with this story. It looks great and your reveiw has just whet my appetite for more. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  40. I really want this book. Another dark and edgy fantasy read... Once again- thanks for the review

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  41. Great review, sounds right up my alley. I love things that go bump in the night so definitely going to check this one out!

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  42. It sounds like a fascinating book, I can't wait to read it!

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  43. Who doesn't like books where the protagonist is a strong woman with some additional power. Great review. Thanks.
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  44. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review

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  45. This book sounds great. I want it!

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  46. I've had my eye on this book for ever and a day XD I really like the cover image.

    Lexie

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  47. The review only makes me that much more eager to read it.

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  48. Totally great book. I can't wait for the second one.

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  49. I'm in :) Thanks for the opportunity.

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  50. Man oh man does this book look good! I have been unable to find this at my local store and I have been searching. I love your review!

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  51. Great review! I totally want to read this.

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  52. This looks like a must read book! Especially for those late nights where I just want something of this genre to pick up!

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  53. Oooh, now I really want to read this book--and her other series as well :) Thanks for the review!

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  54. Wow. This sounds really intense. In a good way. My kind of book. I've been meaning to read this. Thanks for reviewing it.

    Max.

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  55. This book sounds really good and your review was so helpful. I love knowing what a book it about and if it is recommended since there are so many books and so little time. I love this site for the chance to win and am now a follower.

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