Thursday, September 29, 2011

Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow

After Dru's father comes home "dead", Dru is left with the task to kill the only home she knew.  With the supernatural constantly hot on her trail, and two boys vying for her attention, Dru must use her wits and training to survive and outsmart the evil that is after her, and come face to face with a secret clouded by death.  Who will she trust?  Where can she go?  How will she survive?

If you are a fan of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television show, you are going to love this series by Lili St. Crow.  This is not your typical girl has tradegy, enter boy, fall in love kind of story. This book (heck, the entire series!) is an action packed adventure., chock full of girl power.  Fans of "The Vampire Academy" book series will appreciate the continuity of information St. Crow uses in her novels.  You'll have to check out those books to to understand.  Describing it may give away events related to this book, and I don't want to spoil the fun!
St. Crow does a great job of getting the reader into the mind of main character, Dru Anderson.  During a fight with whatever creature comes, the reader is treated to a play by play of commentary in the mind of Dru, complete with pep talks and witty comments.
Lili St. Crow's writing style is simply one word . . . ADDICTIVE!  I flew through these books like there was no tomorrow.   The characters in the book(s) are genuine, and the interactions they have with each other are memorable.  The twists and turns St. Crow incorporates into this series provide an enjoyable reading experience.  I can totally and completely see this series becoming a television series, or possibly . . . a movie? 
A must have for any fan of the vampire genre.  Pick up this book and get lost in the world of Dru Anderson, where your zombie turned father comes back to kill you, and you have to choose between a newly turned werewolf and a sexy half-breed vampire.
Who will you choose? 
Team Christophe!

When I came across the Strange Angels novels I had been so obsessed with getting to the bookstore and reading them. Mainly because I made the mistake of watching the trailer (which is found above, of course I found it on a different accident and by accident), I had been going through a dystopia craze and expected that this would be one of those novels. From watching the trailer and not reading the synopsis what did you gather? That it was about some sort of apocolypse or am I the only person who got that?
  Either way I was disappointed when I read it and found out that this wasn't even close to what I imagined. I expected there to be more zombies, more cold blooded killing which would give the novel more psychotic fun. Instead it was something else entirely.
In Lili St. Crow's novel I found great emotion, especially in the scene where Drew ends up (spoiler alert!) gunning down her father. The entire novel is then more revolved around how she survives without her Dad, which sadly wasn't A. what I expected and B. the most awesome thing ever.
  I found that the entire Strange Angel novel was very detailed and was packed with action but was almost too full of mourning. Each page would mention some sort of sorrow or guilt from Drew and yes I understand that it would be completely normal BUT it does get annoying a small bit. The novel finally got good half past the middle, when suddenly (cue the spotlights!!!) Cristophe comes into the picture.
  I then found the novels like some sort of mix of Vampire Acadamy and Twilight which I enjoyed more than anything and so I would recommend this to fans of vampire novels and buffy the vampiresque novels.
  Give me an S-T-R-A-N-G-E--A-N-G-E-L-S what's that spell Strange Angels!!!


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