Thursday, May 28, 2009

Review and a giveaway: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

rating: 3 of 5 stars
From the back:

Dru: Sixteen-year-old Dru has what her grandmother called the touch - a sixth sense that drives her from town to town to hunt ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional reanimated corpse. But when evil comes knocking, can this loner tough girl stand the heat? Or is it just a matter of time before her blood turns cold?

Graves: Goth boy Graves has a big crush on new girl, Dru. And with his lopsided grin and shaggy hair, she's noticed him right back. Then a wulf bite threatens to change him for good and Dru will have to keep her distance...or else.

Christophe: Christophe's ice cold baby blues and wicked smile are the kind of looks that kill. He's got a hunch that Dru is way more special than she knows. Trouble is, he's not the only one who has caught her scent. And it will take more than his razor-sharp fanges to take out whatever - or whoever - is hunting her.

Can Dru stay alive long enough to fall for one - or both - of the guys hungry for her affections?
There is a lot of world building in this one. As the start of a series, Ms. St. Crow has a lot of explaining to do about this world and she does it. I think it takes a little away from the book itself as it never seems to really get going until the end.

However once it did get going, it really did get going. Even though I was slightly disappointed in this installment, I have to say I will gladly pick up the next installment when it comes out. I have now fallen in love with Dru, Graves and Christophe and want to learn more about their adventures and the world they live in.

So prepare yourself for the world building and I say that you will enjoy this book. The characters are very interesting and you care about them and also what is going on in this world is intersting. It's a different take on the paranormal and I really like it. You learn about all sorts of different paranormal types instead of just one or two that seem typical in paranormal books right now.

I'm really glad I got a chance to read this book and will continue to read Ms. St. Crow's books both young adult and her other books.

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