Saturday, April 4, 2009

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Title: Strange Angels
Author: Lili St. Crow
Publisher: Razorbill
Reading Level: Young Adult, 14+
Publication Date: May 14, 2009
Pages: 301
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Rating: A
Plot - 17/20
Characters - 18/20
Writing - 19/20
Originality - 19/20
Entertainment - 10/10
Recommendation - 10/10
Total: 93/100

Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her father, hunting the things that go bump in the night and eat the unwary. It’s a weird life, but a good one–until it all explodes and a zombie busts into her new house.

Alone, terrified, and trapped in an icy town, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. Can she trust the boy who is just a little too adult–and just happens to get bit by a werwulf? Or the strange blue-eyed boy who tells her she’s heir to a long-forgotten power? Can she even trust her own instincts?

Because Dru is not the first in her family to be killed by the darkness of the Real World. The monsters have decided to hunt back–and now Dru has to figure out who to trust, who to fight, and when to run. And not incidentally, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of this alive.

And she has to do it in the next 24 hours, or it’s all over…

I was really excited to read this one. Paranormal. One of my favorite genres. I wasn't really sure what to expect of it, but maybe some action. I apprehended that it would be kind of like one of my favorite television shows, Supernatural, and it kind of was. Before I begin the actual review I just want to say this to all Supernatural fans out there: This is a novel for YOU!

Strange Angels started out with excitement. We got to know Dru and a little of what would probably come in the 300+ pages. My first impression of Dru was that she was a strong, smart, and impressive independent young woman. And in the rest of the novel, she proved right to me. I am a big fan of strong protagonists, and Dru was one. I loved seeing the Real World through her eyes. It was very interesting and exhilarating.

For those paranormal fans out there, this novel has everything you would want in it; zombies, werewolves (Werewulfen), vampires (Suckers), and freaky little [and sometimes big] monsters/creatures. It was very stimulating and vitalizing.

The plot was interesting and quite brilliant. St. Crow wove some many different things into one story and gave it something exciting. I don't want to spoil it, so I won't talk about it much anymore.

St. Crow is a master at words, she writes with intensity, emotion, and believability all in one. Her first young adult novel was unpredictable, intoxicating, and an acquisitive read. She led you in to a new world that is highly absorbing. I exceedingly recommend you buy this when it comes out on May 14th.


  1. AH!!! this is on my list to read this this yr. LOOKS so good and ur review proves it. AH!! must find it now.

  2. I can't wait to read this book- it's in my TBR pile! Great review!! :)

  3. It sounds really good. I can not wait to get the chance to read it.

  4. This sounds awesome! I would love to read it - guess I'm going to have to find it. :-) Thanks for the recommendation and the great review!

  5. I think I will bump this book up my tbr pile. Your review plus the summary makes me want to read it sooner. :)

  6. I've had this book in my wishlist for a long time now but I didn't know what to expect of it. Now I'm sure I'll enjoy it*

  7. Why wasn't this on my wishlist before?!

    It is now though, thanks to your fabulous review.

  8. I totally agree with your review. I can't wait for the sequel!


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