In Strange Angels, 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?
Dru has always known about the poltergeists, vampires and werwulfen that inhabit the Real World since her father has traveled the country battling them, often with Dru's help. But when he is killed after they move to the Dakotas and sent back as a zombie to kill her Dru digs deeper into her history, trying to find out who murdered her mother and who is after her. Graves, an orphan, joins up with her and is soon turned into a loup-garou by a wolf bite, and Dru is able to get some answers from Christophe, a djamphir (part human, part vampire). In her YA debut, St. Crow (who writes adult novels as Lilith Saintcrow) creates with masterful prose a vivid and dark world that will mesmerize readers. Dru's mix of strength and vulnerability peppered with teenage observations (as when she compares mean teachers to sharks, "machines made for eating, with a finely tuned sense for blood in the water") make her a fully relatable character, and teens will dig the Buffy-like blend of supernatural action and wit. Ages 12 up.
Best books you will ever read. Every time I finished the books in the series I would get sad and then run to the store to buy the next book. Trust me it's worth the money BUY THE SERIES!!
It’s a pretty good book, I only have two complaints.
First one being that she constantly mentions Grave’s “ethnic beauty” “features” “halfbreed”. It gets overly repetitive and very annoying within the first few chapters.
The second one is that she reuses a few phrases throughout the book until they also become repetitive. I believe I read three-four times that she almost bit her tongue in two when she’d fallen. There’s other ways to emphasize a fall was bad.
This book was very interesting and even a page turner