Saturday, June 20, 2009

Review: Strange Angels


Author:  Lili St. Crow
Review Copy Provided by:  Penguin

About the Book:  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? 

My Review:  This is only the 2nd "zombie book" I've read.  I really liked it and it was a quick read for me.  I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know what happened to Dru.  She is a very independent, strong-willed character, and maybe that's why I connected with her.  I am the same way.  She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to go after it, or in this case, away from it sometimes.  Even when she is left alone, she doesn't give up.  Her father taught her well, so she relies on what she's learned from him, in all their years of zombie hunting, to keep her going.

Graves is a neat character.  I love the way St. Crow wrote him.  He deeply cares for Dru, even when she tries to run him off.  He is also strong-willed, because he doesn't care how many times she tells him to go away, don't get involved, he keeps coming back.  He's such a kind soul, reaching out to her when she's down and out.  They are like kindred spirits - each of them is alone in the world, but now they have each other.

St. Crow has written a winner.  If you like zombies, suspense, strong characters, you will enjoy Strange Angels.  I give it 4 out of 5 stars.


Lexie said...

It can't just be me, there has been such a explosion of YA zombie reads...I mean I've read 4 books alone in the last 6 months that were YA zombie!

Anyhow! I'm happy to formally introduce myself and begin to Follow your blog :) especially since we're fellow Ninjas! ::wink::

Beth F said...

I haven't yet read a zombie book, but that's just because I have so much waiting to be read.

Staci said...

My son has been reading zombie books forever!!! Zombies scare me but I do want to read this one!!

Jennsbookshelf said...

I love zombie books! This book has been on my "must read" list for so long. I've got to get my hands on a copy!

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