Released: May 2009
Rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: Minimal
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?
I've only read one other by this author but I already know I will keep buying books by Lili St. Crow. I gotta give St.Crow props for writing this with the same feel as a adult novel. I have seen many a author who write a YA novel after writing adult novels then the YA novel is dumbed down or there is less of the author's selves in them. Especially in the violence department. Night Shift (by Lili St Crow) had all the action and violence I tend to crave in an Urban Fantasy and I honestly did not think her YA novels would have the same punch. Much to my surprise Strange Angels did.
One of my favorite parts of this book was when Dru's father comes home as a zombie. Dru has to come to terms pretty quickly since her dad is now trying to kill her. The details just put me right in there. I think if it were me, I couldn't have found the strength. I just found this scene powerful. Dru is definitely a character you'll want to cheer for. Different than Jill from StCrow's Night Shft. While I think some found Jill to be a bit harsh (I loved her), Dru was a bit softer. Her father obviously was trying to keep her out of the "Real World" as Dru calls it, the world of all things supernatural, so she has a bit of vulnerability to her. Graves, the main guy in this book, I also loved. The fact that he was just the type of person to help a complete stranger out made him a hero in my eyes. I loved that he kept on pushing Dru into letting him into her life and he wouldn't take no for answer.
Overall an extremely enjoyable read. I would recommend this for older teens and adults alike who enjoy action packed urban fantasy.
Strange Angels Series
Book #1 Strange Angels
Book #2 Betrayals
Book #3 Jealousy
Book #4 Defiance
Book #5 Reckoning