Series and Book #: Strange Angels #1
Dad? Zombie. Mom? Long gone. Me? Well, that’s the scary part.
The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken down her fair share of bad guys. She’s armed, dangerous, and ready to kill first and ask questions later. So it’s gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust…
Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember, traveling from town to town with her father to hunt the things that go bump in the night. It’s a weird life, but a good one—until it all explodes in an icy, broken-down Dakota town, when a hungry zombie busts through her kitchen door. Alone, terrified, and trapped, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. The monsters have decided to hung back—and this time, Dru’s on their menu. Chances of survival? Slim to none.
If she can’t last until sunup, it’s game over…
Dru Anderson’s not afraid of the dark. But she should be.
I've been meaning to check out this series for awhile, and finally when a friend of mine recommended them to me did I get around to it. I can't say its the greatest choice I've ever made in my literate life, but the book was definitely good.
Dru was a very stubborn and very moody character. She's always wanted her dad's approval, seeing as how her mother is dead, so she's very obedient to him. She's not all-knowing. She has her skills and her weaknesses, and Lili St. Crow does a good job of showing that she is, indeed, a teenager, and there's a lot she needs to learn. Graves was a fun sidekick. He wasn't portrayed as a typical strong-guy type seen in many paranormal YA novels. Dru had to save him from himself, which was a welcome change of pace.
Lili St. Crow's writing during the scenes with the supernatural was excellent. The werewolf jumping through the window at the mall, and the creatures trying to kill Dru in her dreams, and the zombies...I was scared for Dru's life! I'm interested to see how the series continues with the new character introductions at the end and, of course, I want to know what Dru is short for. But I must say, this series isn't my number one must read at the moment. It's one of those books to read in a lull, when you need something good and can commit to an entire series.
The Cover: Wonderful! The darkness, Dru's expression, even the lettering adds anticipation to the book.