Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has been different ever since she can remember.  She can sense things in the "Real World," bad things that normal folk don't have to worry about.  Living with her father isn't always easy since they move around A LOT.  His occupation?  To hunt those creatures of the night in the "Real World."  When her father fails to return home one night it is up to Dru to find him.  This task is going to prove more difficult than she ever could have imagined.  Daylight is her friend but she has to survive through the night or it could be her end. 

I was told that if I liked Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead that I would also like this book.  Well, I ended up absolutely loving the Vampire Academy series, so I figured I would give this one a try.  Sadly, I was a little disappointed.  The description on the actual book is a little misleading. It says: 
Dru Anderson. Night Hunter. Knife Thrower. Heart Breaker. 
I was expecting an amazing book and what I got was an okay book with a lot of potential. Dru was more like a younger version of Anita Blake from the series by Laurell K. Hamilton, only not as tough. However I was expecting someone more similar to Rose Hathaway.  Don't get me wrong, I liked the story and the concept but compared to other books in this genre it could haver been better.  There was a tiny thing, possibly petty,  that I felt shouldn't have irritated me, but did, and that was her spelling of werwulf.  Why? I guess to be different; I don't know but I didn't like it.

It took me longer than it should have to get through this book mainly because the main character, Dru, was somewhat annoying.  She is supposed to be this strong, female zombie fighter but she is more like a scared kid trying to act tough.  I suppose the latter is more realistic and I guess I can appreciate that but I wanted the girl to be more kick-ass. Given her loss and age, maybe that's a little harsh and I definitely can sympathize but I was rooting for her to pull it together but that moment never really happened.  I will say it wasn't all bad, once I got further into it, the action picked up and it became much more enjoyable.  Like I said before, this series has huge potential to be amazing!  There were a lot of things left open and I'm definitely interested enough to continue with the series.  I hope that the next installment Betrayals  doesn't disappoint. 


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brandileigh2003 said...

Thanks for honest review. I have shied away from this one and sounds liek for good reason. I also really loved VA.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Carissa said...

I have heard mixed things about this series as well, so thanks for the heads up!

Did I mention how happy I am to see that you're reading BULLET?

I heart Anita!

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