Thursday, January 07, 2010

Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow

Dru and her dad have moved around quite a bit. The reason for this is that her dad hunts monsters (zombie, vampire, and various otherworldlies). Dru also has this ability where she can sense danger coming. One day her dad leaves on a mission, and after a few days he comes back, but he's a zombie. She kills him and then goes on the run. Dru hides out in the mall with her friend Graves. They come under attack by werewulfs and Graves is bitten by one. Dru decides to head back to the house to try and figure out what is behind her dad being turned into a zombie and the attack on her and Graves. As she's going through her dad's things she finds a phone number of someone who might have answers. She calls and meets him, and it turns out the guy is a djamphir, a half-human, half-vampire. She also finds her dad's wallet and locket along with his truck. Christophe comes to the house and tells her she's in danger from the thing her dad was hunting and she needs to leave immediately.

This was a good opening book to this series. I liked how Lili St. Crow lays out the groundwork and the characters for the series. As I was reading this book, I kept seeing similarities to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which is probably why I enjoyed it. The character of Dru is similar to the character of Buffy. They are both strong and independent and know what they have to do in any situation, even if it means sacrificing someone they love for the greater good. I'm looking forward to reading the next book, which is called Betrayals, and out in bookstores now.

T.B. 1/7/10

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