Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Release Date: May 14th, 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Dad? Zombie.I absolutely loved this book. While I have read many stories with a main character who has an attitude, I have never read one that is quite done in this fashion.
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, travelling 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 hunt 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 . . .
The most enjoyable portion of the book for me has to be the writing style. The spunky, take-no-crap voice that the book is written in simple made me want to read more. It had personality that I haven’t seen in books for a while. I love the Maximum Ride books for the spunky voice of Max, and this book out did her voice, making the character a true heroine.
The characters themselves were fun to read about. I love how Graves is the sidekick and comic relief with his innocent innuendos and comments. He counteracts the serious attitude of Christophe, who I personally would love to see Dru start a relationship with, since I see Graves as a more sidekick and not a possible love interest.
I can’t wait for the sequel to come out so that the story can continue!