Book Review

When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

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Strange Angels (Strange Angels #1) by Lili St. Crow

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?

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Strange Angels is the first book in the series by author Lili St. Crow. I read Lili’s other series, Tales of Beauty & Madness and I absolutely loved them. The world building, the writing and the characters (go Cami and Ruby), so I knew I was willing to give her other books a try.

Strange Angels…. this book was, wow. First off, this is the young adult version of the television series Supernatural. Dru and her dad travel all over the US hunting down the things that quite literally go bump in the night, they are hunters. They go to shifty bars to get info from other hunters, they visit occult shops and get some hoodoo. There is a very to supernatural creatures mentioned and hinted to. There are spells/wards to protect the house and so much more.

However things go real bad real fast, basically it was a shit-show. Dru’s father is killed and turned into a damned zombie she is left all alone and things go down hill from there. Dru has to figure out what to do when the things she has hunted starts hunting her. She meets people along the way that help her sort through what is left of her life and some family secrets come to light, like Dru realizing she isn’t what she think she is.

In this weird supernatural tale Dru seems very realistic. She complains about her hair and a zit she woke-up with, she is a sarcastic smart-ass who is grumpy most of the time (I mean with the events in this book who wouldn’t be) and she is not very trusting. Dru is not your typical character, she complains, she has to pee at the wrong moments, she ask herself throughout this book “Where in the hell are the adults”, she turns tail and run when it is called for and she has a mouth that could at times put sailors to same.

The other characters were decent and the plot wasn’t something I expected. There were a few twists through-in, at times I couldn’t tell who to trust and now I have a whole lot of questions I want answered.

Stranger Angels has, monster-uglies and beautiful monsters, family secrets, betrayal, plot twist, mysteries, a whole lot of action and a teenage sporting a .22. I am looking forward to the next book Betrayals, because what else can go wrong.

Overall 4 stars
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