“There was a zombie at my back door. Its eyes swung up, and they were blue, the whites already clouding with the egg rot of death. Its jaw was a mess of meat and frozen blood; something had eaten half its face. Its fingertips, already worn down to bony nubs, scraped against the window. Flesh hung in strips from its hand, and my stomach turned over hard. Black mist rose at the corners of my vision, and the funny rushing sound in my head sounded like a jet plane taking off.”
I ended up buying this book on a whim many years ago. It was a 2 in 1 book (the first two books in the series), and it sounded interesting enough to justify spending $10 on it. I devoured these two books and went back to Chapters, and ended up grabbing the rest of the books in the series.
Strange Angels is a fast-paced YA paranormal book, and it is so so good! There is such a dark, creepy vibe to it. If you are a fan of vampires, werewolves, and all things that go bump the night, I would highly suggest you give this book (and series) a try. Lili does a great job of putting her own twist on the supernatural world. For me, I think it was her dark, edgy writing style that captured my attention. The story is fast-paced and will keep you guessing and wanting more.
I loved all the characters in this book. Dru is smart, fierce, and someone I want with me in a fight. She was just a fun character to go on a paranormal adventure with. She reminded me of Buffy, one of my favourite TV characters as a teenager. The secondary characters were also well thought out and added depth, fun, and mystery to this book. The setting could also be considered another character in this book. Lili did a fabulous job creating a creepy setting and oh so eerie. I will admit I was getting chills at times while reading this book.
This book definitely has the start of one of those famous love triangles that often grace many YA books. This love triangle involves Dru, Graves, and Christophe. One guy is a werewolf, and the other is a vampire, sound kind of familiar. But even though I am sure their romance will be stereotypical, I still enjoyed it. I think the reason why I enjoyed it so much was because it wasn’t the main focus of the story.
If you are looking for a paranormal book that will have you on the edge of your seat, I would highly recommend reading Strange Angels by Lili St.Crow.