Strange Angels

Strange Angels

Book - 2009
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Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures of the "Real World," but now she must rely on herself, a "werwulf"-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents, and why.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2009
ISBN: 9781595142511
1595142517
Branch Call Number: YA SERIES STR
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 21 cm

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Stefanie1981
Nov 15, 2017

Loved this book. Will continue to read this series.

PrimaGigi Jul 19, 2015

I tire of self-deprecating lead heroines, I call it the Isabella Swan Syndrome (ISS); It's where writers think they are writing their lead female character with wit, sass and strength, in reality they come off as insecure smart-aleck, who's a selfish caricatures of teenage girls. Dru is supposedly blessed with the sight, which written does come as a burden, she is close-offed and harden by losing her mother, following her dad from city to city killing the supernatural. Her father leaves her most of the time to fend for herself. He is there, but its obvious he is just manually going through life. I was expecting something more from Dru, someone who is realistic about her life and the things that accompany it (since she claims to live in a realer reality then our own) I grew-up in the ages of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Charmed, Buffy was a teenage girl who was touched by the supernatural killed during her Sophomore year of High School and then resurrected, then killed again (you get the gist) Buffy is a blueprint of strong heroism for girls. She was witty, sassy, self-assured and faced her enemies head-on (Even after continually dying).

I'm to assume Dru will grow into herself, her powers and strength. Just not anytime soon. Dru's awkwardness in fighting or the fact that she made her training seem like a chore and not something that would help her survive irked me to no end. I find it hard to believe a girl who had a military father who knew about the underworld/supernatural would all have been so unprepared and sloppy, she has to kill a zombie in the first few pages. She just ends up tripping over herself to get to the gun. Who was training this girl The Three stooges? What is up with the blatant racism? The way she described Graves, and had to critique every facet of him, there was no necessary point to mention that Graves was a half-breed. That with half-breeds of our kind (you know us people of mixed race) they had that face that always remained young. Yeah, go f*** yourself, Dru.

VampiGrl Jun 09, 2013

I love graves he reminds me so much of my best friend I actually called him and asked him if he'd met the author. Then he came and read it and said that I reminded him of Dru in my take no prisoners attitude and dislike of guys with swollen heads. I then knocked him out and tied him to a bed. ( just kidding)

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Skyerocket1998
Jun 03, 2013

I really didn't like graves a whole lot in this one. Christophe is amazing!!

wenitallfails Jun 23, 2012

What an awesome book!!!! I've passed over it many times thinking it wasn't worth it. Until I read Vampire Academy & there was a preview. After reading it I hurried to get the book. Must read!! Its great!

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caitlyncharles
Jun 15, 2012

this book totally rocks! i bought it for a friend's birthday, didn't have any books to read so i read it before i wrapped it. i could hardly bear to give it away! Dru is awesome, and i can't wait to read the rest of the series!!!

acupcakelol May 15, 2012

It was alright. It's tedious in the beginning but about 3 or 4 chapter in, it starts to really kick up.

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CaitlynnNoelle
Apr 01, 2012

Not your typical teen book it was different. I loved this series!!

silverforest Nov 26, 2011

first book in the series of strange angels.

Aspiring_teacher Nov 02, 2011

The main character is a tough high school teen. Her father is a hunter of sorts, protecting people from the creatures most people deny exist. Someone said the words she used were weird & the spelling is different (ex. werwulf). I think she may be using Latin but have not researched to confirm this. It starts off a little slow you're just going to have to keep reading. It gets very good. As a tough girl she does trust her gut and is not completely heartless. This is not like Twilight, she's actually got a good head on her shoulders and you find yourself wishing her to come out on top in the troubled times she finds herself in.

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Mahala
Jan 30, 2011

Dru Anderson and her father live an unconventional life; they travel across the continent, tracking and killing dangerous supernatural things. Thanks to her father, Dru is a physically strong, and due to her time spent with her superstitious grandmother, psychically strong as well.

At first, this new town in the Midwest is nothing new, and her father's unwillingness to allow Dru accompany him on his hunts familiar. But when he doesn't come home alive, Dru is forced to face reality. She's not as capable as she once thought, nor as smart. There are things about the night and the Real World that her father never revealed to her. And if she hopes to make it until morning, she'll have to draw upon everything her father and grandmother ever taught her and learn to trust.

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Mahala
Jan 30, 2011

We're going to play the game Dru" - Dru's mother

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