by Lili St. Crow
Strange Angels, book two
No more little miss nice girl.
The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken on her fair share of bad guys. She's armed, dangerous, and not going down without a fight. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust...
Poor Dru. Her parents are long gone. Her best (okay, only) friend Graves has been bitten by a werwulf. And she just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn't entirely human. Now Dru's strange and handsome savior, Christophe, has her hidden away at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens. Trouble is, she's the only girl in the place. The really bad news? Dru's killer instinct says that one of her schoolmates wants her dead.
St. Crow did it again. I started this book and could not put it down. I gobbled it up in one sitting and then immediately wanted the next one! Dru is an awesome character...like Buffy or a female version of Dean from Supernatural.
The cover of this book really captures the characters well. Dru is confused and trying to survive in unfamiliar territory, unsure of who her enemies are and what powers she may grow to have as a svetocha. Graves, now a loup-garou, able to utilize werwulfen powers without becoming furry, only wants to protect Dru. Christophe on the other hand, claims he wants to protect and train Dru, but keeps disappearing and leaving Dru to be looked at by others...some of whom may not have her best interests at heart.
While Dru is struggling to figure things out she is also confused about her feelings for these two very different young-ish boys. In a whirlwind few days, Dru is able to run with the werwulfen, has to fight off the bloodlust, can sense new things, and questions everything around her. As it seems more and more likely that someone is out to get Dru, who can she really afford to trust?
Excitement. Danger. Betrayal. Secrets. Passion. Friendship.
Just plain awesome!