The next instalment in the Buffy-esque YA creature feature.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
No. of pages: 296
She’s no angel…
Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)
Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England Schola for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem—she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide…
Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust—and maybe even her heart?
This sequel to ‘Strange Angels’ is still with the fun characters, the adventure, and action filled storylines. St. Crow definitely has a superb writing style, however this felt a little wah-wah for me.
The plot felt like the Scooby Gang just went from point A to point B while fighting off some nasties. I missed the sarcastic humour and banter, I missed some major plot development, and finding out about some of the mythology of the ‘real world.’ It was definitely an engaging read, little tweaks on creature features were delightful. Though it did read like a middle book. I felt if there were some more reveals in the plot, a touch of character development this would have felt like a novel, not just a couple of chapters in a larger story.
The love triangle-esqe thing was a little bit tiresome, but I definitely lavished in how the relationship is building between Dru and Graves. This is my pairing for the win! There’s not much else to say about the characters, it was such a short novel that mainly consisted of a journey… but we don’t get any hero transformation because it is only part-way to the destination, so while I loved the story, and it was an entertaining read, it felt, well… empty. The only plus side in commenting on characters, it that of the protagonist – there was a real sense of Dru being lost that rang through strong and resonated with me…
This short novel was completed in two sittings, and am keen to continue on with the series in ‘Jealousy.’ I’d recommend this, but make sure you have the entire series to marathon because the individual volumes in this series don’t quite stack up as separate novels.
Overall feeling: Cool, but…
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