Strange Angels is a fun start to a series that will appeal to any fan of Cassandra Clare or Scott Westerfeld . . . or the movie Underworld, which it more closely resembles. St. Crow delivers a tightly-written, fast-paced, novel full of paranormal action that exceeds the expectations set by the blurb on the back. I went in expecting the usual vampire/shifter/girl love triangle. And I got something so much better.
Despite the vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc. that inhabit St. Crow’s world, at the heart of this book is Dru’s struggle with intimacy and the way she is forced to accept others into her life, which she is so not ready to do. Graves’ and Dru’s relationship makes this book, while the action keeps it moving along. But, beyond that, there’s also the intriguing and unique spin that St. Crow has put on vampire lore–one that is better than Stephanie Meyers’. I will definitely pick up the next one in the series.