Paperback: 316 Pages
Published: July 29, 2010
Series: Strange Angels
1. Strange Angels
Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha—half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people.
But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something.
Or as if she’s in danger.
Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead—but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to—especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life, and the only person who can save him is Dru.
The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to...
Basically, Dru is supposedly a badass fighting chick who can handle guns and other weapons right? Well through out the whole book she is crying, whining, and complaining about how bad her life is. Get over your self. You're in a war, life is supposed to suck.... What pissed me off a lot was how she would cry her eyes out and then say, "This is really damaging my tough girl rep" or something equally stupid. Umm.. when did you ever have a tough girl rep? Dru is one of those characters that make you want to rip your hair out and the amount of times I rolled my eyes at the book was ridiculous (I can probably tell you what my brain looks like). Plus the romance sucked.
I absolutely hate love triangles. There is nothing worse than a love triangle in a book that has the potential of being good. Of course Dru has to fall for the guy who saves her, tells her he likes her, then leaves her to keep her safe. *Sigh. Insert eye roll* Then she falls for the goth geek guy who is actually really nice and sweet. But Dru has no idea who to choose; The bad-dangerous boy or the sweet goth one that actually gives a shit. It's like the saying goes, "If you like two people, fall for the second one. If you really liked the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second."
Anyways... all that actually happened in this book was Dru going up against the other svetocha--Anna-- who has a past involving Dru's mom and Christophe. There are other minor arguments with Anna where people stare and talk about them. There is also a extended shopping spree scene and more obsession over
Graves and Christophe. Dru spent half the book obsessing
over these two guys and towards the end she still couldn't make up her mind. So
over all, egh.