Friday, June 20, 2014

Reckoning #5 by Lili St. Crow

10710406Genre: Vampires
Paperback: 307 Pages
Published: November 1, 2011
Series: Strange Angels
            1. Strange Angels
            2. Betrayals
            3. Jealousy
            4. Defiance
            5. Reckoning

Goodreads Synopsis:

The electric finale in New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series!

Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru. She's battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come.

Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she's ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?


My Review:
I have no idea why I even continued to finish this series.

      This series was suggested to me by someone (don't remember who it was) who said it was similar to Vampire Academy. I really liked Vampire Academy so I decided to give it a shot. This series was nothing like Vampire Academy. Sure it had lots and I mean lots of similarities, but the story sucked. The characters were wimpy, boring, and unrealistic. The main character whined a lot and couldn't make up her mind about anything. I don't really remember much of anything that happened and the parts that I do remember were so similar to V.A. I felt that I was re-reading that series again, but in a more boring setting.  

Strange Angels (SA) vs. Vampire Academy (VA):

1. Love triangle: main girl falls for her trainer and a goth looking guy who is always there for her.
2. Jealous boyfriends
3. Djamphirs in Strange Angels seems a lot like the Dhampir in Vamp. Acad.
4. Svetocha in Strange Angels is just like Strigoi in V.A.
5. Main girl has to save the entire world cause if she doesn't innocent lives will be lost. Bla Bla Bla..

    Basically, the concept is the same. The only difference is that Vampire Academy was actually a really good series that I was able to finish in a few days. Where, Strange Angels wasn't exciting because I felt like I already read this story. Dru was an annoying character and the fact that she fell in love with Christophe--a guy who is old and has had a relationship with her dead mother when she was younger-- was just disturbing. I just couldn't wrap my head around that and somehow I ended up hating this series. Hopefully, other books by Crow are better and I actually enjoy reading them.

P.S. I'm not gonna lie but the covers were amazing!!!

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