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…
Just when Dru thought she was safe, everything exploded in her face. Her mom and dad are long gone, her protectors Graves and Christophe kinda want to rip each other’s throats out, and a four-hundred-year-old nosferat named Sergej won’t stop hunting her until his bloodthirsty army of suckers has torn her to shreds.
Dru’s finally made it to the Schola Prima –the Real Deal djamphir training facility and home of the Order- and life is about to get even more Real World. There’s a brand new svetocha in town- a redheaded vixen named Anna who’s got the Order wrapped around her pretty little finger, and who’s rather kill Dru than share the spotlight. Turn’s out Dru’s got something Anna wants. And his name just happens to be Christophe Reynard…
How can Dru trust the Order to protect her, when its leader wants her gone? –book cover
Dru’s life has never been quite normal, roaming from town to town with her dad hunting things that goes bump in the night. But her life changed completely when one night, her dad came back from a gig as a member of the undead, a zombie to be precise. Since then, she’s been on the run, gathering friends but a lot more enemies on the way and she’s fighting as hard as she can to keep her head out of the water – and her body out of the grave. With the help of Graves, Christophe and other wulfen boys, Dru made it to the Schola Prima, but the operative base of the Order isn’t as safe as it was suppose to be, because someone is still trying to kill her.
Jealousy picked up a bit slowly for me, but once the action started, you were in for quite a ride! The series is all about secrets, treachery, betrayals and what fuels most of those “situations”? Jealousy. This round gave many answers to questions left open in the previous books. Through many flashbacks, we learn more about Christophe’s relation with Dru’s mother, Elizabeth’s relation with Anna, August’s past, why are there so few svetocha, why is Dru hunted that way. While all those questions were answered, many more remains and Dru is not out of trouble just yet.
I really love the characters on that series, Dru is always trying to be strong and fight off the world, but at some point she will break down, and she will have to relay on her very few friends to help her get out of some nasty situations. Graves is as lovely and all the while sarcastic as ever which is totally cute if you ask me. He likes Dru very much but is very awkward about it, it’s quite charming. On the other hand Christophe is experienced and level-headed, and while we know he cares for Dru we can’t quite grasp what his feelings really are and how deep they are. There are of course quite a few djamphirs and wulfen boys involved, some lovely, some Dru isn’t so sure she can trust, but they are all described perfectly by Lilith.
If I had to describe the book in one sentence I’d say, Strong, surprising and breath-taking, Dru’s story is an epic adventure you don’t wanna miss! Defiance, the fourth book in the series is suppose to hit the shelves in spring 2011, and I’m really looking forward to it. The end of Jealousy promises another installment where things will be different for Dru, but I’m sure it’s still gonna be action-crazy and heart-pounding.
The following trailer is the official one for the first book in the series, if you haven’t picked it up yet, I strongly suggest you do =)
Strange Angels series:
Defiance (Spring 2011)
Book Source: Review copy sent by Penguin Canada