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? DRU ANDERSON'S NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK. BUT SHE SHOULD BE.
Short on Resolution ...
By Adrianne - November 1, 2011
If you've read the other four books in the series you know the drill -- Dru basically just wants to be left to her own devices. She wants the Order to stop pressuring her, the vampires to stop gunning for her, Graves to make his move, and Christophe to - well, she's not sure what she wants from Christophe.
In some ways this book delivers. We get an action packed boss battle with Sergej. We get those feelings between Dru and Graves out there on the table. We find out if Christophe really cares for Dru, or if he's got ulterior motives.
Still, in the end this book is something of a let down. It's not that I can't believe it's all over, I just can't believe there's not more. Too many things were left unresolved. I actually looked for a post-epilogue after the epilogue. I was that desperate.
If this was just another installment in the series I'd give it a solid four-star rating and I'd be looking forward to the next book. Only there is no next book. I... read more
It ends more with a slap than a bang..but still worth the read
By T. Sheppard "APennyDreadful" - November 2, 2011
From the very beginning I have pretty much loved this series, so there was a lot of anticipation hanging over this book for me since it's supposed to be the last book in the Strange Angels series. So, if you've been following along you know Dru has officially bloomed into being a Svotchka, and has (finally) developed all the power and the beauty that she seemed on the cusp of in the previous books. Having just busted Graves out of Sergej's, They are both on the run with Ash and heading to the one place Dru ever felt safe so that they can all recoup and regroup before Sergej finds them. Which of course is sooner rather than later.
We get plenty of action leading up to and including when Dru finally has her showdown with Sergej and gets to avenge her mother, father and everyone/everything he's taken from her. And, I'll give Lili St. Crow well earned props. The battle is epic and it is good. There is no let down in how it all shakes down and out, and for that... read more
Ugh, My Brain is Fried
By Sarah Marie - November 23, 2011
It took me a whole week to finish reading Reckoning because it was so hard to get hooked into. It's not that the plot isn't interesting; it is: Dru on the run, fighting off suckers left and right, things blowing up, tons of fighting and action, Christophe and Graves, 'nuff said. But, it's just so anticlimatic. I feel like Ms. St. Crow's southern-flared style of writing doesn't coalesce quite well with all the butt-kicking and it sort of washes out the action, if you know what I mean. Which by the way, I can't be the only one who gets driven mad by her style of writing. It's pretty much incomprehensible most of the time. The way she describes things that are happening makes you want to ask "WHAT'S HAPPENING?!" It's completely mind-blowing. Sometimes she never fully describes how something happens and then later she'll bring it up and say something happened that you didn't know happened. For example: Dru was fighting suckers and she was trying to tell Ash to go... read more
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