Reckoning: A Strange Angels Novel

Reckoning: A Strange Angels Novel

by Lili St. Crow


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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?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595143952
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Strange Angels Series , #5
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lili Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. Lili lives in Vancouver, WA with her children, a houseful of cats, and assorted other strays.

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Reckoning: A Strange Angels Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
Novelsontherun More than 1 year ago
I feel kind of sad that this series is now more. I really loved the ‘Strange Angels’ series. What I loved about this final instalment was Lili gave us a Dru that was realistic. Dru was starting to have a melt down. She was still a teenager. She had been doing things her whole life that went against what little girls should be doing. Then her father is killed, zombified and all these characters enter her life, some trying to kill her constantly. She never gives up, just keeps on doing what she needed to do at the time. Never thinking about herself. Then there are these two guys, Christophe and Graves, and their feelings for her are having a major effect on her. I as the reader couldn’t choose between them. How could Dru? She is still a young woman, who has just bloomed, hormones are not a fun thing. Graves’s character has come so far from the first book and he has been her friend. He may have been very up and down with showing his feelings for Dru, but he hasn’t had an easy childhood, nobody to really support him and be there for him, when he was growing up. There was a wall to crack through. Christophe has been around the block many, many, many times. I don’t feel as though his character grew that much. He was always there for Dru and loved her. He would lay his life down for her. She meant a great deal to him. More than Dru probably realised. I love Christophe and Graves, I just could not make my own decision, I may be out of line here but it felt like Lili couldn’t either. I received this book from Penguin....I did ask...hehe, cheeky I know, but I had to read it. Then when I got it, I think I held off reading it because it is a favourite YA series of mine and I didn’t want to read ‘The End’, well in this case ‘finis’. I wasn’t yet ready. Now I think I shall have PABSD = Post Awesome Book Series Depression. I loved all the sub characters, every instalment in the series, and of course Christophe and Graves. One minute I would be loving Christophe more, then Graves would pull at my heart strings. I was like a see saw. Lili puts some lovely twists in to this book, which I didn’t see coming. Even though I was a tad worried about how good the last book would be, I was very satisfied with how Lili handled it. I actually thought it was quite clever and different the way she ended this series. It would be hard to keep all readers happy with how an author ends a series that has become very popular. I think Lili did a bang on job of it. I loved that she showed Dru’s weakness, infact she showed us Christophes weakness, which was Dru. I think I still feel a little hollow that I have no more books to read in this series. Which is a good thing, it means the writer did a great job of the last book. I am going to miss everyone. These books were such a ride and now I have no more tickets left....*sniff*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So. Sad. I have loved this book series from the very beginning, and have long awaited the arrival of the final book. Lili St. Crow is an awesome writer, and has a lot of talent that makes this book series an unbelievable page turner. However, I WAS NOT PLEASED WITH THE ENDING. It can't end here! I kept thinking, "There has to be more, there has to be more!" and was extremely dissapointed in how the series was wrapped up. If you are reading this Lili St. Crow, PLEASE WRITE MORE! WE ALL WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!
cbhorsefan More than 1 year ago
Lilith St. Crow, you are a master!!!I loved this series and I find the last book bittersweet. I don't want it to end, but I want to find out what the end is!!! One of my FAVORITE series! A must-read!!!! The publishers need to print it faster!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the series. I do. I just do NOT like the ending! I just wasted my money so Dru would NOT STAY WITH CHRISTOPHE?????????? No way! I LOVE Christophe! It makes more sense for Dru to stay with Cristophe, who is her own kind than Graves, who is not. I like Graves more as a brother for Dru. NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!:'(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read that its the last one. I hope it isn't
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a read! I am so sad to see this series end, epescially on a cliff hanger like that. I gave this book 4 stars because while it is a good book, I really disliked the ending. Hopefully there will be a spin off series from Graves or Christophes point of view to give me more closure. Fingers crossed! Overall, loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm just going to pretend that Dru ended up with Christophe in the end I mean COME ON! Graves left and doesn't comeback until who knows how long and Christophe is in the same place as her. So I will pretend that Dru and Christophe fall in love while Graves is away.
nina_chan01 More than 1 year ago
The last book in a series that I've loved since book one.  Dru has finally bloomed and is on the run with the recently rescued Graves and, the just returned to human form, Ash. It was really nice to see Dru take the lead in protecting herself. She's always had her own way of following other's orders, but we finally get to see her put all her training and smarts into use.  A lot of questions are answered, but the way to those answers is full of plot twists that keep you guessing all thru the book. I particularly like the last minute inclusion of the djinn to make the whole thing even more confusing for Dru.  This is the ideal end to a great story. I know a lot of people are going to disagree with me, but it might just be that I'm older than the intended audienceand that gives me a different perspective. In the end, Dru makes the decision that (while not the easiest, or the usual one for this kind of series) is the best for her and all involved. Kudos to the author for going with road less popular. 
hrschic More than 1 year ago
Great ending to the series, but I am sorry it is over!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series and I NEVER want it to END!!! But sadly every book must... (I really wish this one doesn't) :(. I can't wit till this book comes out!!!!! YAY!!
Emmilee More than 1 year ago
first of all, this is the FIFTH book not the fourth. second, you really should read these in order. it will make more sense that way, trust me. i can't wait for this book to come out! hurry up calander!
AnnaKay21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dru Anderson is on the run yet again after rescuing Graves from Sergej and staking him on the way out. Ash, who now has a toddler's vocabulary, is tagging along for the ride. First they hide at Dru's Gran's place in the mountains, but then they almost get caught and have to run again, this time with Christophe who has been following them all along. This is the last book in a very action packed series and I had some very high expectations going into it. I thought that Dru would finally get to stop running, would chose a boy as the one she loves most of all over the other, and that we readers would finally find out what 'Dru' is short for. Well, one of these things happens. I liked this book because Dru gets to find out what is happening with some of our other beloved characters like Augie, Hiro, Nat and Dibs. Also, Sergej is finally dead at the end of it and he dies in a pretty awesome way. But at the same time, this felt like a pretty weak ending for what has been a strong series during the last four books. I felt let down and slightly cheated by the ending. Hopefully there will be a spin-off series or book to tie it up. If not, oh well, guess that's that. I would say to whoever has been reading the series, to finish it up by reading this one. You might as well so you're not stuck with the cliffhanger from Defiance as your ending.VERDICT: 2.5/5 Stars*No favors or money was exchanged for this review. This book is now available in stores and online.*
Mardel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The cover to this book finally fits the genre. All along the covers in this series have been interchangeable with any ya romance novel cover - faces, hollywood pretty boy faces next to the pic of Dru. This time, there is a very pissed off looking young woman, with a background face, that could be a vampire or werewolve - with other markings in the back. Finally. A good cover that fits this genre. :)very satisfying ending to a kick-ass series. Dru gets stronger and hardened. Graves goes through some changes, Ash is evolving. Dru puts her foot down with Christophe and a few other people. There is a lot of danger, horror, fighting and strange things going on. There is a wicked final fight between Sergei and Dru. The dialog between all the characters is very well done - the teens sound like teens. The dhampir sound like centuries old men stuck in young bodies - the the vampires are creepy. The glimpses of Gran and Dru's father are great - I love how Dru draws on their voices and remembered advice, almost like they're ghosts residing in her head, when ever she needs the extra strength they give her. There is no Happy Ever After ending - you won't get that with any of this author's books - but you will get good endings with possibilities. And you'll get a good story with wicked fights and dangerous situations. Kick-ass ending to a kick-ass series - with kick-ass characters. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
abigatewood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An amazing ending to an outstanding series. Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series is a must-read for YA paranormal fans.
bethsflutterby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First off let me preface by saying how much I LOVED the first four books in this series! I devoured each one and couldn't WAIT for the next one in the series. I was so excited to finally get the last book in The Strange Angels series!I love a kick butt heroine still growing into herself, learning along the way and learning from her triumphs and mistakes. I love Dru. The guys (Christophe & Graves) are also amazing in this series. *I* can see how she has a hard time figuring out how she feels about each one throughout the 5 books. I loved Christophe for his passion and Graves for his predictability.I really really wanted to love this book! BUT...I didn't. Even though the writer's capability is beyond fault, I just found the plot lacking. It felt like everything happening in the book was...mehhh, OK-ish. All the scenes building up to the grand finale were ok. & regrettably, the final major scene was also only ok. Then, the coup-de-grace was the ending. All the so-so scenes could have been forgiven, if not for the ending. The ending was such a disappointment and all I think when I closed the book was "that was the end?" Everything I wanted to finally find out was left up in the air and left me feeling very unsatisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 300 page quick wrap up that left you wondering why you bothered reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fast paced, really good read, great for girls sick of the norm YA crap and want some alternative, still YA, relatable kickbutt goodness
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Love it . The ending not so much. I really hope it continues. ..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wish she would've bloomed eariler.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite series until this book. The book itself is fabulous; however, as an ending to a series, I feel it has too many loose ends. I would still recommend the series and this book. I
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I loved it so much