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Review: Jealousy by Lili St. Crow

August 3, 2010
Out of the three books in Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angels series, Jealousy is my favorite. The writing is still great, with vivid descriptions that at times invoke all the senses. This time, however, the descriptions aren’t as heavily repeated as they were in Betrayals and instead it is information that’s repeated. Being the third book, I expected less reminders and most of the time it’s for stuff that doesn’t need to be reinforced. What I really love about the writing is how Ms. St. Crow has given each character their own voice, especially in terms of dialect. Her characters are further fleshed out and readers will be introduced to some new ones, some likeable, others not so much.

I admired Dru’s insistence to help Ash and the way she frowns on the discrimination between “species”. She still hasn’t come to terms with her dad’s death, but I guess that’s only normal. Still, the moments when she breaks down over her dad’s death are very frequent and often disrupt the story’s flow.

My dislike for Graves grew while reading Jealousy and I couldn’t help but think he’s immature. He’s still not as there for Dru as he was in Strange Angels and in my opinion he gives her a false sense of security and trust.

Christophe, on the other hand, is someone I continue to like. He’s around more in Jealousy, which gives him the chance to clear up some of the mystery surrounding him. His connection to Dru’s mother is revealed and his relationship with Dru is further solidified. (Yay!) He’s charming, a bit arrogant, and genuinely cares about Dru. He would do anything to keep her safe. Yeah, I’m definitely not on Team Graves.

The bad thing is that the next book in the series, Defiance, doesn’t come out until next spring. Jealousy ended with a big cliffhanger and I don’t think I can wait that long! This is a great series that I strongly suggest to readers who haven’t read it yet!

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