- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (July 29 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595142908
- ISBN-13: 978-1595142900
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2 x 21.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #392,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel Paperback – Jul 29 2010
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"Dark, dangerous, and sexy!" - Richelle Mead, author of the "New York Times" bestselling Vampire Academy series
?Dark, dangerous, and sexy!? ?Richelle Mead, author of the "New York Times" bestselling Vampire Academy series
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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Lili touches upon quite a few topics in this book that she doesn't in the others (or she tries to in the other books, but you know, characters get in the way, interrupting one another and everything... Ugh, darn characters!) and she fully explains these topics/ ideas, unlike in the other books, and therefore we aren't left questioning as much as we usually are *does happy dance*, especially from page 130 onwards. Combined with the pace of this story (which is super fast), I think what we might just have the best book in the series (even if it totally breaks your heart)!
In my review of "Betrayals" I said that I believed Ash to be the most intriguing character of the series and that still rings true. I just really, really, REALLY, want to know what his endgame is! In this book I thought that it was really nice to see him being able to communicate more and more (like when he kept pointing at the door and pointing at Dru meaning "Missy, you have got to get out of this room before the suckers decide to snack on you!"). Also, towards the very end of the book when he was in the informatory and his body kept shifting back and forth? My heart was so happy!
And like I mentioned earlier, this book will totally break your heart. For a number of reasons. If you are team one boy and read what happens between Dru and that boy, you will be totally happy, but then all of a sudden BAM! The tables completely turn and it starts to seem like Dru is leaning towards the other boy, and you will be heartbroken (or vice versa, you will be totally rooting and thinking "Way to make the right decision Dru!"). And even if you are not a fan of one of these boys, when you hear what horrible-ness is happening to one of them? Well, you will become a fan and you will pray that it all ends well for him.
All in all, this is the best book in the series. Again, we are introduced to a ton of new characters (I must say that Leon is by far my favourite character introduced in this book- I just love his dry humor/ snarkiness). I think that "Defiance", the next book in the series, will boil down to is what who will Dru choose? The boy that she feels the most comfortable with? Or the boy that she feels passionate towards?
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.
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Dru also comes into her own more throughout the book. Her abilities and "enhancements" sporadically come out to play - often just in the nick of time. I was hoping that she would fully bloom in this book, but it looks like it is going to happen in book 4. At least, I hope it is book 4 and not 5 or 6!
As far as plot goes this book answered a lot of questions left open from the first two books. That being said, I felt like there was a lot of back story. Once again, like in Betrayals, there was a lot of repeated storyline. I mean, instead of paraphrasing, complete paragraphs were lifted from the first two books. This slowed the book down a great deal and was extremely frustrated because I was re-reading complete sequences. However, the story line made great leaps with the plot and when new things were happening it was always intense and intriguing.
It is still unclear who Dru will chose though, Christophe or Graves. I am 100% team Graves and I am really pulling for more of a Dru/Graves romance. There are a few moments between both Graves and Dru and Christophe and Dru in Jealousy, so she could still go either way. I personally just feel like Graves is a better fit for her and Christophe kind of creeps me out. Especially since he was all hot on her mother. That is just weird.
The ending of Jealousy was absolutley out of left field and it was utterly fabulous. It leaves you on the edge of your seat and completely begging for book 4. My hopes for the next book are that we see more of our tried and true characters (Dru, Christophe & Graves) as well as my newer favorites, Leon (from Jealousy) and Shanks (from Betrayals). I am also pulling for a full on Graves/Dru relationship! Keep those fingers crossed everyone!
Christophe, hmmm....now that one is hiding something! The mystery around him keeps swirling. Now why does he smell so good? What do they teach about him in the classroom? I gotta say, he is charming, but he sorta creeps me out.
Cannot wait for the next book! If I had a complaint it would be PLEASE WRITE FASTER LILI!!!!!!
In the book Dru is finally brought to the main schola where she will supposedly be safe. Unfortunately for Dru there simply isn't anywhere that is safe for her. The series continues to examine the complexities in the relationships between Dru , Christophe and Graves. I wish there was some resolution there but that will be for later books. Additionally, Lili brings more discussion Ash into the book. Dru brought Ash to the main schola and has a very maternal instinct toward him. Dru needs to be needed and Ash is the only one that truly seems to need her. Be ready for some interesting plot twists in this book because it will not end in the way you expect it to.
Jealousy is by far my favorite book so far in this series (see the Archives for a review of the first book in the series Strange Angels). It was so much faster than the other two books. Furthermore, as a reader you really feel the process of Dru blooming or going through a second puberty. She is very unsure of herself but is still trying to figure out who she is without everyone else. She has her moments where she seems weak or stubbornly strong. I believe that these traits will allow all readers to connect with her and understand the story in a first person manner. I give jealousy a 5 out of 5.
At the end of the last book, Dru Anderson, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is hiding out in a special school meant to help train her. The world of the paranormal with zombies, suckers, and weres isn't something new. Before he died, her father taught her how to survive. Even so, he didn't tell her everything about her past. Bit by bit, she's learning about her heritage and about her mother's murder. She has parts of it buried deep inside, but is afraid to look too deeply. All the while, someone very powerful is trying to kill her.
Book one and two were very close to the same plot. Even the ending was close to the same, so I really had high hopes about this third one being different. It was, but not in a good way. Some of the chapters had me scratching my head in wonderment of their purpose. The action didn't get cranked up until halfway through. I am highly disappointed in this book and pray the next one will make up for this one.
The good things were 1) the ending wasn't the same as the previous two books and 2) there doesn't seem to be a love triangle. I believe Dru has picked the guy she is in love with. Now if in book four, I find out things have changed, I will scream. I kid you not.