Published by: Razorbill
Year of Publication: 2009
Summary (from goodreads.com):
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)
Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?
Review: I thought this book was refreshingly original. Dru is a sixteen year old who hunts other worldly being – suckers (vampires), wulfen (werewolves), ghosts, and the like with her dad. That is until her dad comes home one day as a zombie. Dru is now on her own and has to make sense of the mystery that is left behind, all the while dealing with the creatures from the Real World, as she puts it.
I really enjoyed reading about Dru, who is as independent as they come. Even though she’s just lost her dad, she knows she has to fight off creatures from the Real World. She doesn’t take it lying down. She sets to work and figures things out for herself, with a little help from her new found friend Graves.
One thing that I didn’t like about the book was the amount of swearing that Dru does. Really, does any sixteen year old girl swear that much? I even found it kind of distracting from the storyline. If swearing bothers you, I would pass on this one.
The book wrapped up nicely at the end, while still leaving you wanting to read the next one. I’m intrigued about learning more about Dru’s mom. I think there’s more there than Dru thinks – it may even help Dru know herself more. I’ve already put the next book, Betrayals, on hold at the library.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.