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Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha—half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing ar Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha—half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something. Or as if she’s in danger. Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead—but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to—especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life, and the only person who can save him is Dru. The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to...


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Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha—half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing ar Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha—half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something. Or as if she’s in danger. Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead—but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to—especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life, and the only person who can save him is Dru. The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to...

30 review for Jealousy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was incredible! The best in the series so far! From the minute I started reading, I was hooked. Unlike the previous book where I felt nothing really happened at times, this book was full speed the entire time. There was always something happening, something to keep me interested. The plot was exciting and a lot happened over the course of the book. We learn more about just what Dru is as a svetocha, and Christophe’s history with Dru’s mum. There was always a question hanging over my he This book was incredible! The best in the series so far! From the minute I started reading, I was hooked. Unlike the previous book where I felt nothing really happened at times, this book was full speed the entire time. There was always something happening, something to keep me interested. The plot was exciting and a lot happened over the course of the book. We learn more about just what Dru is as a svetocha, and Christophe’s history with Dru’s mum. There was always a question hanging over my head that I had to know the answer to. It was good to see all my fave characters back. Dru, Graves and Christophe obviously returned, but also Ash, Dibs and Shanks were all there and it was good to see them. I liked the inclusion of a lot of new characters and I found myself liking Leon and Benjamin. Oh, I did not like Anna. What a b**** (excuse my language) and I’m glad the Order saw her for what she truly was in the end. I think Dru went through a lot in this book, and over all she handled herself very well. She didn’t let it get to her at times when I expected she would. She seems to be becoming stronger and I like that. I will admit that out of all the series’ I’ve read where there is a love triangle involved, this is the one where I have the most difficulty picking a team. Both are really great guys and seem to care about Dru sooo much. Graves is such a great guy, he’s really starting to shape up and come into his own, and it’s obvious that he really cares for Dru but Christophe is so.....Christophe. There’s just something about him that’s so hot, and compelling and if I’m honest I’m leaning more towards him. Like Dru mentioned in the book Graves is perfect boyfriend material, and while Christophe well...isn’t exactly normal in those regards, his connection with Dru seems to be deeper. I mean Dru’s friendship with Graves is so strong, they seem to know each other better than almost anyone, but when it comes to Christophe they click in an entirely different way. I loved how he’s so caring when it comes to her, and protective. I don’t doubt he’d do anything for her. Towards the end of this book, I was absolutely blown away. During the trial when the secrets about Anna came out I was shocked to see just how heartless she truly is. I mean I knew she was cruel and nasty, but I never realised how much. When Anna started shooting Dru and Christophe protected her with his own body and then gave her his blood, I was gapping. I literally gasped at that part! It shows how much he cares about her. Dare I say it....... I think perhaps he may love her, even if he doesn’t realise it. I mean, you don’t risk yourself like he did for someone who doesn’t mean a lot to you. The way the book ended left me hanging on. I’m soooo desperate to know if Dru is going to be able to save Graves from Sergej and just what’s gonna happen now that’s she’s the head of the Order. I CANNOT WAIT until the next book!!!!! It better get here soon!!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Baine

    Okay, this will be EPIC! EPICCCC! the other books were UNBELIEVEABLE! and i luv graves. hes so hot. ANYWAY this book is coming out JUNE 2010! they dont hav it on the website, but it comes out in june. OKAY obviously i got it wrong. my bad. july 29. *sigh* i liked june better thank you (thats what the back of betrayals said, at least). SO... here we are again. sexy vamp or sexy best-friend werewolf? well isnt this oh-so familiar? TEAM WEREWOLF here! I'd choose Jacob, Graves, or Sam Roth anyday over Okay, this will be EPIC! EPICCCC! the other books were UNBELIEVEABLE! and i luv graves. hes so hot. ANYWAY this book is coming out JUNE 2010! they dont hav it on the website, but it comes out in june. OKAY obviously i got it wrong. my bad. july 29. *sigh* i liked june better thank you (thats what the back of betrayals said, at least). SO... here we are again. sexy vamp or sexy best-friend werewolf? well isnt this oh-so familiar? TEAM WEREWOLF here! I'd choose Jacob, Graves, or Sam Roth anyday over Edward, Cristophe, or... Vlad Todd. What do you think is gunna happen? Well shes gunna bloom or whatever, and go like all-the-way svetocha (ik i didnt spell that right), shes gunna have to pick a guy, shes gunna find out about her moms past, and that thing with Ash.. unbreaking the broken. Oh, yeah, and shes gunna do some major ass-kicking as well :) Oh, god. and someones gunna die. :( dont they always? (PLEASE not Dibs!! :( ) Cant wait!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shadow Black

    I want dru to end up with Graves. Team Graves.....beacuse "the first ones free" I want dru to end up with Graves. Team Graves.....beacuse "the first ones free"

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    I don't know why I continued with the series. I didn't enjoy the first book, nor do I particularly like writing scathing reviews. Most of the time when I one or two star a book I pass the rest and try to purge it from my mind rather than going over it again with a review and really burning it in. I was lent all three books and I decided to work my way through anyway despite not enjoying the first Strange Angels book. The second felt like sheer filler and I didn't have a lot to say that wasn't a I don't know why I continued with the series. I didn't enjoy the first book, nor do I particularly like writing scathing reviews. Most of the time when I one or two star a book I pass the rest and try to purge it from my mind rather than going over it again with a review and really burning it in. I was lent all three books and I decided to work my way through anyway despite not enjoying the first Strange Angels book. The second felt like sheer filler and I didn't have a lot to say that wasn't a repeat of my first review. I figured this third book would represent the same complaints, but it got worse in a sharp curve not unlike a cliff with a drop off that leads straight down to hell. Oh, where to begin... there are so many places. I guess Dru's descent from self-proclaimed tough girl to weepy, fainting, need to be saved by everyone with a penis is a nice place. She went from being able to hold her own through years of training and her own unique tough cookie crust to needing men around to protect her. I use 'needing' quite specifically despite the fact that the guards etc were thrust at her. She routinely gets teary and clutches at whoever is nearest and in Saintcrow's world everyone near her has a penis. In the first book the way she leaned on Graves felt aligned with the character the author was trying to represent. She'd lost her father and she was only sixteen, being hunted by every supernatural thing in a two hundred mile radius, but instead of finding her footing Dru continues to clutch at every guy available to take care of her. In fact, she actively looks around for people to take care of her constantly and resents anyone who leaves her even if they say very specifically they'll be back. Dru is one of only two female half-vampires. They are rare for two reasons: 1. It is astronomically more likely for a male half-vampire to be conceived and 2. the vampires hunt the female half-vampires with avengance because when a female half-vampire 'blooms' she becomes very toxic to vampires. Female half-vampires are made of kick ass. They have more agility and endurance than their male counterparts and they literally breath vampire death. I don't even think Chuck Norris does that! So then, why are the two female half-vampires surrounded by men who toss themselves on top of any possible threat? Why is it expected for them to have more interest in fashion week in Paris than in dismantling the vampires that hunt their species and specifically their gender to almost extinction? Because, those breasticles get in the way of all that kickass apparently. Listen, all you teenage girls reading this YA novel. Even if you are super great at something, you should totally let a boy do it for you so you don't break a nail or damage your vagina. I know, it sounds weird but even if you're a black belt in karate you should let the white belts defend you as long as they've got themselves a penis. Why is it okay to sell novels like this? Is the subtext totally lost on the agent who signed this author, the editor who worked on it, and the publisher who printed it? Some of the world building is at fault here. Saintcrow has memory issues or trouble making up her mind. Since female half-vampires are supposed to be superior in one degree or another after they bloom then in a fight scene between a bloomed female half-vampire and a non-bloomed, in this case meaning still more or less human, female half-vampire than the bloomed one should win hands down, right? Yeah no. Because then Mary Sue -- I mean Dru Anderson would've got her ass kicked and it wouldn't fit in with the tough girl farce that's kept up only I don't know maybe ten percent of the time. Other major complaints include Christophe... Um, guys, you know how it's super gross that Edward is one hundred and sum odd years older than Bella? That he could've bumped uglies with her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother? Well, hold onto your panties and brace yourself here. Christophe had a thing with Dru's mother. We don't know if they actually touched tongues or anything, but he definitely wanted to. He was also an 'adult' when Dru's mother, Elizabeth, was floating around the school. So yeah, if you know for a fact that a guy rather desperately wanted to bump bits with your mom when she was a teenager and now he's wearing you like a second skin the logical thing to do is ... MAKE OUT WITH HIM. O M G I will wash and never be clean. Let's have a moment of silence now so that can sink in. Dru knows for a fact Christophe wanted her mother. She actually described it as him looking at her mother like he wanted to devour her, I believe, and she still doesn't have a lot of hesitation in making out with him. I am so skeeved out. I'm going to do something here I never thought I'd do. I'm going to tell you Stephanie Meyer justified this a fuck of a lot more. In Twilight the vampires are sort of frozen and their emotional maturity is stunted from the moment they change. Edward was very old and very well read, but until he met Bella and had that life altering event he was still essentially seventeen. Christophe, on the other hand, is just old -- and he wanted to bang her mom. I can't even say that enough. Plot wise: The 'big' reveal was revealed in the last book. We knew who was responsible for Dru's mother's death and the death of all the other female half-vampires way back when. Saintcrow scrambled around trying to make this a reveal by giving Dru some doubts... all the while making Anna (The Red Queen/Bloomed female half-vampire) look more and more guilty. She had to literally dumb down a character who was very nearly too stupid to live so she could ignore what she already knew to make the big reveal... revealing. I want to go to a book signing and hit her with a copy of the book I wasted two days of my life reading. Also, Graves, the only character I've consistantly liked goes missing during the rising of the plot arch and even the people who know Anna is doing horrible things don't decide she's probably responsible before she's already escaped and they receive a note outlining what happened for them... seriously -- this was the plot launch for the fourth book. Just... what... I can't. They knew there was an evil bitch up at the school and that Graves was missing for DAYS... I... I can't go on. Guys, she made out with her mom's ex-boyfriend who was probably old enough to be her mom's father even back then... I need a drink.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sammy

    Go Christophe, it's about time. :) Go Christophe, it's about time. :)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    Dru better get with Christophe, for some reason I still hate Graves... Anyways, I can't wait! It's gonna be sooo awesome!!! Dru better get with Christophe, for some reason I still hate Graves... Anyways, I can't wait! It's gonna be sooo awesome!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Evelin

    This book is a huge disappointment, the only reason I picked up this book in the first place was because my favorite author ( Richelle Mead author of The Vampire Academy series ) wrote a review on it. Well I don't think she actually read the book now. Dru is supposed to be a badass who can handle guns and other weapons right? Well through out the whole book she is mostly crying and complaining about how she feels and about how bad her life is. What really makes me mad though is after crying for This book is a huge disappointment, the only reason I picked up this book in the first place was because my favorite author ( Richelle Mead author of The Vampire Academy series ) wrote a review on it. Well I don't think she actually read the book now. Dru is supposed to be a badass who can handle guns and other weapons right? Well through out the whole book she is mostly crying and complaining about how she feels and about how bad her life is. What really makes me mad though is after crying for her own misery she'll say " This is really damaging my tough girl reputation " or something along those lines. Seriously?! When did you ever have a tough girl reputation? Because I sure as hell didn't noticed you had one! And then there is the part of the story that is like Twilight. A big love triangle! I honestly can't stand love triangles but thats just me. Lilith Saintcrow may be a very good writer ( I wouldn't know. This is the first books I have read from her and I don't like them ) but if she plans on writing more books about badass girls then she should give Richelle Mead a call and learn from the master.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ammelia

    I can't wait for this book so I can find out what happens to Dru :D Hope she ends up with Christophe I can't wait for this book so I can find out what happens to Dru :D Hope she ends up with Christophe

  9. 4 out of 5

    Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    The plot thickens. Dru faces down nemesis bitch Anna, the queen bee of the dhampirs, and secrets are revealed. Plot lines are tied up nicely, and I'm so looking forward to the next book. The plot thickens. Dru faces down nemesis bitch Anna, the queen bee of the dhampirs, and secrets are revealed. Plot lines are tied up nicely, and I'm so looking forward to the next book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    AH

    First off, I must say that I really did enjoy the first two books in this series – Strange Angels and Betrayals. I found that those two books had some original ideas, interesting characters, and really scary monsters. So it was with excitement that I dove into this third book of the Strange Angels series. I wanted to know what my favorite characters had been up to. Well, to say I was disappointed with this book would be an understatement. The book is a mess. It is confusing for the reader. I was First off, I must say that I really did enjoy the first two books in this series – Strange Angels and Betrayals. I found that those two books had some original ideas, interesting characters, and really scary monsters. So it was with excitement that I dove into this third book of the Strange Angels series. I wanted to know what my favorite characters had been up to. Well, to say I was disappointed with this book would be an understatement. The book is a mess. It is confusing for the reader. I wasn’t sure what the time span was between the first book and this one. It seemed like a long time, but it could have been a week. That said, the book begins with Dru grieving for her father. There are a lot of flashbacks. There are a lot of characters, each identified by their ethnicity. Is there such a thing as a character dump? There were also a lot of creatures. It just felt like too much information at once. I felt like I needed a glossary to keep track of all the creatures, and maybe a recap of the characters. I must also say that I felt the need to read and re-read many chapters, just to get my bearings. I haven’t had that happen to me much. Just downright confusing. The most awesome aspect of this series for me has been the characters. I loved Dru in the first book; found her a little bit “damsel in distress” in the second book. In this book, she annoyed me with her little love triangle. A girl, a werewolf, a vampire – where have we seen that before? Christophe is noticeably absent. It’s a shame. He was one of the best characters in the series. Instead, we are treated to Dru’s treatment or rather, mistreatment of Graves. Graves is like the stand in boyfriend/bodyguard until Christophe appears. When Christophe appears, Graves mysteriously disappears. Nothing really seems to happen in this book, at least not until about a little more than halfway through the book. Then there is a great cat fight. But the book continues to be confusing. The ending did make me want to read the next installment – Defiance, but not right away. I’ll wait and see.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Katrina

    THIS IS THE REVIEW FOR THE BOOK: Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha–half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her THIS IS THE REVIEW FOR THE BOOK: Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha–half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something. Or as if she’s in danger. Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead–but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to–especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life. The only person who can save him is Dru. The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to… This was a GREAT book that REALLY keeps you interested the whole way through. Now I want to read the next book!! (Not coming out till spring of 2011)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bry

    Ok, so this is an incredibly hard book to rate. Mainly because I would have given the first 200 pages 1 star and the last 50 pages 5 stars,. How can 1 book have such insane dichotomy?? For the first 200 pages nothing happened...NOTHING. Drew went to class, Dru wondered about Graves, Dru bitched back and forth with Anna...it was so...NORMAL. (Read: Boring.) I have to make myself keep reading at times. The last 50 pages though - holy shit., The action, the politics, the accusations, the confession Ok, so this is an incredibly hard book to rate. Mainly because I would have given the first 200 pages 1 star and the last 50 pages 5 stars,. How can 1 book have such insane dichotomy?? For the first 200 pages nothing happened...NOTHING. Drew went to class, Dru wondered about Graves, Dru bitched back and forth with Anna...it was so...NORMAL. (Read: Boring.) I have to make myself keep reading at times. The last 50 pages though - holy shit., The action, the politics, the accusations, the confessions, the NEAR DEATH, the sacrifices, all of it - AWESOME. To me Dru has been steadily been getting weaker and more annoying, and this book was no different. Every time she dealt with Anna you would see a peak of the old school Dru shine through but otherwise I always expected her to react differently than she actually did. Graves also continued to annoy me as much as he always has. I will say that he is definitely growing up and improving but he is still overbearing, annoying, and disrespectful. Christoph though - YUM. He came through every time, like a freaking knight on a white horse. And he did it with STYLE. So yeah - Team Christophe all the way! I am was tempted to quit this series half way through this book, but now I can;t wait to read the next book in the series Defiance (which in my mind has the best cover to date as well).

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maggie ☘

    Much better than the second book, I completely flew through it! I liked the characters more then in Betrayals (Graves), Dru started to act a bit more like herself again and I was actually quite proud of her at the end. The plot was once again faster than in the second one and I'm even getting used to the writing style, though it's far from favourite. I don't really like any of the romances (Bleh, love-triangle) there, but I am somewhat invested in Dru's journey now and want to know what comes ne Much better than the second book, I completely flew through it! I liked the characters more then in Betrayals (Graves), Dru started to act a bit more like herself again and I was actually quite proud of her at the end. The plot was once again faster than in the second one and I'm even getting used to the writing style, though it's far from favourite. I don't really like any of the romances (Bleh, love-triangle) there, but I am somewhat invested in Dru's journey now and want to know what comes next. (view spoiler)[“Do you have any idea how creepy that is, that you were in love with my mother and you're so...all over me?” (Dru about Christoph) --> The sweet sound of truth! (hide spoiler)] P.S. I so hate female rivalry over a guy (This book needs some healthy dose of feminism). And I can't even call Anna a villain, because come on now, really? “You told me it was us against the world.”

  14. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    What a book! Lilith Saintcrow is one of my favorite authors. She really knows how to right a book. I love all three of her series, but this one is my newest addiction. Like I said in my review of "Betrayals", the first novel is a good read, the second is a great read and now this third novel was amazing. Dru's life has been less than comfortable lately. She's out of the reform Schola and is now at the Schola Prima, "the biggest and oldest one in North America-" and the home of the Order, where sh What a book! Lilith Saintcrow is one of my favorite authors. She really knows how to right a book. I love all three of her series, but this one is my newest addiction. Like I said in my review of "Betrayals", the first novel is a good read, the second is a great read and now this third novel was amazing. Dru's life has been less than comfortable lately. She's out of the reform Schola and is now at the Schola Prima, "the biggest and oldest one in North America-" and the home of the Order, where she should feel completely content and protected, but she feels far from anything close to feeling content. The only time she feels safe is when she's with Graves, ...and maybe Christophe, but she's trying not to think of that. She can't seem to catch a break when it comes to being left alone. She's still being hunted down by the Nosferatu, Anna, the only other svetocha living at the Schola Prina isn't happy with Dru's arrival and seem to have it in for her. Everything keeps changing for Dru and to top it off, every minute of every day she's being followed by her "guards". She doesn't have a minute to herself, but maybe that's not as bad as the alternative. As always I love the secondary characters. Graves and Christophe are my favorites, as they were before, but I'm finding myself loving all Dru's friends and guards. Benjamin ,Ash, Hiro, Leon and of course Dibs and Shanks were a big hit for me in this novel. The title says it all, "Jealousy" is a key part to novel, followed closely by treachery and secrets. It's an action packed read, that will take you on a roller coaster ride. Lilith Saintcrow seems to blossom when writing eerie, action packed scenes. She makes you think and drags you into the world she's created with Dru. "Jealousy" was an amazing addition to the Strange Angels series, that I HIGHLY recommend to everyone. I'm counting down the days for Definace's release. Come onnnn April!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dina Omar

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok so here's what happens: Dru goes to the Prima schola, she meets the people from the Order and Anna the head of the order shows up again and starts trouble,she sees Ash every night and she thinks he is close to changing back to human form, we meet her new body guards,this school actually starts training her, her and Graves make out but Graves says they should take things slow, she wonders where Christophe is. She finds out her mom's connection with Anna and Christophe, her and Anna get into a Ok so here's what happens: Dru goes to the Prima schola, she meets the people from the Order and Anna the head of the order shows up again and starts trouble,she sees Ash every night and she thinks he is close to changing back to human form, we meet her new body guards,this school actually starts training her, her and Graves make out but Graves says they should take things slow, she wonders where Christophe is. She finds out her mom's connection with Anna and Christophe, her and Anna get into a fight and Shanks sees, she tries to figure out who the traitor is in the Order, her and Graves get into a fight because Dru won't tell him who she got into a fight with and Graves walks off and tells her to "find him when she's ready to talk", there's another vampire attack and Ash protects her and Christophe comes back and saves her(we find out that he has been keeping watch of her outside her window the whole time). They find out that Graves is missing, Christophe goes on Trail for being a traitor, August comes back and has the evidence of who the real traitor is: Anna. Anna then comes back and she admits to getting Sergej to murder Dru's mom, Elizabeth and then she starts shooting and Dru gets shot in the shoulder. Then she ends up in the hospital and is severely hurt and Christophe lets her drink from him to help her. Then Christophe and Dru make out. Later Dru gets called to a Council meeting and they make her head of the Council. We get left with a cliff hanger because we find out that Sergej has Graves. Overall I thought it was a great book and I was sooooo happy Christophe came back but sad that Graves got kidnapped. But I can't wait for the next book!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    These books have so much potential, which makes them all the more frustrating. I definitely think reading this one was better than listening to the audio, which I did for the first two. It's partly the narrators voice, and partly the way she says things, but I didn't find the characters nearly as annoying this time around. That being said, here is how they annoyed me. :) I get that Graves and Dru are 16, but really? Awkwardness is one things, but it is very emotionally unfulfilling when your two These books have so much potential, which makes them all the more frustrating. I definitely think reading this one was better than listening to the audio, which I did for the first two. It's partly the narrators voice, and partly the way she says things, but I didn't find the characters nearly as annoying this time around. That being said, here is how they annoyed me. :) I get that Graves and Dru are 16, but really? Awkwardness is one things, but it is very emotionally unfulfilling when your two main characters have entire conversations make up of "um"s and "jeeze"s. That's fine every once and a while, but they need to eventually talk things out, or the reader at least needs to be able to understand their underlying emotions. Graves' were very unclear for me, and I kinda wanted to smack him. His actions made no sense what-so-ever. And Christophe... Dru was right, it is creepy. She's 16! It's kind of a pathetic love triangle. Onto other things. The plot development was painfully obvious, they could have made it a little less glaringly clear who the bad guy was going to be (not tooting my own horn or anything, but I knew since the last book). And once again, I felt like Dru just bumbles around the majority of the time. Although again it was obvious what had happened before it was revealed, the 'twist' at the end is definitely an interesting lead in to the next book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    MissHavoc {Cry Havoc! Reviews}

    LOVED it! Oh man I love the Strange Angels books. I think it's the most interesting "vampire high school" series out there. Dru has got to be one of my favorite female characters. She's so strong willed and independent, and really knows her "Real World" stuff. I'd sure want to stay on her good side. Jealousy doesn't disappoint, nor does Dru get all soft now that she thinks she's safe. Well really, she know there's a traitor high up in the Order so of course she isn't safe. While trying to deal w LOVED it! Oh man I love the Strange Angels books. I think it's the most interesting "vampire high school" series out there. Dru has got to be one of my favorite female characters. She's so strong willed and independent, and really knows her "Real World" stuff. I'd sure want to stay on her good side. Jealousy doesn't disappoint, nor does Dru get all soft now that she thinks she's safe. Well really, she know there's a traitor high up in the Order so of course she isn't safe. While trying to deal with a Broken werewolf, and a blooming romance with her best friends, she's stuck in the middle of a power struggle. Between those that would use her, and those who'd like to see her destroyed. Can I just say that the fight scenes in Jealousy are some of my all-time favorites out of everything I've ever read. With out spoiling it for you, the scene in the gym has got to be the most kick-a** chick fight ever! (I have a little tease for you tomorrow.) So, if you've loved Dru from the get-go, you'll still be impressed by her bravado in book 3. I can only say that the ending was catastrophic for Dru, and I'm anxiously hoping for a positive outcome. Please hurry up and be Spring 2011, I need my Dru fix now! 4.5/stars

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mari

    this series just gets better and better. i loved dru's strength and bravado. at first, i was a bit miffed because i was more than halfway through the story and there was no sign of my fave character yet but when that person finally surfaced, it was flat-out awesome! a lot of questions from the first two books were answered here - the traitor within the order has been rooted out and christophe's true relationship with dru's mother is finally revealed and just, WOW. that part of the story is now m this series just gets better and better. i loved dru's strength and bravado. at first, i was a bit miffed because i was more than halfway through the story and there was no sign of my fave character yet but when that person finally surfaced, it was flat-out awesome! a lot of questions from the first two books were answered here - the traitor within the order has been rooted out and christophe's true relationship with dru's mother is finally revealed and just, WOW. that part of the story is now my favorite out of all 3 books. i'm going to stop now so as not to spoil anything but i'm 100% sure that fans of this series will definitely love jealousy. a must-read!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Keziah

    ok fans. short and sweet : i loved it, it answered sooo much questions from the last book and placed new questions in. i recomended to everyone and i hope you guys love it to. ALSO poor graves, OMG Anna and christophe is H.O.T update: lilith saintcrow posted on her forum that it IS CRISTOPHE on the cover, so sorry fellow Graves fans.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    Loved it! Let me just say that the ending will make you want to keep reading. Jealousy wanted to make me pull my hair out with anticipation for the next book. I'm not going to say any more because I'm bound to give something away, just that this book did not have the "sequel syndrome" in which it does not live up to its predecessors. I couldn't put it down and finished it in about a day. Loved it! Let me just say that the ending will make you want to keep reading. Jealousy wanted to make me pull my hair out with anticipation for the next book. I'm not going to say any more because I'm bound to give something away, just that this book did not have the "sequel syndrome" in which it does not live up to its predecessors. I couldn't put it down and finished it in about a day.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aleixie

    Firs things first. The cover? My reaction: Who is this? Friends Answer: Thats Christophe. Me reaction: NO WAY! I-I THOUGHT HE WAS BLONDE!!!! And had longer hair, and didn't have that sort of face. Friends Answer: But thats exacly how I imagined him. Conclusion? Me = DISSAPOINTED I hate it when the people in the story are posted on covers if I already have a mental image of them. Also, I tend to skip the discriptions of characters all together. I imagine them how I want to and nothing can change that. ( Firs things first. The cover? My reaction: Who is this? Friends Answer: Thats Christophe. Me reaction: NO WAY! I-I THOUGHT HE WAS BLONDE!!!! And had longer hair, and didn't have that sort of face. Friends Answer: But thats exacly how I imagined him. Conclusion? Me = DISSAPOINTED I hate it when the people in the story are posted on covers if I already have a mental image of them. Also, I tend to skip the discriptions of characters all together. I imagine them how I want to and nothing can change that. (I know, horrible glitch but it works for me) :/ Dru for once looks decent and cleaned up on a cover but this book is different. It's anything but what the happens in the book. Now that my disaproval at the cover is somewhat satisfied, I shall continue with the review. Charmingly put, Dru has got to stop crying. Every little thing, and she's "leaking." And then she's all emberrased about it. I have yet to read a chapter when she doesn't cry, even from happiness. What has happened to the tough-girl, ass-kicking heroin I love reading about? Dru doesn't even do any ass-kicking. She sits in her Shcola (special school for the likes of her) and whines about how she doesn't do anything and wants to escape. Well then, get your ass up and leave!!! Fuck, Graves, (view spoiler)[he leaves you anywhay, getting kidnapped in the process, and I'm sure he was going to come back (hide spoiler)] he can go to hell and not have her rely on him. ***Preferably, she should have killed him in the firs book because he is grading on every nerve I have.*** The love triangle started progressing, which I liked. The cheesy, akward moment, I didn't. If writing in a little romance, conversation is an important factor of any relationship. Ohe "meaningful look" does not count and it can't possibly "have more meaning" than an actual conversation would. If you can't talk to that person about the relationship, what the hell are you doing with him(s)? Making out does not help either. You can't posibly have "sparks" and "electricity" if you haven't had previous feelings toward that person. I would understand that kind of behaviour if it's a cheesy romance novel where they were destined to be together, but just denied their feelings. Thats how that novel is to go. But this one? Not very appealing. The repeating of what I already know is constant through out. Unnecessary words and phrases about her dad, his death, his tactics, Gran, her death, her tactics was annoying and I swore if I see another one, I wouls sceam. Book + whiny heroin + horrible love triangle = me not happy. The plot is amazingly good. I do like what happens just not the way it happens. The action is there even if it is very predictable. (view spoiler)[Come on, I called that. Anna was the number one suspect ever since I met her in the previous book. Her actions toward Dru were a dead giveaway. But Dru, didn't see it with her bad feeling and dreams when I smelled it way out. (hide spoiler)] If the characters were to change a little bit, this would be a five star rating. I, for one, love me some good action. To leave off, I am reading the next book (if I can get my hands on one. Shayden?) and I am hopping fo more fights, less drama, and something good happening. For once, I don't know how this shall continue oneself but hoping for the best. ;)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paradoxical

    Mixed feelings about the entire series. First two books were a wee bit too dramatic for my tastes--not the events, really, but just the general 'feel' of the books (how they were written, perhaps). The third book is a smidge better in that regard, however. Well, better, or I got used to it, heh. What bugs me about Dru is that she's strong and yet weak at the same time. All right, this isn't all that bad, except I feel like she goes into these cycles where she's weak and powerless and everything i Mixed feelings about the entire series. First two books were a wee bit too dramatic for my tastes--not the events, really, but just the general 'feel' of the books (how they were written, perhaps). The third book is a smidge better in that regard, however. Well, better, or I got used to it, heh. What bugs me about Dru is that she's strong and yet weak at the same time. All right, this isn't all that bad, except I feel like she goes into these cycles where she's weak and powerless and everything is out of her control, but then she's strong and competent. Except the strong and competent part only lasts for a few pages at most and we're back to a weak and vaguely irritating Dru. This cycles ad naseum. I would have liked it a lot more if she was more balanced between being strong and being weak. I really liked the thought of Graves and Dru getting together in the first book, but in the next two books I'm just not feeling like they go well together. Especially this one, where my liking of Graves and Dru plummeted to a new low. I like the more confident Graves. I like how close he and Dru are, and how it's two of them against the world. However, I dislike how dependent on Graves Dru is, and while I know that he's her only real anchor in a world that's shifting underneath her feet, I don't think that's conductive to a healthy relationship. It's less chemistry I feel from them (definitely a lot less chemistry from the first book) and more like she's confusing her feelings with finding a safe harbor (and mixed up with some father issues, I think). Oh, she is attracted to Graves, but it's getting really muddled and her want of a relationship smacks of issues of another kind. I like them better as the best of friends, to be frank. Actually, I just want Dru to get to a better, healthier mental state before she jumps into any sort of relationship. Right now her daddy issues are spewing out everywhere. And her mother issues. And her grandma issues. And the vampires are trying to kill me issues. And the other svetocha is trying to kill me too issues. Er. Moving on! (Heh.) I still don't quite understand why svetocha are on such a pedestal. Yes, they just breath and apparently kill vampires--except the ones that are really awful, apparently--but that still doesn't explain the almost blind devotion they get from djamphir. If someone is being as awful as Anna, you'd think they'd try a little harder to curb her (or at least doubt her some more and do something about it). At least by the end of Jealousy things have moved forward on that front. Hm. The end of the third book was rather snappy, though it did have somewhat of a cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the promise that Dru will do more. Maybe she'll get to act rather than react all the time. One lives in hope. Overall, the series isn't exactly great and wonderful, but it's still fairly entertaining. It probably deserves closer to 2 stars on a whole, but I enjoyed reading it in a shallow way, so 3 stars from me.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tynga

    Dru’s life has never been quite normal, roaming from town to town with her dad hunting things that goes bump in the night. But her life changed completely when one night, her dad came back from a gig as a member of the undead, a zombie to be precise. Since then, she’s been on the run, gathering friends but a lot more enemies on the way and she’s fighting as hard as she can to keep her head out of the water – and her body out of the grave. With the help of Graves, Christophe and other wulfen boys Dru’s life has never been quite normal, roaming from town to town with her dad hunting things that goes bump in the night. But her life changed completely when one night, her dad came back from a gig as a member of the undead, a zombie to be precise. Since then, she’s been on the run, gathering friends but a lot more enemies on the way and she’s fighting as hard as she can to keep her head out of the water – and her body out of the grave. With the help of Graves, Christophe and other wulfen boys, Dru made it to the Schola Prima, but the operative base of the Order isn’t as safe as it was suppose to be, because someone is still trying to kill her. 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.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kate (Nomalicious Reads)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Okay their will be a few spoilers in this review.. because I would like to vent my frustration out in words. Why did I give Jealousy 4 stars? Well although I thought it was pretty awesome, like the others that's just what it was 'like the others' although to be fair I thought that it was a trilogy so this would be the ending... but as soon as i started reading I had a sinking suspicion that I was wrong. Anyway, it had a lot of the same elements as the others, confusion, just got comfortable and B Okay their will be a few spoilers in this review.. because I would like to vent my frustration out in words. Why did I give Jealousy 4 stars? Well although I thought it was pretty awesome, like the others that's just what it was 'like the others' although to be fair I thought that it was a trilogy so this would be the ending... but as soon as i started reading I had a sinking suspicion that I was wrong. Anyway, it had a lot of the same elements as the others, confusion, just got comfortable and BAM!! all shit broke loose... it actually wasn't that bad but Im just saying that although we find out little tidbits here and there we dont get full answers. Another thing that annoyed me was I was sure she would finally 'Bloom' in this book, but noo she is very very close but still not quite there yet... if she doesnt bloom in the next book I'm going to get cranky! Okay and now down to the real reason for the deducted star.. the main problem with my being pissed yet in love with these books..... the boys! WTF.... Christophe okay i liked you a little bit because you sounded yummy, but no you were still #2 guy in my books and well I thought nothing much would happen because you remind our heroine of her FATHER!!!! but no you went and let her drink from you... and although you said it was only 'three pulls' pffft i think she went longer and now are bonded or something (they mention this for a brief moment) -- This is only speculation in my brain. Then you had to turn all I love you and no one else and set off the fireworks in Dru (which aparently did not happen with Graves.... GRRRR) and now onto Graves.... the guy she should be with!! I dont think I need to go into detail about how amazing and... awesome Graves is. And now he's been kidnapped. I feel sorry for Dru because hey at the moment Im loving both guys as well and I would like it if she could split herself into two and be with both of them!! Now that my frustration is vented I need to go finish reading 'That Eye, The Sky' for class today >_<

  25. 4 out of 5

    Annabel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Just three stars for this book. I liked some parts of it better than Betrayals and others less. First of all I like that Dru is a bit more in control. But just a tiny bit. Most of the time I was still shouting at her: "Come on Dru. Do something. Make a plan." And I don't like that. I like strong female characters and Dru was strong in the first book but not in the second or third. Also there was less action in this book then in the second. A thing I disliked too. It took a while for the story to Just three stars for this book. I liked some parts of it better than Betrayals and others less. First of all I like that Dru is a bit more in control. But just a tiny bit. Most of the time I was still shouting at her: "Come on Dru. Do something. Make a plan." And I don't like that. I like strong female characters and Dru was strong in the first book but not in the second or third. Also there was less action in this book then in the second. A thing I disliked too. It took a while for the story to get going. But when it did it was amazing. The action was different than in the previous two books, yeah sure she's still hunted by vampires but there was a slight difference. And a good thing too because else it might have been boring. But it wasn't. Not at all. I had problems putting the book away. Although I do have to ask: How many times can a person be nearly killed?:) One thing I dislike too is the romance in this book. There is little of it to speak of but still. I hate that there are two guys in this book Christophe and Graves. (Hilarious by the way that Graves is called Edgar). I just don't like that sort of thing. It annoys me. I kept shouting "Choose girl!" and it was even worse because Dru is indecisive about everything. (Personally I would choose Graves I mean Christophe knew her mother as a teenager. Very creepy.) But despite all my complaining let's not forget that this still is a very fun book to read. I do want to read the next book of this series (I'm still hoping Dru can get some of that old attitude back)and I truly liked this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    I had to take a long break from this book when I was about three-quarters through. In fact I was thisclose to abandoning the series entirely without finding out how this book ends. For well over a month my copy of Jealousy sat atop my filing cabinet gathering dust. Every time I saw it I was met with a handful of unpleasant emotions: regret, anger, sadness, bitterness, anxiety, guilt and a smidgen of curiosity. It was that small bit of curiosity that kept me from getting rid of this book. This pa I had to take a long break from this book when I was about three-quarters through. In fact I was thisclose to abandoning the series entirely without finding out how this book ends. For well over a month my copy of Jealousy sat atop my filing cabinet gathering dust. Every time I saw it I was met with a handful of unpleasant emotions: regret, anger, sadness, bitterness, anxiety, guilt and a smidgen of curiosity. It was that small bit of curiosity that kept me from getting rid of this book. This past weekend my husband organized our office area and that's how this book ended up in a very prominent place: my bookshelf. Since Saturday it's been staring at me, mocking me, daring me to read it. I've been glaring back at it, wishing I had the ability to shoot lasers out of my eyes so I could be rid of the infuriating thing once and for all. This morning I couldn't stand it any longer. I had to finish it. And I'm glad I did. The Strange Angels series is one of the few YA urban fantasy series that doesn't make me want to retch, although I'm willing to admit this installment was starting to make my stomach churn (about three-quarters of the way through; the reason for the break). Anyway, enough about me--I'll be posting an actual review of Jealousy within the next few days.

  27. 5 out of 5

    WillowBe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think I would have given this 3 1/2. Honestly, if there was sex in it, it would be a solid 4. But these are teens, so only sensuousness, not sex. At least the dialogue is beleivable- I cursed like a sailor when I was younger. I like LSC, but her books leave something out. Something is missing. My favorite by far is the novella Selene. Of teen, i've liked Strange Angels best of all- more tightly written. I was confused at the end of that book and this book finally answers questions that were po I think I would have given this 3 1/2. Honestly, if there was sex in it, it would be a solid 4. But these are teens, so only sensuousness, not sex. At least the dialogue is beleivable- I cursed like a sailor when I was younger. I like LSC, but her books leave something out. Something is missing. My favorite by far is the novella Selene. Of teen, i've liked Strange Angels best of all- more tightly written. I was confused at the end of that book and this book finally answers questions that were posed in SA. That said, the whole thing with the psychotic girl going Columbine- come on! And what's his name getting stolen away at the end- I wanted to cry foul. Why should he suffer now? So, i will keep reading the books- I like the charactars, and the world she built. But this has got to culminate in someone reaching "adulthood" at some point, doesn't it? Because these are some pretty hot teens and it's a bit unrealistic if they don't. I have to give it to Richelle Mead for being realistic about the arc of relationships among teens. Because teens do, do it, or so I'm told.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Callista

    Okay, I just finished reading Jealousy, and I'm now wondering if there is a fourth Strange Angel book. This one was just tingley good. Fabulous writing style. I love how Lili St.crow makes her seem absolutely real. How she's (DRu the main character) is down to earth and focused on the really important things. Relationships, Trust, strength, survival. She always has a plan and someone to keep her on her feet. A loving girl who's not to soft. Secondly, Delicious boys. My heart almost burst from my Okay, I just finished reading Jealousy, and I'm now wondering if there is a fourth Strange Angel book. This one was just tingley good. Fabulous writing style. I love how Lili St.crow makes her seem absolutely real. How she's (DRu the main character) is down to earth and focused on the really important things. Relationships, Trust, strength, survival. She always has a plan and someone to keep her on her feet. A loving girl who's not to soft. Secondly, Delicious boys. My heart almost burst from my chest, slipping between my ribs and flying across the room. First Goth boy, Graves, is a fabulous character. A boy i would adore and do in this novel. SMart, Sarcastic, loyal, protective, and always has a plan. Excellent at thinking on his feet. And he would make a fabulous friend, i just hope he lives. And Kristophe. Who I'm not to sure what to think of. He is ....Like Jacob from Twilight To Dru as renesme. The later part. Creepy but... oh, so, intriguing. A must read. I give it five bloody Fabulous kisses of apeoval. C.M.K

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    This was my favorite book in the series so far. I really loved that we find out more about Dru's mom and also more about Christophe. There was a lot of action and some really great fight scenes. Graves really gained some of my attention in this book, where in the previous books I was sort of a Christophe fan. Something about him in this one just endeared him to me. My complaint, the ending was a cliffhanger. No need for me to go on about how I despise them as I'm sure everyone knows how I feel. This was my favorite book in the series so far. I really loved that we find out more about Dru's mom and also more about Christophe. There was a lot of action and some really great fight scenes. Graves really gained some of my attention in this book, where in the previous books I was sort of a Christophe fan. Something about him in this one just endeared him to me. My complaint, the ending was a cliffhanger. No need for me to go on about how I despise them as I'm sure everyone knows how I feel. Can't wait for the next one!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alen

    This time I was not overly obsessed with Graves's unibrow, thank you. While reading Jealousy I was just gradually becoming more and more upset about the amount of times Dru cries, begs for Graves or Christoff, or complains about how terrible and miserable her life is. Basically, I wished Jealousy was more about girl-power and less poor-girl-who-cries-someone-save-her. Seriously Dru, set up your game, grow some lady balls and start doing something instead of letting people try to kill you or hurt This time I was not overly obsessed with Graves's unibrow, thank you. While reading Jealousy I was just gradually becoming more and more upset about the amount of times Dru cries, begs for Graves or Christoff, or complains about how terrible and miserable her life is. Basically, I wished Jealousy was more about girl-power and less poor-girl-who-cries-someone-save-her. Seriously Dru, set up your game, grow some lady balls and start doing something instead of letting people try to kill you or hurt someone close to you. GROW SOME LADY BALLS MISSY.

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