Strange Angels, by Lili St. Crow, may seem to be fairly unremarkable urban fantasy fare. There are vampires, werewolves, zombies, and magic. The world that it's set in honestly isn't that impressive, especially given that it's riddled with the standard cliches in this genre. The characters, however, are a different story.
What makes this book come alive is its vivid, believable characters. The heroine of the story, Dru, isn't a Strong Female Character. Rather, she's a human being, who reacts much as someone of her age and experiences would be expected to react. She isn't going to turn into some helpless screaming wallflower when 600 pounds of werewolf comes after her. After all, her dad's idea of father/daughter bonding was to take her along when hunting the things that the rest of us have nightmares about. But, on the other hand, she's not going to casually slaughter it either. The oh-gosh-oh-gosh-I'm-now-going-to-die feeling that any sane person would get when the being hurtling toward you is one that makes humanity seem like a casualty of evolution, well, that's still there. And its these sorts of reactions, the moral dilemmas, the frustration with school, even the hyper-judgmentalism coming from a 16 year old who sneaks hard liquor from her dad's cabinet, these tiny details all humanize the characters. Also, while the book seems to be marketed as a type of paranormal teen romance, there's little of that in the actual story. That's not to say that there's no romance, but it's nowhere near the level of Blood and Chocolate, for instance. (At least not in this book. No guarantees about the series, though.)
If terror, pain, and a kind of gritty resiliency are what you are looking for in young adult fiction novel, if characters with personalities are required in order for you to enjoy a story, and if what I've outlined here sounds intriguing to you, then you ought to read this book.