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Monday, May 10, 2010

Book Review: Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing LLC
Pages: 256
Source: Received from author/publicist for honest review

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Teagan McNeel falls for captivating Garreth Adams and soon discovers that her crush has an eight-point star etched into the palm of his right hand-the mark of an angel. But where there is light, dark follows, and she and Garreth suddenly find themselves vulnerable to a dark angel's malicious plan that could threaten not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows. Divinely woven together, Angel Star takes readers on a reflective journey when one angel's sacrifice collides with another angel's vicious ambition in a way that is sure to have readers searching for their own willpower.

My Review: Angel Star was a breathtaking, exciting and heart-wrenching book. In my opinion, Jennifer has set the bar high for future angel releases. Her writing was full of pure, electrifying moments from start to finish. Each chapter was visually pleasing to my imagination. Teagan, the female protagonist, was a strong, easy going, roll with the punches kind of girl. I liked her off the bat and was intrigued in the whole theory of a guardian angel protecting her. *Sighs* Garreth, swoon, he was such an innocent, selfless, and incredibly handsome angel. I mean what angel risks everything just to be with their one true love? Well, obviously Garreth. I was so in love with the way he stood by Teagan, even when his light wasn't enough.

Now of course we can't have just a good angel, there is always that bad angel creeping in the dark. Ah, which brings me to Hadrian. He was one tough cookie, nothing could crumble his evil plan. His dark demeanor shined through his personality yet, I did see some glimpses of a possible heart in there. This book put me under a spell and I enjoyed the roller coaster ride. The action scenes were well-written while the tragic scenes expressed vulnerability and sadness. I know more surprises await me in the sequel Lemniscate and I eagerly wait for its release. If you're a fan of the angel phenomenon taking over in YA, you don't want to miss this one!

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Author's Info:


Jennifer Murgia has been writing since she was nine years old. After receiving recognition for her poetry, she went on to use her talents to bring characters to life in fiction novels that are authentic, intriguing, and personal. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.


For more info on Jennifer, visit her site(s):
-Website
-Twitter
-Facebook
-Goodreads
-Angel Star Fan Club

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11 comments:

pirate penguin said...

This sounds so good! Thanks for the awesome review :D

Elie said...

I just finished this book, I liked it too. great review.

Paper Cut Reviewer said...

Wow! Angel Star sounds so good Eleni! I cannot wait to read this book..Wow Great review as well! I love books about angels so this is right up my alley.

Thanks!
Steph

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I love the angel stuff! Sounds good and I look forward to reading it!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

This sounds so interesting! Once I see it in bookstores, I'll have to pick it up. Great review.

-Briana

MarceJ said...

I am so pleased that many readers are giving this one great reviews. I was excited when I first heard about it but really look forward to reading it now.

Great review

Kelsey said...

Yay I can't wait to get to this in my TBR :) Great review!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Woot, sounds like it lives up to my expectations! Thanks for the great review. Though it also sounds like I'll be torn between Hadrian and Garreth, hm...

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Wow... I do believe this one will have to go in my next amazon spree. Awesome review... you make me swoon a little for Garreth just reading your thoughts. =)

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Great review! I'll have to check this one when it comes out. I've seen it around and the cover never really caught my eye, but after reading your review, it's definitely piqued my interest!

slommler said...

Wow! Great review! I will have to put this on my list. Sounds thrilling!
By the way...thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I always appreciate seeing you there! Coffee is always on...so come on back anytime.
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SueAnn

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