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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia

Title: Angel Star
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Published: May 2010
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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, and now, she is torn between one angel's sacrifice and another angel's vicious ambition.

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.
Angel Star just didn't click for me. I certainly didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. I didn't feel very connected to Teagan, and I guess that I just didn't understand why she did some things. It's weird feeling this way about a book that everyone else seems to love, but I didn't like The Forest of Hands and Teeth either, so I'm used to it.

I really liked the world that Jennifer Murgia created. It was really interesting learning about guardian angels and how they are connected to humans, as well as how Heaven works in the book. The connection between Teagan and Hadrian, the evil force in the book, was also interesting. I want to know more about Teagan's father and his involvement, which was left kind of open ended. Maybe in the sequel?

Teagan and Garreth have feelings for each other very quickly, which would normally bother me, but the circumstances caused me to overlook it. They were also very sweet together, which helped, and Garreth wasn't stalking her, which also helped. The imagery in the book was fantastic, and I could clearly see a lot of the scenes happening. I just wish that I had connected to Teagan and her actions more. I'm not really sure why I didn't.

This book wasn't for me, but I'm sure that there are a lot of people who love it. I'll definitely be on the lookout for the sequel, Lemniscate, and I'm looking forward to reading it!

Characters: 6/10
Writing: 7/10
Plot: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Ending: 9/10
Overall: 39/50 C+
Cover/Title Comments: I like them, they are both very relevent to the story. The darkness of the cover makes it seem like there is a lot of danger, which is also very relevent.


  1. I had to order this book, gah I scrapped some money together! Thanks for the honest review! If you want to ever swap books I have a new page for that! Took me forever to create!

  2. Well worded and honest review:) thanks for reading and I'm certainly happy to hear you're up for the sequel! Lemniscate will not be the predictable sequel that I believe readers will assume.
    ~ Jennifer Murgia

  3. Interesting! Sounds like you're one of the few who didn't totally fall in love with this book. Awesome review, though!

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