Thursday, March 18, 2010

Review: Angel Star (ARC) by Jennifer Murgia

Angel Star

Title: Angel Star
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Paperback: 256 pages
Published: May 18, 2010
Reading Level: YA
My copy: ARC from Around the World Tours
My rating: 5 out of 5 wicked stars

Blurb (via 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.
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 thoughts:

Angel Star was in one word...amazing!  I have to say this book makes me believe that angels are the new vampires.  The characters are rich with personality and the drama is nail-biting.  There are parts that are heart-wrenching and others when your heart sings with happiness for the characters.

Our main character, Teagan McNeel, is the quiet girl that always gets picked on in school by the mean-girls.  She has her one best friend since childhood, Claire, that makes being at school tolerable until in walks the hottest guy ever, Garreth.  For some reason unknown to Teagan, Garreth only has eyes for her.  As they spend time together, Teagan learns more about Garreth and his connection to the terrifying dreams she has been having all her life.  She learns about Hadrian and how he is a fallen angel wanting to cause havoc for humans and angels alike.

As light and dark forces start to collide and Teagan figures out she has powers she never knew about, she also is told that she is only person that can save her friends and her angel.  This book had me biting my nails, rubbing the goosebumps on my arms and feeling my heart break at times so I don't want to give too much away to you.  I didn't want to put it down, I had to know how it ended, and while the ending wasn't wrapped up neatly, it was set up perfectly for the sequel, Lemniscate.  This book is a roller coaster of emotions but well worth the journey!

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iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Yes!!! I just needed one review telling me how awesome this book was and I knew I'd be hooked. It sounds sooo good. Thanks for the review, glad you like it so much!!!

Jennifer said...

So glad you liked it Stacy!

All my best to you:)

~Jennifer Murgia

Ladybug said...

I loved your review, Stacy! This sounds like such a good read! I would love to read this book one day.

I've only read one book with angles so far, it was entertaining but it didn't quite take me for a ride like the one you describes that Angle Star does.

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

I happy to hear that you liked it! I can't wait to get it and read it!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHHH YOU TEASE!!! I cant WAIT to get my hands on thsi book! :) Great review.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Another one I'm looking forward to. Great review!

Violet said...

This book is on my TBR list! Can't wait to read it! :)

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