Saturday, August 28, 2010

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia

"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 pleasantly surprised me. I had some trepidation about reading this book because it deals with God and angels, which are not light subjects. However, Jennifer Murgia handles each with skillful grace. She weaves together thoughts and ideas into the beautiful tapestry that is Angel Star.

Teagan McNeel, the main character, is very relatable. As soon as I read the passage describing her bookshelf with its "overflowing collection", I knew that I would like her. Plus she has a sharp mind and an amazing guardian angel. Her Guardian, Garreth, is just about flawless. Every good quality you can possibly have presents itself in him. He constantly protects Teagan, but not in that creepy way (ex. the Bella/Edward relationship). At first, I didn't understand how a relationship between a guardian angel and a human could work out. I thought it would be really strange because the angel would have known the person for their whole life, but this book changed my mind. Teagan and Garreth's relationship is nothing but sweet and wholesome. They have taken their rightful place as one of my favorite YA couples.

This novel's plot is faced-paced and strong. I flew through the pages of this book faster than any angels wings could carry me. With a combination of love story, loss, and a looming dark presence, Angel Star captured my imagination and took me on an exciting adventure.

I have to say that I don't understand the attraction that Teagan feels toward Hadrian. It seems that after a lifetime of being haunted by a dark angel, you would despise him, not want to make out with him. It's pretty obvious that the author wants to create a love triangle, but it just doesn't work. However, that's the only complaint I have about this novel. I found the rest to be quite wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Murgia's take on heaven and angels.

Overall, I really can't wait for the sequel to Angel Star, Lemniscate.


  1. I just picked this one up @ the library. loving Angels right now*PAtch* glad u enjoyed this one!

  2. I really like Angel Star the world building of the angel story is so good. About Hadrian I think Tegan can see in him the capability of redemption maybe she sense something good in him. Let see is she is right or wrong about that. Can't wait for the sequel.