Wednesday, May 19, 2010

YA review: Angel Star

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. (summary from Amazon)

My thoughts...I am going to keep this a short review because I don't want to give away any spoilers.  Let me say that this is a great read and I highly recommend it to fans of YA paranormals, especially ones with Angels as the main characters.

There were several memorable characters in Angel Star.  Teagan, the heroine, is a typical teen, struggling to fit in and deal with the usual bullies.  She has a strong sense of right and wrong.  While she is not with her flaws, I like her confidence in her beliefs, even in the face of temptation, danger, and peer pressure.  The predominant male character Garreth provides us with just the right amount of mystery and intrigue.  He possesses that personality and confidence that most people flock to.  Another character that sticks in my mind is a girl named Brynn.  She is just downright mean, so much that I have to wonder if she has an ulterior motive. 

The storyline in Angel Star was easy to follow, fast paced, and very enjoyable.  There was a perfect blend of action, romance, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.  The story uses some symbolism in the shape of the Angel Star on the cover.  Jennifer Murgia did a brilliant job of describing the scenes and providing vivid imagery of each situation.  I felt like I was really there. 

Overall, Angel Star is a very well written debut for author Jennifer Murgia.  I will be watching for more books in the series, as well as different titles from this talented author.  This is one to add to your wish list!

For more information, visit Jennifer Murgia at her website.  Angel Star became available May 18, follow this link to order a copy.

This arc was provided for review by Around The World Tours.



Juju at Tales of said...

Great review. I've been hearing great things about this one so far.

Marce said...

I continue to hear great things also, I have added this on my TBR list.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

This has been making the rounds! Great Review!

GABY said...

I've heard great things about this book :D

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I'm convinced I'm the only one who didn't love this book. It was ok & I liked Teagan, but its not one of my favorites.

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