Angel Star

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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 ...
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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780982500538
  • Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,116,002
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

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    I had really high expections for this book, and they were not met. After all the good reviews about this book, I thought it would be really good. It was not. What I found was that it was like "Twilight" (and I do not like Twilight). Teagen was an annoying character to me and just seemed to be obsessed with Garreth. She only mourned about a day (if even that) after her best friend died. Then she went back to being obsessed with Garreth. And Garreth, of course, was perfect. He had NO flaws! That also get annoying after a while. Then, like all the other new "paranormal romances" out there, Teagen also realizes that she is attracted to the "bad guy", too. Didn't see that one comin! Really? This book was so predictable and the only thing that even kept me from finishing it was the fact that I bought it. It was so like "Twilight" that Garreth even referred to Teagen "babbeling in her sleep" and while she was, she said that she loved him. Sound familiar? I do not reccomend this book at all. But maybe it's just me.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

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    Waiting for the next one...

    I have been anticipating this book for months. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It had a great plot that really drove the story. I couldn't seem to put it down. My one criticism for the book was the length. I think that it could have been a little longer (and not just because I wanted more to read). I thought that the interactions between Teagan and Garreth could have been more descriptive and I would have liked to here Garreth talk more about what it is like to be in a "human" body.

    Teagan McNeel is your typical seventeen year old girl. She lives with her single mother, hangs out with her best friend Claire every weekend, and trudges her way through high school. Then the dreams start. She feels like she is being watched. She is also confused by how differently she responds to the dreams. Sometimes she is left feeling warm and comforted, while others she is cold and scared. At least they are only dreams..or are they? When they suddenly start to happen at school Teagan thinks that she is loosing her mind.

    Then the fantastically gorgeous new guy Garreth Adams pops into her life. He is perfect in every way and she is shocked that he seems to have his sights set on her. What Teagan doesn't know is that Garreth is her Guardian and he is here to protect her from his enemy Hadrian. Hadrian is the (also stunningly gorgeous) dark angel plotting to enslave all Guardians and by proxy, their human charges. The conflict that Teagan has between her love for Garreth and the pull she feels toward Hadrian opens the door for an interesting sequel. Which is on its way, but once you read Angel Star I'm sure you will agree that it can't come soon enough! So If you haven't already make sure to add this to your "to-read" list.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    Great love/action story!

    I love when I can immerse myself in a good book and relax and enjoy the journey. I haven't read a book where a character is in love at first sight in awhile so it was just what I wanted. It reminded me of another very popular book in some ways. I won't go into details and give anything away, but I don't think it's a bad thing to have a book remind me of another book. Angel Star was so easy to read quickly because I was so into the story and had to know what happened next! I actually was talking out loud while reading. "No way!" "What?!" "Awww!" Things like that. Hmmm. . . maybe that's not too unusual for me.

    Okay, I loved the name Teagan! I had never heard that name but felt it really suited the main character. Teagan is a bit of a loner with one close friend, Claire. She lived a normal life until Garreth came along and blew her away. Garreth is so caring and such a gentleman. It's hard to fault an angel.

    Angel Star kept me guessing at the very end. I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen, but then the plot twisted. Teagan goes through a lot and really grows as a character. I enjoyed reading her journey and can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010


    Angel Star had a strange effect on me, I must admit. As an author of an angel series myself I was glad to see that there was only one comparison I could make (besides the obvious angel premises). Love. Immediate, undeniable, no-barred-need love.

    Teagan (which, by the way, I love her name) is a teenage girl who has one close friend in school, Claire. She's not really an outsider, she just keeps to herself, which is something I can relate to because I am the same way. I had one true friend that lived close to me and that was all. For some reason other reviewers find this so hard to believe. (Off topic, but in Twilight Bella goes to Forks with absolutely no ties to her past in Phoenix, yet everyone overlooks this.) Then a new and mysterious boy shows up in Teagan's life: Garreth. This is where the love story comes into play. The intense relationship that forms between them stole my breath away many times.

    Garreth is her guardian angel and has been with her through seven, now eight lifetimes-which has a huge significance in the book. My favorite thing about his character is the fact that he is so soft spoken. During the whole book he stays true to his character. Though their undeniable bond is there, Garreth has come forward for a selfish reason (to be with the human he loves so dearly) that brings darkness following behind him. This darkness has a name: Hadrian.

    Hadrian is Lucifer's brother and is corrupting the guardian angels (every human has one, some have more than one). When the guardian angel of a human is corrupted, a change also happens in the humans. *SPOILERS* Go to the next paragraph if you haven't read Angel Star! This inevitably ends with Teagan losing her best friend Claire in a tragic accident. This was where the book got me the most. Since losing that one true friend that I spoke of earlier, I related greatly to many of the things that Jennifer wrote. The fact her phone didn't chime with messages, how she wanted to look out the curtain to see her best friend's ride pull up to pick her up for school, and how, no matter what, the thought of that person never leaves you and the only way to push away the pain your body can't comprehend is to focus on something else. Which is exactly what Teagan does-now she has another reason to fight Hadrian, if she didn't have a reason already.

    One thing we do learn in Angel Star is that Teagan might be the only person who could possibly stop Hadrian from corrupting any more angels. Garreth gives her his strength so she can face the inevitable battle. The problem? Hadrian seems to hold power over Teagan-one that makes her want him. Not to give too much away ('cause, well, I kind of already have), but the end takes a sharp twist in the last few pages that I honestly didn't see coming, leaving an opening for the sequel.

    Jennifer brought to life the fantasy realm of the angels with bewitching words and a tastefully written romance to remember. Ultimately, Jennifer used her poetic writing talent with great elegance, alluring me into the seductive world of the angels. Some scenes were so vivid in my mind thanks to her lyrical and descriptive writing.

    I'm giving Angel Star a 4.5 star rating only because of grammatical and technical errors that made me pause and mentally edit through many pages. As an editor, I can't help myself. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and can't wait to read the second, Lemniscate.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

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    Angel Star

    I had such high expectations for Angel Star. So much so that I refused to read any of the other twelve books I had until I got to the library and picked up Angel Star.
    I was so disappointed in the book! I thought it was going to be interesting, cool, different, but hell, it was another carbon copy of all the other 'angel' novels out there. The plot was unoriginal, and the writing screamed 'novice'.
    *Spoiler* When the main character's best friend (book was so forgettable I can't remember her name) dies, Teagan is like "She's dead. I'm sad...Moving on, my angel boyfriend is so awesome!" Ugh. I was thinking, 'How did this book get published?' like, five different times. As much as I wanted the book to improve, it seemed to drone on and on, and it wasn't even a 300 page book!
    I guess this book is perfect for those people who hate reading like, thoughts and reasons, and prefers dialog, but this isn't for me. I don't think I'll be reading the other two books in the series when they come out.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

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    Angels & wonderful new author!

    Teagan never imagined a world beyond her own. Until a transfer student appears and shares with her a secret no other human knows. There are angels, guardian angels that are there our entire lives. Teagan's guardian angel, Garreth, is allowed to reveal himself and the world of angels to her only because Teagan has powers unknown to her that will help save humanity.

    Teagan learns that Garreth has given up his wings and will become human in eight days in order to declare ...more

    Teagan never imagined a world beyond her own. Until.a transfer student appears and shares with her a secret no other human knows. There are angels, guardian angels that are there our entire lives. Teagan's guardian angel, Garreth, is allowed to reveal himself and the world of angels to her only because Teagan has powers unknown to her that will help save humanity.

    Teagan learns that Garreth has given up his wings and will become human in eight days in order to declare his love for her and prepare her for the darkness. Garreth will no longer be able to protect as he has all her life from the shadows. The struggle between the light and the dark become personal when those around her are touched by the darkness.

    Can Teagan grasp her hidden power and hold on to her true love, or will the darkness overcome her and lead her down a dark path? Temptation to do so is strong, but can Teagan harness her powers to see the Truth?

    Hadrian, the dark angel, is very alluring and beautiful in his in own right. She encounters Hadrian in a painful struggle to save her guardian angel. In the end she has to choose between Garreth and Hadrian learning that some people have more than one angel. Could one of them be a dark angel that pulls at the darkness within us?

    The story pauses at this point where Teagan knows that Hadrian is watching her too. Lemniscate, the sequel to Angel Star, will continue Teagan's story.

    I could not put this book down. It was fast paced, action packed, with a brilliantly woven love story. This book is one of my new favorite-must-keep books and I am eagerly looking forward to the sequel. I look forward to reading more of Jennifer's book in the future. She has fantastic and imaginative writing style, which paints the most detailed scenic pictures. I could picture the stone chapel in the woods and every scene Teagan experienced.

    Wonderful book, Jennifer! Congratulations on realizing a dream. I truly look forward to many more books from you...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2010

    incredibly seductive

    Well I have no idea where to even begin I loved Angel Star from begining to end. I waited for it to be delivered and I finished it that same day I couldn't put it down at all.

    I completely enjoyed the mythjology in it, and how Murgia wrote her view of heaven as being where your mind takes you. It was a book of Romance, angels, and a war between good and evil where Teagan was the key to bring everything back to its natural balance.

    I think the thing I loved the most was that at the end Teagan realized she had both a light and dark side, and that both those sides needed Gareth and Hadrian. You could see that as a good person she longed for garreth, but the part of her that wanted excitement and lust yearned for Hadrian. Althoug that side wanted Hadrian because of his seductive and excitement you could still see that she was in love with garreth. That he was the one that brought out the best of her.

    I Loved it from cover to cover. It was a wonderful read , and best Birthday gift lol :D I loook foward to reading Lemniscate [a whole year yikes :/, keep myself busy lol].

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    Mesmerizing Love Story

    Can there be light without dark? How do you keep the necessary balance between both? Jennifer Murgia's ANGEL STAR took me on a journey of the choices we face and the importance of balance within our lives.

    ANGEL STAR begins with Teagan McNeel. Used to being ostracized by others, Teagan is known as a freak at school. Then she meets Gareth Adams. From the moment Gareth - Swoon - stepped onto the scene, I found myself looking forward to their interactions with one another and the connection they shared. There's nothing like new love blossoming in the air! And let us not forget the dark and provocative Hadrian. Hadrian's dark nature offered the perfect contrast to the goodness radiating within Gareth, and his character was an important addition to the storyline.

    When I first heard about ANGEL STAR, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. After reading the book, I'm thrilled to say that it exceeded my already high expectations. Murgia's writing captured my heart. I grew to care about these characters and found myself rooting for them all the way. Teagan's quiet nature and insecurities drew me to her and that, combined with Murgia's easy writing style made it easy to empathize with her. Teagan was open to the changes evolving around her. She definitely stepped outside of her comfort zone with Gareth and I enjoyed watching her character grow as the plot unfolded. I also loved that's she didn't take forever to accept the reality of the situation nor did she neglect the importance of her own role in events to come.

    ANGEL STAR is a breathtakingly fresh debut novel with exciting characters that jump off the pages. It was a perfect blend of romance and mystery surrounding the battle of light and darkness within ourselves. Will the characters defeat the ominous forces threatening their lives? This had me frantically turning pages. And with that cliffhanger ending, I can tell you I'm waiting on pins and needles to see what happens next.

    Readers looking for a mesmerizing love story will be sure to devour this novel.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Angels the new vampires?

    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 Claire. She is just downright mean, so much that I have to wonder if she has an ulterier 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 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!

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

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    Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia Review

    Angel Star is in one word: perfection! Jennifer Murgia's book had me excited right from the beginning. She drew me in and her world refused to let me go, not that I wanted to leave, lol. I was so far from disappointed, in fact she surpassed what I had even hoped for. And did I mention this is her debut YA novel? I know...amazing!

    Who doesn't love the idea of a guardian angel? I know I do and I can only hope that mine is as dreamy as Garreth! We meet our main character, Teagan in Angel Star and I just loved her. She's kind, brave and has such a big heart, and did I mention brave? Guardian angel or not, this girl has got guts!

    And as I mentioned before, Garreth *swoon* is wonderful. He's the definition of good, protective and all around perfection. But where there is good, bad is always close behind. Enter Hadrian. All I can say is that he's got the tall, dark and dangerous vibe down to a tee.

    The truth is, no review can do this book justice. It's just that good! This is a book I will read again and again, it's already a favorite. Some books (and they are few and far between) just stick with you, and that is Angel Star for me. I can't express how excited I am for the sequel to come out and am only sad that it's not already on the shelves.

    This book has it all, light vs. dark, good vs. evil, discovering what really matters and fighting for what's right. It's also about sacrifice and standing up for what you believe in. It's deep and emotional and will have you going through a gamut of emotions.

    Murgia has a talent and is a natural story teller, so she's in the right business. Like I said...perfection!

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

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    More Angels Please!

    Since reading Fallen and Hush, Hush, I having been itching to get my hands on more books about angels. So when I read the premise for Angel Star, I was in. Angel Star did not disappoint! In fact, Angel Star reminded me of how much I love paranormal romance.

    Teagan was a great main character that was easy to like. She won me over right away with the fact that she was a reader. Murgia even mentions Teagan reading A Great and Terrible Beauty in the beginning of the story. What I loved about Teagan is she had her own "destiny" so to speak. It wasn't just her finding the supernatural world and wanting to be part of it. Her character was woven into the story plot, and I really enjoyed that.

    Now can I just go on and on about Garreth? Because I seriously want to! I loved Garreth. He was sexy, strong, sweet, caring, loving, sexy, sexy, . . . did I mention sexy? Yea, it's safe to say I have a character crush on Garreth. Hadrian's character surprised me. I don't want to say too much on him because I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say he kept me guessing.

    One of the best parts of this story for me was the writing style. The author didn't trying too hard to be anything. No matter if the writing was funny, thrilling, beautiful . . . it all felt very real and honest to me.

    There is something so fascinating and alluring about angels. Murgia has painted a beautiful world of guardian angels. The pace of this story was fantastic. I loved all the elements, and how guardian angels work in this world. I also loved the idea of heaven starting in your mind. That makes sense to me. Never once was I not enthralled while reading this. I couldn't believe how often Angel Star surprised me. I thought the plot would be easily predictable. That was not the case. The ending was the best part for me, because it just never ended. Every time I thought, "Okay, exciting part over", something else would happen that shocked me.

    I want to keep gushing about this one, but I don't want to risk giving anything away. Angel Star was a phenomenal debut. I CANNOT wait for the sequel. Yes, there will be a sequel! Thank God, because I am not ready to give up these beautiful and surprising characters, and vividly painted world Murgia has created.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Breathtaking, Exciting and Heart-wrenching!

    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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  • Posted April 29, 2010

    A Must Read!


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  • Posted April 21, 2010

    Angel Star Review courtesy of Narratively Speaking

    I have been absolutely dying (no pun intended) to read this book and thanks to the very lovely Jennifer Murgia, she got me on an ARC tour so I could do just that. I received it and read it the same day. I was not disappointed.

    Angel Star tells the story from the eyes of 17 year old Teagan who falls head over heels for the new guy at Carver High, Garreth Adams. Garreth, the familiar looking stranger has also taken an instant shine to Teagan. After saving her from a near fatal accident, his true identity is revealed. Garreth is Teagan's guardian angel and he has eight days on earth to protect her from Hadrian, the dark angel that haunts her dreams. Hadrian's lust for power meant he lost his guardian status and he now wants to be the puppet master and control all of the guardians thus manipulating human behaviour on earth. Only a human with an archangel bloodline can defeat Hadrian and as Teagan discovers secrets from her past, she has to make the ultimate sacrifice not only to save Garreth but to save all of the guardians and restore balance to heaven and earth.

    I instantly loved the premise of this story and I can totally see how easy it would be to fall in love with your guardian angel or vice versa. I mean your guardian angel is supposed to know you inside and out, spend lifetimes with you and love you unconditionally. What better description is there of a soul mate than that?! I really liked the prologue which gave me no clue as to which character was speaking, thus leaving me to come to the inevitable wrong conclusion! Rather than being disappointed by this, I love it when I'm wrong and a book can surprise me.

    I'd say this book was plot driven but I found the characters to be enjoyable too. I loved the camaraderie between Teagan and her best friend Claire. I thought the dialogue and interaction between them was very natural and believable. Hadrian is a powerful, alluring and tempting bad boy who reminded me a bit of Damon from the Vampire Diaries in that he has some humanity in him or at least we think he does. Garreth, what can I say about Garreth? He's a beautiful angel with a pure soul.

    Jennifer has created her own mythology in Angel Star that essentially explains that life is about balance. No yin without yang, no light without dark and no good without evil. It's an interesting concept although ultimately it means that good cannot triumph over evil and I have a slight problem with that! So, I'm excited to see where Jennifer will go with the story.

    Angel star takes you on a journey heavily laden with twists and turns and the ending hints that the story is not over yet. Indeed, Lemniscate (the sequel) is currently in the pipeline.

    If I had one criticism about Angel Star, it would be the brief use of text speak within the book. Mostly because I am not a big fan of text speak, I don't use it and at times I had to guess what it meant! Regardless of this, overall I found the book to be a very enjoyable read and I will be buying my own copy on release day.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

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    Angel Star

    There's something special that makes Angel Star bright within the angel-themed line of novels. What makes it distinguish from other titles on the same line could be described with one phrase: Great World Building Development.

    Angel Star narrates the story of Teagan, a simple girl that deals with normal 16 year old teen problems until the day she meets Garret Adams. Teagan will be involved in a war between good and evil where she'll be the key to uneven the balance of this battle. I've completely loved this story from beginning to end and my only complaint is not having Lemniscate (the sequel) at hand. The rhythm of the story is taken in a divine way where this fantastic world drawn with Murgia's words takes life of its own; not only for its singularity, but for the real part that frames the story. I should mention and applaud the author at this point for one of my favorite characters on the story; Teagan's mom. This is a real balanced character and reaffirms my idea that normal parents can be healthily portrayed in Young Adult literature. Romance in the story is adorable, deep and certainly spiritual. Garret will make a HUGE sacrifice to protect Teagan and you'll love him as soon as you know the details and his story. If I had to summarize in one sentence Teagan and Garret's romance, I'd use Terri Guillemets' words when she said: "Angels have no philosophy but love". The spiritual world and the rules of angelology that Murgia creates are beautifully crafted and have a good line for the reader to start tying puzzle pieces together and let me warn you that the author gives clues from the very first page. Something I liked a lot is that the author creates expectations with the story's villain, Hadrian, during the whole story and it's really worth the wait when the moment comes. Beautifully written, this story will take you on a journey during a battle between good and evil where the heart of a youngster will be her most powerful ally. Angel Star, a novel of a great love between a mortal and an immortal narrated with substance, elegance and spirituality.

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  • Posted April 3, 2010

    Angels are the new vampires

    Is it just me, or are vampires slowly but surely being replaced? Werewolf and angel novels are rapidly increasing in popularity, and this book proves that angels can be just as mysterious and beautiful as blood suckers. I'd been dying to read this book, and I was so excited to get my hands on an ARC copy.

    This novel starts out by following what I like to call the Twilight blueprint. The average looking, normal girl falls for the mysterious, dark stranger. For some reason that the girl can't understand, this boy falls for her, too. Now, before you roll your eyes and give up on this book, let me say that Murgia's characters give the story a new twist. At first, I wasn't sure if she could pull it off, but Murgia steers the story in another direction and breaks free of the Twilight-type plot.

    Murgia really is a very talented writer. Her words flow together flawlessly. She is able to convey Teagan's emotions perfectly, and the plot will have you reading late into the night. (Trust me- I'm speaking from experience)

    Teagan is such a likable character. I was never annoyed with her or disappointed in her actions. She is a down-to-earth seventeen year old girl that most teens can relate to. While she is flawed, Teagan is also a good role model and strong young woman that I can admire. Garreth is every girl's dream protector. He's your classic, beautiful blonde boy. What's not to love?

    But I'm going to give you a fair warning: the ending will leave you begging for a sequel. Jennifer, HOW could you do this to me???

    I would recommend this book to most readers. It is a wonderful love story for those of us who can't get enough supernatural romance. Murgia is obviously talented and I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to Angel Star, Lemniscate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    BEST BOOK!!!

    I loved this book. Its a good twist of a persons dark and light side and how they form who you are.

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

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    Worst book of the year

    I never believed in burning books until I read Angel Star. Not only the author copies Stephenie Meyer with all the impertinence she can manage, she also forgot to write a story. How many times do we have to be reminded of how beautiful and dazzling Garreth is and how much Teagan is thrilled with her guardian angel? Her best friend dies and she mourns her death for only two seconds until she goes back to her pestiferous routine of drooling stupidily over her ANGEL.
    There's nothing applaudable in the main female character (she's insufferable, annoying and infirm, the author courts us a pale version of intolerable Bella), Garreth lacks greatness, even the bad guy is weak. My guess is that this book started as an idea, that's all it is, an idea the author never developed, left loose ends everywhere in the story (I know there's a sequel) but still, it seems that she backed her self into a corner where she couldn't explain the plot, her lame Google research in angeology and eight pointed stars didnt save her from the mess she got herself into trying to explain the circumstances surrounding her father disappearance and other issues. The writing is calamitous, disastrous, HORRENDOUS! Not to mention the excessive misuse of suspensive hyphenation! Good grief! I found sets of three or four in one paragraph! Where the heck was the editor? What was she thinking? Murgia lacks of vocabulary, ideas, creativity, style, etc.
    I am one that treasures personal time, and I just want to kick myself for wasting 2 days of my life reading this piece of junk.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

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    Be My Guardian Angel

    Angels have become a hot new interest in the literary world and my thoughts are the more the merrier! In Murgia's novel Angel Star we follow Teagan McNeel on her journey to find love, identity and purpose. While living her life Teagan find her self drawn to the mysterious Garreth Adams. Through these feelings she has for him, she finds that Garreth isn't just any boy and their relationship becomes far more complicated than she ever planned. Teagan then finds herself in the middle of an epic battle of the angels between the ultimate good and the ultimate evil, with her having the power to alter the entire human race. Talk about pressure!! The plot of this story caught my attention instantly and I was anxious to see how Teagan would manage being thrown into this crazy conflict while building the courage to do what needed to be done. I could relate to Teagan's character, though on some situations her actions had me frustrated at times. I enjoyed Garreth character as well bringing spice and mystery to the story. The relationship between Teagan and Garreth was a nice addition to the story but instead of nice and sweet I could have gone for a bit hotter and intense moments. The semi love triangle between Garreth, Teagan and their ultimate enemy Hadrian had me very interested and pleasantly confused. The feelings she starts to have for both of them was so sudden it gave me whip lash flipping through the pages! This is a good story with huge potential to turn into a great series. I feel that readers should give this book a try.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    10 stars to Angel Star, yeah I double it...

    I am going to apologize in advance, because my mind is completely wrapped around this book still, so if I go on and on, well it happens LOL. To start I have been waiting to read this forever, Jennifer Murgia, is honestly the sweetest author I have had the chance to speak with about books, her book she has an infectious smile and demeanor about her that just makes you want to speak with her.

    OK, now to the book. I received this book yesterday afternoon (Monday) and I finished the book Tuesday Morning at about 6:15 am, before you think I am crazy i did sleep in between that time frame. Upon starting this book, I was intrigued by the main character Teagan (which I would have named my son if he wasn't a boy) page 11 the male character Garreth came into the picture, being the new student and all, and how quickly he made it clear his eyes were for Teagan only, made me fall in my first fictional love.

    Teagan learns that Garreth is her protector and from there the story is unstoppable, You move through each moment with Teagan and deal with all the emotions she feels, her love for Garreth growing through each page and Garreth's devotion and love for Teagan in return. This book absolutely wrapped me into it I felt as if I was Teagan and I couldn't put it down, I am absorbed into there lives its an amazing thing, I am completely exhausted after reading this book.

    Jen did an amazing job portraying the individual characters so beautifully not to mention how well the story flowed, one sentence to the next, one page to another, one chapter to the next. It is a beautiful piece of work. I need more of the story now, as I love the characters, looking forward to the next book.

    The best way for me to describe it, truly masterful. Beautifully portrayed and an amazing lovable story.

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