Angel Star (Angel Star #1) by Jennifer Murgia

Angel Star (Angel Star, #1)

 Paperback, 251 pages

Published May 18th 2010

 by Lands Atlantic Publishing LLC


Claire Meyers, Ryan Jameson


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.

 This book to me had the potential to blow you away but it lacked the flow that as a reader I feel you need in order want to keep reading. To me the story felt choppy and rushed even a little confusing at times.  As I was reading the story I kept thinking did I miss something or did I skip a page or paragraph. It just seemed to jump for one event to the next I guess without letting the reader know what was going on in between. Even though the book wasn’t as seamless as I felt it should have been I have to say it wasn’t bad for a debut novel.

 I hate to give a bad review because I do plan to read the next book in the series because I am hoping that Jennifer Murgia can deliver a more clear and to the point novel. Also, I believe that her writing over all was good and the book had great ideas that just need to be executed differently.  I did like the characters and I want to find out what happens to them, I just feel that some of them lacked depth and examination into what was going on with them.  I am one of those people who believe that you don’t need to write down every detail to make a book believable but I do feel that you need to have a balance and that is what is lacking in this book. Sometimes less is more but other times less is just less. Don’t let my review dissuade you from reading the book because even though I may have found it to be a little lacking in areas that doesn’t mean you will and like I said the book wasn’t a bad read it just didn’t live up to my expectations.


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