Be My Guardian Angel

Jul 3, 2010 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

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Be My Guardian AngelAngel Star by Jennifer Murgia
Series: Angel Star #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by Lands Atlantic Publishing LLC on May 18, 2010
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
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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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While the story was good I don’t really like the cover.  I understand the reasoning for the star since it’s a major part of the story but I felt that the cover as a whole didn’t portray the fantasy, intrigue and danger of the story within the pages. I feel more color and design included with the star could really improve it. If I saw this book at the book store I would pass it by which would be a shame because the story is good!


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.

3 Stars

1 Comment

  1. thebookfairyhaven

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review and have to admit that I agree with you regarding the cover. In fact, if I hadn't read the synopsis, I probably would have given the book a skip altogether because the cover doesn't really appeal to me!


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