I was intrigued with the premise of this book, and liked the plot as I read it. I liked the angels, that they're killers, and stunningly beautiful, inI was intrigued with the premise of this book, and liked the plot as I read it. I liked the angels, that they're killers, and stunningly beautiful, inviting humans in with their ethereal nature, and then feeding off them, taking a bit of their soul. It was a bit slow at parts, but it didn’t bother me. What bothered me was the romance. I thought it contrived. Willow and Alex fell in love too fast, and then when they did, everything was about them and their love for each other. The story kind of centered on that new relationship until the end. I mean, Willow still had to complete her mission, and it was a little exciting, but it was watered down with gushy love, and despair that they were separated and they might die and never see their love again, after really only ’loving’ each other for about a week. I didn’t find their love quite believable, and got a little annoyed with all the mushiness. I just wanted the exciting killer angel story, with less romance. Which is a little weird for me to say, because I love romance stories. Any book with a good romance in it is fine with me. But when I can’t quite believe in the romance, I end up not liking the romance, and would much prefer if it had been left out, or handled and executed better and differently. I still really enjoyed the story, but it wasn’t the best. One more thing that really bothered me, was the excessive use of taking the Lord's name in vain. It was overused, and I know it won't bother many people, but it bothered me greatly. For those of you who don't like that swearing, I would not reccommend this book....more
Lemniscate is a very good sequel to Angel Star. It had the same beauty, and allure of darkness and light interwoven together. But I liked Angel Star bLemniscate is a very good sequel to Angel Star. It had the same beauty, and allure of darkness and light interwoven together. But I liked Angel Star better. I guess I liked the characters better in the first book. In Lemniscate, Garreth becomes pretty much polar opposite of his usual light goodness and stalwart, glorious protector of Teagan. And Hadrian was more good than bad. They kind of seemed to change places. Which I didn’t necessarily like. I really missed Garreth, he wasn’t in Lemniscate as much as I was wanting. There was more of Hadrain, which I didn’t necessarily want. But! I still enjoyed reading Lemniscate. It really was a nice continuation of Teagan’s and Garreth’s story. I liked how there was light and dark continually trying to overpower the other, but in the end, both needing to be present for any possible good to be seen. You can’t have one without the other. If there is no darkness, you won’t know light when you see it, because you have nothing to compare it too. This concept was handled very nicely here, and I liked seeing Teagan become stronger and come to realize this, and that she has the power to change whatever outcome may happen, and to save the ones she loves. If you’re an Angel Star fan, of course I would recommend this book. Any fan will like it. It’s an enjoyable, fun read....more
Angel Star is completely perfect and captivating. I fell in love with it from the very beginning. It swept me off my feet leaving me in a contented feAngel Star is completely perfect and captivating. I fell in love with it from the very beginning. It swept me off my feet leaving me in a contented feeling of pure bliss. The writing was beautiful, pulling me into the story. The romance was wonderful. I loved all the characters. They had so much depth, and I felt their love and sorrow. Teagen was a great character. I loved her purity and innocence, but also that she wasn't perfect, and has a small portion of the dark side. And I loved Garreth. He was so perfect and swoon worthy. He was kind and gentle and so in love with Teagen. The meaning in this book was so deep and caught my attention. Jennifer did a superb job at creating a truly wonderul gem of a story, one that will stay close to my heart....more
Set your sights no further, here is the angel book you have been looking for. Unearthly, with its intriguing story, memorable characters, endearing roSet your sights no further, here is the angel book you have been looking for. Unearthly, with its intriguing story, memorable characters, endearing romance, and well crafted out plot. What more could you ask for in a young adult angel novel? I started reading it, and I couldn’t stop. I just fell in love with it, especially with the characters. And while the writing isn’t top notch, it was still very good, able to grip me, and run with the plot at a good pace that kept me interested and excited.
I loved the whole family and sibling relationships in this book. It was a major part of the story, especially Clara’s relationship with her mother. I love her mother, she is strong and loving. And Clara loves her too, they’re best friends. Sure they have their fights and disagreements, what parent-child relationship doesn’t?, but they have so much love for each other. I really liked Clara, she seemed so real to me. She was strong and determined and not afraid to fulfill her destiny. I loved the friends she made,, they became endearing to me, but I especially loved Tucker. Mm, Tucker. Well, I won’t say too much about him, but I’ll tell you the romance had me swooning and grinning and just so eager for it to take hold!
I really liked Cynthia’s take on angels, of them having a purpose, and then the history of angels. I was really intrigued with it, I was so excited to see what would happen with Clara’s purpose, how it would play out. The execution and molding of the plot was done very well. The ending wasn’t as spectacular as I was expecting it to be, it kind of tapered off slowly, and not giving me that feeling where I had to have the sequel right now, but I was still very satisfied with the whole story. I loved it, and I still really want to read the sequel.
... Ah heck, here’s a little Tucker insight for ya :)
When I come back down the stairs, I find Tucker in the living room sitting on the couch, his booted beet on the coffee table. He’s looking out the window where the wind stirs the big aspen outside, the tree a flurry of motion, each leaf trembling with life. I love that tree. Seeing him there, admiring it, unnerves me. I want to put Tucker in a safe little box where I can predict what he wants, but he refuses to stay in it. “Nice tree,” he says. The boy has unexpected depth.
I have to say, that had me laughing out loud! ...more
Book of Love was good. It was intriguing. The six or however many points of view it's told in was interesting, and I guess I liked it. The way Ebner wBook of Love was good. It was intriguing. The six or however many points of view it's told in was interesting, and I guess I liked it. The way Ebner wove the different perspectives was done nicely. I think I just prefer one point of view, maybe two. But I really did like this book. The plot was done well, and the characters developed good. I do think that this book needed one more round of editing before publishing. There were just a few typing or grammar errors. Like, Max is talking, and he says, "...placing Greg and I in a position to blame..." It should be Greg and me. And another place where it should have been mine instead of me. And one part, there's a bruise on Emily's hip that was showing below the hem of her skirt. Really? Below the skirt? So either her bruise had grown to past her thigh that wasn't mentioned, or her skirt was really, really, really short. And everybody smirks. Everybody! They smirk right and left, at everything. Okay, if one person's personality is to smirk, fine, but every character shouldn't do it. It just got a little annoying. One last thing. Near the end, Max says that he see's nothing wrong with affairs if it's with your true love. I completely disagree with that. It is NEVER okay to have an affair, even if you say he's your true love. It is not okay. When you marry, you made a binding commitment to your spouse. You dedicated yourself to loving them and caring for them and being faithful. If your marriage isn't working, and you love someone else, you don't sneak around behind your spouses back. You try to work things out with them, or you get a divorce. And I didn't like the talk about not being ready to have sex. I get so tired of reading about characters afraid to do it or whatever. I just find it dumb. I don't even like sex in books. Anyway, I really did like the book and I would reccommend it, there were just a couple things that weren't so great. And I did like the ending. I'm excited to read the sequel. ...more