Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Morning Star

Author: Tania Penn
Release date: January 10, 2013
Pages: 277
Source: received review copy from author
Reading level: Young Adult

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Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries  She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.
There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything. -Amazon

Teaser Sentence: 

'"Hi there." British accent. That's all he had to say, internally I think I started melting. (Really dirty thoughts now.)'

My thoughts:
Books about angels can be either hit or miss in my personal opinion. I feel it's really hard to write one that I like. I was thrilled with The Morning Star. It had lots of angels and talk of the creator, but I did not feel like I was being preached to, or reading an overly religious book. 
A Morning Star is filled with well written characters I immediately connected with. Everyone was very well written. I loved the way Lucifer was portrayed. He was still very angelic in his appearance and social standings, but still had the attitude you would expect out of a fallen angel. Dawn-the daughter of Lucifer and an Archangel- is relatable, and an awesome protagonist. She has a lot of good in her, but she is the daughter of the devil. And, Gabriel, he's hot, blonde, and British. (I swear I go into books not knowing there is going to be a guy with an accent.) I think I am in love with this angel. 
The feel, the story line, the characters-everything about this book felt fresh and new to me. The only thing I had a problem with was that it ended. (But that's a good thing right?) This is one of those series that I want to have the next book in my hands the day it comes out. I recommend you get a copy now! 


  1. Great Review. I am participating in the Blog Tour for this one and am getting ready to start reading it this weekend. Glad you liked it!

  2. I saw that you were reading this and couldn't wait for your review. I'll have to check this book out. I read the author's husband did the cover (or I'm crazy and I made that up and started believing it). I'm picky about angel books. This one sounds good.

    1. I am also very picky about angel books, but this one was a winner to me!

  3. So glad you liked it! I loved reading this book as well (:

  4. Hi Robyn! Yes my husband did the cover for me in photoshop, took him about 10 minutes :) !

  5. Oops, sorry if this is a second time, my computer is on crack! -- Robyn, yes my husband did do the cover for me, took him all of 10 minutes in photoshop when I told him what I had in mind! :)