Apr 04, Shannon aka The Tale Temptress rated it liked it. This was definitely a worthy sequel to Angel Star! There were some parts of it that had me very frustrated, and a couple things that made me go "Um, but Teagan, once again, proved to be an intriguing and strong character. She has to deal with quite a few unexpected things in this story, not least of which is how her angel, now boyfriend, Garreth, is becoming more human.
And it's not always a good thing This was definitely a worthy sequel to Angel Star! And it's not always a good thing. Having the human experience thrust upon you was probably a big shock to someone who has been a guardian angel for years However, it didn't irk me because it was believable. I won't say who it is. Let me just say, yeah At first, I had a little trouble with this one because I was just so surprised that it would happen, but at the same time, I definitely understood it. There was some really good potential for a great love triangle here though, and I feel like the author didn't play with this enough.
However, it didn't really detract from the story. All in all, I thought this was a really great sequel. The author did a great job keeping me interested and keeping me where I cared about her characters. I'm not sure if there will be a third book, as this one seemed to tie everything up very neatly. However, that's what I thought about Angel Star too, and I was wrong.
So maybe we'll get a third installment. Jul 26, Erica daydreamer rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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. I still enjoyed reading Lemniscate. 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. 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.
Any fan will like it. Feb 07, Ellz Readz rated it really liked it. Lemniscate, the second book in the Angel Star series, took an interesting turn. In the first book, I felt very devoted to Garreth. His strength and goodness was like a beacon to Teagan. This book definitely left me second guessing my judgement of his character. He is faced with tough decisions and makes some poor choices that effect the lives of all the characters.
Many of the same people play an important role, including the evil Brynn. Teagan discovers more about her fate, as it My thoughts Teagan discovers more about her fate, as it is tied to Garreth and Hadrian and she must overcome several challenges, some emotional and very personal ones. Once again I am impressed with the plot development skills of Jennifer Murgia. The lives of the characters, while full of chaos and confusion, always make perfect sense in the end.
I was also impressed with the use of symbolism in the book, another sign of great planning. There was quite a bit of character development in Lemniscate. Readers will also find suspense, mystery, and a bit of a love triangle. I was impressed the strength Teagan showed in the face of evil. She is come a long way since the first book and I look forward to reading her again in future installments. Overall, this was a great sequel. If you have not read Angel Star, I definitely recommend starting there. Fans of the series will be entertained and possibly swayed to the dark side.
Jun 13, The BookWhisperer rated it it was amazing Shelves: It had been a little bit since I had the pleasure of reading Angel Star. While I have been eagerly anticipating this next book; I found myself struggling to remember everything from the first heart stopping book. Luckily, Murgia created Lemniscate as an easy crossover that offers reflections on the first book that will allow readers an extra hand in remembering things from the first book.
Teagan is still an incredible strong young woman that has found herself in the grips of a war that has been It had been a little bit since I had the pleasure of reading Angel Star. Teagan is still an incredible strong young woman that has found herself in the grips of a war that has been brewing over the centuries. Even more this book offers amazing events that will further pull her into this mysterious world. Although, it seems to ease the transition when you have a handsome mouth watering angel protecting you; that loves you more than the stars. After making the decision to become bound to the human world, Garreth seems to be struggling to blend in.
When Teagan pushes him to open up to the world it could just been his undoing, or worse yet a danger to them both. With the dark always on the prowl and drawn to the light of our beloved Teagan; it is only a matter of time until it catches up with this extraordinary character yet again. Lemniscate concludes with what I perceive as a promise about what is to come. I look forward to see what else Murgia has up her sleeve for these characters, and I am anxious to see if this ending is what it appears.
Jul 28, Reaganstar rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved Angel Star, and was completely blown away by it when I read it. I think it was actually the first novel that left me stunned for a few days afterwards as it emotionally got to me. I cant say I was stunned this time around, however, I have a love hate relathionship with the book now.. In the first novel I was die hard Garreth, an amazing guardian who just made me fall head over heels for him immediately with his gentle way.
In this book, I was a bit shocked to not only miss him I absolutely loved Angel Star, and was completely blown away by it when I read it. In this book, I was a bit shocked to not only miss him through the book but have an extreme dislike for the way he was acting in this book. I wanted to go slap him for acting so stupid. On the other side..
Maybe it was just the way he showed up when he was needed and so dark and mysterious, just wow. Thanks Hadrian for showing more of yourself in this book. To wrap up, after reading this entire book in one night, I have a love for both Light Garreth and Dark Hadrian and how we all need a little of both in our lives to have a good normal balance. Jennifer another Outstanding job on this book, I am so honored to be able to do a review on these novels for you. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!!! Lemniscate is a wonderful second book in the Angel Star series.
The characters have depth, are well developed, and the suspense keeps me turning the pages. Teagan learns more about herself, and her purpose, some of which from very unexpected sources. She realizes more about the people she loves and gives voice to some surpressed feelings. That is about all I can say without spoiling anything. Garreth is hard to read about in this book.
It all ends up having purpose of course, but he made me w Lemniscate is a wonderful second book in the Angel Star series. It all ends up having purpose of course, but he made me want to cry or hit something. Hadrian is in this book of course and we learn a lot more about him. Lemniscate is intriguing front cover until the end page, and continues its message of light and darkness, redemption and second chances, love and all the emotions in between.
Jun 05, Happie rated it really liked it. To fully embrace them is another matter. Sometimes we get lost along the way, and sometimes we get lucky and find the answers. As much as I am for Garreth, and trying this to be spoiler-free, I now had high admiration for Hadrian. Though the element of romance was still there, for me especially with the quote stated above, Lemniscate is more of a "We have the power to entertain any thought we wish. Though the element of romance was still there, for me especially with the quote stated above, Lemniscate is more of a story on redemption and second chances, of love lost and love gained, on light and dark, good and evil, being hurt and the extent for giving forgiveness.
Jun 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Jennifer's attention to detail truly brings the storyline together from the beginning to end. I felt like I was living the story along with the characters, and didn't want it to end. Even though I thought I knew where the book was going, I was way off, and I couldn't have guessed the ending and was so happy with it. Well crafted, well written, and amazing!
Jun 02, Karen rated it it was amazing. Loved it loved it loved it! Ive had a rough week as I just lost a really close friend of mine to cancer on Monday. But this book helped me move through it. Teagan was that beacon of light for me that she is for those in her world. I loved this book better than the last and can't wait for more!
May 21, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: An exciting sequel to Angel Star and hard to put down! I really enjoyed it! A full review is coming soon. Apr 17, Kait rated it really liked it. Jul 10, Lisa Miller rated it it was amazing. Aug 18, Kai rated it really liked it Shelves: Full review posted at Amaterasu Reads While Angel Star captivated me when I've read it, Lemniscate just left me mesmerized, with mixed emotions even.
Lemniscate took a very interesting turn, something far more better than Angel Star. Plot wise, I think Lemniscate was a step much better than Angel Star. I love how everything seems to be unraveling neatly in this book. I've always been a bit thrown off with books wanting to hold out everything and stretching out the plot far more than wh 4.
I've always been a bit thrown off with books wanting to hold out everything and stretching out the plot far more than what was necessary and just dumping everything on the end, confusing the readers, but Lemniscate gradually answers all the questions that popped up with Angel Star. The symbol on Teagan's hand that marked her as someone special was explained thoroughly in a very convincing manner. The concept of evil that was presented in Lemniscate kept me on my toes and sent shivers down my spine for quite a few times. My mom would tell me that Hell wasn't really another place.
That it was here, now, where we all live, on Earth. That thought frightens me the most and Lemniscate just amplified that fear ten fold with the evil that was tackled here. It's not someone, it's not Lucifer, it's what's inside of us, what's in our minds and in our hearts, our fears, our desires. Everyone has darkness inside of them. I think rather than using monsters or fallen angels or even Lucifer himself, the thought of having evil as something that surrounds us constantly is what made it fearful in a very effective way.
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As Teagan gains the strength she needed with every obstacle she faces in this book, each harder than the last, Lemniscate also allowed more characters from Angel Star to emerge and take shape. Ryan was a delightful addition to the plot! Teagan might have lost Claire, but she gained a friend through Ryan. Which brings me to what I didn't like in Lemniscate. I was trying hard to be convinced that him being Earthbound, his newfound humanity was what was preventing him to be by Teagan's side, but I don't see it as an enough of an excuse to leave her when she needed him the most.
One suspension slip was all it took and everything was spinning out of control. I didn't like that Teagan was desperately finding excuses for his behavior, and it made me a lot more frustrated with his character. I felt like he was purposely left out on the sideline to make way for Hadrian.
Now this side of the story was what I liked the most. I'll admit that I am more biased since I've been rooting for Hadrian even in Angel Star, but I think it's beautiful and wonderful that his character has finally took form in Lemniscate. He's dangerous, powerful, and dark, that much is true, but he was there when Teagan needed someone to be there for her.
I think I saw in him what Teagan saw in him as well, that he just needed that someone to show him that underneath all the darkness, there is light, that his soul is still there. Teagan is the bond that holds all of them, the symbol on her hand signifying unity, uniting the three of them, darkness and light, evil and good, and the one who has the power to give balance to both.
Lemniscate tackles various themes about love, family, death and the loss of a loved one, forgiveness and moving on, letting go, healing and ultimately, redemption. Jennifer Murgia was able to put together all of this difficult topics and themes into a book far more captivating than its predecessor, Angel Star, where readers will all appreciate the darkness and the good inside of everyone.
Will there be a third book? Definitely a recommended read for everyone! View all 6 comments. Oct 30, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: I went into reading Lemniscate with a little trepidation. There were parts of Lemniscate I loved even more than Angel Star- the developing friendship between Teagan and Ryan, Hadrian and how he became an integral part of Teagan's fight against the darkness, and the fact that Teagan's understanding of who she really was and her role she was meant to fulfill incre I went into reading Lemniscate with a little trepidation.
There were parts of Lemniscate I loved even more than Angel Star- the developing friendship between Teagan and Ryan, Hadrian and how he became an integral part of Teagan's fight against the darkness, and the fact that Teagan's understanding of who she really was and her role she was meant to fulfill increased. That last part fit into, what I felt was one of the overarching themes - change. So many things changed in Lemniscate; families came together, some friendships grew, while others disintegrated, and personalities changed and not always for the better.
Teagan has a better idea of who she is after what happened in Angel Star and now that Garreth is earthbound there isn't anything that they can't handle: Add to that the fact that Teagan's mother is dating the father of the girl who made her life a living hell and said girl has been acting weirder than normal. To top it all off, Hadrian is back and Teagan isn't quite sure how he fits into her life. I wanted to love Lemniscate outright and while there were parts I did absolutely love, it didn't quite live up to Angel Star.
The biggest reason for this was Garreth and his story arc. I know that he couldn't remain static because that would make for a boring story, but it felt like his becoming more human happened very suddenly. It didn't ring true, almost as though there was more at play than hormones or wanting to hang out with the guys every once in awhile.
Hadrian, on the other hand, really came into his own and it felt that he was stepping into parts of Garreth's role. The interaction between Hadrian and Teagan and how it allowed Hadrian to come into his own was a highlight. The theme of change combined again with the battle between good and evil or light and dark, and the acceptance that everyone has some of both kept the action going. The main characters, at different points had to decide which side they would fight for, which kept the dynamic changing.
Plus there were so many twists that it was difficult to predict what would happen next.
Despite everything that happened, Teagan was still a very relatable character. She kept the whole plot grounded and it was wonderful to watch her come into even more of her strength. Lemniscate is a must read for Angel Star fans and for those who like their angel stories with lots of action. Aug 13, Christie rated it really liked it. Teagan is thrilled to have her guardian earth bound and with her.
Pulled between the desire to be happy for her, and the fears of what changes this will cause to her life especially the fact that this means spending more time with one of her worst enemies. Nothing is simple for Teagan in this book. While dealing with normal issues faced by teens she also must fight forces of evil. I could not wait to read Lemniscate after falling in love with the world and characters in Angel Star.
Jennifer Murgia has a knack for creating characters with so much depth and heart. Her take on heaven and hell is absolutely fascinating and not to be missed. Teagan is such a selfless character, and she proves this again and again over the course of Lemniscate. I found the plot to be a little more angsty than book one, but it worked. I love that she had all of this happening, but still managed to maintain a respectful attitude when it came to her mother.
The few times Teagan let her emotions get the best of her she felt awful after for not being nicer to her mom. I truly love the normalcy this mother and daughter relationship exudes. Lemniscate also seemed to be heavier on the action. It grabbed my attention on page one and never let go. The ending left me with several questions including one BIG question.
It is truly a breath of fresh air. Sep 01, Carie rated it liked it Shelves: Probably the worst part for me was the 2-dimensionalness of the angels--especially Garreth. What did the angels think? How did they feel? What was up with them? A lot of the story in this book was very confusing to me, too. The Nate part was weird, too.
And, seemed to be lots of glossing over of things that happened throughout the book at the end. I did think the book had lots of good quotes and messages regarding good and evil and I generally liked the ending, but much of the story was too crazy and confusing for me. Just seemed kind of creepy. Nov 26, Kate rated it really liked it.
This book followed a path I never imagined the story would go and by the end my head was spinning. Murgia definitely has a talent for pacing a story. In the beginning, the story started off light and romantic. The middle was emotionally charged. And the end was a heart thumping sequence of suspense, that made me anxious to reach the resolution. Where Angel Star was the journey of Teagan getting to know who Garreth was along with who she was, Lemniscate is Teagan's journey in exploring her purpose on her own.
My love for these books is mainly the relationship between Teagan and Garreth. In the previous book, their love was pure and strong, but that changed when Garreth became more human. I was heart broken watching him deal with the raging emotions of a teenager. This couple drifted apart for a good part of the book and I was saddened by Teagan's suffering. An unexpected ally in Ryan Claire's boyfriend was a pleasant addition.
These two started off in a rocky relationship but eventually smoothed it out into a very strong friendship. I was intrigued with him in the last book, and I liked getting to know that side of Teagan a little more. Murgia stepped up the underlying plot of this book. Teagan's battle with evil threatened everything she held dear, keeping me on my toes in anticipation of how Teagan would use her strength and purpose to ovecome it.
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In Lemniscate , Teagan faces a tough choice. In reading my fair share of angel stories, I have to admit that I look forward to the twist in mythology the most. And Jennifer delivers that in a very unique fashion. All it would take is just one tiny spark. If heaven and hell were what each one of envisioned, could the two co-exist?
There would have to be a contstant struggle between what was right and what was wrong. We all struggled with that every day; over what was good and what was… evil. This made the story different enough to keep me interested in the good vs. Dec 13, Kathryn Cooper rated it liked it. I enjoyed reading this second installment in the Angel Star series. Unlike the first book, Angel Star, Teagan learned to rely on herself instead of her angel.
I loved seeing her strength and resolve grow through this new independence. In this second book, Teagan's best friend is Ryan. Tea and Ryan have a lot of fun together. I enjoyed any scene with the two of them. Their banter and relationship was entertaining. I really liked Ryan. He sounded cute and trustworthy and. I kind of wish I enjoyed reading this second installment in the Angel Star series. I kind of wish sometimes Teagan would hook up with him instead of Garreth. For me, Ryan is the Twilight's Team Jacob equivalent. Oh Garreth, you made me angry during this book. I'm not sure if everyone would agree with me, and I don't want to go into details.
I believe in forgiveness, but I really think there should have been more of a discussion between him and Teagan over a few of his choices. Those of you who've read the book know what I'm talking about. But hey, no one likes a flawless character. A new character, Dr. Nathaniel Dean, was introduced at the end of Angel Star but played a bigger part in Lemniscate. Nate is dating Teagan's mom.
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Well, I'll let you see what happens with all that when you read it yourself. Overall, an entertaining read! Now, Teagan must realize that her world is once again about to shift, as she questions the faith she held in others against those once considered enemies. In this continuation of Angel Star, Lemniscate will draw you even deeper into the world of dark and light as Teagan realizes the angel who could possibly save them all is the one angel she feared the most.
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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Lemniscate is the sequel to Angel Star review here which I loved, so I was very excited to dive back into this world again. We pick up pretty much right where Angel Star left off with Teagan and Garreth trying to adjust to everyday life together.
Now that Garreth is on Earth full time Teagan is soaking up every moment with him. That time does get interrupted quite frequently with her mom's new love interest and his step daughter, Brynn, who's goal in life seems to be ruining Teagan's. Teagan is trying to make the best of the situation but Brynn is not making it easy on her. As Teagan's life begins to unravel we do get to delve into the lore behind angels and what role Teagan plays in their world. She is still not quite convinced of her power and this book puts her strength to the test and then some.
With the loss of Claire still haunting her Teagan is determined to keep everyone in her life safe and often puts their needs before her own. While an admirable quality to posses, it does put her happiness on the back burner and my heart went out to her numerous times when her life seemed to be crumbling around her. I will admit that in the middle of the book Garreth was getting some evil glares from me. I think he let his new found humanity seep in a little too much and a moody teanage boy took over the body of the angel for awhile.
Needless to say, I was not a fan.
The reason for his mood swings is explained to you in the book and it makes sense, I just wanted to smack some sense into him at some points. But sometimes certain events are necessary and people need to struggle through life before they truly know who they are. The surprising part to this little plot twist was how Hadrian really started to worm his way into my heart.
I did not see that coming at all. I thought my name was permanently under the Team Garreth banner, but what is that expression about actions speaking louder than words? I think Hadrian's actions spoke a little louder than Garreth in this novel, which was an interesting suprise. Boys aside, I was really happy with the flow of this book. It kept the same exciting, no fluff, full of suspense feel that I came to love in Angel Star. So I know I'm on my own with this one, but I found myself underwhelmed by the sequel. Although all the characters remained the same, sadly somehow for me anyway this installment lacked the connection that was so strongly there in the first book I think that the reason for my inability to connect with the characters, I previously loved so much, might be that the first half of the book felt really rushed to me; like way too much happened A drastic plot twist, too many extreme emotional changes with Teagan, everything seemed disjointed and chaotic and to be perfectly honest it was all a bit confusing.
And although most of the bizarre occurrences are explained by the end of the book; they were still a cause of disconnect for me while reading through. I found Ryan's character to be refreshing and felt he brought much needed warmth to the story. And Murgia did an excellent job with the ending I just wish the whole book had that strength and richness to it.
One person found this helpful. I enjoyed reading this second installment in the Angel Star series. Unlike the first book, Angel Star, Teagan learned to rely on herself instead of her angel. I loved seeing her strength and resolve grow through this new independence. In this second book, Teagan's best friend is Ryan. Tea and Ryan have a lot of fun together.