Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: The Morning Star by Tania Penn

The Morning Star
Title: The Morning Star
Author: Tania Penn
Release Date: 10th January 2013
Publisher: Penn Pal Publishing
Find on: Goodreads, Amazon

Quick Review: 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.

Detailed Review: This book is awesome. But I feel so hurt because of one thing. The cliffhanger. Yes, the AHC, that's what I'm talking about. I just want to know something, who created CLIFFHANGERS in the first place? Did a person go and dangle off a cliff and some author got an idea to also do that in their book?

But the characters and story are, wow. Perfect. Dawn was the best heroine ever, and Venus managed to act her part out as the bitchy sister. who is the daughter of a succubus, Lilith. I thought that it was good that the author managed to put the good and the bad in Dawn, which I witnessed in her. 

So it starts, when Dawn starts a fire near their home, and when she is unwillingly caught up later by the police, she runs and manages to escape but discovers a power she would never want to show her father, Satan, Lucifer, the Devil: healing. Satan would never want anything to heal but rot right? Right.

Her father used to be an angel, but after the person he loves betrayed him, he has changed and been banished to the earth. But life isn't as bad as you think it could possibly be. They're rich, they have a hundred dead souls at their command, they have a normal life. 

Dawn's mistake has always been acting too human. So when Gabriel enters her life, who she believes to be a mortal, everything changes. The first time she saw him in a club, he was looking at her. The next time she saw him was in school. She feels a connection towards him, but she doesn't know why.

But what she doesn't know is his true identity. She has seen  her mother Michaela, who is imprisoned by Lucifer in a portal called the measure and Dawn is positive that her mother knows something about Gabriel.

Then the secret: Gabriel is an Archangel sent by Ramiel to help Michaela escape.

Dawn feels betrayed and she thinks she knows how her father feels now. So she decides to change. I was seriously so scared for her. The whole time, I was saying please don't become dark over and over again. I was that desperate. 

And then Silas comes into her life. She has always been attracted to Silas. He's gorgeous and different to other angels, more brave and daring.

But he has another secret.

He has made an her agreement with her father that they would rule Heaven together, with Michaela and Dawn by their sides. 

Silas also makes a mistake. He accidentally lets slip that Gabriel wasn't supposed to love her and this was the wake-up call she needed. She realized that when Gabriel says that he loved her, he meant it.

So at last, with faith she tries to rescue both Michaela and Gabriel but...

Not telling you what happens in the end. That's a cliffhanger for you whahahahahaha.

Brief Review: What made me took an instant liking to the book was the story. The story was perfectly planned out and everything to me seemed flawless. If only I could write as good as the author!

Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing!'


To Dawn,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ------Marthin Luther King Jr.

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  1. Thank you Elicia, that is such a wonderful and gracious review!! xoxo <3

  2. Yay for it being a modern book =) Thanks for the review.