The Morning Star
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.
Praise for The Morning Star
I loved this book and highly recommend it. Tania has a gift with words. After reading the setting description, I could feel the crunchy grass under my feet and the warm breeze in my face. I never thought that I'd enjoy reading a book about Lucifer but I did. The characters had depth and the story was well thought out.
5 completely deserved stars from this reader! Looking forward to future books by Tania.
~Kimi Flores via goodreads
The Morning Star is a story that pulls you in from the first line. I absolutely enjoyed every word written.
It was so interesting reading about Lucifer, the king of Evils, who has his own army of Evils and Dawn leads it. His daughter. Now that I had to read about. I didn't even know he had a daughter or rather daughter's, Venus and Dawn (Lillith) until this book came around! *Late in life*
Everything is explained, from Lucifer's motives with his one and only love, Michaela, and why he is fallen, to what Collectors do to what Dawn really wants to do. And that's when romance comes around.
The romance all together was epic. It was almost like a love square. You had a love triangle with Lucifer, Michaela and Ramiel and then you had Dawn and Gabriel and Silas and Venus (who is like that with everyone anyway because of her Succubus).
However because the two sisters in the story, Dawn and Venus, spend so much time on earth, it felt like they were more human than fallen angels. And that's why Dawn falls in love for a human because of her constant mingling with them and that's when twists and turns develop, creating mystery and love and something not quite what I had expected.
There were some really awesome kick-ass action scenes too especially when the two sisters do team work with their powers of fire. But the real twists came round Chapter Seven when we find out who exactly this human boy is and OMIGOD. My heart was pounding furiously. I mean when we the readers find out before Dawn, it's like an arrow in the heart.
In terms of characters, I loved all of them. Dawn was the more responsible one who listened to her father whereas Venus was her own person trying to do what she wanted as a Succubus. But when you combined the two sisters together, you had the wild evil sisters. Obviously, I liked Lucifer's manly authority over everyone who acted like a king at most times and he did have a good sense of humour. I also loved all the side characters because whilst the main plot was going on, you had these mini side stories at the same time which added a little bit more information to how life was like for a fallen angel.
Overall an amazing read full of romance, angels and high school. It's like re-reading FALLEN but with a HUGE twist. A war for love. I can't wait to read the sequel!
~Salima Korri via goodreads
This was a great book. I'm giving it 5 Zs. It's somewhere between fabulous and OMG! If you like books along the lines of Beautiful Creatures, Matched, Twilight (to an extent), etc., you will love this book. The author has come up with a great story involving Lucifer and his daughters without making it tacky, which, in my opinion, is difficult to do. The characters are believable and likable, the setting adds to the story, and the plot is definitely a page turner.
Meet Lucifer, who prefers to be called Luc, and his daughters, Dawn and Venus. Dawn is the daughter of Luc's unrequited love, Archangel Michaela, who he has imprisoned. Michaela is in love with Archangel Ramiel, who is desperately trying to free her from her confines. In his efforts, he sends in his son, Gabriel, to manipulate Dawn, who is said to be the only one beside Luc who can free Michaela. Gabriel and Dawn fall for each other, and fall hard. Ensue chaos.
There are so many small details and descriptions that make this story come to life. You'll definitely be laughing out loud at parts. I even teared up toward the end.
This book is definitely going to rise to stardom in the Young Adult Paranormal Fiction genre. All-in-all, great book. I look forward to reading the second one!
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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 A 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!
~Sycho via goodreads