Dark Hope is the first book in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy and if you’re a YA book lover and were a fan of the Twilight series, than this book is for you! Dark Hope by Monica McGurk was one of those books that I couldn’t put down, I actually was able to read the book in a span of three days. Dark Hope is a page turner, for sure!
I think what intrigued me the most about this book is that it was able to bring awareness to an extremely important social issue that has been on the rise in our society, human trafficking. The story continued to pull me in as I flipped through the pages.
ABOUT THE BOOK
For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start live over as a normal kind in an Atlanta, Georgia high school.
Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in her. Soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks she gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope strange valentines inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this related to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister – and why does he seem so familiar?
In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Altanta to the heights of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces The Archangel Prophecies, a saga of extraordinary love, vast mythological scope, and great moral urgency.
Dark Hope by Monica McGurk
WARNING: Some spoilers ahead… if you don’t want the story ruined for you, skip down to the giveaway below.
I really enjoyed Dark Hope. It was my kind of book and kept me wanting more. For me, it was easy to connect with the main character, Hope Carmichael. She was a simple girl with a dark past that gets darker as the story continues. Dark Hope is the perfect title for the book! And then we met the love Michael, who turns out to be an archangel that knows more about Hope’s past than you would expect.
As I continued through the book, there were some things that just didn’t work for me. It really irritated me that Hope’s mom would spend so much time away after getting her daughter back from the father after 10 years. Why not take a break? Why not make it a point to be there with her daughter? There’s also a scene from when they are in Vegas that sort of irks me but I understand that it’s an important part needed to help the story move on, it just didn’t seem right… especially when the book has a subplot of human and sex trafficking.
I blame my age. I think as someone older, I view it from a different point of view.
Overall, the book was pretty good and I truly enjoyed reading it. I honestly can’t wait for the next book because the last chapter of this one left me hanging and I need to know what happens!
Thank you, Monica, for a great read… I can’t wait to read more! I definitely will recommend Dark Hope to others.
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