DARK HOPE REVIEW

by - November 15, 2014


DARK HOPE                                                                                                                                     BY MONICA McGURK

Goodreads Summary                          3.5 STARS!!!
A new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel.

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 life over as a normal kid 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 Hope. And soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope a strange valentine inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate 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 just why does he seem so familiar?

In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces readers to The Archangel Prophecies, a new young adult saga that blends the feeling of Twilight with a vast mythological scope and moral urgency, as well as to Hope Carmichael—a young woman instantly memorable for her endurance, heart, and determination—and Michael, Hope’s dangerous companion who’s fated either to save Hope—or to kill her.


MY REVIEW

I received this book through Netgallery in exchange for an honest review

I loved the beginning of Dark Hope, it had an interesting background that rendered me intrigued. The school setting along with Michael's introduction was quite nice. Their close friendship at school till Hope learned what Michael was, was extremely well written. Up till the point where they fought with Lucas everything was absolutely amazing.

However, it was after when they started their quest that thing went a bit downfall for me. The only thing i didn't like was Michael's attitude. I understood his pain and all but his behavior made me want to punch him a few times.  It was action packed that's for sure with loads of mysteries and interesting twists. It was never boring and i admired Hope for her strong unwavering determination to free Maria and her sister. I loved her spark and that she was the only one able to handle Michael. I do have a soft spot for Henri though, Hope's invisible guardian. I wish we's seen more of him or realized why he didn't want Michael to know he was there.

The ending was absolutely thrilling and makes me want to read the sequel very badly!!! The author did a great job at leaving the mysteries unsolved so that we look forward to the sequel. And things will probably be way more interesting because from out tiny little peak at Raphael-we can tell. Absolutely lved this book and its definitely a reread!!!

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