My two favorite hobbies are cooking and reading. (Is cooking a hobby? Because sometimes it feels like a chore!) There are many a night where I am up way past my made up bed time devouring a juicy book. “Just one more chapter.” I keep telling myself! That’s exactly what happened, again… when I read Monica McGurk’s Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies. This book grabbed my attention right away and today I’m going to be reviewing it for you, yay!
I’m going to try my best and not give anything away!
The book immediately grabbed my attention, introducing us to a young girl, Hope, who has been kidnapped. But the kidnapper is no where to be found, just a big pile of ash and Hope remembers none of it.
Fast forward to the present and Hope is pretty much your average teenager. Parents have been separated for a long time and lives with her Father. It’s when Hope’s custody switches and her Mother takes her in when everything she has known changes.
New school, new house, but still she feels like an outcast. Until Michael, a gorgeous boy in her grade, shows her the ropes and become fast friends.
But, is Michael really who she thinks he is? She knows she has an extremely strong connection to Michael but can she really trust him??
Hope has to face the hardest weeks in her life to save herself, new friends and the World as we know it. Can she survive with Michael on her side?
With heavy topics in the book like kidnapping, human trafficking and religion, this book is a roller coaster of emotion!
I really recommend picking up this book to read. It is very interesting and will definitely keep you on your toes. A lot of other reviewers are comparing it to Twilight. Twilight is one of my favorite series but I honestly don’t see much of a connection besides the most basic storyline. Teenage girl immediately falls in love with untouchable boy, the boy is not what he seems and then scary things happen. But, to each their own. I definitely think the overall message is much deeper in Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies. With human trafficking being a large part of the book and Monica McGurk bringing awareness to it is inspiring. I’m pretty sure falling in love with a vampire isn’t something one should be scared to encounter.
Let me know in the comments below if you have also read this book or the series. What are your thoughts on it? Do you think it is similar to Twilight??
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.