What a book!
I happen to be a fan of YA literature. I read enough of it when I was a young adult then a few years back, when I went back to school, I had to take a Childhood Lit class. What a blast.
I went into this book expecting nothing. I had just read book one of the Beautiful Creatures trilogy, so I had an open mind about reading this.
Dark Hope by Monica McGurk is the first in the ArchAngels Prophecies trilogy.
As soon as I opened to page one, chapter one, I was hooked.
Hook, line & sinker.
I am a sucker for stories about heroines.
I also enjoy, immensely, stories created around magic, fairies, angels etc. Especially if they interact with humans. This novel gave me human interaction. While it deals with the ArchAngel and the Fallen Angels, it does not come off as a religious book at all! The story line deepens as we watch Hope learn what she is really put on this Earth for, while Michael struggles with his feelings for Hope. I couldn't put this down.
I read it at work (don't tell!), I read it at home and I finished it on the plane to Disney in Orlando (more on that later!). I also put my copy in our little library at work. My coworker already nabbed it to read. I told her you will definitely not be disappointed. To me, McGurk writes an adult story line centered around teens. Excellent way for teens to feel part of the adult world, but adults to feel like teens can face anything, no matter what we think.
Whether you are an adult or a young adult, this story is a page turner. I really never wanted to put it down. The story also brings attention to the problem going on in the US...human trafficking. It's sad but reality is, it happens.
Monica McGurk keeps everything tightly together without letting the subplot over shadow the actual narrative.
Now I am dying, dying I tell you, for the second book. You can bet your sweet bippy I will be buying it as soon as it's available. I have to know what goes on.
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