From Monica McGurk’s website about the book: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.
Dark Hope is the first book in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy, a young adult novel with a strong paranormal/fantasy story line that’s centered around bringing justice to those that are involved in human trafficking.
I honestly could not put this book down. It only took me a few days to start and finish, regularly picking it up even if I only had a few minutes to advance the book. It drew me in right away, with an introduction to Hope that left me wanting more. As the book progressed, it definitely filled in the blanks and created a story that was truly captivating to me.
The love story behind Hope and Michael is engaging, although they sometimes seem like they aren’t a perfect fit for each other. Which, is maybe why it’s engaging, as I was intrigued to see how their relationship would move forward throughout the entire book.
The human trafficking aspect of the book was truly heart-wrenching. It brought a very real side to this fantasy book. Some may say that it’s a mismatch, but it’s a fantasy book that revolves around angels living on Earth with humans and it’s a very human-oriented problem that usually gets brushed under the rug. I think that Monica McGurk really brought more awareness to this issue with the book and I love that a portion of the proceeds of each book go towards organizations that work to put an end to human trafficking.
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