Saying Tween Girl loves to read is an understatement. Taking away her library card would be the ultimate punishment in her eyes. Her stack of books to read over the summer topped out at 43, many of which involved angels, demons, spirits, and other non-human creatures. Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies by Monica McGurk was one of those books and if you have a young adult reader in your life looking for a new read, Dark Hope is it!
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 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 relate to the sinister business of human tracking 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 The Archangel Prophecies, a saga of extraordinary love, vast mythological scope, and great moral urgency.
Dark Hope is the first book in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy written by Monica McGurk, and Tween Girl really seemed to like it. When I asked her thoughts when she was done…..she handed me two pages of notebook paper with her review on it. This is what she had to say:
Not only was Dark Hope a great and entertaining read, it was a meaningful one too. I was hooked from the back of the book. It has a great plot and build up. The whole story was thought-provoking and it made me anxious for what Hope would do next. You were always on the edge of your seat no matter what you thought was going on. In fact, I would catch myself skipping ahead to find out what happens after this or that. And don’t get me started on the romance! It was amazing. I grew impatient and worried when they were apart for too long, or when they were fighting. Another point about the book that I liked was how the character development was so real. Hope was so sheltered. When she got to her mom’s house, she was unconsciously sheltering herself. As the book went on you would catch things she wouldn’t have done or been able to do if she was still so sheltered. My last thing to say about Dark Hope is about how the book made me think. Not just about angels or human trafficking, but about how the things we do now, could affect ourselves in 20 years, or another person in the present. How our actions affect who we are. And how we have the power to change things. I was amazed by how much Dark Hope inspired me and made me think. I can’t wait for the second book in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy. – Tween Girl
I gotta admit, after reading her review, even I wanted to read the book! At least I know when she is hiding in her room all day, she has her nose buried in a good book and isn’t just sleeping the day away. 😉 Check out more from Monica McGurk and Dark Hope in the clip below.
Grab a copy of Dark Hope today and let me know if you loved it as much as Tween Girl did!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.