With my daughter being in school now, I have had more time to get some reading done. I always read at night before I go to bed, but it is kind of nice to be able to read in the morning after getting her on the school bus. For my first book, I was luckily enough to receive Dark Hope, which is the first book in the Archangel Prophecies trilogy.
Dark Hope is a book about Hope, who is a teenager. She was kidnapped when she was younger and after her parents divorced she lived with her father, who was overbearing and controlling because he was so afraid she was going to be kidnapped again. When we met her, she was just picked up from her dad’s by her mom because Hope requested to live with her. She’s ready to start life as a “normal” teenager. Then she meets Michael. Michael is emancipated from his parents and has a strong interest in Hope. Dark Hope explores more about Michael (and why he seems so familiar to Hope), Asian gangs, sex trafficking and much more.
At first I wasn’t too sure about this book because of the word “archangel.” I had never really read a book with archangels in it. But I read that it was similar to Twilight‘s mythological scope, and I enjoyed that trilogy (the books, not the movies – don’t get me started on the movies) and decided to give it a try. And I am so glad that I did! The author, Monica McGurk, is fantastic. She knew how to keep me hooked – I ended up reading this book in 3 days, which is pretty impressive, even to me, since it is 400 pages long. If you enjoy Young Adult novels, I definitely recommend this one. I can’t wait for the next two in the Archangel Prophecies trilogy! By the way – with your purchase of Dark Hope, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations that fight human trafficking. So you get a great book, and you get to help some great organizations. Can’t beat that!
Here is a little more about Monica McGurk:
Monica McGurk started out writing fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series under the pen name Consultant by Day. She has been recognized for her prequels and alternate versions by her fans, winning the Twific Fandom “Undiscovered Gem” award for Morning Star in 2013. Since her fan fiction days, she has left the consulting firm at which she was a senior partner and remains a full-time business executive based in Atlanta. While this is her first novel of any sort, she has been published in the business press on numerous topics.
She is married and the mother of three children, for whom she creates elaborate bedtime stories that sometimes last for over a year. She has already completed her sequel to Dark Hope, which she hopes to publish soon.
If you, or your teen, is looking for a good book, definitely check out Dark Hope! You will not be disappointed!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.