Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies Review


Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies Review | Optimistic MommyWith 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!

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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.

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like an awesome read. I would love to get a copy to read on my upcoming vacation.

  2. I saw someone else online talking about this book a day ago! It sounds like a good read!

  3. It sounds like an interesting read with a lot going on. I love getting caught up in a good book, if only I could find the time!

  4. I just saw another review on this! I put it on my Fall reading list!

  5. Very cool, I have been looking for a new book to read and it sounds like this might just be it!

  6. This sounds like a great read! Thank you for the recommendation!

  7. lol, I’m so glad you said it was similar to the Twilight BOOKS. I hated the movies too. Don’t get ME started. lol. But I loved the books. I think I could really enjoy this book.

  8. I love fantasy/sci-fi type books. I’ve read a few reviews on this one and really need to add it to my list.

  9. This looks like a book my daughter would really enjoy. I will have to ask her if she has heard of it.

  10. I read this too and enjoyed it. I think my teens would like it even more, as soon as their homework lets up enough so they have time to read it.

  11. I am going to start reading too! I love sc-Fi books the most bad can’t wait to get going!!

  12. I haven’t read a book all summer, too busy. Yet, I’m the same – now that schools in, I hope to do more reading. Thanks for the recommendation!

  13. This sounds like such a fun book and seems like something I would love to read… Will have to check it out. Thanks so much

  14. This sounds like a great read. I love books like this. Very cool.

  15. I’m very interested in this book! I love books about Heaven – or Hell – on earth. It’s very “Supernatural”. Awesome!

  16. You had me with the Twilight comparison. I’ll have to read these for sure.

  17. I always love books like this that incorporate Biblical themes. It’s just cool to read about angels on earth. Especially when they’re given a little bit of a human element.

  18. This sounds like a great read. As soon as you made the Twilight comparison, I knew it was going on my list.

  19. This book must be popular since I keep reading about it. It’s not my typical genre, but the storyline is pretty interesting.

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Thanks for the book tip! I will tell my daughter as she is an avid reader.

  21. Sounds like a good read. I’m curious if Hope finds any happiness in her future after a terrible childhood. Looking forward to reading it!

  22. That sounds like some heavy reading material! It’s nice to hear that a portion is going to organizations to fight human trafficking. It’s such a horrible thing and a shame it’s still something so widely done today!

  23. I wish I had more time to read. Maybe when my kids start school lol

  24. I just saw this book in an email I received. It sounds like a good one!

  25. This looks like a great read! Thanks for the review

  26. Blows my mind how influential fan fic has become. Thats how 50 Shades got started too!

  27. I just finished the book I was reading last night and wasn’t sure what to start next. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Sounds like an interesting book! I’ll have to add it to my list.

  29. Now that all my kids are in school I have found myself with more time for myself too. I have been thinking I want to find something new to read. It has been a while since I read a whole novel.

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