Thursday 29 October 2015

Book review - Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

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 Hope. Soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope 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 trafficking 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 vast mythological scope and great moral urgency.

(I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dark Hope by Monica McGurk.

The story started with a toddler girl who was abducted and was fortunately found 2 days later.

Fast forward 10 years or so and we have fifteen year old Hope who spent the majority of her life living with her Dad after her parents separated.

Hope requested to live with her Mom now, as she's had enough of the strict and watchful eyes of her Dad.

She found new freedom when she moved in with her Mom, who's always out of the country on business trips. She also got to start afresh at her new school.

She met Michael at her new school and their friendship blossomed. She had never really had a close friend in her previous school and found herself gradually attracted to him.

There was more than meet the eye with Michael and soon they embarked on an adventure to find an ancient relic that could save humankind.

I look forward to reading the next book, Dark Rising! :)

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