Book Review: Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

Dark Hope (Archangel Prophecies #1)

Title: Dark Hope
Author: Monica McGurk
Series: The Archangel Prophecies #1
Published date: July 29th 2014
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Goodreads Synopsis: 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. And 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 a strange valentine 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 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


** Disclaimer: I have received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

AJ says: To be honest, I really wasn’t expecting a “real” angel. I thought it was just a comparison or so but then it was the real thing which I really wasn’t expecting.

This book somehow reminds me so much of a series I have read years ago, the Fallen Series written by Lauren Kate because of the Fallen Angels and the Archangel and stuff. Also a bit of Supernatural TV Series that I am currently fangirl-ing with.

I could say that the book really has a promise, I mean the human trafficking really got me intrigue with it. It just that along the story it got a bit of sidetracked and I don’t know anymore if it is still about that. I just thought that if the story somehow focused on that thing it could be a lot more better than it is. Or maybe it will get better on the next book?

AJ’s rating: I gave this book a three out of five stars and I will be continuing in reading this series! 🙂