Dark Hope: A new book to love!




This year I've converted into my old bookworm ways. I've always loved to read but somewhere in the past few years I stopped making time for it, which I hated! It made no sense to not make time for a favorite hobby of mine so I made sure that changed in 2014. I've already read at least 10 books this year, which is about 9 more than I did the previous year ;) One of those books was Dark Hope, a new young adult book by Monica McGurk. Dark Hope is the first book in the Archangel Prophesies Trilogy.

Monica McGurk actually won the 2013 Twific Fandom “Undiscovered Gem” award for her alternating ending to the Twilight series, before Breaking Dawn was released, which now I want to read! If you're a fan of Twilight and/or The Hunger Games books (guilty!) I think you'll enjoy Monica's work. She's very active on social media so be sure to follow her along here:

Her main character, Hope, is a likeable, teenage girl  who survived an child abduction case years ago. While that's not something you hear about everyday, I still think that so many of us can relate to her. Hope leaves her over-protective father's house to go live with her mom. Suddenly she's the new girl in town and of course feels like an outcast to start because of her odd past. Maybe it's been awhile since we've been the new student in school, but many of us know what it feels like to be new to a job, living in a new city, etc!

Hope soon finds herself a new friend at school, Michael. A mysterious, yet friendly (not to mention gorgeous) teenage boy who's background intrigues Hope instantly. Even more intriguing is the fact that Michael seems to recipricate the same interest in her, as well. As things escalate quickly in this novel, Hope is suddenly filled with many questions. Why is she getting angry looks from another boy in school, whenever Michael is nearby? Who's sending Hope weird valentine's with Bible verses on them? Is Michael really a "protector" as he says? And what in the world is going on with the weird group project she and another girl have been assigned?

This book is truly a page-turner, and an easy-read that you'll have trouble putting down. What's most interesting to me about this book is how the social issues of human trafficking is intertwined with this seemingly, simple girl from Atlanta. The novel, although a fantasy/sci-fi novel, will open your eyes and leave you breathless. I'm already looking forward to the second book in the series, once it is released. It's a must-read which is why I'm excited to offer one of you a free copy of the book so you can see for yourself. Just enter below for a chance to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

25 comments

  1. This sounds pretty awesome, I'm going to have to give it a try!

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  2. 10 books so far?? You GO girl! This book does sound very good! I loved the Twilight series so I'm sure I would love this one. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to check it out!! :)

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  3. I'm currently reading Eleanor & Park. I didn't go to the library to get it, but when I saw it was on the shelf I snatched it up. I've read 13 this year and my goal is 20, Goodreads says I'm on track which is good because I was behind for a little while. I really reverted back to my bookworm ways when I read a 600 page book in a day. I hadn't done that since before Quinn was born.

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  4. Sounds like a good book. Goodreads is currently telling me that I'm 9 books behind schedule for the year. I got some catching up to do!

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  5. I feel exactly the same about letting one of my favorite hobbies pass me by over the past couple years. Trying to get back in the habit of making time for pleasure reading as well. I am currently reading The Marriage Builder as a part of our pre-marital counseling classes. Definitely worth checking out!

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  6. You have intrigued me with this! I am so glad you shared - this is being added to my list!

    www.madientheshadeblog.com

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  7. Ooooh, sounds interesting! Maybe a fun one to add to my book club!

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  8. I'm currently reading "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth.

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  9. I am currently reading What Alice Forgot - this book sounds great, I hope I win! My library doesn't have it :(

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  10. Ouuu!! This sounds like a good read!

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  11. This sounds good! I am going to have to bookmark this post so I can read these suggestions in the comments!!

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  12. Ohhh, you have me intrigued. I'm thinking that I'll have to put this on my Wish List cuz even though I'm an old lady (33), I love YA novels - Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  13. I really got back into reading this year too! This book sounds interesting and I lived in Atlanta for a long time so that peaked my interest too.

    I am currently reading the Stephanie Plum series. I am on book 11 of 21 and I can't stop! They are so darn good and I cant believe I waited this long to read them!

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  14. I'm in the mode of reading for graduate school, but I just read Dirty Minds by Kayt Sukel. It's all about the brain and how it affects attraction, love, sexual feelings, and more. Very interesting and not just academic, entertaining as well.

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  15. I just finished the Divergent Series, really good. Then I read If I Stay, which I liked as well. Currently not reading any books, but I think the next on the list is a Lee Child book, love all of his books about the same character Jack Reacher (made into a movie), and you don't have to read in order

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  16. This book sounds right up my alley!! I have read so many YA fiction books this year that I've lost count.

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    1. I'm right there with you- I love YA books, so I'm sure you'll love this one! :)

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  17. I find it so hard to make time for reading, although like you, it is a favourite hobby. It is just one of those things easily pushed aside.

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  18. This is the second post I've seen in 2 days about this book - I am going to have to bump it up my list of books I want to read! :)

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  19. I am reading "Cherokee Spleen" by David Elliott and "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman. :)

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  20. Thanks Erin for the opportunity to win a book that sounds amazing to read. I am now reading The Fault In Our Stars that Kayla bought me for my birthday. Love you girl.

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  21. I'm currently reading "Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure" by David Rosenfelt. A good story about dog rescue that reminds you there are still good people out there!

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  22. I'm currently reading Bossypants and it's hilarious.

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