Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

Sponsored post: : I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Greenleaf Book Group and NetGalley.)
Dark Hope
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel.

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.

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Dark Hope(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Greenleaf Book Group and NetGalley.)
When Hope was a toddler she was kidnapped, and then found with the remnants of a man burned to death, and with a strange tattoo on her neck.
What happened to Hope? And what does the tattoo mean?

This started out okay, but I lost interest.

Hope was an okay character, although she seemed to make excuses for her father instead of being angry at the way he had kept her so sheltered all her life. Maybe she had a touch of stockholm syndrome?

The storyline in this started out okay, but I soon lost interest. The whole angel thing was so cliché and nothing new at all, and I got really bored. There were quite a few info dumps which bored me, the pace was too slow, and when Michael suddenly turned around at the half-way mark and told her he was in love with her, I just didn’t buy it.
The ending was also quite disappointing. 400 pages and there isn’t even an end to the story? Not impressed, and I certainly don’t want to read another book in this series to find out what happens. I’m done.
Overall; dull and cliché,
4 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Sad when this happens. Maybe their next attempt will be better. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette