Friday, August 22, 2014

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk Review

Title: Dark Hope
Author: Monica McGurk
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Series: Archangel Prophecies, book one
Star Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Though I didn't really didn't far into this book, it just seemed to me like Twilight, with the vampire component replaced with angels. This book was just not for me.

This book was given to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hope Carmichael just wants to start over. Over ten years after a mysterious abduction that ended with a grotesque tattoo-like brand on her neck, she goes to live with her mother, hoping for a fresh start. Happy to be away from her overly vigilant father, she finds herself mysteriously attracted to Michael, a boy who seems to know more than what he's telling.. And Hope realizes now more than ever that she may just not be normal..

What I enjoyed:
-I liked the premise of this novel--a young woman and an archangel falling in love, as I love anything that uses angels skillfully
-Hope, the young woman who is mysteriously abducted at three, and who seems to be scarred in ways that weren't expanded upon

What could've been better:
-I couldn't really finish this; I wasn't even a hundred pages in, as it seemed like just a Twilight copy with angels substituted for the vampire component
-I really didn't like the fact that Hope and Michael had an immediate attraction
-The pacing needed work--it was good in the beginning, but it was far too slow for my taste

I just didn't like Dark Hope--it didn't even seem to have potential. Next on deck: Color Song by Victoria Strauss!

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