It's no secret that getting lost in a good book is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning. I'm definitely a book lover and a die hard fan of all the tween/teen/young adult genre of books like Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. I recently picked up Dark Hope by Monica McGurk. Dark Hope is the first book in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy. It is a young adult novel with a fantasy/paranormal story line that revolves around bringing justice to those involved in human trafficking.
Dark Hope is a story about Hope who was abducted as a child but was rescued by an anonymous hero. Suffering from the guilt and fear of losing Hope, her father was extremely overprotective and cautious, causing Hope to lead a very sheltered life. Hope's parents eventually separate because of her father's obsession with protecting her, and Hope makes the decision as a teenager to go live with her mother in Atlanta. Hope starts her new life in Atlanta with more freedom and independence than she ever had and quickly befriends a handsome but mysterious boy, Michael. Michael's interest in Hope is more than just a crush though, and soon Hope is full of questions about her past, her family, God, and good vs. evil.
Intertwined in this book is the real problem of Human Trafficking. I absolutely love how this book brings awareness to the issue in a fiction book. I loved the unconventional love story between Michael and Hope and I am already anticipating the release of the second book in this trilogy. I couldn't put this book down, and devoured it in less than a week. Its definitely a must read, especially if you loved Twilight, Hunger Games, and/or Divergent. You will not be disappointed!
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