If you’re looking for a new read to curl up with this fall, and you’re a fan of fantasy fiction-or maybe a little series called Twilight-I’ve got a book that will be just right for you.
The plot revolves around a teenage girl who was rescued from a mysterious kidnapper as a child and sheltered by her extremely protective father for many years afterward. Now, she’s living with her mom and going to a public high school.
But she doesn’t get to be a regular kid for long as her new classmate turns out to be an angel-sort of.
I don’t want to say much more about the plot, but it will definitely keep young adult readers, or fans of this style of any age, turning the pages. In many ways it reminded me of Twilight, as it has a similar battle between sides. Only in this case the vampires and werewolves have been replaced with angels and the forces of evil. Part of the plot is also a more realistic, parallel story about the problem of human trafficking.
The strength of the book was the author’s voice. She really does, “Get,” teen angst, and her heroine is one I think teen girls, in particular, will root for.
I also really appreciated the way she interwove the parts about human trafficking. It kept the supernatural parts a bit grounded, and I think it’s an issue that deserves to be highlighted.
The prose is typical of romance and fantasy genres. As a reader of mostly modern, literary fiction, I did find some of the passages way over-the-top. If you regularly read fantasy or romance, I don’t think you’ll be bothered by it.
You should know that this is definitely a book for teens and up as the subject matter is too mature for younger readers.
And, finally, since much of the story revolves around angels and their battle with dark forces, there may be some of you who don’t find it compatible with your belief system or faith traditions.
I do think if you’re a fan of titles like Twilight, you’ll enjoy this one. I also think it will be a smash hit with most any teenage girl. I taught 9th grade English for many years, and this is a book my students would have been fighting over.
If you get hooked, the good news is there will be more coming, as Dark Hope is Book One of a series called the Archangel Prophecies. Dark Hope is available now on Amazon or at your favorite bookseller.
Oh, and I have a copy of Dark Hope to give away! Fun, right? If you’d like it, just leave a comment and tell us why! I’ll choose one winner by September 9th. That’s just 5 days away, so make sure to leave an email you check, and go ahead and enter now, why don’t you? Good Luck!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.