Dark RisingThe author of Dark Rising: Book 2 of the Archangel Prophecies was so kind to send me a copy of her new book after I did a book review her 1st book here on Mommy Travels, Dark Hope.

I am pleased to report that I have enjoyed Monica McGurk’s second book in the series just as much as I loved the first book! So, I have decided to do a book review of her new book as well. Now if you haven’t read the first book yet you need to. Too much happens for you to be able to just skip the first book. There were all kinds of various things that happen in the first book that do not matter until late into the second book.

Dark Rising picks up right where Dark Hope left off. If you have read the first book you know that we, the readers, were totally left hanging at the end of book 1.

Dark Hope was a new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human named Hope and Michael an archangel.

Dark Rising continues this “love” story, despite the fact that there is basically no “love” in this book. Here is what the website says about the book, because they are way better at summarizing the book than I am!

The mark on her neck has branded her as part of an ancient prophecy, the Bearer of the Key. But the Fallen Angels have misunderstood and think Hope is their long-awaited way to regain Heaven by force. Hope is now chasing down the artifact that could open Heaven’s Gates, while seeking to destroy it before the Fallen catch up with her. Will the Triad crime ring track Hope and exact their punishment before she gets the chance? Is the ragtag band of angels surrounding her now there to protect her, or imprison her? And will Michael, the Archangel sworn to defend Heaven at all costs, be forced to deny his love for Hope and take her life, instead, so that the artifact won’t fall into enemy hands?

I love historical fiction and I although this book is not a work of historical fiction the author did wrap all kinds of history into it about various places throughout Europe. Kind of like the DaVinci code did.

Dark Hope can be used to meet your Common Core Standards. Get your teacher’s guide now. 


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