Review: Dark Rising (The Archangel Prophecies #2) by Monica McGurk

Author:  Monica McGurk
Publisher:River Grove Books
Publication Date: June 30th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Can One Person Upend a Prophecy as Old as Time?
Hope Carmichael is on the run. The only question is, from whom?
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. Now Hope is 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?

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Hope Carmichael is on the run, trying to accomplish an age old phrofecy with the help of her kind of boyfriend, the archangel Michael and Enoch and Raphael. Together they hope to find they key to heaven's gates and stop the fallen angels from conquering it.
Michael is getting more unstable every day that passes and they have to avoid the Fallen that hunt them. Having to bear a love forbidden by God himself and the responsibility of being the Bearer of the Key, Hope has to rise to the occasion be the best version of herself while she travels through Europe in search for the key.
This is the second instalment of "The Archangel Prophecies" and I must warn you, this series is very addicting and you must be careful when you start reading it because you won't be able to stop.
Hope is the kind of character that I grew to love and this book only gives me more reasons to love her, you can see her surpass her own fears and adversities to become a "strong and powerful woman".
You'll go absolutely nuts with the number of plot twists in this book but you'll love them and you'll cry like a baby and you'll dance of happiness, that's how good and wonderful this book is.
The author somehow was able to ground her work in actual biblical passages and world history, including so many references that you'll believe the story is actually real.
The writing is beautiful and simple enough that a non-native speaker can read this book just fine (myself included) and it's an all-ages book since it still, just as the previous one, teaches a lot about the danger of human trafficking and gives you warnings and tips about it that could guarantee your safety if you found yourself in danger.
I advise this book to all fantasy and paranormal lovers who like tasteful YA romance without graphic sex scenes if you're not comfortable with that this book is perfect for you since it has nothing of it! Go and pick it up!


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