Dark Rising

Dark Rising 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

  • Title: Dark Rising
  • Author: Monica McGurk
  • ISBN: 9781632990334
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 GCan 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 The epic narrative introduced in Dark Hope continues in Dark Rising as Hope crisscrosses some of the most ancient sites in Europe and plumbs the depths of history in search of the truth about the Key, herself, and love Exploring themes of identity, fate, jealousy, trust, and forgiveness, Dark Rising s mythological scope and moral urgency deepen as we come to understand the choices and consequences faced by a young woman determined to follow her heart and chart her own destiny.

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    1. Hope has accepted her role in the prophecy & is now on the run with Michael to find the Key. She doesn't like that they had to lie to find their way to Turkey through Las Vegas. It was in Turkey that Michael last saw the Key so they begin their search for the Key in Istanbul. While they're looking for the Key, they find themselves tangled up with the human traffickers connected to Las Vegas. Hope learns that she is becoming more intuitive & follows her instincts to an antiquities dealer. [...]

    2. I would like to thank Netgalley, Greenleaf Book Group and the author – Monica McGurk for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This book did not have as much action as the first one, so I was alright with taking it in slower and not to rush to finish it as it was with the first one. The beginning of the book seemed as if author would not know where to go and what to do with her characters, it was tangled and the relationships were completely different than at the [...]

    3. **I would like to thank Netgalley, Greenleaf Book Group and the author Monica McGurk for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.** :-) :-) :-)Dark Rising I felt was a bit slow in the beginning, I think is mostly because I wanted to see Michael and Hope happily together. :-) InDark Hope, Michael and Hope didn't really have a strong relationship, if you'll call it a relationship. To me it felt more like a friendship that could possible become more and in Dark Rising wha [...]

    4. 2.5 stars. I got this book without realizing it was the second in a series and I think not reading the first one had a negative impact on my enjoyment of this one. There are some authors who have the ability to write novels in a series such that each is still a fully-realized story, no matter which book you start with. Monica McGurk was not wholly successful in this and I found the beginning, especially, to be rather confusing. Eventually, however, the storyline of this one picked up enough to d [...]

    5. *I received a copy of the book from the author for a full and honest review. All opinions are 100% mine alone.*As I was reading Dark Rising by Monica McGurk, her story took me on a tour of the streets of Istanbul and into the Greek district where she mentions Baklava. That’s when it occurred to me that I hadn’t had it in years. Years, people! I had to fix that issue, pronto! So into the kitchen I went. It’s funny how a book that takes place on the other side of the world can stir up such a [...]

    6. Thanks to NetGalley for the free copy of this book!I gave the first book 2 stars also because although I didn't like it very much, I read the whole thing. And I have a problem with series - once I read the first, I find it almost impossible not to keep reading.And that said, I really didn't like this book either. Overall, I felt that the basic storyline was okay, but there were so many things that I disliked, it wasn't enough. I had the same problems with both books.I really do think it's wonder [...]

    7. I was all set to give this 3 stars, but that ending was powerful! First off, I still was annoyed with Hope for the majority of the book, just like I was in the first book, and that's mainly why the first book got 3 stars from me, and this book almost did too, but what happened with Michael was written really well, and it bumped the rating up for me. I absolutely loved the setting also, having a glimpse of Turkey, Ireland, and France was interesting, and I liked how the descriptions were written. [...]

    8. (I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)Once again, I enjoyed the 2nd book of the Archangel Prophecies.Dark Rising takes us to Turkey, Ireland and France. For me, it was always full of action and I love reading the description of the places and architecture of these places.We get to read more about Hope and Michael as well as some of the other angels. I liked it when Hope and Michael are together, and hated reading the parts when they were avoiding each other.It was al [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book through Netgalley for an honest review. I gotta say I cried towards the end A lot of the things that happened had to happen, I think that in life and love there are always many sacrifices that must be made but Hope had so many sacrifices to bear. I did not see the Enoch part coming though, or even the Henri part those twists made the story so much more interesting. I wish that Mona and Don could make up their minds and just let their hearts lead their lives. I abso [...]

    10. I received this book from the author through for a honest review. I really liked this book and lost sleep trying to find out what happens next Would have loved to be able to sit down and be able to read it nonstop but life and work got in my way! Can not wait until the next book in this series.

    11. This is the second book in the Archangel Prophecies series by Monica McGurk. I would say that you need to read the first book in order not be lost in this one. Hope and Michael are still on a quest to find a key so that they can prevent the Fallen Angels from conquering Heaven. This adventure takes Hope and Michael to various parts of Europe as well as America. The determination of Hope and Michael to find the key was very impressive. They did not have very man clues as to where the key was but [...]

    12. In the second book of Monica McGurk's Archangel Prophecies, Hope finds herself on the run and trying to stop the end of the world. There are a number or twists in this second book that kept things interesting. The mythology and religion continues to play an important role as Hope tries to figure out how to open the gates of Heaven without destroying the world. I found myself annoyed at times with her and Michael, but there is another book left, so I suppose the romantic aspect of the story can't [...]

    13. Originally published at seriestracker.wordpressHOPE FOR HOPEDark Rising, by Monica McGurk is the second installment in the Archangel Prophecies trilogy.I finished it over two weeks ago and this is the first moment I am “putting pen to paper” to write the review. There is significance in that. Typically, I have strong feelings one way or another and I just have to get it out. I have to get the review done so I can move on to the next book. Here, I couldn’t even start another book I am so co [...]

    14. Also posted on My WAHM Plan at mywahmplan/2015/08/darBook summary from publisher: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 t [...]

    15. *Thanks to NetGalley & the author for providing me with a free copy of this book*Actual Rating: 2.5Having read this series in the wrong order, I went into this book a little confused. McGurk's beautiful yet concise writing made it easy for me to catch up. I loved her vivid descriptions of the settings - Istanbul, Ireland (HON D'IRISH!) and France. It's evident the author loves architecture and as a fan myself I was in my element! Istanbul has been officially moved up my 'Places To Go' list a [...]

    16. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ‘Dark Rising’ is the second book in Monica McGurk’s ‘The Archangel Prophecies’ and continues Hope and Michael’s quest to find the key and prevent the Fallen Angels from conquering Heaven.While the previous book, ‘Dark Hope’, took the characters to various locations in America, this one steps up the road-trip experience to a global endeavour, travelling to countries in Europe as well as having scenes i [...]

    17. Book Review: A Young Adult Archangel Series of Global Consequence, Entertaining, Enlightening, and Electrifying.Dark RisingBook Two of the Archangel Prophecies SeriesBy Monica McGurkAuthor Monica McGurk twists the threads of this story so expertly the reader is caught in her net within the first chapter. Dark Rising is the second book of the Archangel Prophecies Series. In the inaugural book Dark Hope, 16-year-old Hope Carmichael is introduced along with Michael who becomes her protector. The da [...]

    18. I received this ARC Copy from NetGalley in exchange for my review You can read more of my reviews on my site:She Would ReadWriting: I liked the writing style overall. Jumping back and forth between the parents perspective of the situation and Hope’s perspective was less jumpy and their subplot much more interesting.There was good suspense. Having creative license with Angelic powers allowed for me to not always know what would happen next.Characters: Michael: I don’t like Michael as a love i [...]

    19. Dark Rising Book Review Book Title: Dark RisingBook Author: Monica McGurkDate: 14/08/15First of all, I would like to thank Netgalley, Greenleaf Book Group and the author Monica McGurk for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Dark Rising is the second book in The Archangel Prophecies by Monica McGurk. Book summary provided by the publishers:The mark on her neck has branded her as part of an ancient prophecy, the Bearer of the Key. But the Fallen Angels have misunders [...]

    20. Got an ARC from Net Galley.How awesome is that dedication?Ideally I like the read series in order but that isn't always possible. I really enjoyed this book and hope to get around to reading the first one. Even though I jumped into the second book first I wasn't completely lost like I have been with other books. It was written in such a way that you didn't really need to read the first book although I am sure the whole reading experience is much better if you do read both books.I really like thi [...]

    21. Copy of book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Dark Rising is the second book to Monica’s Archangel Prophecies Trilogy. I have to say my opinion about how angels are have been set in a certain way and may affect how I view this book’s angels. The book was a fairly fast read for a young adult romance it was alright. The way the Archangel Michael acted seemed to bother me, he was like a teenage boy trying to figure out if he loved someone or didn’t. Instead of an angel w [...]

    22. ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*** I would recommend reading the first book before beginning this book to ensure that you don't get lost in the plot. I was very impressed with this book in the series since I had not been blown away by the first book. I was on the fence on whether or not I should read this book based on the first book and I am glad that I did. Monica did an amazing job with this book. There was not as much action in this book as there was in the [...]

    23. *The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*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 t [...]

    24. We pick up right where Dark Hope left off. Hope is on the run with the Archangel Michael, who is sworn to protect Heaven at all costs, but he has given that up to follow Hope. In the beginning we don’t know if he is trying to protect her or if he is trying to push her away. Their dynamic is really quite interesting after reading the first book. Here is the Archangel Michael, sworn to protect the human race, and instead of doing that, he has decided to run after a girl he can’t decide if he l [...]

    25. This is the second installment in this series and is set to be released on June 30, 2015. I suggest that you read book one before reading this one even though the author does a fairly decent job of explaining what's going on. Book one ended on a cliff hanger and this one does as well.Hope Carmichael was marked by the angels as the Bearer of the key when she was saved from a drug addict by Michael the Archangel when she was only four years old. Her life hasn't been an easy one and it's doesn't lo [...]

    26. Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced digital copy of this book.Dark Rising picks up very shortly after Hope Rising leaves off. Hope and Michael are on a mission to locate the rock - the key that will allow the Fallen to possibly return to heaven. Unfortunately, the Fallen have a different idea about what they want to do with the key. Michael is becoming increasingly unstable and uncommunicative, while Hope must deal with healing from a previous injury as well as try to cooperate with her new "ba [...]

    27. The second installment of the Archangel Prophecies titled "Dark Rising" was picking up were the last book "Dark Hope" ended. Hope Carmichael is racing with her companions the archangels Micheal, Raphael,and Enoch to find the "key" before the fallen. This key is to the gate of heaven that was once used to by Cain. This key, a rock, was chosen to be found by Hope, the "bearer of the key" because of who knows what. As she and her friends go across the world searching countless places fro the key on [...]

    28. The second novel takes up where the first one ends and is just as good as the first. Michael and Hope are on the run, trying to figure out the prophecy before the Fallen find them and use Hope as a means to return to heaven and start a war. Michael has changed his features to look like her father’s so they can travel without too many questions being raised. They are joined by the prophet Enoch as they try to decipher the clues to the prophecy. Their search will lead them to Las Vegas where the [...]

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