I have received a copy of the following book to facilitate my review. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.
I think this was definitely the best of the three books in the series. It was a faster read (despite me taking so long to read it – I’ve become too reliant on my Kindle, and this was a hard copy of a book! Hard to read when I was up with the baby.) 😉
Dark Before Dawn begins with an older, more mature Hope and it continues to deal with the subject of domestic minor sex trafficking. You get deeper into the relationship between Hope and Michael, and Hope’s inability to trust deeply, but we also get the story of Rorie – Hope’s sister.
As a parent of a baby girl, it was tough for me to read about the human trafficking. I can’t fathom this happening in our country, yet it’s a very real situation that people are dealing with. If you have teens that are going to read this trilogy, I encourage you to read it along with them.
I love that McGurk is so passionate about ending DMST, and her passion shows through in the writing.
I love, love, love the epilogue of this book. I highly recommend it.
It’s darkest before the dawn . . . and that can be very dark indeed.
Twelve years have passed since Hope Carmichael helped fulfill the ancient prophecy that permitted the Fallen Angels to return, forgiven, to Heaven. Now a lawyer at twenty-eight, Hope—along with a resurrected Michael, the archangel who loves her—has been presented by Heaven with a choice: one that could either result in Hope never seeing her family again, or the world losing its greatest angelic protector. At the same time, Hope’s young sister Aurora struggles to help a school friend resolve her dark personal issues, all while being observed by a sinister adversary from Hope’s past, working on a plan for revenge that may soon plunge the entire extended Carmichael family into tragedy.
The culmination of the saga begun in Dark Hope and continued in Dark Rising, Dark Before Dawn returns to the world of the Archangel Prophecies, telling one final story of adventure, moral urgency, and the ultimate choice Hope and Michael make between the human and the divine.