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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rae of Hope

Rae of Hope by W.J. May

Pages: 225
How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth of the past? 
Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan has never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is a very unique, gifted school. 
Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her. She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become marked with a unique tattoo (tatù) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatù enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their marking. 
Both her parents were marked though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young and never told her. Learning about her family’s past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope for her own life.

Ramblings: A+, 5 Stars, Bravo! Oh my I loved this book! At first I was a little hesitant to read (although I have no idea this book is right up my alley!) but once I was about ten words into this book, I flew through it! I read it in one sitting.

Characters: At first I was a little overwhelmed by the characters in this book. Not because there were too many, but because I felt like I met them all at once--just like Rae! Once I got into the swing of things though it wasn't too complicated to remember each character and their tatu. I loved Rae: from her quiet/shyness to the spunky girl who stands up for what she believes in. Along Lia in the book Frozen I just reviewed, Rae felt very real to me. Her feelings and characteristics were super relate able and I loved getting to know her! I got such a kick out of how all the boys on campus followed her around all the time! She just didn't know how to handle it and while I felt bad for those boys, I was happy to see that Rae didn't lower any of her standards or start in a relationship that wasn't what her heart wanted.  As for Devon, Molly, Maria and the rest of the gang? I can't wait to get to know them more in the next book!

Plot: Okay, who wouldn't want a super cool/sexy tattoo that would also give them some kind of amazing, supernatural power? Sign me up! There were plenty of twists to the plot that kept me turning the pages and I'm so interested in the mystery behind Rae's parents and I have this sneaky suspicion about her dad... I think there is more to that fire than anyone knows and I can't wait to dig even deeper with Rae and Devon in the next book.

Overall: Rae of Hope is such a cool book and although there wasn't too much action, being with Rae as she uncovered her past and discovered her tatu was amazing. I was drawn so far into the story that I couldn't stop reading it! Pick this one up and make sure you don't have any plans because you won't be able to put this one down!

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fantastic review! I'm so pumped you enjoyed the book!
    WJ May


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