Rae of Hope
on Feb. 22, 2013
Remarkable first book to a marvelous new series…I am officially Hooked! The Chronicles of Kerrigan has this awesome Harry Potter mixed with X-men vibe. Children that will become inked are selected to go to a school for the “gifted” where they will receive their tatu at 16 and then learn how to use and harness the power they receive from the tatu for the next 2 years. In Raes’ case she will be learning a lot more than she ever bargained for.
Rae has no idea what a tatu is, why she is at Guilder, and why everyone keeps looking at her and whispering behind her back. With the help of her bubbly roommate Molly, a senior hottie Devon, and the compassionate Headmaster Lanford, Rae learns the legend of her past, the depth of her fathers evil, and how her tatu could be very dangerous. Unfortunately everyone is too blinded by the past to see the good in Rae. Through out the course of the school year we follow Rae and her friends on her journey to uncover the truth about her family, fight off the same demons that tormented her father, and get a grasp on this new crazy world she is living in. But someone will turn on her when she needs them most.
I am in love with this character, the story line, and the magic! Rae is this beautifully strong girl that in the face of everything has hope and determination not to be what everyone thinks she will become. “You can’t undo the past. The sins of the father are the sins of the son, in this case the daughter.” She has an amazing power and a strong will to do good with it, something her father did not posses. Devon is a dream of a guy that helps Rae with her familys’ past. Molly is that awesome best friend that can put a smile on your face even when your are feeling down. She is the cause of out loud laughter in this book. :)
Rae of Hope is full of suspense, attraction, friendship, deception, and not letting ones past define you. I am immediately jumping into book 2 so that I can get more of the adventure and to see what type of women Rae is becoming. I highly recommend this book to lovers of Harry Potter. You will not be disappointed.