(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
Suddenly the Queen of Angels, Azrael flies to Celestia where she is welcomed with open arms, or so they want her to think. The Seraphim has plans of his own that don’t quite include her on the throne. Once there, her first priority is to find Gabriel, now held captive by the Seraphim himself. What she doesn’t expect in her search is the unraveling of darker secrets within a world thought to be pure and good. Will she find the power within to stop the Seraphim and his plans? With her moral judgement and unexpected alliances, will she trust the right people to help her?
It took me a couple of chapters in the sequel before the events of the first book really caught up to me but after that, I found myself back in a world of angels that I loved and missed. Rise to Hope continued right where Fallen to Grace left off. I loved how we got to know Hyanthia more in this book and how everything isn’t so black and white on both sides. You learn more in depth on what’s really going on behind the mask that is Celestia and what hides behind the blinding brightness that did just that, blinded everyone from the dark that was the Seraphim. I loved how the outer-look of it all was so pure and bright and when things start unraveling, the picturesque of it all changes. With Gabriel held captive, I was sad that I didn’t see him too much in this installment but with the introduction of other characters from his past, I feel we might get the chance to learn more about him in the next one and I really hope we do!
I need Stand for Justice to release right now please. September 2018 is way too far away!
I give Rise to Hope 5 out of 5 angel feathers!