Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan #1)
by W.J. May
How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?
Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.
Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?
As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.
★★★☆ : Nice! A good and okay read.
The storyline reminds me so much of Harry Potter and his first year in Hogwarts. Rae Kerrigan however, is the female version who’s got untapped special abilities. She’s got a questionable family history and secrets that are withheld from her by her Uncle Argyle.
When she finally starts in Guilder Boarding School in England, she meets teenagers like her who also got superpowers on their own. Devon helps her most of the time as she discovers her true identity. There is, however, a reason why the other students are quite scared of her. She learns about a special tatu that automatically appears and triggers one’s gifts once she turns 16. To unleash her full potential, Rae realizes that the power she possess is something everyone else is afraid of.
I did enjoy reading Rae Kerrigan’s magical story. I dubbed it The Girl With Fearsome Superpowers. (Corny, I know). I got easily lost in their paranormal world although the whole vice was really Harry Potterish. If the author was inspired by the Muggles and Wizards, this story about Rae turned out quite impressive. Rae’s & Devon’s different character were likable and the plot was light and imaginative. If you are a fan of the urban fantasy/paranormal genre then I gladly recommend checking this one out.