Hope's Decree

Hope's Decree

by Angela McPherson


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Hope's Decree 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MAustinreviewer More than 1 year ago
Hopes Decree was a good four star read and book one in the Fated series. My whole freakish life I’d desperately wanted to shut out the surge of emotions I often felt from others. This was an interesting read that peaked my interest in Greek mythology, this is out of my realm of genre but I was pleasantly surprised. Trinity was a great character with a lot of drama and sassiness, she is a 17 year old in her senior year of high school. We get to know her group of friends and of course the snobby mean girls. I did have some LOL moments with some thoughts that Trinity would have. There is so much action and conflict along with several twists and turns. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. It was great watching Trinity develop into a very strong person, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see where she goes from here. Angela McPherson has done a great job of pulling you right in with her writing.
E_A_Walsh More than 1 year ago
Hope's Decree (The Fated #1) by Angela McPherson was a okay entertaining read, with an unique plot that keeps you reading. I have to say, I got some mixed feels about this book. Being my first read by this author I went in as I always do with an open mind. The writing is good, the flow was nice, but there are some repeats. The best way to say this would be, like the same scene was done twice but at different locations. It made the story feel a like unfocused and choppy. I also has some trouble with the MC. She was very Mary-sue like, and not in a good way. Overpowered, non-flawed characters can work when done right, but sadly to say, I wasn't feelin that with this one. There is also a unneeded love triangle. It felt forced and just, I have to repeat myself, unneeded. Not all is lost though, because this story has quite the plot and the actual story telling is engaging and hooking. The greek mythology is interesting and adds an otherworldly element. Morpheus is a great character, and in truth if it wasn't for him I don't know if I would have enjoyed this story as much as I did. I also loved the fight scenes, they were choreographed stunningly. I found myself on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Detailed with a steady flow, I felt like i was watching a movie. And the twist and turns this story takes, really puts a new spin on the normal greek mythology. Overall this story, though had me mixed, I did very much enjoy myself. The ending was open ended, leaving room for this story to continue, and I will being reading the next book. So yes I do give this book my high recommendation and my stamp of approval. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
April3178 More than 1 year ago
What can I say about Hope's Decree? It was AMAZING!! I fell in love with the characters and the storyline. There was so much in this story that Angela keeps her readers wanting more, never wanting to put the book down and the suspense is OMG!!! Angela McPherson did not disappoint with Hope's Decree I can not wait to read the sequel.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. Where to start with this book? It has characters that are well-rounded and developed, a storyline that is both well paced and intriguing, enough similarities to 'normal' life that you can empathise as well as enough 'out of the ordinary' to keep you thoroughly engrossed with every word, whilst any grammatical errors are not to be found. Trinity is the quiet, studious one, the one who is beautiful and doesn't realise it. The thing is, she's actually relatable too so you can't hate her, even if you want to! Crystal is the bad girl, I couldn't quite figure out why she is friends with Trinity and Keri but then just accepted it. After all, I think everyone has a friend at some point in their lives Just Because! Keri was the quietest one of the group. She is very observant of Trinity but she is also in a new relationship. She does successfully balance this with her friendships though which was good to read. The relationship with Blain is complicated and you stay with Trinity as she tries to figure out just what is going on. Morpheus is a dude and I loved him. For some reason, in my head he became a cross of Morpheus from The Matrix (obviously) but also Spike from Buffy, complete with English accent. Needless to say, I loved any scene with him in it! Trevor is okay, I was liking him up until a comment he made about how he thought Trinity was better than that. It slightly annoyed me as she'd basically put up with everything that the 'clique' had thrown at her and the first time she reacts, he shoots her down! More than this, I'm not going to say as I really don't want to give away any spoilers. Trust me when I say that I absolutely loved this book and really can't wait for book 2. The ending is satisfying whilst also perfectly leading onto the next book. Absolutely, definitely, completely and highly recommended! Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Cat2002116 More than 1 year ago
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). I have some mixed feelings about this book. The blurb made it sound really interesting... and I also really liked the front cover. The biggest problem I had with this book was that I really struggled to relate to Trinity. It's hard to describe someone when the book's written from their perspective... and the constant descriptions of what Trinity looked like made her come across as really vain. That wasn't really helped by the fact that she's apparently the most beautiful girl in their school... (I've seen that so many times). Morpheus grew on me as a character, but as I was reading this book, I felt like I'd read it all before. Earlier today, I was reading a list of Mary Sue traits with a friend (just for fun) and had to stop several times to say, 'That matches the book I'm reading!' I liked Blain a lot better when he and Trinity weren't making out/fighting over making out. As soon as he became interested in Trinity, I found it a lot harder to read. That wasn't really helped by the fact that I've become absolutely sick of love triangles... because they're in every single young adult book I read. The link-ins with the Greek mythology were quite interesting and I liked the two cats in the book, Yin and Yang. I would have liked to see more of them... but I do like cats. I would have liked to see a bit more of Melia, too. I felt her character wasn't explored nearly as much as it could have been in the book. I noticed very few mistakes in the writing of this book, but on the whole, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I was hoping to. It followed the formula of most young adult paranormals I read... and those have become so cliched, they just aren't fun to read anymore. And love triangles (and incredibly beautiful heroines) are just not interesting. Unless the second book in this series is vastly different to this one, I won't be reading it. I'm disappointed, because the premise sounded so good... but it fell into the normal traps that ruined my enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, let me just give a HUGE shout-out and thank you to Ms. Mcpherson – the author herself. You have officially gotten me out of my YA paranormal funk with your ultimately, awesome novel.  With witty characters galore, totally swoon-worthy book boys, and a new, original story line, Hope’s Decree is one book that readers do not want to miss. Trinity, Hope’s Decree’s awesome heroine, is just a normal girl on the outside, trying to make the most of her senior year in high school. But normal for Trinity is not normal for everyone else. She’s a girl, with a gift — or to her it’s more or less a curse. She’s got the ability to sense the emotions of everyone around her…everyone but the new boy, Blain. Blain (holy-hot-mama-blondie, Blain)  is a mystery she can’t help but be drawn to. It’s like they have an unspoken, invisible link with one another and no matter how much he avoids her, or she avoids him, it’s like the pair can not be drawn away from one another. But with the connection comes mystery, and once that mystery is out of the bag so to speak, Trinity takes on quite an adventure with her newly discovered heritage. It’s nothing she can’t handle, that’s what I loved about her, she takes it, accepts her fate, and says heck yeah, bring it on, even though it still scares the crud out of her. Guardians, mythological history, and more — I felt like I was riding this book out with the heroine herself. The only problem I have? Well, I need more. Lots more… I can’t get by without talking about the boys. Oh…the boys…they made this book. Seriously. They made me swoon, made me shiver, and made me grin while I was attempting to pack my kid’s lunches up at six in the morning. Yeah, to say I was a tad bit distracted by the two main boys in this book would be an understatement. First off, there was Blain. Sexy, guardian, blue eyed, blonde haired Blain. My total kind of hero. Passionate, consuming, will do whatever he can for his love, Blain. Blain that made me want to jump into my Kindle and be seventeen again. But wait!!! There wasn’t just Blain. Oh no, Ms. Mcpherson had to give us TWO fictional book boyfriends in this one. There was no love triangle. There was just Morpheous. Dark, sexy, sensual, completely makes me want to lose my mind with his bad attitude, Morpheous. You really need to read this book just for him. No words for the guy I first hated and wound up loving even more than the hero later on. Overall, if you like your book boyfriends sexy, and you like your heroines strong, then Hope’s Decree is the perfect book for you. Full of action, adventure, lots of steamy kisses, and hilarious banter, this book will make you want to drop all you’re doing, just so you can finish it. And now, Twenty-four hours later, here I sit, waiting and wishing  for more — I’m suffering from a total book hangover if you can’t tell. Hope’s Decree was an absolutely amazing book, that I highly recommend to fans of Paranormal, young adult romances. Now, go get it! You won’t regret it, I promise.