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March 17, 2012

Review: Rae of Hope by W.J. May - Farah

Rae of Hope

 Rae of Hope
Author: W.J. May

Publication date: September 5th, 2011
Publisher: Mitchell Morris Publishing
Challenges: A-Z Title, TBR, 
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
Source: Author
Format: E-book
Pages: 301
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.
Rae of Hope started off as a great book, and guess what? It never got boring! It was filled with great ideas, and I certainly loved the fantasy in it, and everything felt great while reading this book. Not too much drama, not too much romance, and not too much fantasy either. I just felt like everything was a perfect measure.
Rae is an awesome protagonist. Her uncle suddenly tells her that she got a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School. Not only to find that it wasn't any normal school, but she was also considered to be the "star" or the "famous" one in the school, because of her past!
I loved the idea where every teenager gets marked by a tatù! I just loved the feeling of finding out what tatù Rae would be marked with, and what she could do with it! The idea of the tatù's felt brilliant to me!
The characters all felt real to me, and the story wasn't fast paced or slow either. The suspense was great, and the ending wasn't a cliffhanger either (thank God). It was a fun, and interesting read! I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the second book! 
4 music star - a great tune!


  1. I'm glad this book was a great read all the way through! It's disappointing when a book starts of great but then starts to lose the spark... I'm glad that wasn't the case here. :) Awesome review, Farah!

  2. Thanks for the fantastic review!!! I hope you'll want to read the second book (maybe an ARC?) before it comes out in August!
    Thanks again! Wanita

    1. Yes id be SO excited to read the second book! Cant wait till it comes out!