"Rae of Hope" by W.J. May

Title: Rae of Hope
Author: W.J. May
Publisher: Mitchell-Morris Publishing, Inc. (September 5, 2011)
Book Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review Copy

How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth about the past?

Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is an exclusive, 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 inked with a unique tattoo (tatu) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatu enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their ink-art. Both of her parents were inked, though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young. Learning about her family's past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope in her own life.

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My Thoughts
In most families elders try to keep their kids from getting tattoos, but in this family it’s a must.
This story has tons of action and is also a bit of a coming of age story. Rae is learning fast that her family is much more than she ever believed it was and much more dangerous.  Through Rae’s journey to find out the truth about her family and trying to stay alive she learns more about herself. The characters growth can be seen throughout the story and I really liked her character.
The adventure and suspense in this story had me captivated right from the start. I highly recommend “Rae of Hope” to lovers of fantasy/suspense.

Join Rae on her journey to find the truth in “Rae of Hope” by W.J. May


  1. Fantastic Review!
    Thanks for the great write up and for reading!


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