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Hope Ignites

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Loved it! 😍

Badass soccer-mom surgeon on a quest to find her daughter during a post CME civil war. Couldn't put it down and neither will you!

Hope Ignites was a thrilling and satisfying end to the Shattered Sunlight trilogy. It was so hard for me to put down, even while working a fulltime job. Having to wake up early in the morning did little to make me put this book down at night and I regretted nothing in the morning, even if I was a bit tired.


One of the major reasons why it was hard for me to put this book down was that I feel like I was connecting to the characters a bit more than I have in the first two books. I felt Riley's frustration. Not only had she not seen her oldest daughter Julia in two years, but then her daughters' rescue mission is put on the back burner. I really felt for her and understood why she left her post, despite what consequences she may have to face upon her return.


I felt Coops' anxiety and resentment towards Riley for leaving without so much as a word to him. He loved Julia and her siblings as much as he loves Xav(Riley and Coops' child). He had gone through very dangerous and traumatizing situations with her from the beginning of the series and she just up and left. You can feel his pain.


Lastly, I felt Julia's hopelessness. She had been in interment camps for the past two years. She had dreams of following in her moms' footsteps in becoming a surgeon. However, with the civil war and how President Kearns treats her citizens and POWs, it seemed pointless to do homework or work towards anything. Her world was falling apart since the CMEs hit and she had no control over what was going on or where she would end up. This broke my heart the most. Thank Goodness that she was able to stay with some of her family members throughout her stay in the internment camps.


E.A. Chance had really outdone herself with Hope Ignites. Although she left no loose ends and it was a satisfying ending to the Shattered Sunlight Trilogy, I'm hoping for maybe a spinoff series. Maybe from Julia or Dashay's perspective. Who knows? From your mouth - or keyboard- to God's ears as they say.

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About the author

E.A. Chance is a writer of suspense, thriller and post-apocalyptic women's fiction who thrives on crafting tales of everyday superheroes. She has traveled the world and lived in five countries. She currently resides in the Williamsburg, Virginia area with her husband. view profile

Published on June 17, 2021

100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic

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