Wednesday, 16 January 2013

REVIEW - Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

Title: Sovereign Hope 
Author: Frankie Rose
Series: Hope #1
Published: May 14th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Link: Goodreads / Amazon

Everyone has a soul

Some are just worth more than others

Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was. Since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.

The last thing on her mind is boys. Farley is on break from St. Judes’ when she meets Daniel. It’s not some casual run in at a party, or even a blind date with friends, though. Daniel is the guy following her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her window in the LA lunch hour traffic, trying to persuade her to leave everything behind and follow him. And he's hot as all hell. 

The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide. Farley is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: that a person’s soul is their only real currency, and there are people who would do anything to take hers; that loving someone can hurt so much more than hating them; but, most importantly, when your future is predestined, there is little you can do to change it.

Farley Hope is prophesied.

Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years.

She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers.

To do so she must die.


This is one of those books that starts at a gallop and never slows down. You will be grabbed from the word go and will be left thoroughly shaken. A fantastic read.

The story was gripping and had enough twists and turns to keep you entertained and engaged. It was a very unique plot and I found myself wanting to find out more about The Immortals, The Quorum and the entire story behind the soul-stealing. The story is action-packed, never a dull moment. The writing flows effortlessly, beautifully descriptive, filled with both heartache and humor.

There is a great cast of characters to find in this book. Farley was very likable  She's stubborn, sarcastic and knows how to speak her mind. She's also level-headed and very mature for her age. I instantly connected with her. Her best-friend Tess was really funny. I thought she was a great friend to Farley. Daniel I loved. He's a bad boy so obviously I would :P I love guys with that sarcastic attitude, and brooding demeanor The ones that have a hidden depth to them. And what is it with guys that can fix cars and ride motorcycles and have cool cars (I want a guy who has a dodge charger!). I couldn't get enough of Daniel and loved that we got some of the story from his POV. The romance part was very well done. It wasn't all lovey-dovey, insta-romance, soppy crap. It was well paced and was very mature and realistic. I loved watching their feelings for each other slowly develop. 

The rest of the characters were also very interesting and contributed greatly to the story. I can't wait to find out more about Kayden but I really hope there won't be a love-triangle in the second book. Please don't let there be a love triangle!

So overall a very unique and intriguing story packed with action, humor, love and heartbreak. A must for lovers of paranormal YA.

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