Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

The Hope Series #1

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 stalking her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her window in the LA lunch hour traffic, determined on dragging her out of her truck.

The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. However, regrettably for Farley, her life isn’t set to change for the better. She is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: who her father really was, and what it means to have his blood flowing through her veins; 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.

Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

My Review 
Farley lived with her mother for 17 years before she disappeared. The police have been unable to give her any leads on the disappearance of her mother. Living alone at 18 is scary enough, but add in the hallucinations that Farley gets. Her doctor diagnosed her with migraines including halos. One day, Farley believes she is being followed. Turns out, there are people that want her dead. She meets Daniel, who tries to convince her that her life is in danger and she needs to leave with him to be safe. Farley soon finds out that her life is not what she thought it was. She is the daughter of an Immortal Reaver who steals peoples souls. Farley is destined to destroy the Reavers, but there are other problems on the rise.

My thoughts...

This book was a fantastic twist on immortals. I loved that the book started off with some action, it really gives you a preview of the juicy goodness that is to come. There were so many curve balls thrown in there that I did not expect. The tension between Farley and Daniel was palpable, to say the least. I would find myself getting impatient waiting for the two of them to get together. I wish there was a bit more romance, but the amount that was there was yummy!! There was a perfect balance of action and storyline. I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good paranormal read.

About Frankie

Frankie Rose is a British expat, who is currently enjoying the perks of living in Australia- her awesome husband, sunshine, and vitamin D. She spends her time creating fictional universes in which the guy sometimes gets the girl, the heros occasionally die, and the endings aren't always happy. But they usually are.

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Can I just tell you how much I LOVE this trailer!!!

Gets me all nostalgic, but you would have to read the book to understand why :-)

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