Sunday, August 11, 2013

Book Review for Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

Sovereign Hope
by Frankie Rose

Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Frankie Rose
Source:Purchased Gene:Paranormal RomanceRomance

About Book

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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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.

Sovereign Hope is book one in the Hope Series, due to be released July 1st 2012. Watch the trailer here, at:

My Thoughts

This book starts out with action which I like, no leading you up to anything, you start and bang its there. Farley is being followed and as she tries to get to her friend Tess, someone comes to her rescue. A cute someone at that. A fight breaks out, only this is not your typical fight, this one is much bigger and way more explosive. Like I said what a way to start a story. Now I had to keep reading to see what happens,

Farley is a 17 year old girl living on her own after her dad died and her mother disappeared. All her life she has been different, no one ever believed her so she tried to hide it away. Now she is on her own and what she has always tried to hide is coming at her all at once and full force. And what she once believed was the truth, may not be what it seemed after all.

Daniel, stubborn, angry, headstrong Daniel. Chiseled, electrifying, gorgeous Daniel. Oh how he loves to torment and irritate Farley. All the while hiding how he really feels for her. As I am reading I keep thinking to myself why has she not slapped the living tar out of him yet. He needs to lose the ‘tude and the stick in his butt. I know I would have. But I won’t lie I really fell for Daniel almost from the start.

Agatha, what a tiny thing, but that girl packs a punch. She brings Farley to her new home and is the first to finally start telling her about herself and where she is from and who and what Farley is and what she means to a lot of people. She has a good heart this one.

Farley and Daniel do a lot of dancing around each others feelings, you can feel the underlying strained current between them. Like a river churning before the water falls. It has you rushing to the next page to see which one will break first, which one will tell the other how they are really feeling.

There is this amazing car chase scene, that as I am reading I can close my eyes and see it unfolding. Action packed, gun fire, hanging out of windows, bodies flying, smashed vehicles among other things. Excellent read right there.
There are some really emotionally charged moments in this book. Packed full of attitude, tempers, tears and laughter. The author does an amazing job bringing the characters and stories to life. I was reading until I couldn’t see straight and then kept reading some more. Does Daniel die to save Farley? Does the prophecy come true? Does Farley die after all? Does Tess finally get a clue and get on board with everyone? Does Oliver turn on them all? What happens to Agatha? Well get the book & find out for yourself – because I certainly am not going to tell you. LOL