Author: Frankie Rose
Published: July 1st, 2012 by Create Space
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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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.
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There is always this thing with gorgeous cover. Readers will have high expectations for it. A good cover must have a great story. Well, this book is the total package. I was fortunate enough to be given an ARC of Sovereign Hope. Holy Cheese! This book is remarkable! Prepare yourself for tons of action and romance that can burst your heart into joyous pieces.
Let us dive in into the story. Farley is the main character here. She is broken and confused. Farley is in search of her mother, who had disappeared for almost 6 months. There was no information on what really had happened. Everything about her mother’s sudden disappearance was vague for her. The story took a great turn when Farley is being chased by unknown men. A handsome fellow, named Daniel had helped her out. Who are those people who want her dead? You have to read this book to find out. You will be thrust into a world where there are hidden passages, a city under a city, powers and politics. I was completely sucked inside the book.
The world building is amazing. The story is unique and well written. I like the author’s writing style. It was simple and easy to grasp. It was fast in the first part, slow in the middle and fast again in the end. I enjoyed the world Frankie had created. There was balance; it was not rushed or sluggish. It was just right for me. There were tons of action scenes that will put you on the edge of your seat or in my case, the sofa J
As for the characters, I like them because they are well developed and matured. Frankie is so courageous. She is such a dare devil! I like how she’s desperately looking for answers and was never on the verge of giving up. As for Daniel, he depicts the epitome of an ideal guy, dark haired, emerald eyes and a wicked smile. He made salivate a few times. I like how he is cold yet warm towards Farley. I understand why he has to be that way. I admire his discipline to keep his oath, even though he struggles a few times. Then there’s Kayden, mysterious and reliable. There is something about him that draws me in. His character made me laugh a few times. His comical personality and weird ways gave spice to the story. The book is written in dual perspective, Farley’s and Daniel’s. Again, I like books written in different POVs. It gives the book transparency. No more guessing what the other is thinking. There are more characters in the book that I like. I will leave them to you to find out.
Lastly, the love angle is good! It was not rushed. Frankie took her time to develop Farley and Daniel’s relationship. It was realistic! There were scenes that made my stomach flutter too.
Overall, this book is a must read. I recommend this book to paranormal lovers who seeks action with romance. Book two please.
I give this book 4.5 flipping whales.