Sunday, 22 July 2012

Review - Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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

The story begins with Farley in her car and figuring out that she is being followed and from there on in this story zaps by. And that was the main thing that I liked about this story. There was no pausing in the actions and no moments were I wanted to skip to the next page. Everything about it made me want to find out what happened next.

The villains of the story are a group of immortals called Reavers and there human no-longer-quite-themselves minions Immundus. So guess who our hero has to keep our heroine safe from ;).

I LOVED this heroine! 

Farley was so strong willed and independent and at the same time didn't do any of those hair-pullingly stupid things that other heroines do (because they all seem to be exceedingly brainless and DON’T LISTEN TO ANYONE – pet peeve there guys). That isn’t to say that she listens to everything that she is told to do or anything but the stupidity is kept to a blessed minimum. Although my one issue with her is that she seems to handle thing a little too well. I was waiting for a full on emotional melt down that never happened. 

Daniel - our hero – goes around with a bee in his bonnet for most of the story and he and Farley have a love hate relationship that comes from him trying to keep some distance between them. But why we ask?

Frankie Rose did a marvellous job of holding back just enough information to have me wanting to tear through the rest of the book to find out just what was going on.

I am looking forward to reading more about this world and it's characters :).

*Thanks to author Frankie Rose for providing this book for review*

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