Title: Sovereign Hope
Author: Frankie Rose
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 1st 2012
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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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 one of those books that once you start reading, you just can’t stop. I was instantly drawn to the story from the very first page.
One of the reasons why I was instantly intrigued by the book was the fact that Farley is destined to die. But of course, I knew she isn’t going to die because she’s the main character and what is a story without a main character, right? However, I picked the book because I was interested to know how the plot would turn and twist.
“I’ve been waiting for those creepy guys to show up here and kidnap me. So please,” I begged, “tell me who you are and what you’re doing in my house.”
The story is told in both Farley’s and Daniels point of view, which gives us two different perspective of the story. It also explains their actions and their true feelings.
My favorite character is Daniel. I have a thing for guys with dark, sullen past. They seem more mysterious, which makes me easily drawn to them.
He’d broken into my house to slit my throat in my sleep, but had found time to fix up a snack first. And taken off his pants. The nerve!
Daniel is a lot of things, he can be pretty mean to Farley, or he can be the most romantic guy ever.
“We’ve got a war about to be unleashed here. One I’m going to die for. One where you and I are an impossibility. So I don’t get to tell you that I love you. And you don’t get to look at me like that.”
And sometimes he can say the most beautiful yet the saddest thing.
“It’s a beautiful dream, love. But some dreams just cost too much.”
The ending was as great as the beginning of the book. The book captivated me up to the last word. Though there are still some mysteries unsolved, questions unanswered and I can’t wait to read the next book.
About the Author
As a child, I was always accused of being bookish because I wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. Those kids, the super smart ones who always know which tender insecurities to poke at in order to provoke life-long complexes, used to accuse me of reading too many books and that my eyes were going to rot out of my head (their words, not mine!)
The truth of the matter was a little more embarrassing: I used to sit too close to the T.V. That was the reason why I had to wear glasses, but kids don’t really care about small, insignificant details like the truth, and so I was labelled a nerd. The label kinda stuck, and after some sage advice from my awesome nana (nana, you rock!) I decided that if I was going to be abused for my supposed literary obsession, I might as well develop one.
I guess that’s how I got into books and reading at an early age. Since then, I’ve been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because I’m a writer now, and books are my business!
Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on my journey- look for your names in the acknowledgements!
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