Flashback Friday: Sovereign Hope (Hope #1) by Frankie Rose – Review by Marie

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Title: Sovereign Hope

The Hope Series #1

Author: Frankie Rose

Publisher: Self-published

Published: July 1, 2012

Genre: YA


Synopsis:

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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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

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Disclaimer: This review was previously posted on Lunar Havens Reviews & Designs and Paranormal Reads 

Review:

First off I would like to take this time to thank Frankie Rose for sending me a copy of Sovereign Hope to review. When I first read the blurb for Sovereign Hope I was instantly intrigued, I wanted to find out more about the book because there was just…something.

I am sure you all have had moments like those, where you just have that feeling that you know you will end up loving the book. But if the blurb wasn’t enough to get my attention, once I received the copy and saw the cover, it had me diving in right away. You see to me, the cover of a book makes a big impression, if the cover is well done to grab my attention alone or aside from the blurb I am automatically sold.

I loved the personality that Frankie Rose created for Farley the main female protagonist, for months she has been desperately awaiting any information into her mothers disappearance, getting no answers or leads you can sense her frustration, but if worrying for her mothers safety wasn’t enough she has to worry about her own, she being followed but doesn’t understand why until she meets Daniel and Agatha, that is when Farley is dragged into a whole new world where only she can put an end to the reign of the Reavers. Farley’s relationship with Daniel is quite intense, their interaction with one another seems like they really dislike each other, but secretly Daniel is harboring feelings for her but knows that if he were to act on those feelings it can lead to betrayal and punishment, he wants to keep Farley safe and to do so, he must keep his distance.

I loved how right from the beginning you are sucked right in, Frankie Rose does not give you any chance to wonder away, she keeps your attention and she keeps it well. Right from the start you have action that will have you wide eyed and anticipating the characters next move.

This book is filled with plenty of action and romance that will have you reading through the night, you know that saying “Just one more chapter” or in my case that I kept saying “Just two more chapters”, those one or two more chapters will turn into 7 more chapters before you know it.

Sovereign Hope, book one in Frankie Rose’s “The Hope Series” is set to be released July 1, 2012.

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~Marie

 

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5834274About the Author:

Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.

She officially makes things up for a living, and when she’s not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.

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