Review: Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose


Sovereign Hope
(The Hope Series, #1)
By: Frankie Rose
Publisher: Self-published
Published: July 1, 2012
Genre: YA

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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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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 starts out with Farley being followed by another vehicle when she is saved by Daniel. He comes out of nowhere claiming that he is following the people that were following her… but then doesn’t that mean that he was following her as well? She escapes when Daniel starts fighting the people whom were after Farley and meets up with her friend. Fast forward to Farley meeting Agatha and soon she is living underground with Agatha, Daniel and Aldan. Farley slowly gets the back story about her being part of a prophecy and what that means for her.

I really liked this story. I thought the author did a great job creating her world. There were quite a bit of characters in this book to keep track of and I must admit that at one point I lost track of who was who towards the end when it came to the secondary characters. But I enjoyed Farley as a character, she is quite a strong character considering her mother has been missing for a year, only to find out her mother is dead, the father she thought was dead, is alive and out to kill her due to the prophecy and apparently there is a huge crazy world out there with creatures she had no idea existed. Throughout all of this, yes she has her weak points but she snaps right back every time. Throughout the entire story though, her major weak point tends to be Daniel who is this insanely hot guy who acts indifferent to her and sometimes is rude towards her. This is where my inner alarm starts to go off. I had a problem with Daniel when I first started reading the book because I didn’t really want to read yet another YA book where the main squeeze has god like looks but is a total jerk to the protagonist. However, he redeemed himself when I found out the reasoning to why he keeps trying to push Farley away. Once you read his back story you start to feel bad for the guy. He isn’t mean to her because he misunderstands her character or because he is trying to save her, but because he is also trying to save himself yet another heartbreak since he knows that there could never be anything between them due to the prophecy.

If you are looking for something a little different than your average YA, then I recommend checking out this book.


“How do you think I felt when I found you bleeding and broken on the floor of Aldan’s room? I thought you were dead!… 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.” -Daniel


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