by Frankie Rose
Published: July 1st 2012
Publisher: create space
Format: Paperback, First, 391 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal, Romance, Adventure
Source: Received from author to review.
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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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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 world of Sovereign Hope is total excitement. Dark, dangerous, and thrilling. It's new and it's very neat. I loved Frankie's writing. There's a city under the city which SH is set in. And there's these people called The Immortals, and that's exactly what they are, they're immortal, and they harbor supernatural abilities. Then there's these people called The Reavers. A scary race that only wreaks havoc on people...such as Farley Hope. ;) Then there's these things calls Whytes. Which actually scared the shit out of me when I read the description of one of them. The picture in my head was not one for a small child. THEY'RE SCARY. Let's just leave it at that. xD
Characters. The heroine. Farley Hope is pretty likable girl. She's a bit too stubborn and hard-headed, if you ask me. But she's tough. And it was definitely stated in the book. Literally. She gets flustered easily, but it's predictable since you're learning so quickly about a city that's under a city. But I like her. c:
Daniel... He's arrogant, lol. I was beginning not to like him, to be honest. Throughout the first sixty-percent of the book. But then, I warmed up to him; his shy and sweet side came out. And he was quite cute. :D I knew that Daniel was the love interest even before I read the book, but I liked how we didn't seen signs that Farley and Daniel felt anything for each other until well over half way through the book. And that was because of Daniel's jerkiness. xD He's black-haired, and green-eyed, and described as hot as a Calvin Klein model. Not really my favorite combination in hair and eyes, but it'll do. ;3
Agatha is your typical mother-like figure. She watches out for everybody and cares for them. I was definitely warming up to her until the end of the book. D< Damn you, plot twist, you came out of nowhere. xD And Aldan. He's my favorite character in the book. <3 There's not much that was said about him, because, well, he was in a coma. But alas! There's a twist. ;) He was definitely a good character to add in this story, and I loved him. I hope he comes back, but I know he won't. D:
There were a few things in the book that is my reason to not giving this a five-star rating. Some things seemed too fast paced, like the part where Beatty and his gang came in. That was so abrupt I thought I missed something in the last chapter or two. And the ending was pretty sudden too. And it did end off in a cliffhanger. But in some ways I liked the fast-paced nature of this book, because there was never a moment in it that wasn't packed with action and kept you reading. That's what I gotta have. And Frankie delivered it. :D Thank you again, Frankie, for giving me this chance!