Girls*Heart* Books: Soveriegn Hope by Frankie Rose Blog Tour: Review, Character Interview & Giveaway

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Soveriegn Hope by Frankie Rose Blog Tour: Review, Character Interview & Giveaway

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 He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide.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 the first book in The Hope Series by Frankie Rose.  When approached about being part of this blog tour, I was excited to be part of it. Just from reading the synopsis, I knew I would like this book. I wasn't wrong. It was one of the best books I've read  so far this year. I'm going to try hard not to gush, but I'm not making any promises, guys. 

Sovereign Hope is a fast-paced, suspenseful thrill ride from beginning to end. It had all the ingredients a great book has; lots of action, some romance, captivating characters, unique plot, lots of humor and heart.  It was so well written, you feel like you are in the midst of all the action. It really is the ideal book for me. 

The  characters are complex and likable; very well developed.  Daniel is my new favorite book boy. He is just a phenomenal character. His sarcasm and somewhat cranky demeanor mask a really sweet guy and you can't help but adore him. (Or at least I couldn't.)  Where to start with Farley-she is such an amazing character; strong, determined, brave, funny & loyal to those she loves.  Her entire world has been flipped upside down but she doesn't lay around and cry about it. She goes after answers! She is determined to find out what happened to her mother and she doesn't dwell on what harm could come to her in the process. That selflessness coupled with her tenacity make her a wonderful character to read about.  

The story is told from the points of view of both Farley and Daniel and I loved being able to see the story come to life from both their perspectives.   This book is jam-packed full of action and I never saw the twists coming at all. The romance was SO well done, too. Not overly hearts and flowers but realistic to the situation the characters are in. I just loved it!!  This is probably the very best book I've read so far this year, I cannot wait for the second book! 

If you love paranormal young adult books then this one is definitely for you! A must read in my book! 

My Rating: 

Check out the awesome book trailer guys! 

And now our interview with Daniel, my new favorite character! 
Hi there, Daniel! First of all I’d like to say thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us, we know how busy you must be right now.

 Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hey. What d’you wanna know? I guess you’re not after my shoe size? *arches eyebrow.* My name’s Daniel Montisauri. I suppose you could say I’m a little different to other guys. I may look like I’m eighteen, but trust me- I’m not. I’d hardly say my life was easy before Farley came along, but things have certainly grown more complicated since then.

Can you tell us what has been your favorite decade so far? What did you love about it?
Probably the 1920’s. So much changed during that time. I mostly loved that time because the first cars were available for public purchase, and I spent a long time taking them apart and learning how to put them back together again, figuring out how to make them go faster. The world changed so massively during the twenties. You only need to take a look at the fashion to work that out. Life was less…restrictive, I guess. Exciting.

What kind of music do you enjoy?
I like to play classical guitar, but I listen to a bit of everything. I’m big on classical. I definitely don’t listen to much ‘pop’ music today. I don’t find there’s much talent involved in the songs that plague the radio. I love rock from the seventies, mainly because of Aldan. I love lots of indie music. The Heart and The Head are probably one of the only bands I listen to that are contemporary, along with The Avett Brothers. 

Describe your idea of a perfect Saturday night. 
One where I didn’t have to kill anyone would be nice. I wouldn’t care where we were or what we were doing so long as Farley and I were together, and we didn’t have any worries. It’d be a relief to not have to look over our shoulders or panic about who might be waiting around the next corner. Being that carefree would put everything into perspective, I think. We could be sitting in my car, watching traffic for all I cared, so long as I had her and she was happy.

What’s your favorite food? 
Farley introduced me to Thai food the other day. Right now, it’s Pad See Ew. 

How are things going with you and Farley? 
*narrows eyes* Fine. We’re still getting to know each other. That’s all I’m willing to say. She’s not here to speak for herself, but…I’m happy. *Smiles awkwardly and stares down at his Converse*

Can you tell us anything about what’s next for you two?
Next? We’re headed to Montana. I have friends there who might be able to help us find Agatha and the others. That’s where I also part own some property. I usually live there when I’m not in LA. I hate the city, and the mountains there are really beautiful. I know Farley’s not really looking forward to meeting my friends. She’s scared for some reason, but I know they’ll love her. Tess and Oliver will be with us anyway, so she’s got nothing to worry about.

Thank you so much for answering our questions. Good luck with everything to come! 
Uh, thanks, Mel. We might need it….

And the second book trailer for Sovereign Hope!

About 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.

Find Frankie Rose:


  1. Great post Mel ~ I love Daniel!! :)

  2. Thanks Ali!! Me too!!! I cannot wait for book 2!

  3. Thank you Frankie Rose for the giveaway! Thanks Mel for the great giveaway!

    1. Good luck Brandy! This book is really amazing!!

  4. I love interviews but sometimes my favorites are with characters :) thanks for giveaway :)

  5. What a giveaway love it. Thanks mel.

    1. You're welcome April, but thank Frankie, because this book is phenomenal!

  6. Thank you Frankie Rose and Mel for the great giveaway. Love the sound of this book and love the cover :)


    1. You're welcome Yvonne! Thanks for your comment! This book was probably the best I've read this year! I loved every second of it!! You really need to check it out!

  7. Thank You Franky for such an amazing giveaway. This book sounds like a great read.

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    1. And btw, thanks to Frankie and Mel for the giveaway! (I forgot to put it in the first comment lol)

  9. Loved reading this post and would like to say Thank you to Frankie for the giveaway :)

  10. Thank you Frankie Rose for the giveaway this looks like a great read!

  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The book sounds great!


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