Monday, November 26, 2012

Review: Eternal Hope by Frankie Rose

Title: Eternal Hope
Series: The Hope Series, Book Two
Author: Frankie Rose
Published: October 10, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me

When your friends go missing and you don’t know if they’re dead or alive; when you tie your soul to the one you love; when you kill to protect and your family suffers, there’s only one thing you can do:

Move to Montana.

Farley Hope is special. She was prophesied to kill the forebears of her bloodline- a race of cold-blooded Reavers, men who steal the souls of the living to gain power. The Quorum had counted on Farley ending her own life in the process, but when Kayden came to her aid and helped save both her and Daniel, he undid their plans. Now the Quorum are displeased, not only with Kayden, but with Farley and Daniel too. Though her father is now dead, Farley’s troubles with the Reavers are far from over. An ancient Immortal, trapped for a thousand years, wants Farley for himself, and he will stop at nothing to claim her.

With secrets that lead to anger and pain, that turn friendship to dust, the group must overcome the problems within their own circle before they have a hope of fighting off the powers that threaten their lives.

From the very first chapter Eternal Hope grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go. I think I enjoyed this book more than the first, Sovereign Hope. The story picks up a few weeks after Sovereign Hope, with the group looking for their friends who have been missing for some time which leads them to Montana. If you thought Farley has faced some scary people before, you will be shocked at the latest threat; an ominous entity that will stop at nothing to get a hold of Farley. I was surprised with the twist Frankie throws in. I felt sympathy for this evil, which I don’t think I have for any other villain. This threw me a little, but once you read Eternal Hope you will understand what I’m talking about.

I loved the addition of Kaydens character; he brings an extra element to the story. He’s almost the comic relief, with snappy one liners and a cheeky demeanour. We find out more about his and Daniels past, which is quite heartbreaking. I love Daniel, but Kayden now his own spot in my heart.

Farley grows a lot during Eternal Hope. She’s already a down-to-earth, grounded eighteen year old who has dealt with more than most people could ever imagine. She has a backbone and works through her fear to face her problems and enemies. Daniel and Farley’s relationship is explored a whole lot more. They’re flawed people who carry a lot of baggage, but it gives them a feeling of realness, like they were a random couple you might meet on the street. Daniel is broken is many ways, he’s been treated awfully during his life, some of it incredibly cruel and you wonder how he’s not a complete lunatic. You’ll love him even more.

We get to learn more about Oliver and Tess, plus some new characters. I loved reading about all their relationships and how they interact with one another. The conflict between some of them is interesting and it’s great reading through their little, and big, problems with one another. Frankie blends all these characters and their personalities into the story seamlessly.

Eternal Hope is a fantastic second instalment to the Hope Series, full of action and drama. It’s a unique paranormal world and Frankie should be commended at how well it works. The wait for book three is going to drive me nuts. I need more of these characters!

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