Saturday, 26 July 2014

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Book: Hopeless

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 430

I Read: On my iPad

I Read it in: 5 hours

Plot Summary: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

What I Liked: Colleen Hoover is an excellent New Adult writer. Scratch that. She is a wonderful writer of relationships and wounded people. I read and loved 'Maybe Someday' by her and was so excited to pick up this book. Here is what I liked:
  • I loved the characters in this book- Sky and Holder. Sky is sassy and fun; she is also sweet and interesting. Holder (as Dean likes to go by) is really sweet and intense. They both grow and face their demons and are stronger people for it. 

  • The storyline is great- it starts off as a love story and then tackles some very difficult and painful issues for both characters. The range in the story is incredible and it makes for an interesting read. 

  • The other characters- Sky's friend- Six, her mom, her mom's boyfriend, her new friend in school (I forget his name now)- were all lovely and well-written. 

  • The grittier bits in the book (parts from Sky's past- don't want to reveal too much here) are also well-written and make you cringe and feel immense amounts of anger (as it is supposed to). 

  • The romantic bits in the book are also very well-written; highly recommend checking out Colleen Hoover if you are a fan of love stories. 
What I Didn't Like: Nothing much, really. There was one major character that was very conveniently done away with (Argh! Don't want to spoil anything!). That was a bit of a cop-out, but it was not someone anyone cared for too much and that person deserved more than the stick end that they got! 

Rating: 4/5 

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