Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Published December 19th 2012

About the book:
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.
My Thoughts:

My expectations were high after reading and loving Slammed and Point of Retreat. I wasn't expecting this book to be so amazing it blew my mind. Holy freaking wow - this is Colleen Hoover's best work and a must read!

There are so many tiny elements and surprises that made this book incredible that it's hard to write a review without spoilers or giving away important plot information.  I will try my best.

Amazing and emotional - it will stop your heart multiple times. The intense connection between Sky and Holder is so deep and passionate, I couldn't get enough of them. Both of them have experienced their share of trials only to come together for their biggest one ever. The events surrounding them test their feelings, trust, and strength and it's beautiful watching them survive it. It was a book I couldn't put down and that stayed with me days after I finished.

This is a heavy book with serious issues, not for the faint at heart. You have to trust me when I say it's worth reading! Absolutely superb writing.

I have to mention some of my favorite quotes from the book.  SPOILER warning!

"Sky, I'm not kissing you tonight but believe me when I tell you, I've never wanted to kiss a
girl more. I need to know for sure that you're feeling every single thing that I'm feeling the
moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the
history of first kisses."

"Fuck all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers."

"In a way, he makes me feel necessary. Like my existence alone is necessary for his

There were so many powerful moments and things said that blew me away while reading
this book. I can't stress enough how much everyone should READ THIS BOOK.

5 Suns


  1. Interesting quote selection. I have never heard of this series before, but I am glad you enjoyed it enough to give it 5 suns.

  2. I've heard really great things about this book! I need to pick this book up soon! Thanks for the review.

  3. I think a lot of people have high expectation for this one, glad you enjoy it looks like a great book!

  4. I completely agree with your thoughts, I was in awe of this book! I can't stop thinking about how amazing it was!

  5. Thank you all! This book is really fantastic - I can't recommend it and this author enough!

  6. Oh, this sounds amazing!! This is definitely going on my wanted list! Amazing review!

  7. Brandie, awesome review! Colleen Hoover has quickly topped my last as my favorite author. I can't wait to read her next book. Your blog is beautiful by the way. My blog has a beach theme too :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape