Re-read & Review #4: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Posted January 16, 2014 by Bee in Memes & Features, Reviews / 1 Comment

Re-read & Review is a new, (two-)weekly feature on Istyria book blog. The basic idea of this feature is that I re-read and review books that I’ve read, but not reviewed. (Or they have a review, but it’s so short that it barely qualifies as a review.)

Re-read & Review #4: Slammed by Colleen Hoover


by Colleen Hoover
Series: Slammed #1
Pages: 214
Published on January 5th 2012
by Colleen Hoover
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: This Girl, Hopeless, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Someday

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

5 Stars

Wow. Even after reading it the second time, this book still blows my mind. I still have a hard time finding the right words to say here. Just like I did when I wrote that stupid, very short review. But that’s why I wanted to read it again. Because it’s that amazing. And it deserves a good review.

After the unexpected death of her father, Layken moves to a place far away from the only home she’s ever known with her mom and brother. There she meets Will Cooper, the attractive boy that lives across the street with his brother. And it seems like every thing in her life is looking good, but sometimes life just doesn’t go that way. Sometimes it just gets in your way.


I loved this book. It made me fall in love with Colleen Hoover, this brilliant amazing author. It made me fall in love with a new form of poetry. Slam poetry. It teached me things about life and the fact that sometimes things don’t go as planned. And that’s a good thing. I had so many feels in this book. Especially when there was slam poetry involved. It brought tears to my eyes. Because it’s so relatable. And the writing is just amazing. Colleen is one of my favorite authors now and I just add her books to my shelves. I don’t care what they’re about, I just want to read them. Yeah, the romance seems like insta-love, but I believed it in this book because it happened to me this way. And it’s not insta-love really. And there’s so much more going on than the two of them and their romance.

Layken is just a great character. I could relate to her and her problems. She’s stronger than I was though. And I loved Will. Such an amazing guy! And Kel and Caulder, they made me laugh so much. And I love them! I just love everyone in this book and I feel for them.

This is one of the best books in the genre. If you love Young Adult Contemporary, you should definitely read this if you haven’t already. If you have, re-read it! It’s still as good as the first time you read it. I know it was for me.


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT’s bestseller Hopeless and the companion novel, Losing Hope. She has released a free novella, Finding Cinderella, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

Colleen lives in East Texas with her husband, their three boys, their dog, Pacey, and their zombie, Steve. Colleen loves Diet Pepsi more than all of the things, and is a ninja in her spare time.

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