Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Posted December 4, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #1
Pages: 316
Published on December 19th 2012
by Colleen Hoover
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: This Girl, Slammed, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Someday

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.

5 Stars

You know, it should be illegal for a book to be like this. I almost can’t handle all the feels I get these days. Seriously. I don’t even know where to start, but damn Colleen… This has to be your best book so far. (I haven’t read Losing Hope yet though.) I loved all three books of the Slammed series and I loved this one even more. It’s so amazing!

You know, I’m not going to give a summary and I’m just going to say whatever comes up in my head because I don’t know how else I can do this. This book made me feel so many things and honestly I’ve never read a book that touched me the way this one did. For a while, this book felt like a normal young adult contemporary. You know the recipe by now. A normal relatable girl (dark past optional), a hot but amazingly sweet and amazing guy (with dark past or not), a breathtaking romance, a huge fight or revelation near the end and a happily ever after. And I would’ve been okay with that. This book would still have been amazing if it was because I LOVED the first half of the book. It made me laugh out loud so much because it was so hilarious at times. The conversations in this book are the best part of this book. The chemistry between Sky and Holder was amazing and whenever the two of them were together I could feel the tension between them and my heart was beating a mile a minute. And I love Breckin. I’ll say it again, every girl needs a gay best friend. They’re awesome.

But then the second half changed that. My heart broke and I was sobbing and I had tears in my eyes and I couldn’t look away from the words on the pages. I should’ve known something big like that was coming after reading that intense first chapter, but I didn’t want to think about it. It was so intense and addicting. And the writing was so phenomenal. Colleen, you’ve now officially on my auto-buy list. I don’t even have to know what the next book is about, I’ll just buy it and read it and love it. Because that’s how amazing you are.

This book wouldn’t have been half as good without these characters. Sky is so funny and I love her to bits. I felt so bad for her in the second half and I wanted to hug her. But she’s so strong through all of it. And she has Holder, who supports her through all of it. He has his own past but he’s there for Sky and I love him. He’s an amazing guy. And I love his mom even though she isn’t really in the book but she has a library inside her house so that’s enough reason for me to love her. And I loved Brecking, I already said that. He’s awesome. And Six, Sky’s best friend also is amazing. I just wish she had a bigger part in this book, but still.

Okay so. I started reading this book last night and around midnight I was just a couple of chapters in and I was tired so I went to bed with my e-reader. I said to myself, just finish this chapter then go to sleep. Yeah… When I looked at the clock again it was 2.35 am and I was halfway through the book. The only reason I stopped reading then was because my boyfriend came to sleep too and I didn’t want to keep him up with the light of my e-reader. So be warned when you pick this book up. Be sure you have a few hours free for it because you’ll want to read it in one sitting.

Highly recommended and easily in my top 5 for 2013.


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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