30 September 2014

{Book Review} Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

By: Me My Shelf And I | 30 September 2014 at 12:01 AM | | | | | |


Hopeless #1
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: December 19th 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 3 Birds

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.

Do you even understand the conflicting emotions I'm experiencing right now, giving a Colleen Hoover book 3 stars? Here's the deal with the rating – I can't pin point my thoughts on it well enough to decide if I loved it. I'm back and forth, and because of that the only rating I can give it is the one smack in the middle of them all. How stupid does that sound? Do I not review enough books to not have performance anxiety? You'd think so.

I read the book in one sitting, I was bummed when it was over. But some of the content in it, just keeps hanging over me like a bad fog and I don't like that it's bothering me. It's not Colleen's fault it's bothering me – but…gah!

Okay – so *POTENTIAL SPOLIERS* from here on out.

The majority of my conflicting thoughts on the book stem from the sex. And don't roll your eyes, it's a New Adult book – I knew it would be there, I was expecting it. Hell, I won't lie – I was looking forward to those scenes. (Mrs. Hoover does like to torture her readers….sometimes it takes a while to get there) It's just that once we got there, the emotional state the characters were in, just rocked me.

I got it, I understood it's necessity of being in the book, for the most part. I mean, I've been wrecked by life and wanted to just get something out of my brain for a bit. It was just these specific things that needed forgetting, it rubbed me the wrong way and I just couldn't get my head wrapped around it. Maybe it didn't rub me the wrong way, maybe it just made me hurt so much for Sky and Holder that my own emotions wouldn't let me process it.

Should you read this? It's a Colleen Hoover book for God's sake – that's like asking if you should come up for air while swimming. The answer is just common sense. I'm picking up LOSING HOPE as soon as this review is written and maybe seeing things from Holder's side might help me wrap my head around HOPELESS more.

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1 comment:

  1. I skipped the spoilers, but you're making me curious. Any book that's hard to pin down and rate tends to intrigue me!

    Thanks for the review :)


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