04 October 2014

{Book Review} Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

By: Me My Shelf And I | 04 October 2014 at 12:01 AM | | | | | |


Losing Hope
Hopeless #2
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: July 8th, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Atria Books
Rating: 4 Birds

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

It's not often that the alternate POV of a story I have already read, is something I enjoy more than the original. In fact, I can't tell you ever once when that has happened to me. This is exactly what happened with LOSING HOPE.

If you'll recall, earlier this week I reviewed HOPELESS, and while I didn't dislike it, I also had a a hard time pinpointing my thoughts exactly. I hoped that with reading Holder's side of things I could better grasp things, and that is exactly what happened.

Sky's past is horrid, and buried with in her for a reason. We know Holder's life isn't exactly a basket of puppies either (unless they are kicked puppies…) but you don't get to dig too deep into it in HOPELESS. LOSING HOPE takes you to all those dark places with Holder. His sisters death. Meeting Sky and what he was really thinking when he first saw her. The struggles figuring out if she was Hope and then the struggle of weather or not to tell her.

All through out you're given even deeper glimpses into his heart and soul as he writes letters to his sister. The letters are real and raw and often gut wrenching in his anger and confusion. And the response he gets, that is totally not something he is expecting, just broke me. I cried.

If you read HOPELESS and like me felt a little off afterward, give LOSING HOPE a chance because it changed my whole outlook. And if you've not yet read HOPELESS, what on Eart are you doing reading a review for the second book!? *wink*

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  1. I have this book and have been meaning to read it for a long time, but haven't gotten to it yet. Alternate POV books are a little hard for me to get excited about, but it sounds like this one gives lots of new insights. I will definitely need to read it soon!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. I still need to read the first book, so I'm skimming this review...glad that it changed your outlook on the first book, though!


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