Friday, February 22, 2013

REVIEW: Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover

Title/Series: Hopeless | Hopeless #1
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Colleen Hoover
Published: December 19th 2012
Format: eBook | Pages: 391 
Genre: YA, Romance, Drama
Source: Purchased B&N

 ★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

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Due to heavy subject matter and mature content, this book is recommended for ages 17+

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT.

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 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

A couple of warnings prepared to fall in love with this book. Second, have some tissues on're going to need them. Third, you really need to be ready because where this book takes you really isn't for the faint of heart. That being said, this book was absolutely fantastic. So emotional.

This book has everything. After Sky and Holder quit fighting their feelings there is such a sweetness...a passion to their relationship. I can't tell you how many swoon worthy moments there are, I lost track! 

“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss.
Because if you've never felt anything when someone's kissed you, 
then no one's ever really kissed you. 
Not the way I plan on kissing you.”  

*Insert dreamy sigh here* I mean come on does it get any better than that? I swear I would gladly tell a guy I've never felt anything if he would respond the way Holder does. Book Boyfriend perfection!

But sweetness and love and passion aren't the only things they have between them. There is so much playfulness and humor. I couldn't stop myself from laughing out loud at times. Her best friend Six is in a foreign exchange program and while she's away she's told Sky she's going to text motivational type messages and at one point Holder reads one and is like are you kidding me? So he decides, in order to avoid her getting a big ego, he's going to be Mister Anti-Positive Affirmation so you get things like this:

   “Sky, you are beautiful. 
You are possibly the most exquisite creature in the universe 
and if anyone tells you otherwise, I’ll cut a bitch.”

“You fell asleep right when she was about to find out her mother’s secret. 
How dare you. I’ll be back tomorrow night so you can finish reading it to me. 
And by the way, you have really bad breath and you snore way too loud."

Colleen Hoover definitely has a great sense of humor and it popped up through the book. Just enough to break up the seriousness and the tragedy that the book centers around. Like I said, prepare yourself for the worst because the closer these 2 get and the further they travel down the road of secrets they find the truth about the tragedies of their pasts and they are very heavy issues for a mature audience.

But regardless of the heaviness of this book, it is A-MA-ZING. You really should read it. Go on! Do it!! You'll thank me later. :)

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