Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

eBook: 391 pages
Published: December 19th 2012
ISBN13: 9781301949823

Received: Won
Challenge: 2013 GR Challenge
Series: Hopeless #1
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.

"Heartbreaking & Breathtaking!"

If emotional and amazing is what you are looking for, look no further. Hopeless is one of those book where you get everything that is amazing all in one book. A main character with issues, a bad boy {sigh} that has them as well, a story line that will throw you on your ass, and an ending that will leave a smile on your face.
When I picked up this book I never thought I would be as invested as I was in these characters. I am left wanting more and nothing but that! More!
Sky has lived a sheltered life. Karen, her {adopted} mother does not want Sky watching TV, having a cell phone. Anything that can connect her to the outside world. Karen home school's Sky, always has. But this year is Sky's senior year, and all she wants to do is go to public school with her best friend Six. After some time working on her mom, Karen finally gives in. Sky & Six (her best friend) are ecstatic, that is until Six is not going to be around. She's going to be going studying as a foreign exchange student, where she can learn about Italian boys! 
Since Sky sorta already has a reputation with the boys she fears this year will be hell without Six. 
And hell it is. But Sky deals with the "mean girls". Sky can handle herself, and I loved that. At least she could handle herself until she meets bad boy Dean Holder. Holder has a sketchy reputation, and Sky does not know what to think of it. 
There is something about Sky that Dean cannot get enough of. It's like he's drawn to her, and she can understand that. Usually when Sky is with a guy she is numb. Never going to far with any of them, but never feeling anything that would make her decide to anyways. But when Holder is around she feels things. Crazy things. 
Everything between Sky & Holder was laugh out loud worthy.  The way they spoke to each other, their chemistry and his "You looked bad today" texts had me all giggly, and gushy over the infamous Dean Holder. 
This book is so much more then just being about Sky & Holder falling in love. There is more to it, and even their relationship then just that. There is something buried deep in Sky's brain that Holder is holding in, something that is breaking his heart, and healing him all at the same time. Sky will soon learn more about herself, things you could never imagine learning so many years later. 
And all it took was one memory...

Oh holy mother of all things awesome Hoover has me hooked. Hoover created such amazing characters that had issues, yes. But the things they went through, dealt with, kept in and overcame was so amazing to see. There was love, but there was no [falling in love in 2.2 seconds. Insta-love]!! There was development with the characters as individuals, and also together. Holder is made of something of awesome, sprinkled with a bunch of amazing. He took on so much in this book, and when Sky was a broken mess, he helped glue her heart, and soul back together. 
Do not pass this book up. I could never, ever write a review that does this book justice. Just know, that when you read this I hope you have a box of tissues on hand. You will need them! But do know that you will laugh, and smile frequently through this book as well. The best emotional roller-coaster I have ever been on. Hands down.


  1. AHHH <3 so glad you loved this as much as I did! Colleen Hoover is a goddess.

  2. I absolutely loved this book, too. I became so attached to the characters while reading that I was so sad when it was over.

  3. WOW, Loretta
    You know? When a book gets so famous and everyone loves it. I get so anxious and nervous, because most of the time, I don't like it
    So I really hope that this book will be different and I would be able to love it like everyone else does
    GREAT review, though
    Your reader,

  4. Alright you sold me! I had seen this one around, but now I"m definitely going to read it. I love when reviews are this passionate. =)

  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review! Definitely going to have to go check it out!

  6. Wow! The synopsis kind of intrigued me, but your review has pushed me over the edge. I definitely want to read this book.
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway and giving such a great and honest review!

  7. SLAMMED took me by surprise with how awesome it was. However, it also had me sobbing at 4am and emotionally hung-over for days. So I've been tentative reading Colleen Hoover again (I don't know how much my heart can take!) but I definitely want to read more. I'll have to pick up Hopeless soon though. Thanks for a great review!

  8. I cannot wait to read this. I've heard nothing but great things about this book and am so glad you liked it too!

  9. ahhh beyond words! i need to check this one out for sure! thanks loretta ! - Katie


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