|Hopeless by Colleen Hoover|
December 19, 2012
Source: Personal Kindle Purchase
Genre: New Adult
Content Warning: Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content, harsh language and heavy subject matter involving abuse and other mature issues.
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.
Oh, Colleen Hoover, what are you doing to me? Three amazing books in 2012 as a new author. I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!
I loved Hopeless, but in a completely different way than I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat (the two books that made me fall in love with Colleen Hoover’s writing). Hopeless takes us down a tougher, grittier road than Slammed did, with far more mature themes that honestly made me quite uncomfortable at times (or maybe a lot). But the journey through Hopeless is actually quite hopeful, if you can handle it, and written very well.
This review will be short because I want to avoid spoilers, and if I even said a little, that might spoil the journey for you. And that’s what this book is: a journey, a revealing, an epiphany even, into Sky and Holder’s world. But I will say that I loved how Sky and Holder’s characters, pasts, presents, and futures, came out through Colleen’s writing. This book also hits upon the emotional gamete. After finishing Hopeless, I could not stop thinking about it for days, the good and bad parts. I couldn’t stop thinking about Sky and Holder, and it took me a few days to start another book, because this story was so embedded in my psyche.
Bottomline: This is a well-written, heart-breaking yet hopeful, journey through sensitive, mature subject matter, with touching main characters that you won't quickly forget. Colleen Hoover does it again!