Thursday, 24 January 2013


****This post was long overdue. (I had this on my drafts for awhile).  I just wanted to have a really good review that would show what an spectacular book this is. I hope it comes a little up to its standard.****

Hopeless leaves you
                                                     Leaving only
                                                Two words
                                          With you
                          Sky and Holder 

Without further ado 


Colleen Hoover has her way around words, as I was reading Hopeless I can literally hear her voice throughout it. I was left senseless and useless. The world around me cease to exist besides the words in front of me. With life breathing down my face.  


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.

Before I go more into it my thoughts on Hopeless, I just have to say drop whatever you are going and READ HOPELESS!

Lately I have been re-reading a lot of my favourite books because I can hardly find one that satisfies my soul. I kept waiting impatiently (mind you) for Hopeless when Colleen Hoover had generously given me an advanced copy of Hopeless so I got to read it early. (Lucky you! Hey I heard that and yes lucky me) ;) So I obviously jumped right into it.  Right from the beginning Colleen had grabbed my attention she had me hanging on each word on my screen. Than half-way through I wanted to savour it a little longer, so to torture myself I waited for an hour (in that I cleaned, did a couple of things my mom asked me, boring mundane things) than I jumped right back to it saying even if the world was ending no one would stop me from devouring HOPELESS. My heart probably stopped a few times.  My soul was crying, (Colleen did it AGAIN) I cried (few ugly tears came pouring out) near the end.

It's such a beautiful, soulful, moving story. It has a dark side. A scary one. Realistically things like this happen BUT, I wish they never did.

Sky is a passionate young girl but, when life happens, it changes you, you either fight or flight.  She choose the latter. Something happened in her past which she mentally shielded herself from darkest parts of her life. Her life started unraveling when Holder comes into her life.

Dean Holder... what do I say about him that everyone else hasn't already said. He is A-M-A-Z-I-NG, I seriously need to look into the thesaurus and find a new word besides: amazing, awesome, fabulous, wonderful.  Maybe I should come up with my own word, something that just fits where I can always use and its just ONE WORD but it explains everything.

I don't know if its only me but I feel like I always learn a thing or two from reading Colleen Hoover's books. She always gives small partings of her wisdom through her books. I love that I can grab them tightly in my fists and never let go.

A poem I wrote that was inspired by Hopeless. I wrote it a few days after because I just couldn't get Hopeless out of my mind.

So here it is!

The feeling of emptiness
Hollow feeling deep within inside  
Emotions wiped out 
Not a spark 
Nothing ignites within me 
Cold Ice within my veins 

Than a storm comes
Fast, quick and powerful 
Starts with butterflies at the bottom 
Of my stomach 
Slowly evolves 
Changes my life from top 
To bottom 

Giving me answers to questions 
I didn't know I wanted answers to 
Destroys my life COMPLETELY 
I want to SCREAM 
Smash things apart 
Throw the mirror across the room 
That reflects the girl 
That is sobbing hysterically 

What my life becomes within 
Of realization 

The sky is only my sanctuary 
From the horrors of my childhood 
I walk pinky in pinky 
With my hopeless boy
Looking at the bright stars 
They saw everything
They held me together  
They kept me going 

The star gazing calms the storms 
Within me

The boy who holds 
All the pieces of my heart
Lights up my life like the stars
In the darkness of the night.  

I think this poem basically explains why this story is that AMAZING. It also the #1 New York Times Best Selling book. (Sold you out yet?)

My Verdict?

             5+++++++++ INTENSE, HEARTBREAKING AND SOUFUL STARS!!!  

For those of my fellow followers who haven't heard about this exciting news Atria picked up the print rights to Hopeless. So it will soon be in stores! The ebook rights stay with Colleen.

Don't read any spoilers and enjoy the journey!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Such exciting news that Atria picked up the print rights--it's a great book!!