Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover♥

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Format: ebook, 406 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Losing Hope #1
Source: Borrowed

Description from Goodreads:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Colleen Hoover, author of Slammed and Point of Retreat, Sky meets Dean Holder, a guy with a reputation that rivals her own. Holder has the ability to invoke feelings in Sky she's never had before. In just one encounter he leaves her terrified yet captivated and something about him brings up a rush of memories from the past that she’s worked so hard to bury away.

Sky knows Holder is nothing but trouble and tries to keep him at a distance, but he is adamant about learning everything he can about her. Sky finally caves to his unwavering pursuit, but she soon finds out that Holder isn't the person he's been claiming to be. When the secrets he's been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky's life changes forever.

I wasn't going to review this book, because I didn't read it TO review, but I'm going to be reviewing Losing Hope sometime in the near future, so I wanted to have this one under my belt, too. I read Hopeless something like forever and a half ago. (That's actually a lie. It was like February/March. That's only a few months ago. So yeah.)

I've said this before, but I'm going to say it again because I can. (And in case you missed it, but mostly because I can.) I didn't read Hopeless with any expectation to actually like it. I only read this book because I couldn't find any spoilers that told me why the freak people were crying so much over this book. (I should also mention that this was my first Colleen Hoover book.) So I read it to find out what all the fuss was about. this book is one of my all-time favorites and Holder is one of my favorite book boys EVER. He's definitely in the top ten.

Character Rundown:
Sky: I don't really know WHY, but I like Sky. Maybe it's because she picked the money up off the floor instead of running in circles crying about it. Maybe it's because she made friends with* Breckin, and I love him. Or maybe it's just because SKY is awesome. I don't know, but I like her.

Holder: I feel like it's silly* to even have this part of this review. I JUST told you that Holder's one of my top ten favorite book boys EVER. I'm sure you can figure out what that means. (In case you can't--DEAN HOLDER IS MINE. I heart his face. And everything else, too.) ;)

Plot.* I started this book with no expectations really, and it started off like any other book. Then Sky kicked the guy out of her room and I thought it was funny, so I kept going. Then we met Holder, and I was like, "Why, hello there," and kept reading. And kept reading reading reading. And then stuff was HAPPENING and the book was almost over and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! So, um, yeah. This book was marvelous.

Romance. I swoon even THINKING about the lovely Mr. Dean Holder. OF COURSE there is romance in this book. The fact that you even questioned it makes me want to slap you upside the head. Cut it out, silly reader. Romance is ALL UP IN this book.* It makes me want to happy dance all over the place telling everyone who will listen (heck, maybe even those who don't want to listen) about this awesome book that caught me totally off guard in its awesomeness.

The ending.* High five, Dean Holder! (Man, I WISH.)

Overall,* Hopeless is a magnificent book that everyone in the universe should read because it is completely epic. Also, I question my sanity for not wanting to actually read this book in the first place.* Really, I don't know WHAT I was thinking. I probably wasn't. Oops. Either way, I DID read this book and I DID love this book, even though I never even wanted to read it. So thank you to all the people who didn't spoil. If you were to have spoiled this book, I never would have picked it up.


Also--well played, Colleen Hoover. Well played.

*Fun fact: At these spots that I marked in this review, I stopped in the middle to check my twitter, argue with my best friend about sloths via email, open a bag of Doritos, eat some Doritos, put the Doritos back, watch and restart Mulan, hit replay on this Youtube video, read some FML's, tweet about my best friend's weirdness, and give birth to a baby platypus.

Okay, maybe not the platypus thing. I'm only 17, I ain't got time for that. But everything else totally happened.



  1. I'm so happy that you loved this one - and if you think you loved Dean Holder in this one? Just wait until you read Losing Hope!! SO GOOD. Like I was obsessed with his character before it, and now it's like 10 times as bad!

  2. I've heard so much about Hopeless, but hadn't yet added it to my TBR. I now have.

    And a baby playpus? Ha! You know they're born from eggs, right. I could send you one, well not really. Customs would probably eat it. :P

  3. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Colleen knows how to write characters! And you really connect with them:)

    Lovely review:)

  4. Akh, I can't wait to read this book. I've heard many great reviews about this book.

  5. I have been meaning to read this one and every single review I have read has something good to say. I most definitely need to check out for the reason of Holder alone..he sounds like a good book boyfriend! Thanks for sharing your review (even though you were planning on review it!) I'm very glad you did.

  6. Loved how excited you were while writing this review. I loved the book. And Holder is very swoon worthy. Thank you for sharing your review, it was a good one. ;)

  7. This is one I really have to read, especially now her next book is out! I love how you do a character rundown.

  8. Yeah, I, like Stacey, have read a lot of good thing about Hopeless, but hadn't added it to the TBR list yet, but I'm going to now! It sounds fun and cute and charming.

  9. Great review! I really liked this book! I'm looking forward to reading Loosing Hope.

  10. I really want to read this book! Great review! :D

  11. THi!
    This is the first time I've read one of your reviews adn I thoroughly loved it. You crack me up....and I want to read the book too. :)
    Have a great day! :D

    1. Oh apparently I can't say hi properly..I really *did* mean HI!

  12. Man! This book never leaves my sight! Well because since i have started visiting all blogs everyone and I mean everyone is gushing about this book! Now I am kinda intimidated by this book but will probably read it sooner than later cause I really want to know what's all the fuss about! And with all the swooning going on above I might check myself in the fest as well !

  13. I am happy you loved this book so much. It sounds really great and I really should read and/or win this soon ;)
    Thanks for a chance to win this.


  14. absolutely funny & perfect review
    LOVED this book!!!

  15. I have Hopeless, but I haven't started it yet. It sounds like a really good book!

  16. Awesome review, I've been wanting to read a Colleen Hoover book for awhile now because like you I want to know what all the fuss is about, cross my fingers I win a copy :D

  17. I've heard so much hype around this book that I'm afraid to read it in case I don't love it as much as everyone else did! But I will probably give in and end up reading it anyways :p

  18. Thanks for your fun review :) Enjoyed your sense of humor. I've been seeing Hoover's books all over the blogosphere and they're on my TBR list. Like yourself, I am curious about this book(and her others) b/c of all the fuss. I've read several books in the past that were hyped about and, luckily, I haven't been disappointed. Here are several :

    . The Bridges of Madison County(LOVED both book and movie)
    . Memoirs of a Geisha(ditto)
    . The DaVinci Code(liked, not loved book and movie)
    . Gone, Girl(LOVED book, except the ending and can't wait for movie)

  19. Great review - I love that you break things into categories.

  20. Your review is hilarious! And this is one of my favorite books ever. Oh, Holder. *sigh* He's pretty amazing. <3

  21. Great review! I wasn't going to read this, but I think I might have to now...

  22. I just read my first Colleen Hoover book yesterday (Slammed) and am definitely ready for another one. I'll have to check this out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    P.S. I love your rundown of all of the things you did while writing this review. Sometimes you just have to stop what you're doing to argue about sloths.

  23. You are right! This book is epic and everyone should read it. Lovely review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  24. I like this book! I like the darker feel to it... Great review!

  25. .."Then we met Holder, and I was like, "Why, hello there," and kept reading."
    It made me giggle =)) LOL. You're funny.
    Anyways, I'm a solid CoHo fan and I've already read Hopeless on December. I'm glad you loved it. Just a few minutes and I'd be able to feel some Holder love <3 (Losing Hope)

  26. I love your detailed review :)

  27. Thank you for your review. It is a book I have also wondered about and thought to read and review it. I have never read any of Hoover's books either.
    Now I would like to pursue it. I would love to win a copy.

  28. OMG, I can't believe I have yet to read this! Loved your review and can't wait to start on this!

  29. This book has been on my TBR list for couple of months but I haven't got the chance to read it yet. I think I'll wait of the release of Losing Hope then I'll devour both books LOL

    By the way, nice review!


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