Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


From goodreads: 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.

Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content, harsh language and heavy subject matter.

Hopeless is one of those books that will forever stay with you and it will move you unlike anything you’ve read before. It’s a gripping story of survival and love. This book is so incredibly heartbreaking and emotional that I know I will never be the same again. Some words that come to mind are hauntingly tragic but it’s also so incredibly beautiful…this is the kind of story that will make you hug someone when you are done reading it!

Sometimes when a book is so over publicized with regards to it being AUH-MAZING…I always worry that I might be disappointed. This was not the case at all and you should absolutely believe the hype because yes, it’s that’s good!

This book tackles two issues that are extremely dark and it’s handled in a way that gives them both the respect and attention they deserve. These topics are explained with dignity and courage. Not every author can do that and Colleen Hoover did so with the brilliance of her words.

“Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choice feels the least wrong.”

I was emotionally invested in Sky from start to finish and her long-winded run-on sentences had me cracking-up! Sometimes I was even mortified at her complete candor but truthfully, I know so many us wish we could speak that freely! Sky is everything a heroine should be; she’s fierce, witty, loving, brave and forgiving and Holder is every bit as complex as Sky. He’s swoon worthy, he’s dark and is equally as broken as Sky but that’s what makes them work. There was not one thing that I didn’t like about Sky or Holder and their love story is sweet, innocent, exquisite and at times, even a bit desperate.

I really thought I had this book figured out and I couldn’t have been any more wrong even if I tried! This book is beyond raw and I found myself doing the ugly-cry. When I say ugly-cry, I mean the most hideous form of crying possible! When I was done reading Hopeless I sat on my bed emotionally drained, loving what I just devoured and I was unable to think of anything else but Sky and Holder.

“Let me inform you of something he says in a low voice. 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. He drops his hands and keeps his eyes locked on mine while he backs up to the stove. He turns around to tend to the pasta like he didn’t just ruin me for any other guy for the rest of my life. I can’t feel my legs, so I do the only thing I can. I slide down the refrigerator until my butt meets the floor and I inhale.”

My final two cents: My words are completely inadequate for such a breathtaking but beautiful book, so embrace this story because you will never be the same again.  ;)




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