| BOOK REVIEW | HOPELESS BY COLLEEN HOOVER

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Author : Colleen Hoover
series : Hopeless
Genres : Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication : May 7th 2013 by Atria Books (first published December 17th 2012)

Synopsis : 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.

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I really enjoyed this book, even though it’s not my favorite CoHo’s book ! Maybe Someday is still my favorite !

Plot

This one is different from the ones I’ve read before. It’s more YA than New Adult, thus a little more childish. It doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it !
The plot is really great ! It’s a really original story and the characters are so well written, as always ! It’s gripping, heart wrenching and another roller coaster for my emotions !

The sky is always beautiful.Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy,it’s still beautiful to look at….it’ll be there no matter what…and I know it’ll always be beautiful.

It’s a really beautiful story; we witness how far one can go for love. How far you can go to protect the people you care deeply about.

The story seems mainly focused on Holder and Sky’s relationship, and what they bring to each other. But it really is about Sky’s journey.

The whole plot has blown my mind. Even though it was pretty obvious since the beginning that Dean was hiding things from Sky. But I couldn’t start to imagine how twisted things were going to be !

Holder tries his best to help Sky recover her memories. He wants to help her as a way of erasing his own mistakes.

My lack of access to the real world has been replaced completely by books, and it can’t be healthy to live in a land of happily ever afters.

I really enjoyed the humor despite the seriousness of the main topic. I know I told a few lines higher that it is more YA. But some themes are really mature and gut wrenching. I had to put the book down more than once because I was afraid of what was coming !
I also enjoyed the characters, it was really easy to connect with them.

The power of truth is really impressive ! It’s a powerful weapon, able to crush someone’s life, or help save one’s life.

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

Oh and can we talk about the best first not kissing kiss ever ?! It was so steamy ! And I found it somehow original !
It’s really well written, the plot is incredible and that’s not a surprise at all : Colleen Hoover manages to surprise me every time !

Characters

  • Sky isn’t your normal teenager by any means. She has grown cut off from technology and pretty much the whole outside world. She has dealt with all the difficulties life has thrown at her. She’s been through a lot and yet she’s a strong young woman. Her mind and body have found a way to protect her. She doesn’t feel anything.
  • Holder is such a swoon worthy young man ! He is also dealing with a lot, because of what happened when he was younger. He has grown up feeling guilty about things he wasn’t responsible for.

You probably faked passing out the other day, just so you could be carried in my hot, sweaty, manly arms.

5 stars

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About the author

Colleen Hoover 2.I love to write and I love to give away things that I write, so follow me on my Facebook author page at facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #6

thisweekinbooksHello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for another TWIB. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost And Found. I really enjoy doing these posts, talking about what I did during the week, books wise.

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I am currently reading The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. This is the final book in the Bloodlines series. I hope I’ll like it as much as the rest of the series !
I am also still reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

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Last week I was reading Hopeless by Colleen Hoover that I really loved. I was also reading Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward that I finished earlier this week. I really enjoyed that one !
I was also reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

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I plan on diving into the newest CoHo’s book It Ends With Us as soon as I finish The Ruby Circle !

And That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2016 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? I can’t believe July is over already ! It’s been a crazy month, for me ! I finally found the most perfect apartment to buy hence a lot of appointments ! I also worked more  hours to cover for a coworker. Which means I haven’t been able to read as much as I would have liked to !

I read a total of 5 books, 4 physical copies and one e book.

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I LOVED it ! The beginning was a little too slow but it was a necessity, in my opinion. I gave it 5 stars !
  • After by Anna Todd. Well this book surprised me, in a really good way ! I gave it 4 stars !
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. One of my most anticipated releases for 2016 ! I really liked it ! 5 stars !
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. I wanted to keep CoHo’s books in case of reading slumps. But I can’t resist anymore, I need to read all of her books ! I really enjoyed that one ! I still need to write my review but I can tell you this one is a 5 stars !

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  • Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward, which is the second book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It’s an addictive read ! I also need to write my review for that one. I will probably give it 4 stars !

 

I also started the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series called Lover Awakened ! And I also kept reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

That’s all ! I had such a great reading month ! What about you ? what have you read in July ?

 

 

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #3

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another This Week In Book ! It’s a weekly theme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found !

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I started After by Anna Todd ! And of course Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

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I was buddy reading Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas with chocolatenwafflesblog ! I really loved it ! Hopefully I’ll post my review this week end ! I was also reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

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Next, I don’t know if I’ll finish After by then, but I want to read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover ! I also hope to keep reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

 

That’s all ! What are you currently reading lovelies ?

 

| BOOK HAUL | MY JUNE 2016 BOOK HAUL

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Hello lovelies ! I know I’m late but here is my June book haul ! Since I bought a lot of ebooks this month, thanks to a French publishing house, I will only talk about the physical books I bought in this post ! Don’t worry I’ll post the ebooks part later this week. I bought 7 physical books this month !

  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, the third and final book in The Winner’s trilogy.
  • Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  • Marked Men #1 by Jay Crownover, the French edition.
  • Losing Hope, the sequel (I believe!) of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  • The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead the final book in her Bloodlines series.
  • After by Anna Todd
  • The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes, the second book in the Spirits And Thieves series. It’s a Falling Kingdoms’ spin off ! This one is one of my most anticipated releases for 2016 !

That’s it ! As you can see, I bought more contemporary books than I usually do. But the Summer makes me want to read more contemporary books than the rest of the year. Even though I’ve been in a fantasy mood for the last weeks haha.

 

Which books did you buy in the month of June ?

 

Stay tuned for the e books part ! I will probably post it this week end !

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2016 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! I’m a little late but here’s my July TBR !!

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, the thirs book in the Throne Of Glass series. I have been marathoning it so yeah !
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover ! I really can’t wait to read that one ! I always love love love CoHo books !
  • After by Anna Todd. Yeah, you read well, I’m gonna give this one a try !
  • Les Enchantements D’ambremer, Le Paris Des merveilles first book by Pierre Pevel.
  • This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab, not featured on my photo. One of my most anticipated releases for 2016 !

I am also still reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

That’s it ! What’s on your TBR ??

| BOOK HAUL | MY MAY 2016 BOOK HAUL

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Hello everyone ! Today I’m bringing you my May book haul ! I am trying to keep my TBR under 40 books… Which means that I’m trying my best to be reasonable… This month I went a little crazy when it came to book buying… my TBR is more around the 50 books now haha. I got a total of 8 books this month, including an e book (well, more novellas but I consider it as the bind up !)

physical copies :

  • Comme Convenu by Laurel is a French comic I preordered many months ago !
  • Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. The French publisher, Hugo New Romance kindly sent it to me ! I cannot wait to read this one !
  • The Islanders vol.2 by Katherine Applegate
  • Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I heard so many great things about this series ! I can’t wait to dive into the Grisha universe !
  • Siege And Storm which is the second book in the Grisha trilogy !
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. A Coho’s book, what else ?
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski which is the second book in the Winner’s trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book !
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski. I’ve got my eyes on this one for a long time but Lola’s review and the author’s interview convinced me to buy it ASAP !

 

E book :

I bought the Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman. I actually read it in May too. My review will be up this week, hopefully haha !

 

I bought Shadow And Bone and Siege And Storm via BookoutletFR, on Amazon. I am so GLAD there’s a way for us Frenchies to buy from BookOutlet !! But at the moment their Amazon shop is closed… I hope it won’t last long !

 

That’s it ! Not bad for a haul, right ?! Hopefully I’ll buy less book in June !