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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

★★★★★

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn't guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it. (Amazon)

Daniel met the girl of his dreams in a dark closet by chance. He had no idea who she was or what she looked like, just that he shared the best experience of his life with her. A year later and a roller-coaster of a relationship with the wrong girl, he had since given up his search to find his Cinderella, when he met Six. Opinionated, straight to the point and an inappropriate sense of humor to match his, she was the perfect girl for him until a discovery challenged their relationship.

I LOVED this novella, and even though the ending was nicely tied up, I wanted more of Daniel and Six. I loved their story more than I expected. If the author decided to continue their story, I would not complain one bit.

I loved Daniel, when I got to meet him in Losing Hope as Holder’s best friend. He was always hilarious, and that hilarity did not easy up in this novella, it exploded throughout the text. I liked getting to know him and Six better through their own story. I got to see different sides of them that I didn’t get in Hopeless or Losing Hope. didn't realize what I was missing out on until I read Finding Cinderella.
The author always puts me under a spell with her words and stories. They are always beautiful and touch my heart in the most intimate ways. She is an amazing writer and I will read every book she comes out with, without hesitation.

The last reason why she is such an amazing author and I will always support her is how grateful she is of her readers. She wrote this novella and released it for FREE, a thank-you to her readers. I would have bought this book, and it would have been way worth it, and I know her other loyal readers would have done the same. As a loyal reader, this means a lot to me.


 I want to finish this review by saying thank you to Colleen Hoover for this gift and also continuously inspiring me.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
★★★★★

Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover held readers spellbound with her novel Hopeless, the story of what happened when a troubled girl named Sky encountered a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. With Holder’s help, Sky uncovered shocking family secrets and came to terms with memories and emotions that had left deep scars.

Hopeless was Sky’s story. Now, in Losing Hope, we finally learn the truth about Dean Holder.

Haunted by the little girl he couldn't save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnect.


In Losing Hope, Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself. (Amazon)

Just when Dean Holder gave up on finding Hope, he found her -- a lot closer to home than he ever expected. Holder has a whirlwind of emotions and inner demons that he has to work through. The reason he does the things he does stems from childhood events that changed his life forever, along with unforgettable memories of a more recent tragedy.

In this book, I got to know Holder on a whole new level. I absolutely loved Hopeless.  It is one of my all-time favorite books; and when I heard the author was releasing the story in Holder’s (one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends) point of view, I knew I had to have it. The story of Holder and Sky from Hopeless was so beautiful and tragic; and somehow, in Holder's point of view, it was even more tragic. It made me love the characters and story even more.

I loved getting to know things about Holder I never knew and reasons behind the things he did in Hopeless that drove me nuts and had me thinking What the hell!? This wasn’t just Hopeless in Holder’s point of view; it was so much more. I really didn’t expect it to be as much of its own story like it was.

This story had its grip on me again from the very opening page, already throwing me into a scene I had never read before. I was hanging onto every word the author wrote, even the words that were from Hopeless because I was seeing them in a whole new way.

I didn’t think Colleen Hoover could break me again and make it so I couldn’t go on to read another book because I was so heartbroken over ending it like I was with Hopeless, but boy, was I wrong. When I finished the last beautifully written line, I found myself wondering how I would pick up another book again.

I loved meeting new characters like Holder’s friend Daniel. He was flipping awesome and made me laugh hysterically many times. The crap that came out of his mouth was ridiculous and awesome.

Long review short, this book was amazing, and I would highly recommend it! If you haven’t read Hopeless, read it and fall in love with Holder and then read this book and fall in love with him all over again, possibly even more than you did the first time. I know I did!


I received this book for review from Net Galley.

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