Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Posted November 13, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review , , / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Hopeless by Colleen HooverHopeless by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless
Published by Atria on December 19, 2012
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 332
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Also in this series: Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella
Also by this author: Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella

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.

Jenna, one of our awesome cobloggers, bugged me for ages to read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.  I’m not exactly sure why I waited so long to read this book.  I sent her a text as soon as I finished telling her this book killed my heart, and made it beat again.

I absolutely love Sky.  She’s very admirable, and a great girl to look up to.  Sky doesn’t let her fears take her over completely, and tries her best to keep things with Holder in check.  After all the craziness, Sky manages to handle things well.  I would have completely broken down in her situation.  Holder is absolutely adorable. I love him and that he’s also so protective of Sky after just meeting her.  He did come off a bit stalkerish at the beginning. But we later find out why.

The book flowed perfectly.  While it seems like things are fast paced, the timeline is actually pretty spread out.  There were parts where I was cracking up.  I loved Holder’s texts to Sky.  I also love Sky’s best friend Six. Things really begin to start rolling as things start coming together.  As I started piecing the puzzle together, I was horrified.  I don’t see how there can be such awful people in the world.  I did love the family dynamic Sky had with her mom.  They joked and just had a good time.

I highly suggest everyone read this book.  It has all the feels!!!

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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