Monday, August 26, 2013

Review- Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Summary:

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.


REVIEW:

Oh. Uh. Um. Where do I begin? How do I start? What do I even say? I. Have. No. Idea. I'm not going to make any recommendation or suggestion here, but I'm just politely going to request you all to. Go. Read. Losing Hope. NOW. You won't regret it. You'll love it. And perhaps you'll get back to me and help me express my feelings and thoughts. Because I sure as hell am unable to do it. This is just like Hopeless (my review). All over again. 
Wow. I don't know what Colleen Hoover does and how on earth she manages to captivate me, enchant me and fascinate me.  Every. Time. Her writing is sparkly, her characters intense and adorable and her books... What can I say? They. Are. Oh my God. Wow. 
Losing Hope, just like all the "there are two sides to every story" novels, has stuff we've already seen in Hopeless, but mind you, these are only a few scenes here and there. It's much more than just a retelling of Hopeless from Dean Holder's point of view. This is Dean and his twin sister Lesslie's book. And it is incredible. It is terrific. It is... Yeah, I'm out of profound adjectives now. 
I don't have much to say about Sky that I haven't already said. That girl and her story are something unimaginable, sad and truly mesmerising. She and Dean are perfect for each other. 
Dean's twin sister Les was something else entirely, just like her brother. I loved her and couldn't help wondering what would happen if she were alive. Dean writes many letters to Les in the book, but the letter that did it all for me and was the highlight of the whole book was Les' letter to Dean. Oh my God. I don't know what to say. Again. Les was so special. 
I loved Holder in Hopeless and I loved Dean (that's what I'm choosing to call him now) even more in Losing Hope. Even though I felt super sad for him in Hopeless, I was feeling more for Sky than him at that time. But here, Dean takes it all. I felt happy sad and good bad for him. That boy is just killer. He's just... He's different. I can't even imagine how he went through everything he went through without breaking down, without giving up and without even thinking of going the way his sister did and ending it all. While he admires his sister for her bravery and courage, I admire him for his fortitude and strength and will to continue and look forward and not backward. 
Losing Hope. Is. Fucking. Incredible. Terrific. Breathtaking. And wow. Just wow. I still feel speechless and unjustified after the everything and nothing I've said. I love Hopeless. I love Losing Hope. I love Sky. I love Dean. I love Daniel (he's hilarious and dashing). I love Les. I love Colleen. I love love love anything and everything about the Hopeless seriesLike I said. Go. Read. NOW. 

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12 comments:

  1. That was my exact reaction!!! This whole series leaves me speechless every single time. Colleen is such a gifted writer and I love love love her! Les' story broke my heart, I kept questioning the what-if's too, but after this book, I kinda understand her side more. Fabulous review, Sarika! I wish this series would go on and on because I don't think I can get over it :)

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    1. Yay! I loved your review for this book, Aman and I'm so glad you agree with me. Thank you! :)

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  2. I'm starting to think Colleen Hoover in incapable of writing anything bad. Losing Hope was amazing I felt pretty much the same way as you do. Great review!

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  3. Eeeps! You've made me more excited than ever to read it :D Great review!
    Happy reading
    Jackie

    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/

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  4. YES ma'am. I have this series on my to-read list but I don't have time to read it now. I really loved Slammed so I'll hopefully enjoy this one too. Great review Sarika :)

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    1. You will love it, I know. Thank you, Tanja! :)

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  5. This one is very impatiently waiting on my Kindle. I am saving it for some guaranteed quiet time. I don't want anyone bothering me when I'm spending time with Holder. ;)

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    1. And that is absolutely understandable. I hope you love it, Ali! :)

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  6. "They. Are. Oh my God. Wow. "<-- haha, love that reaction!! Now I can know you for sure loved this one completely and entirely. I think it's a really cool idea to retell a story from someone else's point of view - glad it played so well! Colleen must be a talent, indeed. I will just have to read Hopeless sometime!! Thanks for this review, Sarika - it was fantastic!

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    1. Haha, yes you will have to read Colleen's books sometime, Aylee. Thank you! :)

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