Monday, July 29, 2013

Sy reviews: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

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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.


First of all, I did not believe even for a little bit that it’s possible for the same story told from a different point of view to be that good but Losing Hope did exactly that and more.

So let me rant for a few minutes here first. Holder & Amy. I know, right?! Did you feel like throwing something or punching and just hurting someone after reading that? I didn’t like that part. And I know that we deal with grief differently but that right there just messed up my head. Anyway, I’m glad there’s not really much that went on with them after that incident. I don’t think I can ever deal with that without losing my mind. Hehehe.

Hope and Less. Hopeless. I’m still at awe with Colleen Hoover’s intelligence and creativity to come up with the meaning behind Holder’s tattoo. I swear, I literally said “Wow” when I first read about the real meaning of that tattoo and reading it again in Losing Hope gave me the same feeling if not more.

This book in my humble opinion has now become one of the best stories ever told. And Holder is now one of the best characters, and yeah fine I’ll say it, one of the best book boyfriends ever. He really did give the best first kiss without the actual kissing. I literally had to stop reading and take several deep calming breaths everytime he and Sky sorta kiss. Yes, it’s that good. No, scratch that. It’s incredible. I’m really glad I read something in this book that was not in Hopeless. And yeah, that’s Lesslie’s letter to Holder. I somehow felt some closure after reading that. I’m happy Holder’s relationship with his parents has gone smoother.

Losing Hope is Holder’s POV when he lost both Hope a.k.a. Sky and his sister Lesslie. If you haven’t fallen in love with Dean Holder in Hopeless (which I think is impossible), you will in Losing Hope. The emotions he felt, his thoughts, everything about him, you’d felt it too in this book. It may be weird but I kinda felt like I was Holder and Sky in this book. I mean, I felt Holder’s pain, his love, his loss and I felt it deeply. And I was Sky when she felt those emotions in finding out who she really was. If you’re an author who can make the reader feel both main characters’ emotions in your book, then I think you’re one of the best authors ever. And Colleen Hoover, you are exactly that.


The song Stars may seem a bit literal but for some reason I was reminded of Sky when I first heard this song so I have to include it. And Ed Sheeran’s Kiss Me? Well, I’m a big fan of Ed Sheeran and if Kiss Me will not make you think of their kiss then I don’t know what will. Hahaha!



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