Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Book #1, Hopeless
on December 19th 2012
Purchased copy from National Book Store
410 pages


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.

“And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile.”

This is the first time I’ve read Colleen Hoover and I was easily impressed by her beautiful writing style. The preview chapter was very dramatic but it definitely made you curious. I knew I loved Sky when I read the introductory chapter. I loved her voice, the way she was written. And she was definitely interesting. I mean, who makes out with boys and feels totally numb? Only Sky. I also instantly loved her friendship with Six and her relationship with her mom, even though her mom doesn’t let her enjoy technology which is totally evil. Not just that, Sky has been home schooled all her life too. But for her senior year, she’ll be attending public school. And that’s basically where the story starts. First, it’s just her getting through her classes. She accumulated a distasteful reputation because of her making out with boys so she had to deal with the crap her schoolmates give her on her first day. Still, she kept her head up high and I loved how she didn’t give a damn about what others think of her. Then she meets her new bestest friend in the whole wide world, Breckin, who happens to be gay and Mormon. He’s totally awesome. After that, she meets Holder, who’s incredibly hot and at first glance, she already feels attracted to him. But their first meeting was totally weird. Which only leaves you wanting to see what happens next.

Sky and Holder have a couple more run ins (I’m being literal. They literally ran in to each other.) and encounters. In these encounters, Sky sees both of Holder’s kind side and also his dark side. Which is totally confusing her. But oh, the things Holder do to Sky. He has this effect on her. It’s driving her crazy. And what’s crazier is, Holder feels the same way about Sky too. So they decide that they are in between like and love. They live each other. And they do, boy they do. The romance in this book will totally make you gaga. You’ll fall in love with every single joke, touch, and tear that Sky and Holder share.

I’m willing to bet money that you’d love this book. It has just the right amounts of love, angst and emotions. You won’t be able to put it down. You’ll ask many questions, but when you get your answers, you feel that everything is right and perfect. You’ll cry for Sky and for Holder. You’ll love the ending. I know it. Because that’s exactly how I felt.

PS: I’m reading Losing Hope right now and loving every second of it. Expect a review soon!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Alena Abesamis on July 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Have read her Slammed series? :)

    • hazelureta on July 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      At the time I wrote this review, which was like months ago, Losing Hope was the only book I’ve read that was by Colleen Hoover. But I’ve finished reading all of her books now. Slammed was quite as amazing as the Hopeless series. :)

  2. Alena Abesamis on July 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I heard! :) My friends are suggesting I’d read it, they even gave me a pdf copy. So I’ve read reviews about it over the internet and truly, they all said it’s a good read. So, I kind of opt of buying a book. Do you have a copy? :)

    • hazelureta on July 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

      You should! You’ll definitely love it! All my Hoover books are sadly only ebook copies. :(

  3. Angel Tolentino on December 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I also want to read this! :D But the book’s too pricey :/

  4. Alena on December 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Finally, I am currently reading this. And oh my god, I am totally loving it so far!

  5. Zaira Fernando on December 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    So much hype over Colleen Hoover’s books!! Great review, thinking of getting to read this soon :)

  6. Alyssa on January 11, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Yay! I am so glad to finally have this book (I also bought Slammed yesterday!!). I’ve seen so many positive reviews about her books and I’m so excited to get started with reading this one particularly.

  7. Girllan Yamzon on January 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    This book is so so AMAAAAZZZZIIING! I read it trice already but still it has that effect on me. Lol. Colleen Hoover is great. I read the Slammed trilogy already and I became a fan. I love the twist of the story, how they met again and for so many reasons Dean Holder had hope because he already found Sky. Great book!

  8. Girllan Yamzon on January 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    “The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down.” This book is so COOOOOOL! That I have to read it again again but still it has the same effect on me. My friend suggested that I have to read this book and so I did. The first time I read it I bacame a fan already of Colleen Hoover. I have read the Slammed trilogy and yes, she’s great writer. This book is one of my favorite along with If I stay. :)

  9. Cali W. on February 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Great review. This is considered New Adult I think. I love the romance in this book.

  10. Eliah Gem on March 15, 2014 at 4:55 am

    This book is totally impeccable, Haze! I have been talking around this lately at school. We have the same perspective about the book when I read your review. Good job! :)

  11. laila bc on March 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

    you have to be in awe of ms CoHo’s writing style, she delivers the right kind and amount of feels to her readers. i want to own all her books but like you i only have the ebooks for now. each of her books never lets me down. great review Hazel :)

  12. mai on April 4, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Coleen Hoover is really great when it comes to filling a reader’s thoughts with curiosity. She’s so great :D

  13. Anette Fabre on May 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I love this book! :) Great review, as always.

  14. Bea T. on May 24, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Great review! Hopeless is one of my favorite Colleen Hoover books. How hot was that “first kiss”? RIGHT?? I hope you get a chance to read her Slammed series as well!

  15. Danielle M. on January 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I can’t wait to read Hopeless! I just read Ugly Love my first book I’ve read from Colleen and I loved it. One of my favorite books I read in 2014!

  16. lea on January 18, 2015 at 12:53 am

    This book was amazing!!

  17. Danielle M. on February 3, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I just finished Hopeless the other day, I thought it was pretty good! But Ugly Love is my favorite so far by Colleen!

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