Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

June 30, 2013 Book Reviews 295 ★★★★★

Review: Losing Hope by Colleen HooverLosing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2
Published by Atria on July 8th 2013
Pages: 256
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley

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.

My review of Hopeless  is a more balanced review dealing with both the emotion and the plot. I recommend you read that first as this is more a treatise of the effects both Hopeless and Losing Hope had on me as a reader. The plot of Losing Hope is stellar, that is beyond question, the emotion is devastating, the characters unforgettable. The experience…read on –

There was one word that described my experience reading Hopeless and writing its review: Brutal. I didn’t think anything could surpass that but Losing Hope has destroyed me. Every emotion that I drowned in whilst reading Sky’s story came flooding back and swept me under until by the end I felt like I was gasping for breath and could go on no longer. Needless to say I’ve pretty much curled up in a ball, trying to think all the happy thoughts since then.

I actually broke down sobbing at the dinner table telling my family about the book and couldn’t eat. I’m sobbing now writing this review. I knew it would be affecting after how I let Hopeless in but I honestly didn’t think Holder’s story would be as brutal and upsetting. To be honest for most of the book I was able to remain at a distance from the story, a curious observer. I knew what was coming so I felt prepared. I could cope with all the shocks, I had cried with Sky, I knew Holder couldn’t possibly be worse, after all, he was almost an observer like me right? Wrong.

Holder’s grief is palpable. A pulsing entity of pain and sadness from page one. Hoover with an unrelenting pace drags us along with Holder through his sister’s suicide, his guilt at not being able to save her, his heart’s momentarily leap of optimism when he first meets Sky and believes she is his childhood friend, the doubt that creeps in as he gets to know her and his joy at falling for Sky, his wish that Hope is at peace and that this exceptional young woman is someone he can forge a future with, a future with Sky filled with anticipation and belief in good and not a reminder of HopeLess – a life of regret.

There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the roller-coaster of emotional turmoil, happiness, fleeting joy, crushing blows and eventual peace that one experiences reading this book.

The story is familiar but there are small moments, moments where Sky’s perception of  Holder’s actions shaped her story only for us as the readers to discover they were something completely different. At all times his goal was to protect Sky from a pain so immense surely no-one could survive it. Her strength coupled with his love formed a bond stronger than titanium and together they were able to face the horrifying events that tainted their combined pasts. Holder’s self-blame is heartbreaking to read and you can’t help but sympathise and rejoice as he discovers his own personal form of therapy, writing in his sister’s notebook, sharing his thoughts, paving his path to healing with moments of joy mingled with crushing pain. It’s gut punching at its best.

The chemistry between Sky and Holder is almost overwhelming when combined with his colliding wishes that she is indeed the friend he has never forgiven himself for losing and his desire that she really is Sky so he can protect her from the inevitable pain of coming to terms with a stolen childhood. It is beyond upsetting as the memories from Hopeless come flooding back and the feeling of helplessness as you watch two people desperately try to survive a pain that cuts deeper than the sharpest knife edge and struggle to endure it and come out the other side with scars that hopefully will heal.

There are moments of light relief which are a welcome distraction but never quite ease the heavy ache in the pit of your stomach. As the book progresses my role as curious observer became a struggle to maintain and then Chapter Forty-seven-and-a-half happened…

Holder says that Devastation is something that should only be allowed to refer to mothers who have lost children – by the end of this chapter I can honestly say that it can be used by readers of this book too. The past that we think we have finally got a grip on, the story we think we know is ripped from our trusting souls and turned completely on its head.

There are no words that can really do this book justice and my paltry attempt above is unworthy but suffice to say the story is one that will never leave me. I ended my review of Hopeless with a sentence that I think is only fitting that it be included as an edited version here too as it truly encapsulates all the FEELS –

This story of Sky and Holder captivated me from the stunning prologue of Hopeless through reveal after reveal after reveal until the ending of Losing Hope when I thought I finally had it all figured out and no way could I be bested again when my knees were taken out from under me and I was once again left me breathless, speechless but thankfully – not hopeless.



295 Responses to “Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover”

    • Danielle

      Thank you so much for commenting. It’s not often a book tears me up but yours have a way of breaking through the layers and crumbling the walls and for that I’m truly grateful. <3

  1. Alyssa Susanna @ The Eater of Books!

    OMG! You read Losing Hope already! I didn’t even know it was on NetGalley! I saw it when a friend featured it in their STS post. But awesome review! That so great that a book made you cry like that – usually books don’t make me cry. Can’t wait to read this book!

    Fantastic review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. Mandy

    Great review! I LOVE Hopeless and really REALLY can’t wait to read Losing Hope!

  3. Stacey

    i’m not sure I’ve ever read a more heartfelt review. So beautifully put.

    Losing Hope was a full emotional journey. It broke my heart over and over again and I loved every minute of it.

  4. Chloe

    Great review! Im sure im going to be a cry baby when I read Losing Hope. I really dont want to see their stories end. Colleen Hoover is such a great writer that im sure ill love this book no matter what.

  5. Tabitha Williams

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to be more excited to read Losing Hope. I’m on the exact same level with Hopeless as you were. It’s beautifully devastating and it was hands down the best book I read this year. I don’t think anything will ever live up to it. Colleen Hoover has me in awe of her ability to pull you into the story. Thank you so much for the review. I’m impossibly more excited about this now.

  6. Ashley Lynn

    Awesome review! Couldn’t agree more 🙂 “when I thought I finally had it all figured out and no way could I be bested again when my knees were taken out from under me and I was once again left me breathless, speechless but thankfully – not hopeless” LOVED this, well said!

  7. Julie n.

    I can’t wait to read this. I will probably cry like a baby too. Looking forward to when its released. Thanks for the review!

  8. Ilene glance

    Great review. The part of devastation sounds amazing and you were eloquent with your words

  9. Shaheen Patel

    Oh my goodness this gets me so excited for losing hope that I can’t even breathe! I can’t can’t can’t can’t wait another second to read it, let alone 8 days! Oh the pain I go through for Colleens books!

  10. Sharalee Roberts

    I am so excited to read this book!! Thank you for an amazing review!

  11. Heather

    Great review. I haven’t ever looked forward to reading a book that’s an alternate POV from a book I’ve already read. After reading your review in actually looking forward to reading Losing Hope. Thank you.

  12. amanda alberson

    This is such a beautifully written review. My heart is breaking for Holder and I haven’t even read Losing Hope yet! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  14. Heather L

    Wow, what a great review. I loved Hopeless and can’t wait to read this one from Holder’s POV!

  15. Rhonda Beyer

    I can’t wait to read Losing Hope, thanks for the wonderful review!!!!!!

  16. Lisa Ammari

    This is such a beautiful review.Hopeless rocked me to the core and after reading this review, I know Losing Hope will do the same,if not more.

  17. Jaime Collins

    I’m preparing my Kleenex now. Colleen Hoover does POV changes like no other!! I. Cannot. Wait.

  18. Karen L

    What a great review of a great story! Colleen amazes me with every one of her books. People are going to be thrilled reading another perspective of a much loved story, without it being a retelling at all!

  19. hulahan

    I’m almost wishing summer was over so I’d be that much closer to reading Loosing Hope! Almost…I do love my summer’s but I love reading Colleen Hoovers books just a tad bit more. Holder…will you marry me? LOL.

  20. Mimi Lovell

    WOW! This is such a beautiful review. I have read Hopeless and I would have to say that it was such a beautiful story and I was worried how the alternate POV would be with this story. Reading your review makes me realize that Holder has so much emotion that I kind of took for granted reading Hopeless. Thank you for enlightening me to that and I absolutely can not wait to read Losing Hope. Thanks again! Beautiful job.

  21. Gloria

    I am truly jealous that people have this book! But hey who am I to say anything.. I’m a reader so I have to wait!! (Crying face)

    Well you review made me so emotional! Wow I cannot wait till this books reaches my hands!!! I love holder and I fell in love with him in hopeless! I know i will fall harder! It’s crazy to love this boy soo much!
    Colleen Hoover is jut amazing!!! Yes she is a great author and I love all her books!!!

    One amazing talent she possesses and that is to tell a really freaking awesome amazing story!!!!

    Thank you for this great review! I can’t wait to read it and tell everyone home much I love it! Because there is not doubt I’m gonna fall in love with this book!!!!!

  22. Jen

    I can’t wait to read this book! (Hopefully my own signed paperback copy!)

  23. Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

    First of all yay Dani!! Colleen Hoover making your review part of her contest so awesome. I love it when you write emotional reviews (especially the angry ones but you know that already haha!)

    I was feeling a bit different about starting this than you were. I had a feeling, and was completely right, that seeing things through Holder’s eyes was going to be worse for me. Have me more of a wreck. I’m so glad you loved this too and as always great review 🙂

    “There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the roller-coaster of emotional turmoil, happiness, fleeting joy, crushing blows and eventual peace that one experiences reading this book.” — Amen sister

  24. Kaysi

    I agree. With every word you said! I was utterly devastated at the end of this book, so many emotions – it is one of those books that does not bring a tear to your eye, but makes you do that ugly cry you hope no one ever sees

  25. Tiffany Allen

    Wow… now I am completely terrified. Its crazy that we can know we are about to enter one of the most emotionally trying roller coasters ever and we willingly place our hearts in those seats and push off. Wonderful review!

  26. Tera Schumacher

    It’s crazy how these 2 reviews differ, but they ultimately led to the same result… I cannot wait! All of Ms. Hoover’s book have been outstanding with ridiculously lovable characters, and I have every intention of falling in love with Holder all over again!!!

  27. Megan Smith

    Holden’s side of the story, I KNOW it’ll be just as amazing as Hopeless! Can’t wait!!!

  28. Brandy Myers

    OMG, need to save this for a work conference so I can cry in peace. The hubs and kids just don’t understand!

  29. MJ Fryer

    Your review is so not paltry. I absolutely loved Hopeless and your stunning review has left me more than hopeful I will be completely overwhelmed on July 8th. Colleen Hoover never ceases to amaze me and I can see you feel the same.
    Well done 🙂

  30. Maria Cart

    Your review has left me waiting anxiously for “Losing Hope”! I was also emotionally moved by “Hopeless”…can’t wait to see how this next one makes me feel!

  31. Adrianna Baker

    Even though I’m a grown adult Hopeless sucked me in and tire my heart out. I’m so looking forward to Losing Hope!

    • Adrianna Baker

      *tore not tire. My smart phone is actually pretty dumb sometimes…

  32. Sharee

    I can’t wait to read this book! It was set up so perfectly to hear Holder’s POV!

  33. Priscilla Shine

    Enjoyed the review, but I LOVED what you did with that last sentence! *winks*
    I’ve read Slammed by Colleen Hoover, but I really need to get on the ball with her other books. 🙂

  34. Ashley parsons

    Wow I really can’t wait to read the book now more than ever! Colleens books are my favorite for her ability to get me t connect to her characters so much!

  35. Bethany

    Wow, what a great review. I am dying to dive in and “see” Holder again. Hopeless was a favorite of mine. I always said that I didn’t just read that book, I lived it because it was simply amazing. Your review has me all geared up and I am DYING to get my hands on it.

  36. April Herbster

    Awesome review! At least I’m not the only one who gets so emotionally invested 🙂

  37. val

    Im waiting but waiting is hard when I no it will be great…Holders view will be good im sure — what really is he thinking will be REAL Good..

  38. Jennifer Crawford

    Awesome review! I’ve never wanted to read a book so badly!!!

  39. Lexi E.

    Oh god, I can’t wait for Losing Hope. I’ve been missing Holder something crazy. Bring on the waterworks!!!

  40. Tracie Warburton

    Wow! Great review! I know it’s going to be AMAZING!! So excited for this one!!!

  41. Dawn Billings

    Thanks for the review, I so can wait for the book.. The more reviews I read the more desperate I am to have it for myself.. I know I’ll be experience what you experienced, her books are truly emotional from beginning to end.. A true rollercoaster of emotions in all of her books one minute I’m laughing the next I’ll be crying but I still can’t wait I need Losing Hope!

  42. Anna Van

    Wow! Definitely sounds powerful and emotionally wrenching, but worth the pain.

  43. Staci Bailey

    I love your review. Congratulations on having such a great review that you made it to Colleen’s contest and blog. What an amazing honor. I love how you said the chemistry between Sky and Holder is overwhelming. That is such a great way to put it. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Losing Hope yet, but I am HOPELESSLY awaiting its arrival 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

  44. Angie H

    Wow! After reading your review I feel as though when I read this book I’m going to have to set aside a whole day without interruptions so that I can fully experience all the emotions. Until the book is released I will be mentally preparing myself;) Thanks!

  45. Joy S.

    I knew it! From the moment I read Holder’s pov of their first kiss I knew this book would absolutely wreck me! And you have just validated that in your review. I was stuck in Hopeless for a week I couldn’t even look at another book! I can’t imagine the book hangover Losing Hope is going to unleash on me and I just can’t wait!!! Colleen Hoover what a rare gem we have in you!!! You give us heartwrenchingly beautiful stories that stay with us forever! Thank you!

  46. Laura G.

    I have not read either book but after reading this I would love to read both!! 🙂

  47. Brenda

    I cannot wait to sink into this book. I have it pre-ordered and I know that the second it appears on my account, nobody will be able to talk to me until I have finished it.

  48. Becky K

    Beautiful…absolutely beautiful review. I cannot wait to read Losing Hope.

  49. Karen Camp

    I can not wait to read this one. It has been on my calendar alert as if it is a doctor appointment and in a way it is. I will be retiring from the world to give Holder my full attention while he shares his story with me.

  50. Zita Rivera

    Wow, that was an intensely emotional review. I will be reading this book soon and I will expect to ride the same roller coaster of emotions.

  51. Emilee K.

    I loved your review. It makes me even more excited for its release. I also loved your last sentence. I have found with every other one of Colleen’s books that there are no words to describe how I’m feeling after I get through one. She does leave you BREATHLESS and SPEECHLESS. She makes it EFFORTLESS to fall in love with her characters, fall into the story’s intense emotion, and fall asleep past your bedtime and drooling on your kindle—either because of the aforementioned adoration for the character (cough. Holder. cough.) or because the aforementioned emotional rollercoaster leaves you with your mouth agape. My HOPE for Losing Hope, is nothing LESS than this. And, from reading your review, I don’t think I will be disappointed. Thank you!

  52. Heather Miller

    I have always wanted to be a writer. In high school I wrote all the time, but once I graduated, I put it on the back burner when I got married. The decade that followed contained a marriage that sucked the life right out of me. Now, after being divorced for 3 years and in a much better place in my life, I wanted to start writing again but find myself stumped staring at blank sheets of paper. Reading Hopeless reignited a flame in me that I haven’t felt since I was 18 years old. It was so real, filled with raw emotion. I wasn’t annoyed by a character or bored mid way through. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. So when I was told about Losing Hope, I was on cloud nine. This review has made me look forward to it even more and I have a feeling once I finish it, I will no longer have writer’s block. How could you with this type of inspiration?

  53. Bobbie Bohn

    I’m afraid very very afraid!
    but I will read this book in spite of my fear
    I’ll get myself a box of tissue ready
    Great review!

  54. Brandi Money

    WOW! This review is perfect! Hopeless is one of my favorite books of all time. I can only imagine how amazing Holden’s POV will be. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, yet emotional testament to this amazing story.

  55. Beth Puls

    I can feel your pain! I was sobbing at Hopeless and if Losing Hope is anything like that, I’ll be in tears again. To me that is the measure of a great book; does it make me feel? I am so ready for this book that I have a countdown going in my head like a child at Christmas. Colleen Hoover is brilliant and I know I will not be disappointed! Bring it on!

  56. destiny

    Great review I’m glad to see someone else gets as wrapped up in their emotions as I do when reading a book. Can’t wait to read Holder’s story 🙂

  57. Lili M.

    Wow!!! I am so excited to read this book. I know Colleen Hoover is going to rip my heart out, totally pulverize it and then hopefully put it back together again. I am completely addicted to reading her words. This author is so talented, her stories touch my soul and stick with me long after I have finished them. July 8th can’t come soon enough!!

  58. Anna G.

    OMG…I got a lump in my throat just by reading the beginning of your review. I loved Hopeless so much, despite I was an emotional wreck while I read it and I can’t wait to read Losing Hope. Seems to be an emotional rollercoaster…

  59. mlynpeters

    I am so so happy I don not have long to wait !!! I need me some more Holder…. I have 2 new boxes of tissue waiting to be emptied !!YEA!

    great review!

  60. Debra Diaz

    So jealous that you got to read this so early!!! I can’t believe I have to wait until OCTOBER!!! Great review, I cannot wait to read this book and all that follow it! I LOVE YOU COLLEEN!!!

  61. Vicki Green

    Oh, this did make me cry. Hopeless is one of my all time favorites but it now sounds like Losing Hope may top it, if not it will be up there side by side. I heart you!

  62. Malia {Romance Schmomance}

    I think I just cried along with you as I read your review. Gosh, even thinking about their story just chokes me up and it’s been months since I’ve read it. Such a great review .. still tearing up a bit.

  63. Alyssa C.

    Your review was beautiful! I am so excited to read Losing Hope! *counting down the days*

  64. Jay B.

    I have to be honest… I skimmed through your review. It’s obviously full of emotion and I want to start Losing Hope with a clean slate. Actually I’ve only just recently purchased Hopeless (**sigh, I know I know, what took me so long! lol) and it may be a while yet before I actually begin Losing Hope. Once I’m done with both, I want to come back and read your review to see if I also have the same feelings on the story. 😀

  65. Ann M.

    After reading your review it sounds like I will need to emotionally prepare for this one. I know it’s going to be brutal as you say but it’s going to be so worth it!

  66. Jennifer

    Goodness, I better get the Kleenex ready because I cried reading Hopeless and rest assured ill be crying again. I will probably be a blubbering mess reading about Holder’s sister. I have list two siblings. One just in 2012. Those emotions come to the surface easily. Great review.

  67. Maria Malaveci

    I loved the review and Hopeless is my all time favorite book. Ever since I read a bit of Holder’s POV I have craved more. I am so looking forward to reading Losing Hope.


  68. Julie S.

    What an amazing review! I remember all the feels and the barely being able to catch my breath reading Hopeless. This one sounds like I have more of the same kinds of reactions coming.

  69. Andi M

    I loved your review. I vividly remember how heart wrenching Hopeless was. I guess I need to brace myself for Losing Hope.

  70. Melanie

    I can’t wait to read this book. Your review made me cry.

    The emotion that I experienced reading Hopeless was heartbreaking. It reached my soul. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

    Someday, I will re-read it, but I am not ready yet.

    I am terrified to read Losing Hope, but I will not be able to resist. I welcome the pain and beauty of it.

    Thank you for writing such a beautiful review.

  71. Kim Purdy

    Holder is an amazing character that I felt so drawn to in the first book. I am excited and nervous to read his story. I know it will be an emotional roller coaster ride. Great review!

  72. Gina McNicholas

    Reading that just made me cry all over again. I can’t wait to read this book.. Love this story. I have my box of tissues already.

  73. Carrie Raasch

    Absolutely amazing review, very emotional. Reading your review leaves me wanting Losing Hope like now! thank you for sharing your wonderful review.

  74. Sabina van Nijnatten Bestulic

    Just by reading this review and the emotions that are put in it I have no doubt that I will be a complete emotional mess reading Losing Hope. But there is nothing in the world that will prevent me from experiencing that emotional rollercoaster!

  75. Eileen

    Thankfully, I have a long weekend coming up. Sounds as if I’ll need it. 🙂

  76. Tabitha

    Terrific review Danielle, I am so jealous you have already finished the book. I will lose sleep until I am done with it just like with Hopeless. I cried and wept in the and know it will happen again.

  77. Jany Garcia

    Chills. If I wasn’t already excited and downright anxious to read this book, you just made it worse (in the best possible way

  78. Adriane Eek

    Going to be an incredible read and these reviews make it so hard to wait!

  79. Sandra

    Just when I didn’t think I could be any more eager for a book’s release!! July 8th…I need you here STAT!!

  80. Nina Waters

    Wow. Reading your review made me cry. I haven’t read Losing Hope but the way you wrote this made me feel it (Losing Hope) already. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it! Amazing review. 😉

  81. Leanne Coulson

    Absolutely beautiful review!! Hopeless shredded me…but I still cannot wait for Losing Hope.

  82. Sarah Arndt

    Wow!! Great review. While I’m greatly looking forward to Losing Hope, this makes me scared to start it for fear of having my heart shredded. Who am I kidding? I already knew it would be demolished. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  83. Jenine

    I finished last night and I would say even though you knew what was coming Losing Hope was more heartbreaking than Hopeless. Who would have thought that was possible? Amazing review

  84. Brandi Bradford

    I am already “feeling angsty” after reading this review. I love Colleen Hoover and can’t wait to read Losing Hope. I am ready to be immersed in Holder’s world and see and feel all that he does! Great job on the review!

  85. Zee Divino

    wow. I’ve been planning to read this book as soon as I get the time (you know, school works are on the way :D). After reading this review, I’m actually having second thoughts (in a good way). See, I cry easily. I’d have to prepare myself for Holder’s emotions 🙂

    I’m really looking forward in reading Loosing Hope. 🙂

  86. Christine

    Wow, what an amazing review. I agree with Lisa–it’s almost brought me to tears too! I can only imagine how heartbreaking and emotional the book will be. It can be so hard sometimes to read a book with such palpable emotions (it’s such an intense experience that only us book readers know), but in the end, they’re always the ones that just fill your heart when you think back on them. They’re the ones you gush about to your friends and just feel content with yourself after finishing. The best kind of book. Now I’m dying to read this!! 🙂

  87. Noelle

    wow, what a thoughtful review! I too was overcome with emotion from Hopeless, I couldn’t read anything else for a while, that book stuck with me. I can’t wait to read Losing Hope, and really glad to read your review….now I know I’ll still need those tissues!

  88. Alyssa Ingram

    Oh man…your review is giving me the feels. I need this book. Sky broke my heart and then Holder put it back together for me in Hopeless. So I’m beyond excited to get his side of the story. I can not wait!:)

  89. Colleen

    I’m so glad to find out that someone else out there gets as emotional over books as I do. I’m sure Losing Hope is going to shred me, but I can’t wait. Thanks for such a heartfelt review. <3

  90. cezanne

    That was an amazing review Danielle. I can’t wait to read Losing Hope but your review brought up all the emotions I had from reading Hopeless. I can imagine hearing things from Holder’s pov is definitely going leave me an emotional wreck.

  91. Kimberly Stewart

    I can’t wait to read Losing Hope! I want to know what is inside Holders head!!

  92. Jessica Caffey

    I had a feeling that Losing Hope would make me cry equal amounts that Hopeless did, but after reading your review I am a little scared of the sob fest that I will endure reading this book!
    Colleen Hoover is an amazing writer and she has this way of grabbing the viewer and bring them into the story and giving the reader the capability of feeling the emotions that her characters go through.
    I have found it extremely hard to just be an observer in her books because her writing grips you and can cause you to get lost within the story yourself and….her writing is just amazing!
    Loved this review, first review of yours that I have read and I think I will check more of your reviews!

  93. Savanna Phillips

    I can say that Hopeless was the first book to touch my heart on an emotional level!! I am Sure that losing Hope is gonna be nothing less than AMAZING!!!! Colleen has some totally awesome writing skills and I cant wait to get my hands on Losing Hope. Eeekkk So excited!!! Im very anxious to read it!! Great review on such a heart stopping book!!!

  94. Brianna Lee Book Reviews

    Beautiful review! I am reading LOSING HOPE right now and think your review is spot on. Hopeless, and now Losing Hope, are two books that really affected me too. I love them and Colleen Hoover is just amazing!

  95. Laura Krupp

    Cannot wait to read it. Every review makes me 1) jealous of the reviewer that they already read it and 2) makes it harder to wait anther 8 days!!

  96. Christine Kuttnauer

    Omg!! Are you kidding me…I am crying through this review as it makes me remember ALL the emotions I went through with Hopeless…and the anticipation of repeating them and then some with lost in hope! It amazes me the brilliance that is collen hoover and the ability she has to capture us all! I cannot wait to read this book!!

  97. Lirio

    I reread Hope;ess a bit ago and oh the FEELS! I don’t know if I’ll handle Losing Hope well, but I’m so excited!!

  98. Alba

    Great review!! It made me remember how I felt when I read Hopeless haha. I’m absolutely ready to get my hands on this book!! Geez, the things Colleen does to us :/

  99. Rosa C

    Thank you for this wonderful review. I’m so excited to read this book.

  100. sarah

    What an amazing review! Hopeless made me ugly cry so I can only imagine what will happen when I read Losing Hope! Colleen Hoover is an amazing author!

  101. Danielle Christmas

    Thank you for review! Colleen’s writing are emotional reads for me always. I love her writing and she always leaves me wanting more.

  102. amy t

    Danielle, what a great review. Your emotion and connection to Holder and Sky really comes across in your review. I am ready to read Holder’s story and your review has prepared me to be emotional and know that my heart will ache for them…

  103. LaurenR

    Cannot wait to read this book!! Colleen always seems to get it right.

  104. Patrice McKinney

    I love your blog!! I am green with jealously that you got to read Losing Hope already but your blog makes me want to read it even more. Great job

  105. Stephanie Engel

    I am ready for the emotional punishment! I can take it! I relish it! Please, CoHo, I beg of you. Release me from the pain of waiting for this book. Pick me for your giveaway. Btw, it’s kind of cheesy, but thank you for the gift of your writing.

  106. selene

    loved your review. looking forward to reading it … saving it for vacation in a few weeks!

  107. Maia

    Wow!! That was an amazing review! I cant wait to read Losing Hope and feel what you feel. I am so excited to unravel Holder’s lifestory. Kudos to you Danielle 🙂

  108. JamieMc

    Wow. I can’t wait to read and FEEL this book too. Colleen is so talented. Amazing.

  109. Carolyn

    This is an absolutely awesome book. I loved it and read it in 1 sitting. a first for me.
    I didn’t think I could love Holder any more than I did after reading Hopeless but I was wrong. I love him even more now. And now I have another favourite side character in Daniel. He is an awesome best friend and rivals Breckin.
    Congratulations for being part of the competition and great review.

  110. Annie

    Can’t wait to read Losing Hope. I loved Hopeless. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  111. Cassandra

    I know this book will be an emotional roller coaster. But it’s a coaster I am willing to ride over and over again if I’m riding it with Hilder!!

  112. Michele Allen

    This was a great review! When an author can invoke these deep emotions from her readers, you know you have found an extreme talent. I can’t wait to read this book and experience some of the emotions you have described. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  113. eileen

    i’m so torn! on the one hand, i want to read the review, but on the other hand, i don’t want to know anymore details! i just want to read the damn book already!! grrrr!! >_<

  114. Michele

    Ugh! Can’t wait for this book. I’m needing it NOW! Lol! Great review!

  115. Jody Duffy

    I can see why this review made Colleen Hoover cry! You have such a beautiful way of describing the way I felt while reading Hopeless and now I am even more eagerly awaiting Loosing Hope. Thank God the wait isn’t much longer!!!

  116. Sherry Pryor

    Your review reminded me of how heart wrenching Hopeless was. I am dying to hear Holder’s point of view. My husband thinks I am a big sap because I cry for my characters. There is no way to read Hopeless and not FEEL it. I am sure Losing Hope is going to be even more emotional since I know the ending. Thank you for your emotional review…I appreciated your thoughts of the upcoming book.

  117. Melani

    Well, wow. If you think your words don’t do the book justice, I can’t imagine the emotional mess I’ll be when I’m reading it!

  118. Jordan C

    Amazing Review!!!! Jealous of you for reading, but loved and appreciate the review. Can’t wait to read it!!!!!!

  119. Christi curtis

    WOW!!! What an amazing review! I cannot wait for this book! I really miss Sky and Dean Holder, but this is going to kill me, I can already tell! I had to take a chapter break after finishing Hopeless and I still think about that book although Its been months since I have read it! Now I know that getting inside Holder’s head is probably going to rip out my heart and break it to pieces! Oh Dean Holder, love you! Absolutely cannot wait!!!! Thanks for the wonderful review! Colleen Hoover SO deserves every word you wrote… She is a fabulous and brilliant author!!

  120. Cassandra Hake

    Wow that was an awesome review I can’t wait to read this book!! 🙂

  121. Amanda Rounsaville

    I cried reading Hopeless, now I’m practically crying reading this review, I’ll have the tissues ready for Losing Hope!! Can’t wait!! Colleen Hoover is brilliant!

  122. Shannon Fuhrman

    Wonderful review! Hopeless was an emotional book for me, so I’m glad to know that Losing Hope is just as emotional. I don’t think the story would be the same without the level of ultimately, devastating emotion that it leaves us with.

  123. Stacey Kennard

    Beautiful review, absolutely love colleen hoovers writing style and I can’t wait for this book!! My heart is going to be torn up reading this and I can’t wait!! Because I know it will slowly get put back together piece by piece.

  124. PAW

    I haven’t read the book but I am sure it will made me cringe and cry like Hopeless did. To read something that’s painful and cruel especially when you experienced it yourself it will definitely leave a mark in you. I did, in Hopeless and Losing Hope will do the same thing to me. Colleen is really an amazing writer and Losing Hope will be again one of her bestsellers. 🙂

  125. Erika

    I absolutely love Holder’s character and I can’t wait to read this beautiful story from his POV. I can imagine how heartbreaking it is and you have confirmed that I’ll be a mess reading it. I can’t wait! Thanks for your thoughts!

  126. Shay

    A book like this sounds like a must-read and an unforgettable story. Honestly I can’t wait to read it!

  127. Judy

    What an awesome review! Hopeless was amazing. It was the first book I read by Colleen Hoover and now I feel like I need to read them all!

  128. Jessica Z.

    Ahhh, reading your review gave me goosebumps and all the emotions I remembered feeling while reading Hopeless came flooding back. I am so looking forward to reading Losing Hope but at the same time scared of the brutality of emotions I’m going to feel yet again. (And from your review-even more so…gee thanks!) Hoover’s books are among a very select few that I don’t read the end first to because I know she’ll be good to my heart and the treacherous journey to the end will be worth it. Guess I’ll be facing my journey very soon with Holder and learning how he will learn to love Sky without losing Hope.

  129. Laurie Carlson

    LOVED your review! You did a GREAT job of not revealing things so we are not spoiled in the least! Thank you!
    When Colleen wanted us to come and read these reviews, I thought I could NOT! I could NOT find ANYTHING out until “I” read the book myself! However, I ‘did’ read your review, and I felt it was STELLAR! LOVE it!
    I can’t wait to start reading mine tomorrow, Monday! I am SO looking forward to it, especially now, after reading your review. I guess I better have a box of tissues ready! I just have that feeling!
    I really enjoyed this! My worry: can “I” write a review as STELLAR as yours?! Stress!!!
    It truly was BEAUTIFUL! You really make the Reader of this review WANT to read the book!
    Thank you SO SO SO much!!!

  130. Alexandra H

    THE FEELINGS. ALL THE FEELINGS. Seriously, perfect. Chills reading the last line. This is such a good review. I can’t wait to read Holder’s POV. (:

  131. Kim (Chapter Break(

    I loved Hopeless so much. There are so many twists and turns in that book to make you a little sick to your stomach. Okay, maybe those turns aren’t the only thing to give you turns in your stomach.
    Keep up the great work on the blog. I’m continuing to read Loosing Hope and I am sucked in right from the middle. There isn’t a small let’s get the band aid off feel, Hoover rips that bitch right off.

  132. Dominique Lee

    I loved this book as well. This was an awesome review. Thank you for sharing!

  133. Texas Book Lover

    I absolutely adore everything Colleen writes! I go into them knowing that they will be an emotional ride and stick with me LONG after I have finished reading them. I am so ready for this next ride!

  134. Erin Koiso

    What an emotional review! Almost as good as the book!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  135. Amanda

    Wow! Awesome review! I can’t wait to read this and experience it thru Holder!

  136. Amber S

    I like to think Dean Holder has that effect on woman. LOL. I agree though, I didn’t know what Sky was going to do at times, I didn’t know if Holder was the enemy. The time where she was just completely alone. I defiantly cried with Sky. Losing Hope will let us in on a whole new perspective

  137. Holly R

    From all these reviews I’ve been reading and my gut instinct, I just KNOW this is going to hit me even harder than Hopeless! I cannot wait to see how Holder’s perception of the same moments from Hopeless differ. I cannot wait for Losing Hope!! Gosh, reading how you cried, I can only imagine that happening to me too! I just want to read it already!! 😀

  138. Raquel Romero

    Beautiful. Just beautiful. I felt the same way reading Hopeless, and I can just tell Losing Hope won’t leave me disappointed. July 8th can’t come fast enough!

  139. Dannica Alcantara

    That was totally deep. Reading this review of yours prepares me for the journey of Holder’s emotions. Even in Hopeless Holder already grasp my attention right from the start. He was perfect in someway, every words he said is very emotional.

    And looks like reading it and seeing it from Holder’s POV will definitely be more than what he gave in Hopeless. I’m sure of that, and I can’t wait till I have my hands on this!

    That was really awesome review, Ms. Colleen was right, this one almost made me cry.

    Holder wait for me!!!!!!!

  140. Jenn

    That is a very powerful review! I ugly-cried when I read Hopeless but I feel like I should already be stockpiling tissues to get ready for Holder’s story. I’m looking forward to reading this!

  141. Lindas

    Fantastic review Danielle. It was so full of emotion and insight to the depth of Holder’s story. I am on a countdown until I have the opportunity to lose myself once again in Colleen Hoover’s writing and I thank you for your awesome review.

  142. Jenny Book Sojourner

    Great review! Your sobbing at the dinner table is making me very nervous but excited about reading Losing Hope. All the FEELS is right!! I’m so excited to dive in there with Holder and Sky again 🙂

  143. Ashley Ropp

    I LOVED Hopeless and I cannot wait for Losing Hope. I want it NOW, NOW, NOW!!!! Your review makes me even more anxious!

  144. elena k

    this was a great review and so emotional. i cannot wait to read the book. i loved hopeless and i am really excited about losing hope

  145. lou

    What a great review. I’m already crying & I haven’t even read the book. You took me back to hopeless & that book gutted me. My heart is already aching.

  146. Zandalee

    Yep, I teared up as well. This is a beautiful review. I’m certainly going to begin preparing myself both mentally and emotionally for this read. x

  147. Desiree Wallin

    Ok, I am heading out to get the tissues, ready to eat meals and telling my family I might have the flu and not to bother me when I get my hands on this book! Great review. Good job!

  148. Amanda

    I love your review! Just thinking about this book and reading your review has my emotions going crazy! When I was reading Hopless I got to the point where I couldn’t be alone to read it. My friend and I had to meet up to get through the book together. I’m sure it will be the same, if not worse reading Losing Hope, but I can’t wait!!!!

  149. Jassie

    That is one amazing review. I feel teary-eyed as I imagine how Losing Hope affected you. Because I do think that the moment I will read that book, I would also be an observer. I would be frightened to be in Holder’s place. And after you said that you thought it in one-word: Brutal. I feel weakened already. My head had run-through the story of Hopeless, all those time, I was also thinking of how Holder feels. And now this book will be on a silver platter, the most-awaited POV of Holder and some insights that was only reserve for him to be uttered. And brutality, such a word that carries a large impact and that reflects who he is. I feel troubled already. I feel the intensity already. And wow, I can’t imagine how he survived. And I can fully-understand how and who he had become, he had the bad boy image and dangerous kind back in Hopeless and I can imagine that Losing Hope will be an eye-opener to him already.

    And I swear, after the emotional review you have, I smiled when you said (or typed):
    “breathless, speechless but thankfully – not hopeless”

    It’s just refreshing, not hopeless and neither losing hope. 🙂

  150. Jennifer Jones

    What a wonderful review I cannot wait for this one to come out I loved Hopeless:)

  151. Gloria Landavazo

    AHHH I don’t know if I can handle this book now that I have read your review. Hopeless tore me apart. I cried for what seemed like forever, my husband though I was having some sort of emotional brake down and I don’t know maybe I was but now that I have moved passed it (I think), then to hear you talk about Losing Hope I just don’t know if I can make it through. But I will read it and suffer the pain it will cause because I know that Colleen Hoover is an incredible writer and I wont be able to resist the temptation but I will probably come out more traumatized the what I went in, and yet it’s still on my amazon account pre-ordered!!!

  152. Cassie Hoffman

    Wow, this made me tear up. I could feel you’re emotions. I loved Hopeless and can’t wait for Losing Hope. This review make me want to read it even more!!!

  153. Pamela Christine

    I haven’t read Hopeless yet, but I’m gonna buy it this weekend, I heard positive review about the book and its making me curious :))a lot of emotions to be used :)) I do hope I win, I haven’t won any giveaway before :

  154. Christina Kit.

    It is awesome when a companion book is so beautifully written that it stands on its own, when it’s not just a retelling, when it becomes something more:))

    LOVE how it’s the same story but oh so different:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  155. Tessie Eriksson

    Wow. Amazing review for a probably amazing book. I’m dying to read it – but I have to wait until it’s released in my country. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  156. Bernadeth

    Great Review!It just shows that Colleen is GOOD Writer.Love all her books.

  157. Madi B

    Great review! I found hopeless so easy to get into and I really understood sky’s character! I hope losing hope will be just as amazing! I’m pretty sure it will be though!!

  158. Kim U

    So many fantastic reviews including this one, I can’t wait to read it- loved Holder in Hopeless and it looks like he will only move up the BBF list with this release!

  159. Kristina Dineva

    Amazing review!!! I remember how much I cried while I was reading Hopeless and I can’t agree more that it was Brutal! Can’t wait to read Losing Hope and have an emotional breakdown again! Loved the review!

  160. Eileen Proksch

    Loved the review!
    I’m currently re-reading Hopeless to be prepared for Losing Hope even better! Before that I re-read Slammed and oh my, the things you see and realize while re-reading books are the best. There are so many significant things you didn’t see while reading it the first time and that “Awww”-moment – I love it! So, hurry up, July 8th, I can barely wait!

  161. Megan V

    The anticipation for my birthday is strong this year…because Losing Hope comes out that same day! Great review. Can’t wait to dive right in and experience what you describe here. Love Holden and sky!

  162. Cindy

    Wow!! I am so stocking up on Kleenex’s before I get this book but absolutely can’t wait!!

  163. VeronikaDream

    Wow, such a beautifully written review! I’m sure I’ll cry while reading this book! Hopeless made my cry, too. 🙂

  164. Wendy Beck

    It was awful waiting before. Now it’s downright painful. God, I can’t wait for this book.

  165. Bea Tejano

    Brilliant review! I’m super excited to read this book. Reading your review has me a little worried since Hopeless also was such an emotional read for me and based on what you said it seems that Losing Hope would be the same as well. I can’t wait to finally read it!:)

  166. Mindy Jarreau

    July 8, 2013…
    Pre-ordered Losing Hope…check.
    Box of tissues…check.
    Kids staying the night at grandma’s…check.
    Bring. It. On.

  167. Brenna

    I really appreciate your review. When I read most review especially on emotional type read reviewers forget to mention the raw emotion you find in the books.. Needles to say in never prepared to cry but now through your review I can brace myself for the tears. I have yet the opportunity to read hopeless but I hope I will read both books someday soon.. Thanks for sharing your review!

  168. Stacy

    Every book that I have read of Ms Hoovers has made me cry. I usually don’t like to read books that make me cry but her books are just to good to pass up. I cried during Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, and Hopeless. I can’t wait for another good cry on July 8th with Losing Hope.

  169. Trish K

    What a wonderful review. If the review made me tear up and my heart twist like that, I can only imagine what the book is going to do to me. Thank you Colleen for the link and well done. Danielle. You have a new fan!

  170. Lindsey Nichole

    That was an ah-mazing freaking review! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  171. Samantha

    Wonderful review. Colleen Hoover has managed to blow me away with every book that she has written. Thanks to your review it confirms the fact that I should expect to be blown away with Losing Hope.

  172. Rhonda Routzon

    Wow… Just wow! I can not wait to read this for myself. I loved Hopeless and sounds like Losing Hope will not disappoint.

  173. Kim V

    Thank you for your touching review. Though, I’m completely jealous that you’ve been able to read it – I can’t wait to have it in my hands! CoHo is amazing and talented, she certainly has a way of pulling the readers in for the emotional roller coaster! Your review has me even more eager to read it! Thanks!!

  174. Brittany

    Beautiful review, Danielle! Makes me that much more excited to read Losing Hope!! So excited 🙂

  175. Steffani Geary

    WOW…how can one be speechless after reading a review? This was beautiful, thanks for sharing your insight on one of the most anticipated books. I want this book more than words can say. I tried saving up to go to Book Bash for the sole purpose of meeting Colleen (no one ever comes to SLC!). Sadly, it wasn’t in the cards this year (maybe next?). I cannot wait for this book! Thanks for the wonderful review!

  176. bookrockbetty

    You expressed so many of my thoughts and feeling perfectly. Losing Hope made Hopeless even more beautiful than it already was. <3

  177. Jen B (@Scrapingirl16)

    This book was butterflying amazing!!!! I cried as well. My family thought I lost my mind. As if I ever had one to begin with…. Very well done, and deserved, review. 🙂

  178. Kristie

    Great review. I wish I was as good with words as you, but sonce I’m not, I will enjoy your review,& devour the book when it comes out!

  179. Jenny King

    Wow! Amazing review. The last sentence made me all shivery! This book is going to be epic…just like every other book Colleen writes! She’s amazing 😉

  180. Siiri

    Ah, my heart already aches from the way you describe Holder’s pain. I love that boy so much. I just cannot wait to read this. Such a gorgeous review! Thanks for making me even MOOOOREEEE excited 🙂

  181. Laura Elizabeth

    First, I’m crazy jealous that you’ve already read this! Second, this was beautifully written, and I agree, Colleen has this way to make you cry, and break through any walls you have up… in a good way 🙂

  182. savita naik

    Love this review! I love Colleen Hoover and all the books I have read of hers, can’t wait to read this one!

  183. Mo Mabie

    Oh my you’re review is so lovely. I am the other half of this giveaway! I just had to read yours as well! I’m the soda shooter LOL. I hope you are enjoying this whirlwind like I am! Have a fantastic day!
    *Mo @ Fifty5cents

  184. Jhed Parico

    Wow, I can just feel what you’re feeling while reading your review. Can we just be a little dramatic in here, be an angel and strum the harp. You did a very exquisite and beautiful review. It makes me want to read the book more and more. It’s very overwhelming. You did great! I hope to hear and read more of your reviews! This one, what you said and posted, is perfect, just like Colleen Hoover’s books. They deserved it. She deserved this one. ((:

  185. Zenia

    Beautiful review! And I agree with everything you’ve said (I’ve read the book and I’m currently working on my review) 😀

  186. Rachael Brownell

    Wow! Just freakin wow! There are too many days between now and July 8… I cannot wait.

  187. Cecilia Garcia (@cecigarcia16)

    Omg I’m so excited now!!! This book can’t come any faster!

  188. Kari Severinsen

    This was the most touching and beautiful story to me. That was a touching and beautiful review. I can’t wait to read Losing Hope and other future books from Colleen Hoover. She is truly a butterflying amazing writer!

  189. Rachel M

    Judging by this…I’ll be reading through a sheet of tears. Colleen has quickly become my favorite author. Can’t wait for it to come out!

  190. Natasha Minoso

    After finishing this review (which was written so well and managed to give me the shivers at least once per paragraph) I’ve become increasingly overwhelmed with Losing Hope and maybe even a bit nervous to read it (which obviously won’t stop me from devouring the book in 3 hours – tops). My heart can’t possibly survive after this book (but it better because I’ve got to read Maybe Someday in March 2014). I just need to somehow get through these next 7 days without becoming an emotional wreck.

  191. Ashley Keck

    OMG! I can totally relate to how emotional Hopeless was for me to read…. There were times when I had to walk away and just cry! I am so happy to ear that nothing is really repeated, but then again this is Colleen Hoover we are talking about and everything she does is Butterflying Beautiful! Thank you for writing this review to give us a little tease and a heads up that this book is just as powerful, if not more so added with Hopeless! I will have to set some recovery time aside… again!

  192. Cristina A.

    This is going to be even better then the last…I LOVEEEE Coleen’s work! she is incredibly talented

  193. HazelG

    Wow, your review is just…. wow, amazing! *tears up.. again!!!* I just finished this book myself and absolutely LIVED it… no no… I LOVED it. 🙂

  194. clarissa lafirst

    wow, just reading your review made me tear up. It brought back a ton of emotions and memories of Holder and Skye. I am loosing sleep counting down the days until we get to read his side of the story. Man, I never knew how deeply affected someone could be by a book until I read Colleen Hoovers books. NO other book has done this to me. None.

  195. Jen

    Wow!! Awesome review. I can’t wait to read Losing Hope. Hopeless was one of the best books I have read this year 🙂 Colleen Hoover is the best!!

  196. Naida H

    wow, your review almost made me cry! you were bringing all the emotions I had felt reading Losing Hope! what an amazing review, thank you! it was so heart-felt 🙂

  197. Jax Lopez

    Your review for Losing Hope was beautiful!! All that you said in this review was exactly what I felt when reading Hopeless, I just know, especially after reading this review, that Losing Hope will affect me just as much, if not more. I cannot wait to read Losing Hope, since reading Hopeless, it has haunted me and has not left me once (now you know that’s a good, no, AMAZING book when it haunts you in the best possible way). I can’t wait to re-enter Sky and Holder’s world again.

  198. Paola Z

    This makes me even more anxious for Losing Hope! Can’t wait. It almost made me cry, It brought back a ton of emotions and memories. This book can’t come any faster!

  199. Kelly

    Wow, great review! I can’t wait to read this book. Colleen Hoover is truly one of the best!

  200. Teresa Edwards

    Sigh….I so cannot wait to read this book!!! I have come to the conclusion that whenever a paperback comes out from Colleen that it will be mine!!!

  201. Casey B

    If reading your review made me cry, I can only imagine what the book is going to do. Just beautiful!

  202. Shannon

    What a fantastic review! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the story. Here’s to hoping we survive the Slammed series 🙂

  203. Marina Bigio

    Oh, boy oh, boy oh, boy. Is it possible to be even MORE anxious than I already was? This week will be a long one, with this waiting. Colleen sent us here, and I think it’s an evil plot to kill us of anxiousness. Really good review 🙂

  204. Darcy

    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who gets so emotionally invested in these stories. I absolutely loved your review, and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

  205. Diana Doan

    Holy…what a review?! Your review brought back and voiced all of the emotions I felt while reading Hopeless. Reading your review almost had me tearing up again, which makes me think I am not prepared for what Losing Hope has in store. Colleen is such an brilliant author — I feel like I’ll be taken on another emotional roller coaster, be blown away during the ride, and left speechless when it’s all over, and I cannot wait. You made me even more anxious waiting for Losing Hope’s release. Thank you for the amazing review!

  206. Kim

    Amazing review! Hopeless was a breathtaking and heart breaking novel and reading your review makes be want to relive those emotions again, and simply because I live Holder.

  207. Cindy Nguyen

    What an amazing review! Even though I haven’t read Losing Hope, your review makes me want to understand why I loved Hopeless in the first place. Thank you! Keep writing more lovely reviews! 🙂

  208. Victoria

    I loved the review! It makes me want to read Losing hope even more. I loved Hopeless and I expect to love Losing Hope. I can’t wait til it comes out! Aaahhh I am so excited! I know I won’t be able to put it down once I start!!!!!

  209. Kellee

    What a beautiful review!! Now I reallllllly can’t wait to read this <3

  210. Amanda T

    oh that was a lovely review. I really can’t wait to get my hands on this book

  211. Erica

    After reading this review, I now know 2 things.
    1. I will be taking the release day off of work.
    2. I will be waiting outside the doors of the B&N that’s 1 hour from me to purchase it (preorders are too iffy with when they arrive).
    ahhhhhhh. HOW CAN IT BE MORE THAN HOPELESS?! How is that possible?!

  212. Melanie Neufeld

    SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!!! fingers & toes crossed for Colleen’s giveaway!!

  213. Lisa Carta-Gates

    Wow. That has to be the most heartfelt and breath-taking review I have ever read and for my favorite books (well, Hopeless anyway since I have yet to start Losing Hope).
    I am going to keep the tissues handy having read your review!

  214. Michelle N

    Reading your review just makes me 100x more excited for Losing Hope.
    I can’t wait to read about Holder! It’s like seeing your long lost relative!

  215. Ashley

    This review is amazing! I actually got tears in my eyes just reading it and remembering Hopeless. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this book because I don’t always do well with books that are the same story but different POV.. But now I HAVE to read it!!!

  216. Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

    Now that I have done my review, I can stop off to read yours. I have been waiting for this moment 🙂 Your review was so fantastic, as usual. This book was truly amazing and I agree that I didn’t think it would be as hard since we knew how the plot goes but I was wrong. I loved getting Holder’s version and being able to get into his mind during some of the pivotal Hopeless scenes.

  1. The Weekend Edition | What Danielle Did Next | What Danielle Did Next

    […] I reviewed Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover who was utterly awesome and featured my review as a competition entry on her blog. I woke up to 250 comments on Monday morning (I thought Akismet broke) and I want to thank those who left them because as a competition entry it would be very easy to leave an empty comment but the amount of people who read my review and said unbelievably sweet things about it brought me to tears. So thank you! […]

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