hopeless by colleen hoover (tw: abuse, suicide)
overall rating: 4.4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
character development: 4
genre: YA, contemporary, romance
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.
i’d been dying to read a colleen hoover book, since everyone’s also raving about her. losing hope happened to be free for kindle for a while, so i had to download it. i have to say, i was extremely satisfied, and now i’m even more excited to read some of her other books! now, onto the review…
first of all, the characters are amazing. each character has a really intense backstory, and they’re all very complex. there’s definitely character development with the main characters, and you can see them grow and change.
the plot is so captivating. i could barely put my kindle down; i just wanted to keep reading! there were also a few plot twists that were somewhat predictable but still good. the writing is simple but really pulls you in! i really loved the writing style, so i’ll definitely have to check out some more coho books!
the romance is really insta-lovey, which i normally dislike. however, hoover somehow pulls it off, and the romance is just really well done. the interactions between the main characters are just adorable, and i loved their relationship!
finally, this book deals with a really heavy topic: abuse. it’s hinted at throughout the book, but nothing is really revealed until the end. i won’t say much except that the feels are crazy! if abuse is a trigger for you, i would have to suggest staying away from this book. however, the way hoover incorporates it is very real and touching. suicide is another topic that this book involves, but it’s not as big a part of the plot.
overall, losing hope is an incredible read that will take you on an emotional roller coaster.
have you read this? what did you think?