2013 Book Reviews

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

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‘In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remains a mystery.
He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him.’

So this the follow up book of Hopeless. My review of Hopeless can be found here:

But this is a very different kind of follow up novel, this book is the same story from Hopeless, but told from Holder’s perspective. Which gives off a completely different vibe, because Sky had no memory of her background. Whereas Holder had all the answers.

I found this book completely surpasses Hopeless. If you fell in love with Holder, in that book you will fall even harder in this book. The grief that Holder carries on his shoulders seeps from the pages and has you racing along feeling every emotion that he himself is going through.

Reading it from Holder’s perspective is so much more emotional than I ever thought it would be.
The sheer love and protectiveness he feels for Sky is heartbreakingly adorable and the guilt he feels for his sister’s suicide is devastating.

I really enjoyed reading Holder’s diary entries to his dead sister. Not only were they emotional, they had humour, and gave us an idea to just how much he loved and adored his sister.
I also really enjoyed the relationship between himself and his best friend, he was a character I loved and got excited about when his name came up.

This was such an emotional roller-coaster and you really feel what Holder is going through. It made laugh but my god it made me cry. I didn’t think it would be possible to be shocked anymore after Hopless, but I was. The bombshell in this one left me reeling, I really didn’t see it coming, I thought we had seen it all but we didn’t!

This is the ebook version;

The paperback is due out October 15th so you can pre-order here;
Losing Hope


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