Finding Cinderella (Colleen Hoover)


This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. 

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same. 

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

This is a novella, that is part of the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover. I have never read anything by her, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. But the blurb sounded like a cute fluffy romance, so I went for it – the ebook is free!

I really liked it! It made me want to go back and read the other two books in the series… it’s that good!

I loved Daniel, and his relationship with Six was perfect. They were so cute and different together. I could have read a whole book about them together, 90 pages was not nearly enough.

“I’ve been doing this with her for one day and I have no idea what’s happening. I don’t know if it’s a full moon or if I have a tumor wrapped around my heart or if she really is a witch. Whatever it is still doesn’t explain how this kind of thing can exist between two people that ridiculously fast… and actually last.”

But you just know that other shoe is going to drop, because the blurb says so, but still, when it does, it was not anything I was expecting. I was a bit shocked actually, at what happened, at Daniel’s reaction, at Six’s lack of response, …, everything broke my heart. So, when they finally talk and get through it, I was beyond happy.

I would highly recommend this novella, and I look forward to reading more about these people. My rating will probably rise once I’ve read the other two books.