Hopeless (Colleen Hoover)


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 had read Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) last year, and since then I wanted to know Holder and Sky’s story, because they seemed pretty adorable. Then everyone was recommending me Hopeless all the time, Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much was throwing hints and making me desperate to read it – so not fair :P. So when I found it for free on amazon a month or 2 back, I got it, and decided that the month of love – and then Feb 14th – was the perfect time for it. While reading I realized that maybe my choice of reading day was not the best…


I had two emotional states while reading this book, the first part was cute and funny and my heart was soaring, and then the second part came, and it’s gut wrenching and heartbreaking.


Yeah Sky, I know the feeling…

Colleen Hoover’s got me! Her writing is seriously magical. I was in love with both Sky and Holder from the very beginning and I just wanted them to be happy :D.


The beginning of their relationship is seriously the greatest thing ever, while being super intense and sometimes uncomfortable. I loved it.


I loved all characters, Breckin and Six are awesome by the way, and I was just wishing to see a bit of Daniel, but hey, I guess I’ll have to read Losing Hope for that.

Gotta love Six!

Gotta love Six!

Then their relationship progresses and it’s great, and then the heartbreak begins. I knew this book was going to screw with my head. Heck, I went as far as guess every single plot twist and small thing that this book was going to throw at me – poor Cátia listened to all my rantings on Twitter and never once let me know just how right I was… – and still, it didn’t matter. Each time the thing that I had guessed would happen, happened, it still hit me full force and left be so damn broken.


This book deals with so much pain. So much… I was crying and my heart was breaking, and I was so happy at the same time, because of how much love there was in it. Seriously, Sky and Holder are #goals. I loved how this book talks about how not everything is black and white… you can love and hate the same person, no one is 100% bad, and that’s OK, you have to be OK with that, no matter how much easier it would be to not feel anything remotely good towards some kind of monsters.


I loved the ending. I love Holder and Sky. I want to know more. I want to read Losing Hope because Holder might just be one of the best protagonists ever, and I need to be heartbroken over his POV…


And can we agree that he says the most beautiful and appropriate things?


I mean, dude, seriously?! *swoon*


Let’s Talk About: Do You Rate Before You Read?


Hello!!! It’s Friday and I hope I’m somewhere in Barcelona right now, maybe eating Ramen and preparing to go and watch Deadpool or something :D, but today I wanted to talk to you guys about something that kind of bugged me a few weeks ago and I wanted to hear your opinion on the matter.


As soon as a book is announced on GoodReads, a rating appears. People comment on it and rate it, sometimes based on their excitement, or because they liked the blurb or the title. Sometimes because they didn’t, which was the case that brought this to my attention. But my point is:


Some people defend that GoodReads allows people to rate based on their excitement level for any given book, but do they? I was checking their Review Guidelines, and they do allow rating prior to the book release, but not for excitement purposes:

Pre-publication reviews. Many of our members receive advance copies of books to review, either through Goodreads giveaways or another source. We have no way of knowing the exact date that review copies are available. As such, each book is eligible to be reviewed as soon as it appears on the site.

I for one am of the opinion that you can comment all you like on a book, but rating should be reserved for after you read said book.

A while back I posted a comment by Patrick Rothfuss to his 5 stars reviews for a book that doesn’t even has a publication date yet, and I’ll leave that comment here again:


I understand being excited for a book, or underwhelmed by its theme or synopsis, but is it ever OK to grade something that you haven’t read?