Authors: Colleen Hoover
Reading Format: Physical
Read: 11th August, 2017
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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.
“The sky is always beautiful.Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy,it’s still beautiful to look at….it’ll be there no matter what…and I know it’ll always be beautiful.”
I’ve said it 100 times before, and I’ll say it again… Colleen Queen Hoover can do no wrong!!!
I have yet to read a book by her that I didn’t like, sure I’ve liked some more than others, but I truly don’t think she could write a book that I blatantly don’t like.
“F**k all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
This book was heartbreaking, beautiful, funny and gave me allll the feels on the feels scale, literally from complete opposite ends of it.
The characters in this book were brilliant, I love every single one of Colleen’s characters, that and her plot twists are what make her book so incredible.
Sky and Holder were once again, an amazing couple to add to my list of favourite Hoover couples. I seriously need to reread all her books to determine my favourite/make a list!
The characters were raw, real and so fun to read about, as I always do with her books, I really felt what our protagonist was feeling. You really do fall into this story and world.
“It’s real, Six. You can’t get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It’s the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.”
I’ve read so many Colleen books that I did manage to guess various parts of the major plot twists this time around, but there were still some that managed to shock me. Yet, the fact that I figured it out didn’t make the impact any less crazy or heartbreaking.
I don’t want to say too much about this book, because I truly think you should go into it knowing nothing.
“Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choices feels the least wrong.”
Once again, a brilliant novel from Colleen Hoover! It was so exciting be able to add this one to my never ending collection of her books, and I cannot wait to add Without Merit when it comes out in a few months time.