ARC Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Posted July 8, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Losing Hope
by Colleen Hoover

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 8, 2013
Published by Atria
Pages: 321
Format: ARC
 

“Just when I thought he couldn’t get any better, he’s now taken hold of my heart in a major way.” ~Under the Covers

AMAZING!  I really have to no words to adequately express what Colleen Hoover makes me feel, but I’ll try.  And I give you fair warning…If you haven’t read HOPELESS then you should definitely read it before picking up LOSING HOPE.  This story is a retelling of HOPELESS from Holder’s POV.

I gotta admit I’m not a BIG fan of different POV stories.  I know this is very common now and it does give a glimpse into the hero which usually we don’t get to see, but I find that oftentimes I would prefer to see a couple extra chapters in the original book from that POV instead of rehashing the whole story.  That being said….this is NOT what I feel like with LOSING HOPE.

Holder is one of my favorite characters I’ve read this year.  He is just amazing!  And as in love with him I was after reading HOPELESS, I’m desperately and hopelessly in love with him after reading LOSING HOPE.  Just when I thought he couldn’t get any better, he’s now taken hold of my heart in a major way.

LOSING HOPE had me crying from the very first page.  The artistic way in which Ms. Hoover tells a story, how her words flow and affect how you feel, still leaves me awe every time I read one of her books.

“You would think a person could only die once. You would think you would only find your sister’s lifeless body once. You would think you would only have to watch your mother’s reaction once after finding out her only daughter is dead.

Once is so far from accurate.

It happens repeatedly.

Every single time I close my eyes I see Les’s eyes. Every time my mother looks at me, she’s watching me tell her that her daughter is dead for the second time. For the third time. For the thousandth time. Every time I take a breath or blink or speak, I experience her death all over again. I don’t sit here and wonder if the fact that she’s dead will ever sink in. I sit here and wonder when I’ll stop having to watch her die.”

And as I went through a story that was already familiar, I found out so many more pieces to it!  I felt like a crack addict getting her fix.  I gobbled up this whole story in record time.  But then again, I always seem to do that with Ms. Hoover’s books.  Once you start, you can’t stop.  And once you finish, you can only cry out for more!

For fans of HOPELESS, this is a MUST READ.  And if you haven’t read that, then you need to go back right now and pick that up so you can read this one as well.  I know you will fall in love as well, even as it tears your heart out of your chest and stomps on it once or twice.

Thank you Ms. Hoover for a beautiful story!  That is all that is left for me to say.

*ARC provided by publisher

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels and five novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories.

Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. It debuted at #5 on the New York Times. Since then, all her eligible works have become New York Times best sellers.

Colleen Hoover is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several self-published titles.

In 2013, Colleen’s third novel, Hopeless, was the first self-published novel to reach #1 on The New York Times, where it remained for several weeks. Hopeless went on to become one of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2013.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is available on Go90.com. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.

Colleen’s next release is All Your Perfects, a contemporary romance novel due to release through Atria Books in July, 2018

Francesca
Follow me

Francesca

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
Francesca
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

5
Leave a Reply

avatar
5 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
BubeUnder the Covers Book BlogTimitrafishgirl182 @ nite liteLori Meehan Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lori Meehan
Guest
Lori Meehan

Thanks Francesca.

fishgirl182 @ nite lite
Guest
fishgirl182 @ nite lite

i just got this from ng this week and am excited to read it. i haven’t read hopeless yet but definitely plan to before reading this one. so glad you liked it.

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

Great review Francesca!

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks ladies and fishgirl182 I definitely hope you enjoy it 🙂

Bube
Guest
Bube

I read Hopeless and Losing Hope,and I would say this:BRAVO Ms. Hoover!
These books are very emotional,you just can’t stay indifferent after reading these books!

Thank you for the wonderful review Francesca! 🙂