Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

January 23, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 6 Comments

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Review: Hopeless by Colleen HooverHopeless
by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: December 18, 2012 by Atria Books
Format: eBook
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4.5 Stars
Source: Purchased

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Finding Cinderella and Losing Hope, the beginning of Sky and Dean’s passionate love story—where well-kept secrets threaten to opens wounds of a dark past.

Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?

Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.

Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.


I had read Finding Cinderella before reading Hopeless and I thought Hopeless would be a funny story but man, it was everything. Now I understand why so many readers love Colleen and love Hopeless. Her writing style is perfect and her stories are amazing.

I began reading this book and I just knew this book was going to touch my heart and it did. I connected to Sky’s character in so many ways. Reading about what she went through, all those flashbacks, was hard for me and got me so emotional. Sky is very brave and such a strong character even when she had her breakdowns.

Hopeless is a dark, phenomenal, romantic, thoughtful…it really has everything. I thought I wasn’t going to like it because it turned out to be different than Finding Cinderella but it’s because it is so dark and in-depth that I love this story. If you still haven’t read any books by Colleen Hoover, I HIGHLY recommend you start with Hopeless because it will be the ride of your life, a major roller-coaster of emotions. You will cry, you will laugh, you will understand, you will connect, you will fall hard for each character in this story. I had a book hang over. It took me a while to write a review and I still don’t feel happy with what I have written because Hopeless is very hard to describe and hard to express emotions for.

It is perfect…it is beyond amazing. You will love this story and will not regret ever picking it up.

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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6 responses to “Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

  1. Awesome review, Gen! I loved Hopeless too, I cried so hard, and my emotions were all over the place, both for Holder and for Sky.

    Losing Hope is in big part Hopeless from Holder's POV, but there are some things about Holder we don't know, and I loved seeing the whole story from his perspective, as well as getting to know him from before he met Sky. Yup, I'm a total CoHo book-pusher 😉

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    • I wasn't sure if I should read Losing Hope but if you say its good and it has things from Holder I hadn't read, then I need to get it 🙂 But yes…very emotional and definitely hit home.

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