Book Reviews

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

“Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I don’t know why, but I was expecting a really cheesy love story. I mean honestly doesn’t it sound like it would be? But the crazy thing is? It wasn’t. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and I love the characters.I love the writing style and the entire concept for the story is genius. Every single time I start a new Coho book I expect it to be worst than the last one. Which is insane because they’re all amazing and I love them all the same.

I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars! It is new adult and I think most of her books are, so be aware of that! I totally recommend it though because omg the feels. Also, message me on Insta because we need to talk about these books.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

“Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Okay guys, first of all I am so sorry for not posting ANYTHING. I feel so bad. But I will be catching up on everything so sorry for annoying you.

Anyways! I loved this book. It was a cute and sweet novella that made me feel all the feels. I freaking fell in love Warren even more. I started to like Bridgette. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Anyways this was a short book! I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars and I fell in love with it. It is new adult! I really think you guys should check it out if you like Colleen Hoover.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

“Contains exclusive content: songs from Griffin Peterson

Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope….

Maybe someday…

Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal…”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I love this book so much! Colleen Hoover is a freaking genius and I loved it. I think combining the music with the book and all that is amazing. I just love the entire story. And adding Ridge’s problem just made it so much better. I think Sydney’s predicament at the beginning of the story that adds into why she needs to live with Ridge.

I gave this book a 5 out of stars and I’m just so in love with Colleen Hoover’s books. They’re just so good. I recommend it to 17+ because it is more like New Adult. I love it so much omg. Seriously just read all her books.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Finding Cinderella by 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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I just loved the story. It follows Six and Daniel, the best friends of Holder and Sky. Somehow, they start to build a relationship together Later, Daniel finds out that Six is the girl he had amazing sex with a year before in a dark closet. And somehow things take an odd turn.

I loved this novella. I think it was so cute and simple. It was such a good story and it’s not necessary to read it, but I recommend it. I recommend it to 16+ because sex is talked about quite a bit in this.

Until Next Time,

Alex

 

Book Reviews

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

“In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This book is told in Holder’s perspective. And oddly it made it feel like a completely different story. I loved it and I love Holder. He’s such an honest and sincere guy and that’s really all you could ever want, right?

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars and I just want everyone to love CoHo. Again. for 17+ as there is talk about sexual abuse, rape, and suicide.

Book Reviews

Hopeless by 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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So this was my second Colleen Hoover book ever and I think she just moved to my second favorite author position because omg! This book was amazing. It had so many twists and turns, but I think it was done in a way that wasn’t annoying.

I usually hate books with a ton of plot twists, but somehow with this it just works. CoHo has the ability to make you feel immersed in the character’s world. And Hopeless was no exception. Sky was such an interesting character and I love how everything tied together throughout the book.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because I wasn’t expecting the amount of feels I had! Seriously, guys if you’re 17+please read this. It does deal with sexual abuse and suicide so please be wary of that. Otherwise please read it!

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

“When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This book I wasn’t expecting much from honestly. I didn’t get the obsession with CoHo and I was very interested in why. I was excited to get into CoHo books.

I want to say I was greatly surprised.  I LOVED this book. I think the story was so well developed and so different from most romance. It was raw and really showed the ugly side of love and life.  And I think honestly it was so relatable! Not that I’ve been through the same things,  but I’ve seen the ugly side of love. And it sucks.

Also, Miles Archer is amazing. I mean he does act like a jerk most of the book until we find out his story. And the ending made my heart happy.

I gave this 5 out of 5 stars! I think the book is considered adult, so read at your own risk. I wasn’t expecting all the mature scenes, but it just made the tension so much better.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Show Reviews

Thirteen Reasons Why Show Review

Wow. Okay. So I’m an emotional mess right now. I literally just finished watching the show and watched The Beyond Reasons and basically bawled my eyes out. So let’s get to the review.

The show was amazing. It touched on so many different problems that society has problems talking about. This book/show is about a girl named Hannah Baker who has recently committed suicide. It follows Clay Jensen who is listening to the tapes Hannah made before she died about the 13 people that made her want to kill herself. It’s an eye opening story and I encourage every one to read it and watch the show. The show is triggering for suicide, depression, sexual assault, and rape.The book is triggering for all that too, just a little less for the sexual assault, and rape. Just a warning.

But I loved the show even more. I loved how they added more to the story. I think seeing the other characters and seeing them dealing with what happened adds way more to the story. I think that the way they did the show- making it so it was basically a tape a day made it a lot easier. We also got to see the things that were happening to Hannah and not just hear her voice. We saw Clay and how he was affected by this, He loved Hannah and didn’t understand why anyone would hurt her. And he especially didn’t understand why he wasn’t on the list.

I think everyone needs a friend like Clay. He is so sweet and so caring and he’s smart and funny. I want a friend like Clay.

The only thing that bothered me was that in the book it seemed to glamourize suicide, but in the show they did an amazing job at showing how awful it really is. They did make it seem like love could save someone when in reality it can’t. If someone had noticed something was going on, it would help.

As someone who went through depression and suicidal thoughts and is still going through depression, I think the show did an amazing job at showing what it’s really like.

I have almost lost people to suicide and I’m so glad I didn’t. I was there for them, but when I was dealing with this I was young and I didn’t know what to do. They came to me for help and I was there for them, but that’s all I did. I could’ve gotten help and I didn’t.

I love the portrayal of sexual assault and rape because it’s such a difficult subject in our society and it shouldn’t be. It should be something we are talking about. Ways to make it stop,  ways to talk about it in a safe environment, and teaching kids what no means and how to say no. I honestly encourage you to watch Beyond The Reasons after finishing the show.

I also love how they portrayed bullying and the rumors and slut shaming. Those are important things that are so relevant. I wish that people would talk about it. I think the entire show was genius.

If you or a friend is experiencing suicidal thoughts please don’t hesitate to either visit the website http://www.13reasonswhy.info, contact the suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255, talk to a trusted adult and get help. And remember you are NOT alone! You are meant to be in this world and you are meant to have an amazing life. There is so much out there for you. Also all my social medias are in the about section so feel free to message me! I’m a great listener.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

“New victims. New betrayals. New secrets.

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI’s Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother’s murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful—and dangerous—than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

The bodies begin piling up, the deaths hit closer and closer to home, and it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren’t just hunting serial killers.

They’re being hunted themselves.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I read the first three books in this series last summer. My reviews are all the back in June 2016 if you want to read my thoughts on them. I was so sad I had to wait months to read this, but I finally did!!!! Honestly so proud of myself.

It was such an amazing book. I didn’t think I could like a crime book so much, but I did! It fascinated me, the way the kids tried to figure out the motive of the killer. I think that the story was so great and there were so many twists and turns! So many plot twists and the ending killed me!

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it wasn’t totally mind blowing. I still really enjoy it and I recommend it to middle school and up!

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Nothing Less by Anna Todd

“Book 2 of a new series featuring After worldwide fan-favorite Landon Gibson as he leaves Washington to navigate love and life in New York City. At the end of the After Ever Happy, Landon got married—but readers everywhere have been wondering who will get to call the nicest boy in the After series their forever love? Read it and find out!

“I’m so excited for everyone to get to know Landon Gibson. Whether you’re just hearing about him or already know him from the After series, I know that readers are going to love his story. He’s kind and fiercely loyal, and when he falls in love, he loves hard.” (Anna Todd, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of the After series)”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This book was amazing! I loved the entire story. I think Sophia/Nora was such a unique and mystifying character.There was something about her that just made you want to know more. I think that Landon is such an amazing guy and what every girl should strive for. Anna did an amazing job with this story. It had the perfect amount of drama to make it a really good romance story and not overdone.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars! Like guys omg this book gave me the Hessa feels, but Landon and Nora are such a better couple. I loved this book. I do recommend this to 17 and up because it does have a lot of mature scenes, but I really recommend it. It was a lot better than the After series.

Until Next Time,

Alex