Book Review | Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:34 PM

Series: Hopeless #2

Format: e-ARC

Source: Netgalley

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: July 8, 2013

Pages: 336

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.

Losing Hope starts off with the days leading up to Les’s suicide and even though I knew how it would end I was hoping that it would some how magically change.  The first part of this book is so heart-wrenching that it had me in tears by the end of the first chapter.
In Hopeless we don’t understand just how much Holder was affected by Les’s death so I loved getting to see Holder’s side of the story in Losing Hope.  Even though Les is gone, she is still very much a big part of Holder and we get to see that with the letters that he writes to her.
I really love the characters in this series.  Holder is absolutely amazing; he’s so sweet, caring and protective.  Sky is very easy to relate to; I love her witty personality and her strength.  Another one of my favorite characters in this book is Daniel.  He is a really great friend to Holder and I absolutely love his sense of humor, he has to be one of the funniest guys ever.

Even though you could probably read this book probably could be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading Hopeless before you pick this one up.  Some things are not explained in this book and if you haven't read the first book in this series you might not get the full impact that you would had you read it.
Overall, Losing Hope is even more emotional and gut-wrenching than Hopeless and I think that the ending was absolutely perfect, I feel like it was exactly what Holder needed in order to move on.  Colleen Hoover is an amazing writing and I will be checking out her Slammed series very soon.

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to read this series, and everyone's been recommending it *sigh* but once I get a hold of a copy, I am definitely immediately trying it out :D Great review~


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