The new adult category is something that I went into half minded since it is different for everyone that reads it.
However the general category description is about characters in the age range of 18-25, leaving home for the first time, going to college, discovering things about themselves living in the real world, taking a chance with a first love. If I have forgotten anything I’m sorry but that is just my overview of the category (nothing official here)
Below is a list of new adult books that I have read and would pass onto someone else.
1) Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (review)
2) Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (review)
3) Thoughtless by S. C. Stephens (review)
4) Collide by Gail McHugh (review)
5) Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard (review)
6) Hopless by Colleen Hoover (or anything by Colleen Hoover really) (review)
7) A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers (review)
8) Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines (review)
9) Real by Katy Evans (review)
10) Promises Hurt by Elle Brook (review)
Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with Dean Holder, yet I was proven wrong.
I am always a bit wary reading male POV, ecpessically when it is for a book that I have read and loved to pieces. Yet Hoover is such a natural at this and all way doubts were laid to rest.
‘Losing Hope’ is Holders POV on what happens in ‘Hopeless’. It lets us know what he is thinking and also fills in some of the gaps nicely. There are parts were we get to see what he thinks when the main events in ‘Hopeless’ take place and also what happens when I disappears for a little while. I was wondering what was happening then and now my mind has been put to rest.
I loved it so much that I never wanted it to end.
I have only recently discovered Colleen Hoover’s book. After reading ‘Hopeless’ and ‘Losing Hope’, I can say that I have found a new author to love.
One of the things I love about books is being able to define and condense certain portions of a character’s life into chapters. It’s intriguing, because you can’t do this with real life. You can’t just end a chapter, then skip the things you don’t want to live through, only to open it up to a chapter that suits your mood. Life can’t be divided into chapters… only minutes. The events of your life are all crammed together one minute right after the other without any time lapses or blank pages or chapter breaks because no matter what happens life just keeps going and moving forward and words keep flowing and truths keep spewing whether you life it or not and life never lets you pause and just catch your fucking breath.
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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Read June 2014
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.
Series Reading Order
#2 Finding Hope
I’ve had this on my TBR pile for a while now. Why the hell did it take me so long to read this.
The story and the character were so real. It was like jumping into the mind of the characters and watching it play out through their eyes.
While reading I thought I knew what was happening and then next thing, major plot twist. So did not see that coming. It just made me love the character even more. Then there was more twists and turns. Life is never easy and people are never as they seem. A sis the case with ‘Hopeless’.
I have found a new author to love. Will be reading more from Colleen Hoover for sure.
As it is not summer here where I am, I will be skipping this weeks top ten Tuesday list.
However over the winter months I would possibly like to finishing reading the following books:
- Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (Review)
- Beautiful Disaster by Francette Phal
- Out of Reach by Missy Johnson
- The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre
- Reasonable Doubt vol 1 by Whitney Gracia Williams
- Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller
- Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
- The Professional by Kresley Cole
- Fate by Nikki Sex
- Fueled by K. Bromberg