How did I get it?:
I bought it!
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
I took a while to read Hopeless and I have no idea why, because it was so brilliant! So I decided Losing Hope had to be read as soon as possible. Losing Hope leap-frogged many books to the top of my to be read pile. I’m glad it made that leap because it’s an incredible book.
I’m not the biggest fan of New Adult as a genre. I don’t mind it, but haven’t really been blown away. Hopeless and Losing Hope are an exception. I absolutely fell for the characters, even more so with Losing Hope. I felt so sad throughout the book. It’s an incredibly hard read because of the subject matter. I completely believed in Holder and Sky’s relationship.
I really liked Holder from Hopeless, but I fell more in love with him in Losing Hope. I worried that I wouldn’t like the sequel because I knew what had happened already. I shouldn’t have worried, it was so intriguing to read it from Holder’s point of view. He becomes an even more lovable character. He’s so thoughtful and considerate. I need to find a Dean Holder.
The book begins with the death of Holder’s sister and then all the emotional turmoil unfolds. Urgh. That’s urgh in a good way. It’s just so emotional! Holder writes letters to his sister to unleash those feelings that he feels he can’t express to others. They are so heart-breaking. I just want to jump into the book and give Holder a huge hug. But I can’t. (I need to remind myself that Holder isn’t real!)
It gets worse as if you’ve read Hopeless, you know exactly what’s going to happen and you’re just waiting for him to experience it all.
I thoroughly recommend this book and Hopeless to fans of the New Adult genre. It’s not restricted to New Adult fans though I actually think readers would enjoy it that enjoy emotional and intense reads.
Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!
Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson