Friday, January 4, 2013

Book Club Friday

I'm already well on my way to completing my 2013 reading goal.  As I said yesterday, I may have set it too low, but oh well.  I can always adjust it halfway into the year if I need to.  No harm in that!

I've also decided to be better at sharing my book reviews on my blog.  I've found lots of good reads through other bloggers, so I'd like to return the favor.  Good thing there's a weekly link-up for that! 

Here's what I read this week:

A snippet of the Amazon description:
Maybe you’re not a single woman – or even a woman. Maybe you’re just someone who needs to release someone or something that’s holding you back from being your best self and living your best life. And that’s okay, too. As I say on my Twitter page and on my website on a regular basis, anyone looking for inspiration and motivation is welcome here. Anyone looking to leave the past behind and shine is welcome here. And anyone who holds out for the best and refuses to settle for less is welcome here. Married, single, female, male, old, young, gay, straight. Come one, come all!

My review:
I decided to kick off my new year of reading with this book. Why? Because I don't know how to let go of people and situations that I don't have room for in my life. I've followed Mandy's twitter account for quite a while, and I have retweeted more than a few of her quotes. Nothing she says is earth-shattering, but the way she phrases it helped it hit home for me. She opens up about her own experiences, and her insights are appreciated. I plan to re-visit the book often as I work through this challenging chapter of my own life.

My rating: 
4 (really liked it)


GoodReads description:
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.

My review:
This book was unbelievable. I read it in less than two days because I just couldn't put it down. I had to find out what happened next with Sky and Holder. I kind of saw the plot twist coming, but she had a great way of revealing it and unraveling it. Colleen Hoover's characters are beautifully designed and flawed. Holder is a bit too intense for me, but I adored him none the less. I loved this book and can't wait to read more from this author.

My rating:
5 (loved it)


What are you reading?


  1. I don't know that I've seen Hopeless before, but I'm definitely intrigued after your review.

  2. Stopping by from Book Club Friday. I am going to add Hopeless to my GoodReads list!

  3. I have heard so many things about Hopeless, gotta make time in 2013 to read it!


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