Friday, November 1, 2013

Finding Cinderella - Review

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, # 2.5)

By: Colleen Hoover

Published: October 14th 2013 by Atria Books

105 pages

Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--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

Colleen Hoover strikes again. I loved Daniel in Losing Hope. Six…well…I didn’t really connect with her much before now because well she just wasn’t present very much. But I was really excited when I heard that Colleen Hoover was going to be writing their story. Daniel is hilarious! He’s witty and sarcastic—just my kind of humor. And Six actually compliments him really well. But despite the humor, Daniel is a huge sweetheart and romantic deep down. I loved it. I loved him.

As usual with Colleen Hoover’s writing, this story is pretty intense. Emotions are intense. The relationship is intense. And what they experience and go through is intense. Colleen Hoover also tends to throw a curve ball in that I just don’t expect, and Finding Cinderella is no exception. I felt like I was punched in the stomach when Six dropped the big bomb. I mean I was reading along and everything was going swell, but I kept thinking to myself “where’s the conflict?” And then “wham”…It was reminiscent of my experience with Slammed….I get smacked in the face with “Oh…there’s the conflict.” But Colleen Hoover works this in such a believable and beautiful way.

More than anything, I just wanted more. Granted, she has said that she’ll give us more in 2014 if Atria Books gets 15,000 Likes on Facebook. GO LIKE THEIR PAGE! She doesn’t say how much she’ll give us, but who cares.

Finding Cinderella gets 4 stars from me. Have you read Finding Cinderella? What did you think? Let me know!

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