July 9, 2013

Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Title: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: July 8th 2013
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 5/5

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You can read my review of Hopeless - here
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 read Hopeless a few months ago and after reading it I immediately add Losing Hope to my must-read list, first because I loved Hopeless and couldn´t wait to read more about Holder and Sky and second because I really like the books from male point view .... and this book is from Holder´s POV!!!

Losing Hope is not the retelling of Hopeless from the point of view of Holder. The book begins thirteen months before Holder meets Sky and we got to see one of the most difficult moments of Holder´s life, how he is affected by it and how he cope with what happened to his twin. Then comes the moment where he meets Sky and I got to see that moment from his point of view. As well as many other key moments of story and part of their relationship from his point of view but there are a lot of new information in this book about him.

I really liked Holder in Hopeless but I like him more after reading Losing Hope because I understand him a little bit more and I got to see the moments that Sky got confused by the way he reacts, from his point of view, how he was struggling internally during these moments and what was he thinking. Holder is constantly feeling guilty for what happen to the two of the most important women in his life and he suffers greatly for it.

A pleasant surprise in this book were the letters he wrote to his sister and there is one in particular that is really sad. And I loved the ending! because I got to read more about what happened to them after the ending of the first book - Hopeless and there is a letter that left me speechless.

I LOVED Losing Hope!!! it´s a New Adult contemporary novel that is powerfully emotional, extremely intense,  beautifully written and heartbreaking. This book is Pure Perfection! So far I have read the 5 books  published by Colleen Hoover and this is my favorite so far. And I think that is necessary to read both books because there are many important things that happen in Hopeless that you don´t get to see in Losing Hope, so it is necessary to read Hopeless before reading this wonderful book.

Thanks to Atria Books for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Colleen Hoover writes the best NA romances right? I loved Slammed/Point of Retreat and I really liked Hopeless, though I'm even more excited for Losing Hope. I am glad it isn't just an exact retelling of Hopeless. I'd like to know what the big thing that happened 13 months before meeting Sky (not sure if it is mentioned in Hopeless since I completely forgot what was in the book).

    great review,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Glad that you enjoyed it and that its not just a retelling. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I have purchases this and need to get it read! Thanks for the great review!

  4. I tried reading Hopeless once but couldn't get into it but I do want to get to this one at some point. Great review!

  5. I love Hopeless and reading your review I think I will love Losing Hope more

  6. Great review, Adriana. I am excited to read this book now that it's not really a retelling of Hopeless :)

  7. Thanks for the review! I'd really love to read Colleen Hoover's books :D

  8. Good review~ I have not read anything By Colleen Hoover. I am definitely interesting in checking out both books.

  9. Both books,Hopeless and Losing Hope are simply amazing! :)

  10. Thanks for the review. On my bucket list now! Cant wait to read this.