Thursday, March 13, 2014

{Review} Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson. 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite

My Thoughts

Dear Colleen Hoover,

You. Are. Amazing! 

I didn't think I could love a book more than Hopeless and Losing Hope and then you create an experience like Maybe Someday and I am literally at a loss for words... I say an experience because Maybe Someday is more than just a book that I picked up and read, it's an experience that embedded itself into my heart and soul and when I came out on the other side, I was ripped to shreds, but God, it felt so good. 

I felt every emotion these characters felt. 
I was in knots, insanely sad, heartbroken, satisfied, thrilled, excited... I was living this book alongside these characters and just when I couldn't take much more, I took a chapter break. I needed a time out because the tears weren't allowing me to see the pages. With my vision blurry, my heart aching, I was cussing you out for being such an evil creative genius. I am so glad you decided to publish a book to give to your family for Christmas because without doing that, you would have done the world a severe disservice! 

I loved each and every character in this book. I fought alongside Ridge and Sydney, I was laughing and joking with Warren and Bridgette. I wanted to put Maggie inside my pocket and protect her from the evil that was bestowed upon her but at the same time ,I wanted the other situation to work out the way I wanted it to, too. 

I really didn't think this book was going to turn out the way it did, I wasn't expecting it. I tried to stay away from teasers and other reviews of this book because I wanted my mind completely blank before diving in. I had the gist of what this book was going to be about and my gist was wrong because it was just so much more than what my mind could ever have conjured. I honestly wish I would have waited to listen to the soundtrack so I could have experienced the songs for the first time through Ridge and Sydney. 

With that being said, when I threw on my headphones, closed my eyes, and listened to the words that were being sung to me... I never experienced anything like it! 
Of course I listen to music while I am reading or heck even while writing reviews, but having the songs being sung while reading them on the pages, took it to a whole other level of genius. 
I could shut my eyes and listen to every song on this soundtrack and know what the characters were doing, what they were thinking, what they were feeling and I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it. 

I am in serious awe of it all. 

You, my dear, alongside Griffin, created something that people are going to experience for a lifetime and I am so glad I got to experience it myself, because it was remarkable! I hope you understand and know how extraordinary your talent is because not many people can even hold a candle to you and I look forward to more from you in the future.

The Book Trollop

P.S... To anyone reading this weird review/letter to CoHo, I would advise you to do what I did and put your headphones on, drown out the world, and experience these songs through the eyes of Ridge and Sydney but make sure you have your tissues and chocolate ready because you WILL need them!

P.P.S~ I really liked that March 18th date... really clever to have it fall where it did... ;)

As if you guys had any doubts, I give this book 59298439208432908484390 stars!!! I am making numbers up because 5 stars is just not enough for my favorite book of 2014, so far (because I am sure Ugly Love will be another winner for me as well)...


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