Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: March 18th 2014
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble



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 #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.

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.

(Image and summary taken from Goodreads.)

Review:

I was stuck in the longest reading rut and Maybe Someday sparked that old flame right back up. I was not expecting a lot from this book, thinking it would be another run of the mill romance, I had no real excitement save for the appealing cover. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was nearly three-fourths done with the book. The whole day passed by and I did not even realize it because I was so immersed in the story, following Sydney and Ridge into their world. The plot was a new, unventured reality that Miss Hoover so bravely included in her novel. Even as unaffected as I was, it still spoke volumes to me and the way she wrote it really helped me understand the process of it all. If I were asked to describe this book in a single word, it would most definitely have to be extraordinary. Starting at a seemingly heavy scene, Miss Hoover writes with such "oomph" that even the most drama-filled scene will seem easy to digest while the lightest moments, the briefest touches will make your stomach burst with butterflies.

At the first turn, we are introduced to the persona of each character. Sweet Sydney with a slight temper, slick, borderline douchebag-y (?) Hunter, sneaky Tori and the charming Ridge. I can't help but have a bias on the Hunter-Tori duo mainly because of the description but, hey, doesn't everyone? As the story progresses, you really get to feel and understand what ALL the characters are going through. And by all, I mean EVERYONE. Even the seemingly unimportant roommates and their hookups. *ehem ehem* Each character really adds to the buildup of the story, each one deserving a book on their own. There was so much to these characters but even with all the personality, it still seems that the major focus would be on Sydney and Ridge. I honestly do not know how Miss Hoover is able to write with such emotion and feelings. She was able to capture every moment, every feeling so accurately that you feel as if you were in the same moment and time as the characters. It was almost hard to remember that these people are just fiction, that they are just characters because as I said, their emotions were so greatly described and told.

The end just seemed a bit too abrupt, like it's not yet over and just maybe because you DON'T want it to be over, but it is. The ending is not something you feel sad about because the last few chapters are told in a sad state. You feel the sadness because the book is over but at the same time, your heart feels happy and you cannot help but make a silly little grin as you close the book because you know that even if the last page had been already turned, you know that their story had just begun. I really do not want to reveal too much of the story, because I feel that if I tell any more I might slip up and the important bits will be out in the air. What I do want to tell you guys is that this is definitely a must-read. It's such a new, crazy (in a good way) addition to your bookshelf and I assure you it will be one of those books that you will not forget. This book will make you feel all kinds of happy, sad, heartbreak and love all throughout the novel. Cheers to Miss Hoover for creating yet another gem of a novel.

P.S. The soundtrack should not be missed!

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3 comments:

  1. Going to add this to my to-read list! Thanks for the review. :)

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  2. I've been meaning to read this since I adore Colleen's books. I was just wondering if I can read it even without the soundtrack or is the soundtrack essential to the storyline? Nevertheless, I think it was a brilliant idea to collaborate with Griffin on making a soundtrack for the book :)

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