Tuesday, May 28, 2013

waiting on wednesday | 9 - Losing Hope

Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get in our hands.

Losing Hope Cover Image Losing Hope
by: Colleen Hoover | Website | Twitter

Publication Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Hopeless #2
Page Count: 256

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Summary: In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

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.

Summary and cover image from goodreads.

Why the WOW: Dean Holder's POV, one moment while my heart restarts. He'll have yours all aflutter, too; trust me! I was entirely captivated by Hopeless back in December 2012; here is my short gushing (um review) I quickly added to goodreads.

I LIVE this book, no make that Love this book! Colleen Hoover has had three slam dunks this year, Slammed, Point of Retreat, and Hopeless. Each one was utterly all-consuming. The writing is very real and easy to lose yourself in the story.

Hopeless, while heartbreaking and emotional, still manages to put a huge smile on your face when reading it. (A lot of that has to do with one Dean Holder)

In the style of Walking Disaster, Stealing Harper, This Girl, and I'm sure many more, the new trend in NA is to write a smash-hit, then go back and write the guy's POV as a sequel of sorts. Out of these, I've only read Walking Disaster and didn't really feel that it warranted its own full-length book. But looking at the page counts of the other alternate POV sequels, I'm more inclined to believe they'll pack more of a punch with the condensed page numbers.

Walking Disaster cover Stealing Harper cover This Girl cover

What are you waiting for?
Thoughts on alternate POV's written as whole, separate books? Do you like this trend?

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