Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover
Published July 8, 2013
Genres YA, Romance, NA
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.
So I am not a huge fan of books like this normally; where the author basically re-writes a novel but from another perspective. However, Colleen Hoover can do no wrong when it comes to writing and I really did enjoy this book. The book starts out before Holder meets Sky and gives us a bit of a background in that area. It does skip the year when he is living with his Dad, but then picks back up right about the time when he meets Sky. I thought it was really interesting to hear the story told from Holder’s perspective, especially because it filled in many of the questions I had in regards to Holder. In between chapters, Holder also writes letters to his twin sister Lex, which further fills in missing information and gives us a better idea of what happened prior to Holder meeting Sky.
Colleen Hoover is one of my favorites authors and I pretty much adore everything she writes. The first book in this series, Hopeless, is 5/5 stars and I absolutely loved it. I gave Losing Hope 4/5 stars because as I said, this style isn’t my favorite, but in this case, I really did enjoy it and it helped fill in a lot of things regarding Holder from the first book. And I also love Holder, so I really did enjoy reading from his perspective as well. And at the end of this book, we do get a slight epilogue which I always enjoy when ending a story. Overall, I really enjoyed Losing Hope and I highly recommend reading both this and the first book Hopeless.