Jan 2, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Finding Cinderella by @colleenhoover #romance


Finding Cinderella
by Colleen Hoover

Publication Date: October 14, 2013
Genre: YA/NA Romance
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Source: Free Download

DeeJay's Rating

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it(Goodreads)

I'm convinced Colleen Hoover can't write a bad book. She's a gem in a quarry of rocks and I absolutely adore her writing.

Written with all the beauty and precious honesty of Hopeless, this novella was just a joy to read. I found Daniel and Six to be cute, fun and tender with all the maturity that Skye and Holder possess. I thought Daniel's family was just perfect and adoring (and so, so funny!). I enjoyed the scenes with Skye and Holder, especially the way Daniel and Holder interacted. It was just great and reading about mature teenaged boys just never gets old.

I will admit. This book is totally unrealistic. But in a way, that doesn't matter. It's called Finding Cinderella. It's supposed to be more of a fairy tale than anything, I guess. Maybe I'm wrong, but again, it doesn't matter. It didn't take away from the story at all.

I kind of saw the plot twist coming after a while. But that didn't diminish it's effect. Hoover has a way of writing that even though you saw it coming, the dramatic after effect will still rock your world. This lady knows how to convey emotion and make you feel every ounce of it. I just love her!

So if you're a fan of Hopeless (who ISN'T a fan of Hopeless?), then this novella is a must read. It can be read as a standalone, so new readers can start here if you want. It won't make Hopeless any less awesome, I can promise you that. Go out and download this one right now!

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