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Hopeless Magic (Star-Crossed #2)

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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  4,826 ratings  ·  291 reviews
After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crowned Prince, but he is betrothed to someone else.


Her family desperately wants her to join their rebellion, but that would mean fighting against her one, true love, Kiran Kendrick. She must fight o
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published August 6th 2011
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Shelly Crane
Oh NOOOO!!!!!! Oh, gosh.

Ok, yes Kiran sucks, but he thought he was doing the only thing he could. He thought he had no choice..... I'm torn about him. But I am SOOOO in love with Jericho!!

Started book 3 last night right after this at like 4am. Things are definitely looking up bu I'm still confused as to who she'll end up with.....
Jess
HOLY EFFING SHIT ON A STICK! THAT ENDING....DAMN....
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Books just don't end like that. I mean, I've read books with crazy twists and all, but THIS?! My God I wanted to SCREAM.

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Of all things HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN?! The name of the series is "Star-Crossed" for God's sake!!
I just...I can't even...

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I need to go start the next book...
Booknut
Dear Fictional Women...

Please note: Do not let guys make you feel bad for being a thinking, feeling human being.

When he gets insecure, you pacify him sweetly and make him feel loved.
When you get insecure, he makes you feel stupid and laughs at you.

When he sees you with other guys, he throws a tantrum and breaks shit.
When you see him with other girls, he expects you to deal with it.

"It's all apart of the facade, babe," he tells you. "You're the one I really want."

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS LOAD OF HOR
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Jo-anne Yujeco
I will not tire of telling everyone how awesome this book is! The plot, the twists, the ending is very gripping! I love the ending of book two and it makes my mouth water for the 3rd installment! Characters have more depth on this book and I'm liking how the mysterious the story is and I can't predict what will happen next, thus making me want to know what happened all the more. And I really like the pace of this story, not laid back and not too forward either. I will not be surprised if this se ...more
Twinkle Toes
Dec 27, 2014 Twinkle Toes rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
HOLY CRAP!!! That ending... I'm in shock is it even legal to leave people on that much of a cliffhanger?!?!?!

I mean Amory..


And Kiran...

I just tried to stay calm the whole time I was reading that ending but damn it was hard I'm just so confused on what to think about everyone...

I need the next book now!
Jennifer
I absolutely love this book. I love Kiran- even though he can be an immature, selfish ass- but I also love Jericho! Ugh Team Kiran- No! Team Jericho! Screw it TEAM WHOEVER THE HELL WINS AND THE OTHER ONE HOPE YOU GET A GIRL THAT DESERVES YOU HONEY! Because dammit they are both good and SEXY!...okay maybe Jericho is nicer and Kiran is hotter but they both have balanced redeeming and demeaning qualities! (view spoiler) ...more
Lacey
First thoughts:

Where do I start? Compared to the first installment in this saga this one was much more reachable; more deep. The emotions in this book was outstanding, the writing was so precise that I actually empathized with Eden. I could actually feel the emotions she was going through and boy were there a lot. The point is, "Hopeless Magic" is a book like no other and be warned, compared to the first book this one is totally different but in the best possible way.

Summary:

Lilly is finally bac
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Katwanya
This book is a fantastic follow-up to Reckless Magic. I thought I would explode at the end! There is truth to the saying "There's a thin line between love and hate." The love story builds so well in this book and as a reader I was swept up in the emotions. I enjoyed how more characters appeared and you get more background on ones that were in the first book, such as Jericho. The way the male characters express themselves is beautiful. They love and protect the ones they care deeply for. Eden is ...more
Preeti C.
I really enjoyed the Star-Crossed series, though all four books desperately need an editor. My deduction in scoring is primarily for the quality of the final product. If an author wants us to buy books, the least she should do is get her work professionally edited. I mean really, "preface" instead of "pretense", to say nothing of the numerous misplaced words throughout the draft?

All that aside, the story was well-told, the characters mostly believable, and the action well-paced. One major except
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Teneille Pryce
Kiran...
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I'm just waiting for everything to come together and make sense. I "accidentally" read the synopsis of Book 3 and though Kiran turned evil, but now....

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Eden is kinda a crybaby, but I always respected her decisions and how she knew what she wanted and took her own path. I don't see why Kiran thought it would be okay after he....

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The Stress right now. All I know is that when I was reading

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France
OMG im addicted, dam u hannah, im addicted
Valentina
Holy mother-fucking hell that was freakin INTENSE !! Like habanero peppers mixed with tabasco sauce intense. Just wha--why--how--who--what? What the hell did I just read!! Oh my god I seriously can't believe the book ended how it did. HOW COULD KIRAN DO THAT!!!!! I never really liked Kiran because he's been an asshole to Eden since the first book, but I really wanted to believe the best of him and give him the benefit of the doubt despite having a bastard of a father and being a bit--or a lot ...more
My Book Friend
Eden has not had a good couple of months... While it is great she got Lilly out of prison, barging into a court room where the king is present is not something one would call ‘under the radar’. Eden must also decide which is more important- carrying on her parent’s wishes, and joining the resistance; or be with Kiran, who also happens to be betrothed to someone else.

Now, the king knows that something about Eden isn’t normal, or at least not normal in the realms of immortals. Somehow, she keeps
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Lucie Fuentes
I finished my last review about "Reckless Magic" by saying: "With Eden's bad luck, barely in and out of trouble, she will lead the reader to other frenzied adventures in "Fearless Magic." I especially hope that the man of her life is really worth it...
Lots of questions remain unanswered promise that I will devour with pleasure the next opus.
This book is a great discovery and a stroke of heart ! Let's see the next one... " And that's exactly what happened! A second volume thrilling and intriguing
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diana (chaotic reader)
I cannot believe I'm done reading the second book and now I'm dying to read Fearless!

Hopeless Magic was really different from Reckless Magic. Although I love both books, I found Hopeless more enticing and suspenseful. It was fast-paced and has a lot more depth than Reckless. Trust me, if you love the first one, you'd love this even more.

This second book to the saga, introduced us to a lot of new characters. We would get to know more of the Resistance members and one member in particular would de
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Ciara
Never thought a sequel could outdo the original, I was wrong!!! I can't get enough of Eden and her star crossed love with Kiran, Avalon and his passion for the Resistance, and Amory and his wisdom that unlocks all the mysteries from the first book, Reckless Magic. Since the end of Reckless Magic, Kiran is still betrothed to Seraphina, BOOOO!!!! Him and Eden are left to meet in secret, causing the Resistance to put their trust in him more as they feel he is trying to do all he can to make Eden hi ...more
Alex Black
Well….I don’t really know what to say….at least it was free? Honestly I still don’t love the series. It is definitely not a 4 or 5 for me, and maybe not even a 3. All the way through 90% of this book I was just irritated with Eden, the main character. All she does is pine after Kiran, whines when he is not around, and he really does not seem that great other than he’s the prince. I just don’t get it….and the decisions Eden kept making was KILLING me. It is different in other books when the heroi ...more
Lissa Smith
Let me first say that while reading tensions were high between Eden and I. You just can't begin to phantom how many times I wanted to ring that fictitious characters neck while calling her a straight up whore. How low must one self-esteem be to go chasing a guy that is engaged to another woman?? Read no further if you want a mystery because my rant will be filled with spoilers. Sorry!

Throughout the entire book I yelled at my kindle, "Kieran is using you for your magic and you my dear are nothing
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Mandy C
The first one in this series was interesting - just interesting enough to get you to the second one which blows the original story out of the water. After reading Hopeless Magic, I realize Reckless Magic was more of a vehicle to plod the reader through the world building and introduction of characters and relationships. It was done painlessly enough, if not somewhat juvenile. Smart move to make it a free purchase on Amazon - I became a more forgiving reader since it cost me nothing but free time ...more
Kathy
3.5 (The ending bumped it up for me)

This was interesting installment. To be honest, about halfway through I got a little bored. Instead of liking Eden more, I ended up not liking her very much. Her attitude just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t like Kiran, I’m not sure if he is suppose to be our hero or not, but either way I just don’t like him. I never really saw what Eden sees in him, besides good looks and nice kisses. They had no substance and never talked about anything serious. Jericho is a
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Genea
Eden was a bit more enlightened this time around although she was still being a love sick teenager. All she could see was her and Kiran, nothing else, she was blinded by her love for him. She couldn't open her eyes and see what's taking place around her, what's happening to her people. She also didn't have any respect for herself when she was okay with sneaking around with Kiran when he was betrothed to another. I had hoped she would tell him she couldn't see him anymore while he's still engaged ...more
iam
Quitting at 18%. All the things I disliked in the first book are more pronounced in this one. AND, although our main character is now more aware of who she is, knows more of the magical world, and is (simply by living) getting a bit a older, she seems to have regressed and become less intelligent, more self-centered, and more juvenile. It's hard to root for a heroine who is willfully stupid. Likewise, it's hard to read a book where the plot is dependent on our heroine being obtuse.

Katarina
"THAT CANNOT BE THE ENDING??!" That is exactly what I thought when I read this book. It so funny to me that Rachel Higginson really knows what she's doing when she shapes a storyline. I really didn't care much for Kiran AT ALL in the first book. And then throughout this one I found a few redeeming qualities here and there and I was thinking.. "Ok, if she can't end up with Jericho... then I GUESS Kiran is okay." Literally 2 pages later and I'm sitting here thinking how much I hope Eden kills Kira ...more
Brianna
OMG! I just finished this the other night and i was thoroughly impressed!! The book was so well written and everything fell together nicely. I have to admit saw the impending doom of Kiran's proposal...i just knew that Lucan wouldn't let them get away...but i didn't know how Lucan was going to get Avalon and i didn't think it would be Kiran that figured out who Avalon was! So surprising, now im wondering if the royal family will figure out that Avalon and Eden are able to telepathically communic ...more
GW
Oh hot dang! Amazing! The ending is so freaking good, I'm just speechless right now.

Maybe even better than the first one! Wow. And love triangles? Totally guessed it! I love Jericho, and honestly - I thought Kiran would be the one in the end. But in the beginning of this book, I just knew it wasn't happening. Don't you love that feeling when you're right about something? Mhmm, that's how I felt while reading this book.

There's so many twists and turns here, and you won't believe what happens in t
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Mrs. Ron Weasley
If I could give this a billion stars I would!! It was even more amazing than the first (hard to believe I know!) I was totally for Kiran until Jericho became more in the picture! Ahhh totally Team Jericho, Kiran can go step on a lego. (Ya I went there!) And Avalon is of course awesome! But I died at the end!! (No spoilers sorry, you have to read it) It made me cry about 50 times over; sweetness,adorableness and sometimes sadness. Well def sadness at the end I was freaking out. I wanted to person ...more
sushi360
This book was a good sequel. I liked it better than Reckless Magic.
Carrie Gulledge
What a bust. I got 5% in and said, the hell with this, I can't do it for a whole second book. Or a third, or a fourth, or a fifth... So I quit. I wanted to like these books - I really really did. I'm a huge fan of young adult novels, but the way this series is written... It's like, the author expects even the young adults reading it to be complete idiots. The writing is juvenile and underdeveloped. I don't like any of the characters. Their relationships are rushed and unrealistic. I could care l ...more
Mini
This was amazing.

The ending of this book took the overall maturity of the story up from like 5/10 to 9/10.
In real life star crossed lovers don't get happy endings, this book showed that. I was expecting Eden and Kiran to get married, both become immortal, change the laws once they're in power and then live happily ever after.
But no; that is not how this story is ending.
And to be honest, I'm thrilled.

This book explored the rare theme of betrayal. How many books do you know actually have the main
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Scorpeyna  Blue
OMGGG That ending!! It broke my heart into pieces! T.T Huhu..Be strong Eden,you're not alone and know that I'm with you in your revenge..Go go go Eden! Actually,I don't quite like her character before entering 10% of the ending of the book but now, after I finished this book, I started to love this new Eden and with a new focus in hand I expect her character to be much better in the next book.I hope that she learns from her mistake and focus more on Resistance thingy other than her romance thing ...more
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I was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent my college years traveling the world. I fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. But I came back home to marry my high school sweetheart and now I spend my days raising our growing family. In those few spare moments I have, I am either reading or writing Young Adult Fiction, because I am obsessed with ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Star-Crossed (7 books)
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  • The Reluctant King (Star-Crossed, #5)
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“What do you want to know, Eden? Do you want to know how upset I am that you are not going to be around anymore, that I'm going to have to disappear out of your life completely? Would you like to know how scared I am that I won't be able to protect you anymore? Maybe you want to know how terrifying it is that you are choosing to hand yourself over to the monarchy; that you are going willingly to be slaughtered and I get absolutely no say in the matter. Or maybe you wan to know how hurt I am. Is that what you want to know?” 16 likes
“I do love you Eden, with all that I am. I don't believe there has been a more perfect love to ever exist in all of eternity, in fact. And I plan on sharing the rest of that eternity with only you” 14 likes
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