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Hopeless (Hopeless #1)

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  109,073 ratings  ·  12,630 reviews
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the wa...more
ebook, 410 pages
Published December 19th 2012 (first published December 17th 2012)
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Litchick (is stuck in the 19th century)
When I started to read this book there were over 43k ratings and the average was 4.57. I was understandably nervous because in the past such high ratings usually mean that I’m the one person on the planet who’s going to HATE it. Not only did I hate this book (all 70 pages that I managed to read) and all of its horrible stereotypes and cheesy scenes but I was really troubled by it.

You see, I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in YA/NA books lately and this is probably the best example of it I'v...more
Aestas Book Blog

Potential casting for Holder by Colleen ^^^


Hopeless utterly blew me away. It was the kind of book that makes me want to stand on a rooftop and shout how amazing it is to the whole world! Beautiful, heart-wrenching and uplifting.

5++ stars!! One of best books of 2012!

Colleen Hoover’s writing is absorbing, captivating, and flows so smoothly you barely feel the pages slipping by.

After just reading the prologue, I. Was. Hooked. and I just...more







"The sky is always beautiful.Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy,it's still beautiful to look at....it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."

Hello Readers!!

After Slammed and Point of Retreat,Colleen Hoover presents us with Hopeless.And I swear this is something you won't be forgetting anytime soon!!

So meet with Sky---

Want to know what kind...more
Emily May

I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!

When I started this experiment with the New Adult genre, I knew I was going to have to face a lot of things that I wouldn't like. This genre has become known, during it's short lifetime, for its sexism, its slut-shaming, its poor writing, its eyeroll worthy characters and...more

"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at. It's my favourite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."

Hope is what comes in the dark of the night
Hope is what whispers 'It will all be alright.'
Hope can blaze like a fire in the heart
Hope can reach across worlds set apart

Hope when lost can bring a world
Hopeless - Having no hope, bleak, despairing....isn't that what it means to be hopeless??...But I learnt a different meaning of Hopeless recently....that sometimes being hopeless can mean so much more....

Someone told me I was hopeless....
That I would never go anywhere in my life
That I would have to struggle to survive
That people would point their fingers at me and whisper behind my back
Someone told me I was hopeless....
And I just smiled and nodded and told her that I hoped that's how it always w
Tough Critic Book Reviews
She had me at, “completely and comfortably numb.”

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsmHUt...

I almost don't trust myself to write this review because I'm pretty sure...no, I know it will be impossible for me to put into words the experience of Hopeless.

The title in itself is packed with irony because every single thing about this book is...more. I felt this book before I even finished the first chapter. Yes, the story is dark, but this type of beauty doesn’t need light to be seen. This...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
SPECIAL SALE! 6-20-13 Audible audio edition of Hopeless is on sale for $1.99 LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Hopeless/dp/B00...
5+++ STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance

Colleen never disappoints!




"Promise me that you will never lose Hope.”
She nods her head as I wipe her tears away with my thumbs.
“I promise,” she says.


High Expectations
I have to be completely honest when I first started this I was not all that impressed. I had very high expectations from the ravin...more
Hold on to your heart, because Colleen Hoover is oh-so-stealthy when reaching into your chest cavity to squeeze the daylights out of it. Sky is a girl who thinks she knows who she is... except one little nagging thing: She cannot feel the heart-palpitating lust that she "ought" to feel when she's with a boy. Any boy. Scorching looks leave her unmelted. Kisses bore her. Wandering hands turn her numb. Until Holder - a stranger who seems to know her, from the moment they meet. Who is this guy who s...more
KrisTris (KC)
5 Gorgeous, shining stars! And a couple glow in the dark ceiling ones too...

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It seems ironic that a book entitled Hopeless would lead me to become so incredibly and utterly hopeful. There are many reasons why I love to read, but ultimately, I read to become inspired. And after finishing this phenomenal book, I'm pretty sure I've never wanted to hug an author so badly in my life. Colleen Hoover—the amazing characters you so vividly create deserve to be humanized and the touching stories you write...more
Jenny Levine
“I’ve lost a lot in my long life.
Yes, I’ve seen pain and I’ve seen strife.
But I’ll never give up; I’ll never let go.
Because I’ll always have my ray of hope.”

Linden Sky's life lacks color. Together with her friend, Six, she lives her life. She was branded school slut because she makes out with different boys, but the only reason she's doing that is because she doesn't feel anything with those guys. Just numbness... And she likes not feeling anything at all. Up until she met Holder...

If there was such a thing as a perfect book Hopeless would be it. The story doesn't just suck you in, it transforms you. You're still the same person after it's through but there's a little something extra that's been added to your life. The characters were unique and real with their own personalities and quirks like the way Sky just blurts out things that she is thinking or the way she normally doesn't let situations embarrass or bother her and then there's Holder who always pauses a bit before...more
Lise *friends don't flag*

"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy, it’s still beautiful to look at"


"he slides his fingers down my arm until he finds my pinky, then wraps his around it. It’s an extremely small gesture, but he couldn’t have done anything more perfect to fill me with the sense of security that I need from him right now"


I can't even begin to express how much I loved this book. Simply, heartbreakingly beautiful and I loved every single word written.

Thank-you, Ms. H...more

This isn't a book for weak hearted people.
I'm warning you!!!!!
You will difinately cry.


I loved her a lot! She was proved to be one of the strongest characters of the book . Her past was heartbreaking and as the story flew we were discovering with her , pieces of her past.

“I want you to keep them open...because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.”


He was also fucked-up. (view spoiler)
When he met Sky he did everythi...more
8 february 2013: Announcement, Hopeless #2 Holder's point of view coming in July ;-)Untitled


This book named Hopeless

Made my mouth smile
Made my heart love
Made my eyes whimper
Made my body fiery (I had to make a joke, sorry!)

You know my name, but not my story
You know my story, but not my name
You feel guilt, but who is to blame
You touch my face, lock my pinky
I want you shirtless, I fee...more

4.5 Stars

“And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile.”




This was my first Colleen Hoover book. I know.... GASP! Hopeless was amazingly perfect. I loved it! I am sort of at a loss as to how to actually write a review for this book. First, the book is indescribable. Second, there are so many great reviews out there already. Alas, I will give it a go...... I will try to convey what a beautiful and fantastic...more

Ok, don't kill me but for me, Hopeless was mostly an over the top book.

To be honest, after reading the first chapter I was afraid that it would be a 1 star book, but then luckily things got better unfortunately not that better.

What prevented me from really enjoying Hopeless is not so much the YA genre or the predictability of the story, that the over use of tragic/traumatic events.

Seriously? How many of those an author can use in one single book? (view spoiler)...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
6 Stars! ★☆☽☾

I butterflying lived&hated this book!

Sky, Holder and Collen Hoover! :D


After crossing the 60% mark of this book.. All I could tell myself during many events and scenes was...
Breathe... Breathe... Breathe...

Breathe just a little more.. let the oxygen spread to your lungs and brains!
Because what you are reading..
It just cannot be whats actually written

Hehe, Stayed awake till 8am finishing this book... Pulled an all nighter and oh boy was it worth ever single minute!

"The sky is...more
Wow where do I start? At the amazing characters? At the sky rocketing chemistry? At the scenes that are so powerfully emotional that you want to curl into a ball and cry for days? I have nothing but praise for this gem that Colleen has created. This book rocked my world, and then it broke it in two.

Before we get down and heavy into the depths, let's talk about what started it all, and that is the characters. Sky is our protagonist and she could not have been a more enjoyable character for me. S...more
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 24, 2012 Jennifer Kyle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Sea of Tranquility

Hopeless is like a puzzle that comes without the picture on the box.

You start to put together the edges to form some sort of frame and learn that it has something to do with a girl named Sky.

While linking the outer pieces of the puzzle you see that you have created Sky’s best friend Six and her adoptive mother named Karen.

Once your pieces are in place for the frame you pick up a piece that has a boy who is wearing a hot pink shirt and tight skinny jeans. He turns out to be the world’s best fri...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
Free on kindle 3/29/14!!!

As you can read from the book summary, there is an instant connection between Holder and Sky when they first see each other...something unexplainable and they can't seem to stay away from each other. But Sky who has previously been home schooled is a little scared of the intense Holder who's just gotten out of juvi for beating a boy almost to death.

You can tell right away that something is up with Sky and I couldn't help but wonder what the reasons were. But I was in no...more
Erleen (Books For YA!)
To read more of my reviews, check out Books For YA!

Colleen Hoover never cease to amaze me. Her ability to create a heartfelt story with amazing and realistic characters, always blew my mind. And Hopeless, just like Slammed and Point of Retreat, doesn't disappoint.

Meet Sky. She's the kind of girl that doesn't have a Facebook account, doesn't own a cellphone and doesn't have a TV in their house. She's so isolated to technology that she thought the meaning of LOL was lots of love. She's the kind of...more
Samantha Young
Beautifully written, heartbreaking, gutwrenching and stunningly addictive. Adored it.
Natasha ツ

I love Colleen Hoover and this is why: I always love both her hero & heroine and I really connect with her characters. Her books have that perfect blend of romance and unimaginable tragedy and when times get really tough the couple help each other overcome it. Her stories touch my heart in a way I can’t explain. Another one of her awesome trademarks is to re-purpose an everyday word … in the Slammed series it was ‘butterfly’ and in Hopeless it is ‘live’.

“I live you, Sky," he says against my...more
Annie Brewer
WOW!!!! There are not enough stars in the world for this book. My mind is still reeling from what has transpired throughout this incredible, amazing phenomenon. FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC doesn't even cover it. I'm speechless. It was heartbreakingly emotional, yet beautifully healing.

~Full review to come~

*Deeps breaths, deep breaths*

Okay, wait...*moment of silence*

Okay, I think I'm ready now. I am still in a fog here after just finishing this less than 24 hours ago and reading the whole thing in about...more
"That's All" Ash
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There’s no such thing as forgetting.

It doesn’t exist.

Your mind can reshape anything.
It can remake anything.
It can repress anything.

You can take a memory, any memory… box it up, giftwrap it, throw a ribbon around it and toss it to the back.

But you can never get rid of it.

Just ask Sky.

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Sky's in the middle of a very normal life. Despite the fact that she lives with her adoptive single mom who refuses to believe in technology, is homeschooled, and her best friend is going to live across the worl...more
Update 4/29/30: We're giving away a SIGNED copy of Hopeless on the blog. Come by for a chance to win!

Hopeless was blissful romance, and a heartbreaking mystery entwined in one emotional story.

Sky has spent her teenage years kissing on boys without feeling much of anything. She has no idea why she feels nothing but numbness and wonders if they’re something wrong with her. Sky and her best friend, Six, go through boys, having fun, but never keeping one around for very long. This all changes when...more
R.E. Hunter
Jan 13, 2013 R.E. Hunter rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone!!!
Shelves: dec-2012, favorites
6 amazing, beautiful, emotional, heartbreakingly wonderful stars!!!


"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at. It's my favorite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."

Colleen Hoover has really gone and done it this time. Not that I wasn't already convinced with Slammed and POR, but after Hopeless, there is...more
Smitten's Book Blog

Oh. My. God! Blown away, completely blown away! Three words - Fan.Fucking.Tastic! I think this has to be one of my top ten, if not top five, this year!

"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at. It's my favourite thing because I know if I ever get lost of lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."

1. The condition, state, or quality of...more
WOW!!! This book was just.... Ummm yea... WOW!!!! No words....



I'm so speechless right now!!! I don't think I can write a review that will do this book justice so I won't. All I can say is I love love love this book. Its an intense emotional book that will leave you breathless. If you haven't read it yet... What the hell are you waiting on?!?!?! READ IT NOW!!!!

Favorite Quotes/ Lines

"You don't deserve words, Sky. You deserve actions."

"I live you, Sky," he says against my lips. "I...more
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