Monday, June 2, 2014

"Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective." ~ Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover: Book Review



Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased via Amazon

~Synopsis~
At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…


~Review~

Trying to find the words to adequately express how this book made me feel has been difficult. I was gutted, absolutely ripped apart and at one point had tears rolling down my face. I was on a plane; crying on a plane because this book was that beautiful and I couldn't control my emotions. Colleen Hoover has a really incredible writing style and she can tell a story like nobody's business.

I absolutely adored Ridge and Sydney! They build this beautiful friendship through their shared love of music and they really connected with one another. They come into each other's lives at a time when both of them really needed each other and I was unequivocally enthralled with their interactions. They fell in love right before my eyes and both their desire and their passion jumped of the pages. However, there are some very strong obstacles standing in their way and that's what makes this book so very heart breaking. I could feel the struggle that Ridge and Sydney went through as they tried to ignore their feelings and do the right thing. Sometimes the right thing isn't always whats right.

Ridge and Sydney walked a fine line but I loved the way they expressed their feelings to each other through the songs they wrote. They make incredible music together and they do it in such an unexpected way. I felt like their souls were intertwined with one another and this left them longing for something they didn't know if they could ever have. There are twists and turns and secrets to be revealed but I'm not in the business of spoiling a book, especially one this amazing so I don't want to delve into the plot too much. However, know this; it's gut wrenching and will grab a hold of you to the very end.

One of the most amazing parts of this book was the music. I am a huge music lover and associate music with my reads all the time. Sydney and Ridge write some amazing songs and as you go through the book, there is a link to the songs when they appear through out the story and you can actually listen to Griffin Peterson sing the song. This really kicked the book up a notch for me and added an incredibly unique element that made it that much more intimate and captivating. If you love Colleen Hoover, read this book, you won't be disappointed. If you've never read a book by her, read this book and you will fall in love with her writing!

~IPOD Picks~
"I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons
"Breathe" by Taylor Swift


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About the Author:
I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you. 

I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request...so request me, dangit! 

If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at www.colleenhoover.com 

Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It's propaganda.

1 comment:

  1. Jessica MangicaroJune 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Did you just not DIE after reading this? The ending? Gah. So much I can't say in my comment. I will have to text you. CoHo has done an amazing job with this one and I don't cry in books often, but I did here.

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