Author: Colleen Hoover

Review: Without Merit – Colleen Hoover

Review: Without Merit – Colleen Hoover

Without Merit brought out all the feels, and it also explained the DYS when it comes to dysfunctional families and relationships. I loved every word! Story: Merit, the main character, is fairly self-absorbed, and still, I really loved her. Growing up in a household with three children with less than a year between them (total). And an identical twin sister whom she doesn’t really get along with, Merit lives inside her own head quite a bit. Between the resentment she feels towards her family, and the weirdness she feels about school, she throws herself a curve-ball and then tries to just go with it. There is a lot going on in Without Merit, and most of it has to do […]

Posted 10 October, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Audioreview: It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

Audioreview: It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us is even more emotional in audio than when I read it myself. Awesome story that needed to be told! I’m not sure how Olivia Song managed to do this, but she made me fall even deeper in love with Lily with her excellent narration of It Ends With Us. This past weekend, my oldest daughter and I drove to the South of France for a book fest, and she hadn’t read this one yet. And CoHo was one of the authors at the fest, so we decided to listen to it on the road. Everything was OK on the way there, but I missed my cue on the way back on Sunday, and it took us […]

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Review: It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

Review: It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

Yeah. It most definitely should end with them. It Ends with Us is a bit different from CoHo’s other stories with more mature characters. There are quite a few things that are similar too, though: the amazing writing, the character-driven story, and my tears… It Ends With Us is a very strong and necessary story. It deals with some pretty heavy subject matters, and I have actually already used it as an example of something important with a young woman I know… Lily Bloom is a very strong woman, and she has built so many walls around herself and her heart that she might have been completely impenetrable, but she wasn’t. The story itself starts with some chance encounters, and […]

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Review: November 9 – Colleen Hoover

Review: November 9 – Colleen Hoover

I don’t even know where to start to share my love for November 9! This author! This book! I’ve gone through all the feels, and now that I just finished reading, tears are falling down my cheeks – and they are both happy and sad at the same time. I have no idea how Hoover does it – but she always writes stories that are just perfect for me. My November 9 review: As soon as I got out of bed on November 10, I checked my kindle to see if my pre-order of November 9 had been delivered yet. And then, I did a happy-dance, made coffee and went outside on my terrasse in my PJ and a thick […]

Posted 11 November, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 37 Comments
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Review: Never Never #2 – Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Review: Never Never #2 – Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Oh my goodness, Never Never is killing me! That is a flipping strong cliff-hanger right there, and I just don’t know if I’ll be able to wait for the next installment! My Never Never review: In Never Never Part 2, I got to know Silas a lot better, as he was the main narrator of the story. He was frantic in his search for Charlie, and the mystery and the suspense was truly palpable, until the very last word of the story! The character development was really well done, especially when taking into account that Silas didn’t even know who he was at the beginning of the story. However, as he followed his own clues, he started having some strong […]

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Review: Confess – Colleen Hoover

Review: Confess – Colleen Hoover

While Confess was sometimes heartbreaking and always well written, I found the ending to be a little bit ‘too easy’ after everything that was going on… My Confess review: Colleen Hoover is an expert at tugging at my heartstrings, I always feel all the feels when I read one of her books, and Confess was no exception to the rule! Auburn and Owen were great characters to follow, but they didn’t touch me as deeply as other characters have done. And I have to admit that I felt anger both towards Auburn’s parents, and towards Lydia! As always, the story started out a little mysterious, as a reader, I had no idea why Auburn would have ever wanted to move […]

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Audioreview: Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

Audioreview: Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

Listening to Ugly Love made the story somehow feel closer to me, the characters were literally telling me their story. My Ugly Love audioreview: The narration was so good, I really felt like I was listening to Miles and Tate throughout Ugly Love, and that was both very good, and sometimes a little strange. When I read my kindle version of Ugly Love, I cried so much, and so ugly in many places. And I actually enjoyed the story more when I read it myself, even if I really did enjoy listening to the audio version as well. For one, listening to Miles go on and on about Rachel, from the very first time they met made him seem a […]

Posted 19 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 23 Comments
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Review: Never Never – Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Review: Never Never – Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

A different kind of paranormal story, Never Never has both of the MCs being amnesic at the beginning, and as they slowly unravel their pasts, things get complicated. My Never Never review: Charlie and Silas share a common story, but they aren’t really aware of it in Never Never. From the start of the story, the confusion and the memory lapse are at the forefront, and I really enjoyed the fact that Charlie and Silas each had their own chapters – it helped getting to know them, even if they didn’t really know themselves. Mysterious and poignant, the story felt like a reboot, in a way. Where the characters sat down and thought carefully about their past and future choices; […]

Posted 15 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Maybe Not – Colleen Hoover

Review: Maybe Not – Colleen Hoover

Maybe Not is a quick read, in which I got to know Warren a lot better, and seeing him and Bridgette in a slightly different light from how they were described from the outside in Maybe Someday. My Maybe Not review: In Maybe Not, we get Warren’s point of view of everything that happens, and while I really enjoyed Warren in Maybe Someday, I found that I enjoyed him a little less when I was basically inside his head. I think he comes from a good place most of the time, but he also overstepped some boundaries that really ought not to be overstepped. Bridgette gained a lot of depth through his eyes, and that was a very nice change. […]

Posted 3 December, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Review: Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

Review: Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love is so full of feels! There is love, hope, devastation, loss, hopelessness, distraction… You name it – I felt it! My Ugly Love review: It has taken me several weeks to finally review Ugly Love. That is because even now, I feel like crying when I think about this heart-wrenching story! I cried the biggest ugly tears I have ever cried while reading a book. The story is so well done, especially because it is written in dual points of views, both from Tate’s and Miles’ point of view. However, the chapters written in Miles point of view are a lot shorter, and I didn’t get to know him any better than Tate did. And I thought the […]

Posted 17 October, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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