[Book Review] MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”

Guys, I finished Maybe Someday on my phone.

Yes, I just finished an ebook. Like, this is only the 5th ebook I actually finished in Kimsiang’s history of ebooks. Reading through the electronic screen has just been very hard for me. The main reason is that my eyesight is not that healthy and I’m severely short-sighted, therefore my eyes get tired easily and just can’t focus on the texts for hours on end, anyways, that’s not the point. Let’s get to what I think about this book!

Maybe Someday was the few exceptions that I just couldn’t help but kept scrolling because it was a very entertaining read.

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Title: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 385 

Publication: March 18th 2014 by Atria Books

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Maybe Someday was about Sydney whom her boyfriend was cheating on with her best friend, resulting her with swollen hands because she punched them both and nowhere to stay for the night. Her deaf guitarist neighbor, Ridge, was kind enough to let her be his roommate as long as she helps him with his writer’s block.

“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.”

 

First off, the characters are amazing. They are so realistic and down-to-earth yet very witty with their sarcasm, sass and the right on point humor. Plus, I love that Colleen Hoover writes about characters with disabilities, it’s very eye opening.

However, the characters are way too emotional, in my opinion, especially Sydney, she basically cries whenever her heart races a little more quickly than usual. One more thing, I didn’t like Ridge towards the end of the book, it was almost like he changed into another person ,and I don’t think I liked that ‘growth’. Also, I don’t feel like I know the characters all that much, yes, we were given background stories but it wasn’t enough, though that didn’t lessen how entertaining this book was.

Don’t even talk about the chemistry between the characters and the romance, I couldn’t take my eyes of the words. [Spoilers or maybe not, but read at your own risk]- [I still don’t quiet get how you can love someone and then fall hopelessly in love with another and are still sure you love the first person. Maybe because I haven’t experienced that sort of romance, but I don’t know, to me, I can’t even think of myself with anyone else other than the person I’m with.]

“There isn’t a doubt in my mind that we could be perfect for each others life, Sydney. It’s our lives that aren’t perfect for us.”

As for the writing style, it didn’t click with me at first, I don’t know why. It grew on me later and I flew through this book in a day nonetheless. I like her recent release, November 9 much more, writing style-wise.

The ending was amazing, just swoooooon.

Anddddd, the fact that this book focuses a lot on making music and stuffs, and that they actually recorded soundtracks for it is just nandhaiuwheija life and everything.

Maybe Someday – Griffin Peterson

“I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you.

I failed first.”

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars. It was a quick romantic read and I definitely recommend it!

Signing off,

Kimsiang @ Stories + Brushes

“A life of mediocrity is a waste of a life.”

Book Review | NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

Hello, bibliophiles!

A long while ago, I read Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover and it was good, but not so good (in my opinion). November 9 is only the second book by Colleen Hoover that I’ve read. All I knew before picking the book up was that the main characters get to meet each other only once a year and that is on November 9. I think that is all you should know too before reading it! 😀

Title: November 9

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 310

Publication: November 10th 2015 by Atria Books

Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary, Must-read 😉

All I can say is, I love this book. From the first page till the last, from the poems (especially the poems) to every words, from the characters to the plots, and everything really.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I really like this synopsis here, I think it doesn’t give much away and I hope it makes you want to pick this book up :

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9 is a funny, romantic, quiet emotional and a must-read. I blushed, swooned, almost cried, shouted at the characters, ‘awwww’ed when there is a romantic scenes, laughed and laughed. I really don’t have any words except I love this story and I recommend you read it! 😀

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Oh this though, I’m quiet sensitive to erotic scenes in books, I’m not exactly comfortable reading those scenes, so if you’re like me, underage (or not) and don’t like to read NA books because of those scenes, but you still want the romantic funny and emotional thing I mentioned, please pick this book up. This book wasn’t graphic and detailed when it comes to sex scenes at all, everything just feels so romantic. I also really like their book-flirting because Fallon is a bookworm and I lurrrrrvvvvv their jokes about that, the best really.

“If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.”

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I know this is a very vague review but I am afraid I would give something away that I think you should read from the book firsthand!

Again, I recommend it!

A million stars for this one 😀

Though, if you loved November 9 too, can you recommend me sth like it? XD I need moreeeee 😀

Thank you for reading and Happy Reading!

-Kimsiang @ TheSpinesBreaker