Saturday, June 21, 2014

Book Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

This Girl
by Colleen Hoover

Series: Slammed #3
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Published April 30th 2013 by Atria Books
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Local purchase: Fullybooked * National Bookstore

Blurb (Goodreads):
There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

My Thoughts:

I've waited all my life to finally read this book. I'm very affected and in love with Will and Layken's story I'm surprised I lived months--year, even--before finally reading it (it's a long story). And now--ASDFGHJKL!!!!

This Girl is the last installment of Slammed trilogy. One of my favorite love stories ever. Slammed (book one) was told in Layken's perspective, while Point of Retreat (book two) was told in Will's. Colleen Hoover, the brilliant author of these books, lets us continue to hear Will's thoughts on This Girl--where while they are on honeymoon, shared his version from the day he and his ex broke up til he met Layken and everything happened.

Sweet. Romantic. Butterflies. *snuggles* That's what my first thoughts/feelings when I started reading This Girl. They were on their honeymoon doing married couples do *coughs* and that's when they started talking about the past. The book was told in present (honeymoon) and past (whatever topic they remember), and it's just a sweet thing to reminisce and read Will's version. It's even more romantic the way he loves her so.

I feel un-contented upon learning that this book is about reminiscing but in Will's POV. But Colleen Hoover knows her magic! She did not just told again the story before, the 'honeymoon'/present part was new for one. Apart from that, there are also scenes where I did not encountered in the past two books--like when Will's ex dumped him and more (I've just erased one more example because that would be like, a spoiler). And throughout the book, I felt their strong connection. The two-way love and adornment that any person would want in their relationship. This book, just like marriage, sealed the paid-off sacrifices, challenges that they have overcome, and their true love.

No few or thousands of words can describe how amazing and I love this series. I laughed, I cried, I felt sad, I felt true love. It's crazy to think you'd feel these things you could feel on a person to books. But then again, it's Colleen Hoover. What do I expect. I highly recommend this series to everyone who wanted extraordinary in their reading life. 

P.S Did I say that Colleen Hoover became my favorite author and auto-read because of the first two books? She's that good. No, excellent. Colleen, if you're reading this, I want to tell you how much I love you and your books. I'm very excited to read your other books (have ti catch up! It's been crazy past year for me) and the future ones. Don't ever stop writing! 

Check out my review of Slammed and Point of Retreat (in which I wrote my own slam poems!).

*Thank you so much Atria Books and Netgalley for the ecopy for review!


1 comment:

  1. So many bloggers have written about Colleen Hoover books that I have put her on my TBR list. Thanks for a thoughtful review!


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