Book Reviews

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, 2.5) by Colleen Hoover


Finding Cinderella
(Hopeless, 2.5)
By: Colleen Hoover

Published: October 2013
Published by: Atria Books
Format Read: eBook, Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Novella, Series

Rating: 2/5


A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn”t guarantee a happily ever after… it only further threatens it.

Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

Source: Goodreads

My Thoughts

For the past several years, Colleen Hoover has been one of the most hyped authors on the scene and I was curious to find out if I would join her fan bandwagon. So I picked up Hopeless, the first book in the series of the same name. And what do you know? I loved it! Sky’s story had me immediately hooked. This intense novel ended up being one of my favourite books that year. I was intrigued to hear that there was a second book in the series, however after hearing that it was basically the same story, but from Holder’s perspective I decided not to read it.

After reading Finding Cinderella, which is book 2.5, I wish I had read Losing Hope first because there were a lot of things I didn’t remember or missed out on. I was quite surprised how different the tone of this novella was from the first book in the series. Hopeless was serious and intense, whereas Finding Cinderella was a “meet cute” romance.

Unfortunately the ramblings of the male lead: Daniel became more annoying to me as I read on. However I did find his relationship with his Cinderella to be quite cute. They were a great pair and their individual sense of humor were so in sync.

Although Finding Cinderella didn’t live up to Hopeless, I do plan to read more from this author in the future. I would suggest to those who would like to read this novella, that they read the second book in the series first.

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