Book review: “Maybe Someday”

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Book title: “Maybe Someday”

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 367

Format: paperback

Library book

Amount of stars I gave on Goodreads: 5☆

Blurb:
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.

Review:

Colleen Hoover is a force to be reckoned with. Her books just never fail to amaze me. I really liked this book and soon you’ll read why, but one thing that I noticed is that even though this book was amazing, it still didn’t beat ”Hopeless” . That book slammed (see what I did there?) into me and turned me into a sobbing monster of emotions.

I would be telling a lie if I said this book didn’t do that. More than anything though it made me laugh. There were a lot of really good parts in this book and yes, most of them were sad or dramatic or both.

The storyline was really nice and really fast paced. I hate how I can’t really say anything else about it without spoiling the one thing that actually made the book as good and original as it was. You just have to read it to find out 😉

This was the first book in all my life probably where I liked both sides of the love triangle. Maddie, Ridge’s girlfriend, was superb. She was nice, funny and beautiful. Plus she fit together really well with Ridge. In the end however I did understand everything that Maddie said in her monologue and felt instantly better after reading the epilogue on the Internet. It was such a nice little surprise.

Sydney was a great girl who went through quite the shock when she found out her best friend and boyfriend had been cheating on her ever since Sydney and Hunter started dating. She was confused and heartbroken and I get it, Ridge was impossible to not fall in love with, but sometimes she did irritate me a little.

That being said Ridge and Sydney were great together, I loved how free and honest everything was between them and how effortlessly they matched. It was meant to be.

“The more I open up to him, the more I need him. The more I admit to myself that I need him, the most it hurts to know that I still don’t exactly have him.”   

The book had some of the best side characters that I have ever seen in a Colleen Hoover book. Bridgette was the not-so-friendly flat mate, who didn’t appear a lot, but impressed me when she did. Warren, Bridgette’s love and Ridge’s best friend was the awesomest person ever. I loved him! Sure he was rude and addicted to porn, but hey, at least he was funny and actually really sweet, he also had a lot of wisdom in him.

The practical jokes were the best part in the book, I wish there had been more of them. I related to Warren so well on so many levels on the cookie incident. Poor fellow…

The reading experience was made better and more real thanks to the soundtrack that mas made thanks to Griffin Peterson. I listened to the songs as they appeared in the book and it was the best decision I have ever made. It was amazing. The songs came to life and made me like the book and the story even more, plus the songs are really good to listen to on their own as well. All the lyrics went so well with the story and it was just so asdfghjkl.

“For her I bend, for you I break.”   

There are so many things I feel like I still need to say, but I can’t because I really don’t want to spoil anything about this book. I knew very little going into this and that is the way I feel like most books should be read.

I am going to finish this off by saying that ”Maybe Someday” is one heck of a new adult book that has all the elements one could hope for in a novel like this. Drama, humour, heartbreak and lots and lots of love.

“People don’t get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.”   

Oh, and one more thing. I UNDERSTAND Pine-Sol now!!!!!!!!!

Check the book out on Goodreads right here.

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2 comments

  1. kcboymom26 · April 15, 2016

    Have you read ugly love by Colleen yet? It’s good! I’ll have to read this one for sure!

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