I just need to preface this review with a I am writing this literally 3+ months after finishing these books, because of this I don’t even remember the characters name let alone what happened. Bare with me….
Guys… I want to love new adult books!! I really really really do! But I just never happens!
And I’m 100% aware that I don’t like NA books, so you’d think I’d stop reading them wouldn’t you??! Isn’t that the logical thing to do in this situation? Well not me! No, Amy Couttas keeps reading NA books, rating them no higher then 3 stars and continues to be the only person on the planet to be unable to find a single NA book that she loves! I just wanted to say this, so that when you see my ratings for the following books you can see it’s like 80% me 20% the book.
Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott // Cliches. Cliches As Far As The Eye Can See!
Why do I do this to myself??? After finishing the disaster that was Play I swore off this cliche ridden, algorithm following series and yet here we are again! I’m putting it down for my necrotic need to finish series. Well, simple put Lead is pretty damn bad! But I figured it deserve 2.5 stars instead of less because it does provide a lot of feels. The unrequited love thing is so sad to read!! But, other then this one shining light, this book was so cliche! Alpha, asshole bad boy, innocent, weak good girl. He does such shitty things but it’s okay because he’s massively hot. ARRHGG! Super annoying.
You know this book has a goodreads rating of 4.11. I need to just let that sink in for a moment because it baffles me to NO BLOODY END. If I’m remembering this book right they barely ever have a face to face conversation, mostly ever convo they have is over text and the only reason Ben is even into Lizzy is because she’s pregnant with his baby. This was by far the least romantic book ever.
If I’m remembering this book right I loved the idea behind the confessions being the inspiration for his artwork. That’s such a clever and emotional way to protray someones deepest secrets. And what made this process even more amazing was that the book is prefaced with a note saying all the confessions used in the novel are real confessions from Colleen’s fans. Kind of crazy once you here what some of the confessions are.
Apart from the really clever premise the story fell into a bit of formula cliche, where you could almost predict the rough area of the book where boy and girl would have huge fight and then ultimately get back together.
I knew this book was meant to be extremely emotional and I was meant to connect to Auburn and Owen’s separate stories and their romance but I just found myself completely unaffected and removed.
Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover // Finally a Colleen Hoover Book I Really Enjoyed!
Guys, this book doesn’t really belong in this Amy Reads & Hates NA mini review but it is a NA and since I don’t plan to read any more NA any time soon it’s here! But as I was saying this book doesn’t deserve to be here cause *drum roll* I actually really enjoyed it!!!! **throws confetti**
Dean and Sky’s relationship is a perfect slow burn and you find yourself completely wrapped up in them and rooting for their happiness. They’re super cute and emotional and everything I have been looking for in these NAs!!
Although I had my suspicions about Sky’s past that was pretty close to what happened when its all revealed I couldn’t help but be so shocked and upset. When I read themes like the ones in Hopeless I turn into such an emotional wreck and someone needs to pass me the tissues.
I really enjoyed this book and it gives me so much hope for any other Colleen Hoover books I may read in the future!
Have you read any of these NAs? What are your opinions on them?? Can you recommend me any NAs I may absolutely love?? Let me know below 🙂