Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Booktalk: Review of Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover


Alright, deep breaths guys... I'm really not quite sure where to begin with this.  First, I'd like to thank Colleen once again for sharing her talent with us; her very faithful readers. 

Secondly, I think it's most impressive that there has not been one single book of hers that I didn't like. I mean, not one, not even close and I think that is quite something. I'd say I'm quite a tough cookie to break and certainly have quite high standards when it comes to literature in general. Long story short; I'm quite hard to please. Colleen however has found a way to waltz right through that tough exterior and hits the target every time.  

If I'm totally honest with you, I have the strangest feeling Colleen is actually a Witch. Like, a fully fledged magical being with the most wonderful imagination. So if you're reading this right now and you're thinking, ''heck, what is this chick on about... magic isn't real...''

 I urge you to pick up one of her books, (it doesn't matter which one because, to me, they're all equally brilliant) have a relaxing bath, open up the vino and just get down to reading. Trust me, you'll see what I mean. 

Maybe Someday is a wonderful example because its so different to her previous stories. I've never quite read a book where the main character is deaf, so I really did not know what to expect. I didn't really know how she'd go about it. I mean, how does one work that? Dialogue wise?  

One of the things I love about Colleen's writing is that she keeps on challenging herself and that is what keeps her ideas fresh and compelling. She's not afraid to really push the boundaries.  

To give you a brief overview, MS is about college student Sydney who has to find out that her best friend and her long time boyfriend have a little thing going on behind her back. 

Sounds quite generic so far, but don't fret. It gets so much better. 

Enter witty musician Ridge Lawson. He's fun, charming and very talented. The only down-sight; Ridge is deaf. Long story short, the two of them become friendly and Sydney starts helping out with his song writing. After the whole thing with her now ex-boyfriend, Sydney moves into the spare room in Ridge's apartment where were introduced to two other fun chaps.  

The idea was just so refreshingly original and I loved how Colleen played it out. I actually can't think of a single book to compare it with and that alone is crazy. Its a book that keeps you on your toes. It shows you that love is unpredictable and can happen in the strangest ways. Best of all, it will keep you guessing till the very last page.  

I absolutely loved the way Ridge and Sydney interacted. Watching their romance blossom was absolutely marvellous. The slow build up was wonderfully executed and deserves all the awards if you ask me. Still get goosebumps when I think about certain chapters. 
Colleen never rushes things, nor does she overcomplicate her characters lives. What you see is what you get and that is exactly what makes her books so powerful. 

Without going into too much detail, I must say Maybe Someday might be my favourite out of CoHo's array of wonder works, purely because it has the perfect amount of laugh-out-loud moments and hair-gripping-heartache.

The ending was rather sensational and in true COHO style.  I mean, don't get me wrong, finishing this book was painful and I would've loved to just keep on reading forever, but hey. Guess you can't have everything... 

Once again, give it up for COHO for delivering yet another masterpiece. 

I'm awarding it 5 out of 5 stars.