Thursday, 26 November 2015

REVIEW: November 9 by Colleen Hoover


Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

NOVEMBER NINE by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books Paperback | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781501110344 | November 10, 2015 | $16.00
eBook: 320 pages | ISBN: 9781501110351 | $7.99


There are many things that Colleen Hoover is famous for: her love of Toms, her love of The Avett Brothers, her loyalty to Diet Pepsi, and her own genre of books (e.g. a friend asks you what you're reading. You say November 9. They ask romance? You say NO. IT'S SOOO MUCH MORE. They stare at you and ask suspense? You say for the love of GOD. It's a COHO. THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS).

So how do I write a review for a book that's been reviewed many times over?

You know what? I'll tell you about the worst part in the book.

I'll tell you how I sat in bed with my iPad turned off and just tried to breathe through it.

How I fucking cursed her (Colleen - for doing this to me YET AGAIN), and then berated myself for not knowing better. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

How I opened my iPad cover, swiped to unlock and prayed that I'd forget my password in that moment so I wouldn't be confronted by the words that I knew were waiting for me on my Kindle app.

How I started reading really fast until it hit me at the same time as it registered with Fallon. The lead-up was oh so subtle. But the realization. Oh the realization. That was like living on a small island that just experienced an earthquake, tsunami, and a hurricane all in the span for a few minutes. The destruction was catastrophic. 

How I took a solid minute to read each word because the aftermath was excruciating. Maybe the story would change if I took too long to read it. After all, it's magical just to be able to read, so anything is possible. Right? RIGHT? Right.

How the worst part in this book is why Colleen is one of the best authors there is.

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