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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Finding Cinderella ~Review

""You talk to him about the fact that we haven't had sex?" Six asks completely embarrassed. 

My father shakes his head. "No, he doesn't have to. I know because every night he comes home he goes straight to his bedroom and takes a thirty-minute shower. I was eighteen once."

Six covers her face with her hands. "Oh, my God." She peeks through her hands at my dad. "I guess I know who Daniel gets his personality from."

My father nods. "Tell me about it. His mother is terribly inappropriate.""

Back of book:
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 comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don't happen outside of fairytales. 

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be too different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same. 

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding cinderella doesn't guarantee their happily ever after... it only further threatens it. 

    I listened to this book on audible, so I'm going to do an audio book review and a book review. 

     First up, audio: Finding Cinderella  was read by, Jason Carpenter who also read Maybe Not, also by Colleen Hoover. His voice..... incredible! I love the sound of his voice, it's smooth but mysterious. Can a voice even be mysterious? His can. I loved the way he brought Daniel (Finding Cinderella) and Warren (Maybe Not) to life. 
      There have been many situations where I imagine a character one way and then a movie adaptation comes out and I'm completely devastated at how they are portrayed in the movie. The same thing applies to audio books. I can imagine a character sounding one way and then the audio book call shatter my expectations. This was not the case. 
      When Daniel appeared in Hopeless and Losing Hope I had most definitely imagined him a certain way. Jason Carpenter was exactly what I imagined for the characters. He read at just the right pace to keep my attention but not be too fast that I miss half of what he said. He did an incredible job of preforming the book. 
      I loved this and I highly recommend that if you don't have time to sit down and read this book, you pick up the audio version. It was super short, just over four hours. I listened to the entire thing in one sitting. It was a great audio book and definitely worth listening to. 

     Actual book review: THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK I'VE EVER READ AND I'VE READ THEM ALL! Almost all of Hoover's novels have a tragic moment, one that just makes you pause and take a breath, and thank your loved ones for loving you so much, and you tell them how much you love them too. This one was absolutely hilarious. I could not stop cracking up as I listened to it. Daniel had me smiling and actually laughing out loud. Then you have his parents that are almost exactly like mine are. They are teasing, funny, embarrassing, inappropriate, and amazing all at the same time. You should be able to tell that from the quote I chose to share above the picture. 
     The story was light, fluffy, funny, and adorable. I loved the scandalous part, well, for how long it lasted I did. I loved how inappropriate Daniel was and how his parents were even more so! I loved Cinderella and I loved Six. They were all incredible characters and I'll say it again.... Colleen Hoover has incredible character development!

     Whenever Daniel appeared in Hopeless and Losing Hope (more so in Losing Hope), I loved how funny he was. His nicknames for everyone were so crude but so funny! It was refreshing to get to see him as a main character. Getting to know Daniel was one of the best book experiences I've had

     I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a great laugh! I can be read after the first book in the series, or it could even be a stand alone really. It was a very sweet book and worth the read!

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