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Sunday, March 12, 2017

It Ends With Us ~Review

"All humans make mistakes. 
What determines a person's character aren't the mistakes we make. 
It's how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses."

Back of Book:

Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.

I feel like this a book that everyone needs to read in their lifetime. It was bold, brave, beautiful, empowering. I can't say too much as I don't want to spoil this for anyone. It's best to go into this book without too many details. Reading the back is okay because in all honestly, it doesn't elude to anything that happens in this book! 

There are so many unexpected twists and turns throughout the story. This is a book you can easily read in one sitting. You'll just want to keep turning pages until it's over. This was different than most Colleen Hoover novels. It dealt with heavy topics so flawlessly that I felt like I was watching a movie in my mind. Heavy topics aren't always fun, sometimes they make you feel uncomfortable and awkward, which is okay. Hoover's book wasn't awkward or uncomfortable, it was objective while still being delicate. 

I love this book! I say that about all Colleen Hoover books, I know, but I just can't help it. She has a way with words. :) I believe that It Ends With Us, had the most developed characters and complex dynamics. Every character in the novel brought something new to the story, adding their own much needed elements. 

Hoover does dual perspective very nicely. However, It Ends With Us, wasn't dual character perspective, it was more dual time. I loved how she had the past and the present mingling so nicely between the chapters. Instead of flashbacks, it was reading the journal and reliving the moments through there. I thought this was a unique and cute idea! 

It Ends With Us, is a book I'll recommend to anyone who asks. This wasn't necessarily my favorite, but it is the one that I had the strongest reacting to. I encourage everyone to read this. 


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