Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Slammed - Colleen Hoover Review



Book: Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Romance

Book Synopsis:
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Book Review:
Have you ever found a book that made you feel things you probably shouldn't feel? After all, who gets all worked up over a book?
Well, if you've ever read any of Colleen Hoover's books then you would know that's pretty much the norm. You've probably also grabbed your pitchforks against her at one point, but that's not important right now. 
Something incredible was created within the pages of Slammed. From the beginning I found myself tearing through the book, need to know what happened next. I felt the pain, shock, and anger of the characters at their situations. Rooting for them to get their much deserved happily ever after. Colleen's writing style in this book is unique with her inclusion of Slam Poetry, as it brings more feeling and emotion into the novel then could be done by simply slinging together words into the creation of a paragraph. The characters were relatable in their actions and reactions to situations. The story seemed to just throw me all over sometimes, and I loved every second of it.