Monday, 7 April 2014

Finding Cinderella - Colleen Hoover

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5)Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

'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 so 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.'

First of all, all I can say is wow this is free on kindle??? What an amazing free ebook! There is no excuse not to download this now!

What a cracking prologue, if this doesn't make you want to continue reading nothing will! This story is told through the eyes of Daniel, an 18 year old high school boy. He spends every period 5 hiding out in the maintenance cupboard. There he meets a girl, who also decided to hide out one day, he doesn't know her name or anything about her but they decide to have a moment of 'pretend' passion and leave it as it is. Daniel continues to spend his period five's in the cupboard in the hope that one day she will come back.

When new girl Six arrives at school in Daniel's friendship group, he likes her but his friends are cautious about them hitting it off, after all it will ruin everything won't it? We follow Daniel and Six's journey through head over heels love in less than 24 hours. Through beautifully written passages and raw emotion. The novella is extremely easy to read and you get sucked in from the wonderfully written prologue.

The fact that this is only a novella you would not have known, nothing felt rushed about the story and the characters were given depth. There were even small twists that I never saw coming and this was a welcome surprise to the story.

Once I had read the story I found out that Daniel and Six had previously characters in a story called Hopeless, however I have not read this story and Finding Cinderella can easily be read as a stand alone - with no reference to the previous book.

This was my first experience of Colleen Hoover, but after this novella it will certainly not be my last!

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this enchanting novella and would love to read more by Colleen.

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