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review 2015-09-22 03:11
Point of Retreat
Point of retreat - Colleen Hoover
  Point of Retreat is the sequel to Colleen Hoover’s Slammed. Now that Layken and Will can finally be together they have to figure out how to deal with the hands they’ve been dealt. The things that brought them together could be the things that tear them apart.

“Meh.” To me this book is “meh.” I do not hate this book,I love this book, nor do I really like it for that matter. This book did not leave any lasting impression whatsoever. It is so difficult to write a review on a book that did not move you in any one direction. I could go on for all day about a book that I hate and why I hate it. I could gush for hours, months even, about a book I love. However, a book that left me indifferent is quite the challenge. I read this book about two weeks ago and in that time I have been trying to decide how I would write this review and what I would say. I thought, “ Maybe I just won’t write a review”. In the end though, I decided if a book left me feeling this way that I should write about it.

So let us begin with the characters. To me, Kel, Caulder and Kirsten are this book’s saving grace. They literally made me laugh out loud (and get strange looks from my boyfriend). However, I was not happy about the route Hoover took with Will and Layken. First of all, Layken is raising her younger sibling yet, acts like a child this entire book. She throws temper tantrums like a spoiled, misbehaved child. Then Will acts as if that is a completely normal behavior for an adult. Despite the fact that Layken is 19 years old, she is still old enough to know better especially considering she is raising her young and impressionable younger brother. Also, the characters seemed to have made a drastic change from the first book. Will was a responsible man, who was concise in his decision making in Slammed. In Point of Retreat he is a controlling stalker who disconnects Laykens battery in her car so she would have to ride with him. Also, he also holds onto a gift from Layken’s dead mother in order to be able to see her. Who is this guy?



This book has too much nonsense going on. First, there is the saved virtue of the heroine that she will relinquish only after a year of them dating due to a request made by her now dead mother. Then we have the raising of children and trying to go to school. And of course what would a love story be without a vindictive ex-girlfriend bent on destruction. Then there is another conflict that I won’t discuss because it would be a spoiler. It’s simply too much going on. It makes the storyline muddled and unclear.



From the conflict to the resolution this book did not move me. The relationship between Layken and Will lacks any depth. They really don’t seem to have any chemistry and I didn’t feel like the love story was real. Furthermore, the characters have drastic personality changes from the first book. The story is overwhelming with side stories. I’m disappointed that bought the third book before I read this one, because I won’t be reading it. I give Point of Retreat 2 stars

 

Source: brittneysbooknook.com
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text 2015-06-08 21:25
books I want to re-read this summer
Paper Towns by Green, John (2009) Paperback - John Green
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Point of retreat - Colleen Hoover
This Girl - Colleen Hoover
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins
Looking for Alaska - John Green
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text 2015-02-14 19:28
Top 5: Romance Books
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Slammed - Colleen Hoover
Point of retreat - Colleen Hoover
Significance: A Significance Series Novel - Shelly Crane
Only Everything (True Love) - Kieran Scott
The Iron Fey Series Julie Kagawa Collection 6 Books Set (The Lost Traitor, The Lost Prince, The Iron Knight, The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen) - Julie Kagawa

In honor of Valentines day I decided to do top 5 Romance Books/ Series.

  1. The Vampire Acadamy Series by Richelle Mead
  2. Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
  3. Significance by Shelly Crane
  4. Only Everything by Kieran Scott
  5. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
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review 2015-02-12 17:23
Book two of the Slammed series - in love, but not as in love...
Point of retreat - Colleen Hoover

Book two of the Slammed series. I'm still in love with Will and Lake, but this book made me realize Will has some faults. Really, I think that just made him human, but he made some seriously stupid mistakes, considering he's supposed to be the more mature/ adult like of the two. 

 

However, this is still a good story. And if you like drama, Hoover can bring the drama. She brings it in droves. Point of Retreat was a one-sitting read for me - I had to know what happened next, and how they would manage to fix everything. Especially the end. Oh man, the ending...

 

Another book that could be a cross-over from YA to NA. Though this one felt a little more NA than the previous book. But still something I can see older teens finding interest in. 

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text 2015-02-01 17:23
January Wrap Up 2015
Point of Retreat - Colleen Hoover
Witchy, Witchy (Spellbound Trilogy #1) - Penelope King
Stubborn Love - Wendy Owens
Ever Shade - Alexia Purdy
Tainted Legacy - Amity Hope
The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen - Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight - Julie Kagawa
Forsaken (Book #1) (Daughters of the Sea) - Kristen Day,Stacy Sanford
SNOWBOUND (FireFrost Book 1) - Brenda L. Harper
  1. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
  2. Witchy, Witchy by  Penelope King
  3. Opposing Sides (University Park, #1) by  C.M. Doporto
  4. Crossing (Open Door Love Story, #1) by  Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  5. Stubborn Love (Stubborn Love, #1) by Wendy Owens 
  6. Change For Me (The Alpha's Kiss, #1) by Lynn Red 
  7. Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale, #1) by Alexia Purdy 
  8. Different (Tainted Elements, #1) by Alycia Linwood 
  9. Sinful Desires: Vol. I (Sinful Desires, #1) by M.S. Parker
  10. Confessions (Desert Secrets, #1) by Wendy Ely 
  11. Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1) by Lisa Swallow
  12. Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy, #1) by Jasinda Wilder
  13. The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by  Bella Andre
  14. RECKLESS - Part 1 (The RECKLESS, #1) by  Alice Ward
  15. RECKLESS - Part 2 (The RECKLESS, #2) by  Alice Ward
  16. Tainted Legacy by Hope, Amity
  17. The Pursuit: Dangerous Liaisons 1 by Taffel, Lily
  18. The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Kagawa, Julie
  19. Baptism by Fire by Ramsay, Keira
  20. The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Kagawa, Julie
  21. The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4) by Kagawa, Julie
  22. Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Day, Kristen
  23. Venom (Venom Series #1) by Middleton, Kristen
  24. Snowbound (FireFrost, #1) by Harper, Brenda L.
  25. The Beckoning of Beautiful Things (Beckoning, #1) by B., Calinda
  26. Broken (Embraced Book 1) by Sky, Caelia
  27. The Cancun Trilogy, An Erotic Beach Romance by Malick, Lena
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