Book Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

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First came Slammed, which wowed me, then Point of Retreat which similarly impressed me and now This Girl.

This Girl rehashes the events of Slammed through Will’s point of view, as Layken quizzes him about their past while the couple enjoy their honeymoon.

There are a number of surprises thrown in and extra scenes to wow fans of the trilogy, but essentially it’s a pretty adventure free remake. Also, there’s MORE poetry in this one *cheer* and you get to relive all your old favourites, like Lake (*Spoiler* I do need to tell someone about A Very Long Poem I Once Heard now!).

Why should you read this trilogy? The romance, the heartbreak, the poetry, the advice, the kids, the love, the drama. The Avett Brothers music. Everything about it.

Things that disappoint:
– I love Will, I do, but I miss Layken’s narration from Slammed – could she not have had the epilogue in this one or something?
– Umm, this is very steamy YA, not NA writing.

My Rating: ☼☼☼☼

Author news:
Colleen Hoover will be signing books in London this November 9th for fans at the Hilton Hotel – check here for the details. Also she has a new novella out this month, a spin off story from her Hopeless series, titled Finding Cinderella!

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20 thoughts on “Book Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

  1. I’ve just downloaded Losing Cinderella. I love Colleen Hoover. I do need to finish the Slammed series though. I’ve only read the first. I do intend to read the others as well!

  2. I had no idea Slammed was a series; I had added Slammed to my TBR list because I thought it looked interesting, so it’s good to know that there are more great books that come after it too! 🙂 I’ll also have to check out Losing Cinderella! Great review! 🙂

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    • Thanks honey! Yes, definitely read Slammed, her other series is Losing Hope which is definitely worth reading. Hope you like her stuff as much as I do. 🙂

  3. I missed Layken’s narration in this one too, and something about this book turned me off- maybe there wasn’t enough newness? The poetry is cool though and sets this series apart. One of the alternate pov books I did like a lot is Hoover’s Losing Hope. Looking forward to reading Losing Cinderella too!

    • I haven’t read Hopeless yet, it’s on my tbr though, then I’ll read Finding Cinderella! Her poetry is one of the best things about the Slammed series, it really blows me away every time.

  4. From your review that sounds like a really interesting book and series – I have to confess I’ve never read anything by Colleen Hoover. Would this be a good series to start with?

    • It is! I’ve come to the conclusion that dual p.o.v.s work best for me as a reader when romance is involved – I need to hear from both parties. 🙂

    • You’re in for a treat! My major trauma right now is trying to find a cover for Slammed that matches the second 2 paperbacks… I definitely love this series, lol. 🙂

  5. I’ve only read one other Colleen Hoover book, and it was HOPELESS. For a book in the NA genre, it was surprisingly good, so I’m all for more books by her! Even though I haven’t read SLAMMED yet — I do intend to, though! — I’m so glad that the final (?) book lived up to your expectations somewhat, despite a few iffy things here and there. I can’t really comment on those because I have zero knowledge of the characters you mentioned, but I actually think I might be more relieved about the “steamy YA writing,” haha. I just don’t get the NA genre — it has unnecessary sex scenes, stupid characters (most of the time), which is why I tend to deviate back to YA books instead of New Adult. Well. At least it was steamy, right? 😉

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting myself into an emotional wreck once I read this series. 😀

    • 🙂 Because NA started off with self-published authors I find it a more difficult genre to navigate than YA – but when it’s good it’s great. (I’m a romance junkie at heart so NA was designed for readers like me!) Steamy is very nice, lol, and CH excels at the ’emotional wreck’ business – Slammed shouldn’t disappoint.

  6. Sadly, I’m not sure if this is my type of book but I will consider is this isn’t anything too graphic!

    Great review, Annie! <33

    • It’s much more graphic than the first book, Slammed (which is fairly tame), but it doesn’t cross the line. 🙂 So you’ll be in safe hands with this series.

  7. I haven’t started this series, but I love her Hopeless books. I just read Finding Cinderella, and I want MOOOOORRREEE! 🙂 I think I’d like the poetry aspect of these books. 😀

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