Thu, October 25, 2012

Slammed by Colleen Hoover Review

Slammed book cover

Slammed book cover

Slammed
By Colleen Hoover
Publication date: Jan. 5, 2012
Self-published, 314 pages
Source: Purchased for my Kindle

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.

— Goodreads.com description

Oh, goodness me, I love some drama, and boy does Colleen Hoover bring it in Slammed. Reading this book felt like watching General Hospital, and — as someone who LOVED soaps when she was a teen — that’s a good thing.

There’s so many highs and lows in Will and Layken’s relationship that it’s sort of unbelievable, but the ride is so gosh-darned passionate and emotional that you just can’t help but hang on tight and go along with it.

I just stopped writing this review and started laughing for like two minutes, just remembering the plot of this book. I’m not kidding, looking back it’s sort of insane, but it’s also like this TORNADO OF EMOTION and I was just so swept away that I cried and I swooned and oh goodness gracious it’s HOTT.

I’m not even making any sense, am I? Gah.

Let’s just say: If you like books that are jam-packed with emotion and are all sorts of dramatic, this one is going to be a must for you. Same goes for the sequel, Point of Retreat.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: A focal point of these books is slam poetry. It’s very well done in the books, but I just HAVE to share this video mocking it…it’s too funny not to!

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: death, family, friendship, romance
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  1. Jennifer @ Dream Reads said:

    I’ve owned this in paperback for quite some time now. Fun review. Need to read this, asap!

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  2. Jen said:

    House full of men. I didn’t like this one as much, to be honest. Buuuuut the Tom Hanks thing has redeemed my faith in slam poetry.

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  3. Asmaa @Reading is a Must said:

    My best friend keeps nagging me about how good and mushy and swoonworthy this one is; I haven’t read it yet but it seems very tempting!

    Oh and I love that Tom Hanks video, saw it sometimes ago and found it really funny too 😀

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  4. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I’ve seen some iffy reviews on this one, but I’m really happy to see you liked it. I feel like you and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to most books so I trust your opinion. I have it on my kindle. Now, to figure out when to read it.

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  5. Jamie said:

    Haven’t really heard of this one! But the relationship that you describe KIND OF reminds me of Pushing The Limits! If there aren’t any “sirens” or “nymphs” maybe I’ll give this a try!

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  6. Tara said:

    This sounds major dramarama – count me in!

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  7. KM said:

    I’ve heard good things about this book! But I’ve been burned by new adult books in the past, so I’m a little wary about starting another one… But that Tom Hanks video was HILARIOUS! I’d never seen that. Seriously LOL’ed. 🙂

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  8. April Books & Wine said:

    I love drama in books too! AND OMG SLAM poetry! I can’t wait to read this one as it’s just hanging out on my kindle.

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  9. Review: Slammed | Giraffe Days said:

    […] “I just stopped writing this review and started laughing for like two minutes, just remembering the plot of this book. I’m not kidding, looking back it’s sort of insane, but it’s also like this TORNADO OF EMOTION and I was just so swept away that I cried and I swooned and oh goodness gracious it’s HOTT.” Anna Reads […]

    Posted on: Thu, October 25, 2012

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