Friday, 6 November 2015

Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9
by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Release Date: November 10th, 2015
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Fans of Colleen Hoover rejoice - November 9, her latest venture in the New Adult genre, is completely moving and unlike anything else she's written.

“I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

Although all of Colleen Hoover's titles are unique, November 9 shines brighter than the others. Told in alternating perspectives, November 9 follows the emotionally riveting tale of Fallon and Ben, two complex characters from fairly different circumstances. After a chance encounter, the two are inexplicably attracted to each other and begin a romance that lasts only once a year - November 9th. Filled with unique twists, heart-wrenching angst, and irresistibly addicting romance, November 9 will without a doubt win over all New Adult readers.

Fallon and Ben were an exceptional duo and by far the best I've read from Colleen Hoover. Fallon, although utterly destroyed by an incident that changed her life completely and the poor influence of her father, was a character that irrevocably imbued me with compassion and sympathy. I could easily see myself in her and her lack of self-worth and confidence. Ben, however, was a breath of fresh air and incredibly smart, flirtatious, and passionate - a wonderful addition to the cast of intelligent and realistic male leads Colleen Hoover enjoys placing in her novels. The events in November 9, although at times so intense it could bring you to tears, were realistic, riveting, and touching. Colleen Hoover's latest undoubtedly strapped me onto an emotional roller coaster that is well-worth riding again and again.

November 9 had me hooked from beginning to end. I completed the title in one seating, desperate to learn the fates of Fallon and Ben. Readers who have loved Colleen Hoovers titles in the past will enjoy the unique duo in November 9. November 9 was a passionate, inspiring, and heart-wrenching read that will, without a doubt, leave readers begging for a companion novel.

4 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. Excellent review, Wendy! Colleen Hoover is amazing and I'm so excited to read November 9. Thanks!

  2. I absolutely love her books!
    Thanks for the reviews Wendy

  3. Katherine Pinacho6 November 2015 at 12:52

    I can't wait to read my copy of November 9 when it comes in!!!!

  4. I am immensely jealous that you've already read it. Wonderful review as always.

  5. I've been falling in love with Colleen Hoover since I read It Ends With Us last month. And I will absolutely check this title out sometime very soon. What a wonderful review!! thank you :)