Was It Worth the Hype? It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Review

Updated: Mar 25

✰✰✰.5/5

🌶🌶🌶🌶/5

 

𝓢𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓠𝓾𝓲𝓬𝓴 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓽𝓼...

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars

Characters: 4/5

Setting: 3/5

Writing: 5/5

Plot and Themes: 3/5

Awesomeness Factor: ⅗

 

𝓣𝓸 𝓑𝓮𝓰𝓲𝓷...

I went into this 385-page book expecting something life-changing, heart-shattering, and soul-shaking. However, in all honesty, that is not what I received. Instead, I got half-baked characters, an overload of smut, and a lack of tears. Some may say I am a horrible person for not being able to pull any devastation or tears from myself after reading this book, but it was simply a result of the type of reader I am. The real thing that saved this book was Atlas and Colleen Hoover’s stunning writer style, but they could only help so much.


I prefer to keep my reviews spoiler-free, but it honestly feels like the whole world and their mom has read this book so I will be including spoilers, so beware.


Also, Ryle is a demon sent straight from hell. I will admit that I threw the book multiple times because of this man. He is seriously out of his mind. Now onto the review...

 

𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓘 𝓓𝓲𝓭𝓷'𝓽 𝓛𝓲𝓴𝓮...

The thing is, when Lily got pregnant it felt very rushed and like Colleen Hoover’s writing just plummeted. It felt like I was looking into Lily’s experience being pregnant through a foggy, crusty, and chipped window. So, I honestly didn’t get to see any of her experiences. Her emotions through the pregnancy, through seeing Ryle as her child's father and dealing with everything else, could have been so much more developed. If the pregnancy section of the book was more emotional and written a bit better, this book would most likely have a higher rating. Don’t get me wrong, I was invested, and I kept wanting to see what happened next, but that's the thing, nothing seemed to happen. It felt like it moved so fast but so slow and sometimes it just seemed like a lot of things happened, but also not that much happened. That might not make sense...lol

 

𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓘 𝓓𝓲𝓭 𝓛𝓲𝓴𝓮...

If you can’t tell, there were a lot of things I disliked about this book, but there were many things I liked about it. So, let's shift gears and talk about that. I loved learning about Lily’s childhood through letters to Ellen. I thought that was so interesting. I also just loved the way that Colleen Hoover wrote Lily’s childhood and developed it. Gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, Atlas was gorgeous. He must be the most wholesome character ever. (Besides Will Solace of course). When I read about Lily’s dad, another demon sent straight from hell, and the ways he treated Lily’s mother and him beating Atlas, my vision did get a bit foggy with tears, but they ended up never materializing. I also loved Lily’s flower shop! Kind of random, but I did.

 

𝓣𝓸 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓬𝓵𝓾𝓭𝓮..

To wrap this up, I would like to say that I did enjoy this book, regardless of the things that I didn't necessarily vibe with.


Will I continue to recommend it? Yes.

Will I read it again? Maybe, only time will tell.

Will I buy more of Colleen Hoover’s books? Yes! I would love to see what else she can do.

 

𝓐 𝓛𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓵𝓮 𝓓𝓲𝓼𝓬𝓵𝓪𝓲𝓶𝓮𝓻...

{ I do not hate this book, and I am not trying to drag it through the mud with this review. I have accepted that as a reader I will not always love every single book and other readers will not always love my favorite books. }

 

𝓞𝓾𝓽𝓻𝓸...

Let me know what you thought of this book in the comments! Thank you so much for reading :)


Xoxo,

Opal


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