Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Spotlight: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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Maybe Someday
By:  Colleen Hoover
Published:  March 18, 2014
Publisher:  Atria Books
Mature Content:  18 & Up

Source:  Publisher

GR's Summary:
Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.





Lindy's Thoughts:


Colleen Hoover has been one of my favorite authors ever since I read her Slammed Series!  Then, when I read her Hopeless series, it sealed the deal!  That's why when I heard about Maybe Someday, it got immediately added to my wish list!

Maybe Someday took me by surprise!  I was expecting an excellent story, but this one really took my breath away!  It was vastly different from any love story that I have ever read.  Ridge, Sydney, and Maggie owned my heart.  I completely felt for each of these characters plights, and wanted to protect them from any pain.  In this story, we come to realize that we can't control the matters of the heart.  It wants what it wants!


I love how Ms. Hoover incorporated musical lyrics in to this story.  She used it as a way for Sydney and Ridge to communicate the depth of their feelings for one another through song.  The lyrics read like beautiful poetry, and I was in every moment with Ridge and Sydney.


There is so much that I could say about this intoxicating story, but I don't want to spoil it or ruin it for others.  Suffice it to say, this story is a treasure, and a gift from Ms. Hoover to her readers.  You will never read another story like this, and you will never forget it!



My Rating:


I give Maybe Someday, by Colleen Hoover, 5 Beautiful, Sentimental, Profound, and Deeply Romantic Stars!  I highly recommend this story to everyone.  It will completely touch your heart, and make you feel so much, and so deeply!  Ms. Hoover never fails to impress me with the beauty of her stories.  Maybe Someday is special, and has been added to my favorites list!






My Favorite Quote:


"He makes me feel more beautiful.  More important.  More loved.  More needed.  I feel more everything, and with every second that passes, I become more and more greedy, wanting all of every single part of him."  (eARC, Loc. 4849)

~Sydney





Mikki's Review:


Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover is an epic love story that will leave you breathless! Trust me, your heart will be beating to the melody of each word!

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and do something all over again for the first time? Well, it just happened to me. I want to go back in time and read this book for the first time! I wish I could go back to that first word, quote, chapter that made my heart skip a beat. Every single word transforms into a lyric of a song that I want to learn by heart and play over and over again! If you have not read any of Colleen Hoover’s brilliant work YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!! Every book she writes is an incomparable and unforgettable journey! 


Turning twenty-two is taking a turn for the worst for Sydney Blake. Her boyfriend of two years as been cheating on her with her best friend. After she finds out about that painful betrayal, she is left homeless and heartbroken. When her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson, opens the door to his house and offers her a place to stay, she can’t refuse. Where else could she go? Her parent’s house is out of the question since she would never hear the end it. Her dad always wanted for her to attend law school, she on the other hand wants to become an elementary music teacher.  Ridge can't find the inspiration for his next songs. When Sydney enters his life unexpectedly, he finds the muse he’s been looking for. When he offers her a place to stay and they become roommates, a beautiful friendship grows between them. As time goes by, they write lyrics together that are more than just words on a piece of paper. Those lyrics are a revelation of the intense bond that they share. On their journey together, they will learn that when the heart speaks, they can't always control what it says. 


Sydney and Ridge are two of the most unique, strong, beautiful, honest and inspiring characters that I have read about! They feel so REAL! These are the kind of characters that I cheer and want in a book. I caught myself putting my hand over my heart on many occasions while reading their story. Their love story is heartbreaking, captivating and powerful. My heart was literally aching for them! I do suggest you keep a box a tissue near you at all times. This beautifully written story will leave you picking up the pieces of your shattered heart in more than one occasion.


I really don’t want to give anything away about their story. You have to feel, live, inhale and exhale every single moment of their journey. What I love the most about Colleen Hoover’s writing style is that she knows exactly how to grab my attention from the very beginning of the story. Even if the romance was slow-building the intensity of how it developed was SPECTACULAR! I loved how music was tangled in the storyline. This brought my reading experience to a whole new level. I listened to the songs and it left me with a huge smile on my face. I could actually close my eyes and see them in Ridge’s room writing their feelings for each other. 


Don’t even get me started on the intense chemistry that they have together! Oh my God!!!! It's ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Colleen Hoover knows how to write an unforgettable first kiss!!!! *Swoon* One other thing that I absolutely adore about this author is how she creates memorable supporting characters. Not only did I fall in love with Sydney and Ridge, but Warren and Maggie stole my heart as well. I really can't get enough for them. They are fun, likable and addictive! This book, story, characters will forever hold a place in my heart. I will never forget this beautiful story!

My Rating:

I give, Maybe Someday, by Colleen Hoover 5 poignant, sensational, exquisite, heart-pumping, brilliant stars! Add this phenomenal story to your TBR list and prepare yourself to Beat, beat, pause. Contract, expand. Inhale, exhale. 





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Q&A With Colleen & Griffin

Today, we would love to welcome Colleen and Griffin to the blog!  We are so excited to get to ask questions behind the written and musical collaboration of Maybe Someday!

Lindy: Colleen, how did you hear about and/or meet Griffin?

Colleen: One night readers started blowing up my Facebook and Twitter pages saying I HAD to turn on the TV and watch American Idol because Holder was on. They were referring to Griffin, who apparently matched the mental images they had of Holder, a character from my book, Hopeless. I reached out to him to explain why so many people were calling him Holder. Eventually, he ended up posing for the cover of the companion novel to Hopeless, Losing Hope. I was already familiar with Griffin's work and knew I liked it, so when I needed someone to record music for Maybe Someday, I thought of him.

Lindy: Who came up with the idea of a book & music collaboration, and what sparked the idea?

Colleen: I came up with the idea not long after I wrote my first book, Slammed. Readers responded so positively to the inclusion of The Avett Brothers' lyrics in Slammed, so I thought it would be cool to take that one step further and include original lyrics written by the characters. That idea eventually blossomed into actually having the lyrics put to music and having the songs recorded to go along with the book. In the beginning, I had some other songs I was using, but a couple of weeks before my manuscript was due I ran into some legal issues with those songs and ended up with a story that had no lyrics and no music to go along with it. This is when I thought of Griffin. Not only was he enthusiastic about the opportunity, but within two weeks he had 8 full songs ready for the story.

Lindy: Griffin, Did you read Maybe Someday?  If so, What are some of your thoughts on the story?

Griffin: I did! I thought it was great, and was really able to relate to using music as a way to express things that can sometimes be hard to say. I think people will really be able to relate to this story on a lot of levels.

Lindy: Tell us a little bit about the process behind writing music to fit the story.

Griffin:  Colleen would send me scenes from the book and I would respond with lyrics that I thought captured what the characters were going through at that point in the story. Some of it was music I'd already written that I thought fit the scenes well, and the rest was inspired by the story.

Lindy: Is another collaboration between the both of you in the future?

Colleen: We don't have any definite plans, but we're both open to the possibility!



About Colleen Hoover:


I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you. 

I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request...so request me, dang it!

If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at www.colleenhoover.com 

Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It's propaganda. 





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38 comments:

  1. Does this come with a soundtrack? I'm waiting to get the audio for this one from the publisher. Excited for it!

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    1. I read the eARC which didn't have a soundtrack, but I believe the ebook has bon's features where you can click on links inside the book, and listen to some of the music.

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  2. *throws hands up* Just ordered this one! Colleen Hoover is super amazing! And I definitely want the sound track, too!! Both reviews made me sooo happy, though I skimmed them just in case ;) But I loved what I did read! Let me just fangirl and freak out about this book for a second! heehee

    Great reviews and lovely giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Magen! I can't wait for you to read it! I know you will love it! I'm also getting the sound track! I love Griffin's voice and lyrics! Plus, the soundtrack will always remind me of the story!

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  3. Lovely reviews from both of you! And I love, love, love the interview! I read the ARC, and gave it four stars, and I had the audio-book on pre-order... guess what I'm listening to right now? I also fell in love with the characters - even Warren who really made me laugh a lot in the beginning, and gained my respect towards the end.

    Have a great week, Lindy and Mikki!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks! I loved the interview too! I loved Warren too! Have a great week Lexx :)

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  4. Squeeee this book! I can't wait to read it. Everyone is saying how awesome and wonderful it is. So excited to be attending the party in Portland this weekend!

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    1. It's such an amazing story! I'm so jealous that you get to attend the Portland Party! Have fun!!!

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  5. I'm so ashamed I haven't read a book by her yet! *covers eyes* The Slammed series has been on my TBR for a long time - I just haven't had a chance to get to them yet. Slammed is waiting for me on my Kindle, and I can't wait to read all of her books. I love the pics & videos she posts on Instagram! Great reviews!

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    1. Oh Jennifer! You are missing out!!!You need to read all of her books! They are some of my favorites!!! Thank You for stopping by :)

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  6. I've never read anything from Colleen Hoover but I think I have Hopeless on my kindle and a very good friend of mine highly recommended Slammed to me a year ago, I definitely need to start reading her books, she has such a huge and loyal fan base!

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    1. Yes! You should try out her books! The reason she has such a huge fan base is because all of her stories are amazing, and really touch your heart!

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  7. I am so very excited about reading this. I love Colleen Hoover. Her book was the first book I have every bought signed (Hopeless)

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  8. So excited to get to this one. You reviews are just making me wish I had time to read it NOW.

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  9. Great reviews!! I'm really excited to read Maybe Someday!

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  10. Colleen Hoover is such an amazing writer! I'm just in love with all of her books!

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  11. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I have been patiently (okay, not so patiently) waiting for the arrival of the beloved Colleen Hoover's Maybe Someday. I can't wait to read it! Love Colleen and I'm sure I'll love this gem!

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    1. You're very welcome! Good Luck Jessica!

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  12. Well, I bought it. Now it's my 3rd Hoover book, but I still haven't read the other two. Now to decide which one to read first ...

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    1. Yay! You will love all of them! Hopeless is my favorite out of all of her books!!! However, all of her books are my favorite, and they are all stories that I want for my personal library.

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  13. *Sigh* It sucks I'm not in the Northern Hemisphere!! I'd love to win one!!
    Awesome reviews though! I'm looking forward to reading Maybe Someday myself!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  14. Colleen Hoover writes amazing books and I get to meet her tonight! :)

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    1. Yay!!!! How exciting!!! That's so awesome! I wish I could meet her!

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  15. I'm looking forward to reading this.

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    1. It's a really great story! I'm sure you'll loves it Amy!

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  16. I have really wanted to read this and would love to be able to win this so I could, thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    1. It's a great book! Good Luck Heather!

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  17. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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  18. I just love this author, and I don't normally enjoy contemporary YA, but she makes me "feel" yep, this one is on my list! Fantastic review Lindy, you have me drooling.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I hope you get to read it! It's actually New Adult, not Young Adult :) Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  19. I LOOOOOOOOVE Colleen Hoover and I cannot wait to read this book. I love that there is such a huge promotion of the soundtrack that goes along with the book as well. It's different from other book promotions. Love your giveaways!!

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    1. Me too! She's one of my favorite authors! Thanks Amber :)

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