Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Point of Retreat Review

Book Review

Point of Retreat Review Feb. 9th

Point of Retreat by: Colleen Hoover

5 Stars

 Sypnosis:  Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’

I could gush over how amazing this book was in a million different ways. Point of Retreat started with a bang and ended with one too. Where Slammed was emotional, Point of Retreat was life-altering and heartbreaking. I was honestly scared to start this book considering how well Slammed ended. I was afraid the plot would only thicken with dramatic events that would piss me off. Luckily, this was not the case. 

Beware potential spoilers:

Lake's mom continues to play a role in this book which I thought was a truly remarkable touch and brought tears to my eyes more than a few times. Her wisdom seems to surpass her life and helps Will and Lake on more than one occasion.

I think my favorite part of this book was the introduction of a new set of neighbors to Lake and Will. Sherry and her daughter Kiersten move in parallel to the bunch and Kiersten is a shocking delight with her witty personality and ingeniously inappropriate comments.  She is "butterflying" amazing.

Kiersten becomes great friends with the kids and even a little romance between her and Lake's brother. The two boys seem to be falling into their age even more with their insane antics. They often brought many LOL moments, especially as Lake and Will tried to come up with fitting punishments for their crimes.

One big difference between the first novel is Point of Retreat is entirely from Will's POV. What a change. But definitely a good one. We get to see the real side of Will and not just through Lake's eyes. He is truly the sweetest guy, one who would shave his entire head if she had cancer and donate his very soul just for her to live a few more minutes. (Don't panic, no one dies!!)

We still get to see Club N9ne, though there are less slam poems, but one epic one given by Will at the end. 

Lake and Will are an amazing couple and not immediately falling into a HEA like many other books or instantly falling in love with the same drama keeping them apart. No Colleen Hoover takes an average boy meets girl story and transforms it into a story for a new generation with two young adults who had to grow up far too fast but somehow turn out all right in the end. 

How can you not love a couple who makes out through their entire wedding vows. Epic. 

And there is a book 3 on the horizion.
This Girl set for release in April 2013

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