Review: This Girl

Friday, May 3, 2013
This Girl (Slammed, #3)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release date: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Atria Books 
Purchase: Amazon  
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Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series. 
(via Goodreads)

Can you ever possibly love a book more than you thought you would? I fell in love with Slammed in an instant. It's the same with Point of Retreat. That's why I was afraid that I won't feel the same with This Girl because it seemed like it's just Slammed in Will's POV. Hell, no. That's not even half of it. Sure, there were parts that were told through Will's POV. The good thing about it? It made me understand him more. Of course, love him more.

Slammed was the first novel that got me into the New Adult age group. But you know what, scratch off that age group labeling. Whether you're into NA or not, this is absolutely worth your time. It's not just a story about love. It's a story about life in all aspects. Heck, even about death. It's a story that will make you realize a lot of things.

Then there's the poem. I love Slammed because of the slams of course. And even if some of the slams here are also present in Slammed, it still made me cry. It's that awesome. I've always been a firm believer how words are so powerful but after finishing off this novel, it made me believe in that more. Have you actually thought how words are so powerful?

Don't think that I just love this novel because of the story. No, that's not just it. Colleen Hoover is such a talented writer. She's written this and her novels like she has known all along what the readers will feel. The connection I have with the characters are so strong and I'm sure to miss them.

Words aren't enough for me to describe how much I love this novel and the series as a whole. I've cried. But the happy tears.

Here are some of the best lines ever:

"I'm not staring because of the fact that she's attractive, which she is. It's that look in her eyes. The depth. I want to know what she's thinking."
"I can't remember feeling this way since . .  well, ever. It's new. It's scary. It's exciting. It's nerve-racking. It's calming. It's every single emotion I've ever felt balled up into an intense urge to grab hold of her and never let go."
"Love and have, despite their polar opposites, are both feelings that are induced by passion. I can handle that." 
See? I swear my life on this. You gotta read this novel. Well, of course start with Slammed. It won't disappoint.


And oh, that epilogue was a killer. What are you waiting for? Read. This. Now. Or. Start. With. Slammed. Now.

2 comments:

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Really, if I don't read something by Hoover and soon (preferably Slammed) my bestie Lisa is likely to strangle me. And she's like, two countries away!
This sounds wonderful and I love that it was such an emotional exoerience for you.
Wonderful review, Nina!

Nina Waters said...

You should definitely listen to your bestie! Haha. It's not the usual NA anyway. And Colleen Hoover's writing is amazing (for me). Can't wait for you to read it. Let me know what you think! And oh, Hopeless, that's another of her novels, is one of the best reads ever. I swear. Well, start with Slammed anyway. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Thanks, Maja.

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