Sunday, April 15, 2012

Slammed by Colleen Hoover


 Title: Slammed

Author: Colleen Hoover

My Rating: 5 Stars

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Summary (taken from Goodreads):

'Slammed' is the first of a two book series. The second book, "Point of Retreat," will be available for download after March 2nd, 2012.

After the unexpected death of her father forces eighteen year old Layken and her family to move across the country, away from everyone and everything she knows, her outlook on life is anything but hopeful.

Enter Will Cooper: the attractive twenty-one year old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry. After a night together that turns out to be everything but the expected, both Layken and Will are left with feelings they never knew they could have. Unfortunately in Layken's life, things are never what they seem. Just as quickly as it develops, their relationship is derailed by a shocking revelation, sparking a tumultuous battle between their hearts and their ethics.

As if the dramatic turn of events in her life isn't enough, Layken is slammed again when her mother reveals a secret of her own. A secret so intense, all of Layken's current problems pale in comparison to her seemingly insurmountable future. Unable to confront the changes that lie ahead of her, Layken ignores her conscience as she turns to Will for solace. Struggles ensue as both Layken and Will search for a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.

My Review:

I got schooled this year
a book that I'm seriously,
deeply, madly, incredibly,
and undeniably in love

When a book dominates my Goodreads feed with 5 star ratings, I jump at the chance to see what the hype is about.  That is the situation with Slammed by Colleen Hoover.  I had no idea who Colleen Hoover was (*hangs head in shame*) and I had no idea what her book was about, but with that many 5 star ratings, what do I have to lose, right?

I jumped blindly into this book without even glancing at the synopsis but came out with my eyes wide open (albeit, a little bloodshot from crying.)  Slammed is about poetry, love, heartbreak, death, sacrifice, responsibility, The Avett Brothers (had to throw that one in there for you Colleen) and overcoming hurdles that life throws at you. I don't want to attempt a summary of the book for fear that I will give away spoilers, but I will say that it is an emotional journey that you shouldn't dare miss. 

I give Slammed 5 stars due to the emotional turmoil it put me through, the heartache I felt for the characters, the way that it made me laugh out loud, and the fact that it kept me from sleeping because I just couldn't put it down. 

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves YA and loves to experience an emotional journey and with a price of only $2.99 for the Amazon Kindle book you can't go wrong.  So go!  Click over to Amazon and pick up this book now!

And with that, I am off to Google poetry slams in my area.  After reading about them, I kinda want to experience one for myself. 

(By the way, the opening of my review was an adaptation of a poem from slammed, giving all the credit to Collen for that one.)


  1. :) Thank you, Melissa! And no worries about not knowing who I was. I'm not even sure sometimes. The books has only been out for a few months, so I won't hold it against you. ;) LOVE the review. Thank you so much for loving something I put a lot of work into. It means a lot!

    1. All I can say is thank you Colleen for writing something so wonderful!

  2. I completely agree with you, Melissa! Great review!