Maybe Someday Review

April 16, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★

Maybe Someday ReviewMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date Published: 2014-03-18
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 384
Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Angela Goethals, Zachary Webber
Rating: four-stars
Description: At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be. Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one. A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.
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Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:  4-stars

Maybe Someday is such a unique experience. It has to be the first book I’ve ever read (or really heard of) with its own soundtrack! Yes, that’s right, the amazing Griffin Peterson (you know, the yummy musician who posed for the cover of Losing Hope) has written some really cool songs for this book. Not only that, but he’s also performed them! And Rose and I went all the way to Portland to the release party to see him perform! Oh it was so awesome! Ok back to the book. Again, if you’ve read my other reviews, you know I love Colleen Hoover’s writing style. It is so fun and light and I love her dialogue. Anyway I ended up doing the audio book prior to the trip because I didn’t want any accidental spoilers. So even though I didn’t get my copy of the book (and got it signed!) until the release party, I listened to it first. I really enjoyed the narration, and of course Zachary Webber is fun to listen to. I just wish the audio book included the songs. That would have made it so much cooler. 

I really enjoyed the unique aspects of the book – Ridge and him being (ok mild spoiler here) a deaf musician, and Sydney turning out this be this great lyricist. The sessions of them working together were fun and had some amazing moments. I absolutely loved when Ridge made Sydney “feel” the music, rather than hear it. That was so cool. Though the parts where he wanted to “feel” her signing were a little awkward turtle for me heh. 

I did have some issues with the infidelity aspects of the book. First of all, Sydney’s boyfriend and her best friend are the worst people in the world. Ok, maybe not *the worst* but OMG! But while Sydney refused to become a Tori, well, sort of, yea. And that bothered me. I understand her part of it, especially before she knew about Ridge’s girlfriend. But WTF Ridge! Especially since the girlfriend is so totally awesome about everything. I felt like her reaction was a bit unbelievable to me. She just seems too perfect. But I get it, she tends to live life to its fullest, and Ridge with his very caring but overprotective ways was holding her back. But, it still seemed too easy. So that’s my only real complaint about this book. Otherwise, it is excellent, go read it, and go listen to the soundtrack!

Rose review avatar Rose’s Review:5-stars

She’s done it again! Colleen Hoover’s latest book is sure to have you laughing, perhaps crying, and gasping out loud at some moments. You want to know what else you’ll be doing? Tapping your foot and singing along. Singing? Yes. Singing. In case you’ve been out on hiatus and have only recently returned to planet Earth, this book is accompanied by its very own soundtrack. Remember the cover model from Losing Hope? He’s back! This time Griffin Peterson is not on the cover, but he’s Ridge. Well, I mean, he is Griffin, but he sings (and even writes) the songs that make up the Maybe Someday soundtrack. The music is awesome. I liked Griffin’s voice from the moment I first heard it, but the more I listened, the more I liked the music. (My fave song is I’m In Trouble and Maybe Someday). I think the book on its own would have been good. A solid 4 stars from me, but with the clickable links to the actual music included right into the ebook, I bumped the rating to 5 stars. Any CoHo fan will not be disappointed. And first timers to Colleen Hoover should be equally delighted as Maybe Someday is a truly unique reading experience.

So, as an added bonus, we are giving away 2 copies of Maybe Someday. One is signed by both Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson and the other is an unsigned paperback. Click here to enter.

 



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Overall: 4.3

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