At twenty-two years old, Sydney has 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 Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. 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. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
Contemporary – New Adult
After reading November 9, Confess, It Ends With Us and Ugly Love, I finally started reading Maybe Someday. It is one of Colleen Hoover’s most famous and loved books, and I totally get why!
Maybe Someday is a beautiful novel. The story is amazing, the characters are complex, fascinating and moving, and Hoover’s writing is just stunning. In this novel, more than ever before, I was truly able to appreciate her talent with the written words. Indeed, music is at the heart of this book and the lyrics created by the author for this novel are beautiful. They are truly part of the story and make it that much more gripping.
“There are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet. You would think there would only be so much you could do with twenty-six letters. You would think there were only so many ways those letters could make you feel when mixed up and shoved together to make words.”
When it comes to emotions, Maybe Someday was quite the roller-coaster. It made me laugh and cry. This novel isn’t as intense and moving as November 9 or It Ends With Us, but it still gave me all the feels. Moreover, the characters are really touching and relatable, which makes this story more real and powerful.
I loved Sydney, for her strength, her bravery, and her humor. But above all, I loved Ridge with all my heart. He is such a beautiful and strong character. He is such a genuinely nice person and he really moved me.
One thing I was a bit worried about was the direction the story was taking. Pretty early on, you can guess where the story is going (I won’t say where exactly, cause spoilers, duh.) and I wasn’t sure it was such a good idea. This narrative arc is often used in YA and NA but is often poorly executed. However, I should never have doubted CoHo, for she handled it beautifully. It was never cheesy or annoying, it was just perfect.
“People can’t control matters of the heart.They can only control their actions”
By creating such strong characters and vividly real situations, Colleen Hoover gives us a powerful and captivating novel. I was hooked from the first pages and flew through it in just a few hours. And now, I want to get caught up and read every CoHo books I haven’t read yet.
Enjoy your reads,