Book Review: Slammed Series By Colleen Hoover

 

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Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

 

Slammed Series is written by Colleen Hoover and it has actually a trilogy series that tells the story of Layken and Will. Layken is an 18 year old who was forced to transfer away from her homeland with her mother and younger brother after their father died. On the other side, Will Cooper is a 21 year old new neighbor with a passion on slam poetry. They met and had an emotional connection but after an unexpected revelation, Layken and Will goes to an up-hill battle with the circumstances that keeping them away from each other.

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Title: Slammed

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The first book of the series where Layken and Will relationship starts.  It contains the unexpected revelation and their own moments.  There is something about this book that gives a good feeling. Aside from being a mostly contemporary genre which seems to be just kind of happening in real life, it give a luke-warm feeling because this book tackles love, family and poetry.

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Title: Point of Retreat

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The second book of the series. This book is more emotional compared to the first one because it is more of a mixture of pain and love. It’s quite a little depressing but sometimes it felt so good to have a different scene and emotion on the story. It is in point of view of Will Cooper so there’s a little shift on the story.

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Title: This Girl

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The last book of the series. It is on the point of view of Will Cooper which made it different from the first books of the series since they are on point of view of Layken. The book is more of reminiscing and having the view of Cooper from the scenes that he and Layken has back then.

 

Detailed Review

  • Does the Title intrigue me or interests me

Kind of. Colleen Hoover has this way of giving titles to his novels, it is interesting. One word titles are more catchy and interesting.

 

  • Did I agree on some point of views on it?

Yes, especially on the second and third book of it. The decisions of following Lake’s mother is what I mostly agree on. There are also circumstances in this book that tackles the life of being a teenager which is quite helpful and informative.

 

  • Author’s style used in the book.

Using Lake’s POV for this first book and Will’s POV on the second book gave answers to all the thoughts and questions that’s has been bugging me. The third book is much more of reminiscing but the series are great with the use of Poetry that made it more interesting and romantic.

 

  • If the language or style used is convincing to define the character.

I guess so since it was clear that Lake speaks with accent on which she came from. This detail gave a definite character for her.

 

  • If the characters were represented as what the story suggest.

Yes, they are. Will has a strong personality but there’s also hesitation that you could feel on the words as he speaks and the poetry he slammed on the whole story. On the other side, Lake has a different personality and kind of a weak heroine.

  • If the ideas and concepts are clear.

Yes, this is a normal love story novel that has ideas that was really clear that made it transparent and predictable.

 

  • Physical appearance of the book. (Cover, binding, layout format etc.)

For the first edition, it just fine. Just in the middle.

 

  • If it successful in its goal or purpose of the story. (If it made me cry, laugh, inspired or the emotion that one should feel on the book

Yes, it made me feel love, happiness, sadness and pain. There are a lot of scenes that were too touching and overwhelming like on the relationship of Will with Clauder. I also love the heartwarming scenes of Lake and her mother.

 

  • Favorite part of the story.

I always like the sweet and suck time!

 

  • What I like from the story.

Will! I love his personality from being a loving brother. I also like the friendship that’s been going on with their friends. I like some little details they have like Julia’s jar and other more that gave a twitch from the familiar story it has. Of course, I also like the use of Poetry and Slamming!

 

  • What I don’t like from the story.

Maybe it is Lake that I didn’t like. I don’t like much her personality. Sometimes she has a weak personality and kind of moody. I don’t like the way she acts sometimes and her reaction to the circumstances they are in. I also don’t like the instalove that takes place between Lake and Will and additional to that on what I had said is that sometimes the story is too predictable.

 

  • Favorite Quote in the book.

“Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Slammed Series is another novel written by Colleen Hoover. She has written a lot of other more novels and I had read all of it already. (It Ends With Us Review will be posted soon.) Truthfully this novel  kind of bores me a little from its story line and other circumstances that they had been. Its just to plain for me I am not that too fond of Lake of all the characters Colleen Hoover have.  I had read all the three book so I think this book is still a good book to read because you could learn something from it. I promise that! yell sig

 

 

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