Review: Finding Cinderella

by Colleen Hoover

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“She fist bumped me, It’s not my fault. She hates purses and she fist bumped me, then she made me push her on the damn merry-go-round.”
- 55%

Title: Finding Cinderella
Author: Colleen Hoover 
Publisher: Atria Books
Book: 2.5 of Hopeless
Genre: Romance
Found: on my kindle
Rating: 4.5 voodoos

This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone. 

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.


Wow. My first Colleen Hoover book. Yes, I know it’s a 2.5. But “ This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.” <— And also I wasn’t sure if I was likely to ever read Hopeless. I can tell you now, I’m definitely considering it! Especially if it’s written anything like this one!

I really enjoyed this. It was from Daniels POV and that was something quite different when it comes to a romance story – being told from the guys point of view. I also liked that they didn’t mess each other around. They were both pretty blunt and open about most things. Barring the few little things you don’t give away right off of course.

Some of this I found a little odd, but hey, teenagers. I thought it was quite funny however, that they tried to pretend they hated each other for a while. But my favourite was how they were such a good match for each other and they were pretty pleased with that themselves. I think Daniel was my favourite though, mainly because we spent the time in his head. He was also a pretty great guy about everything and that can be rare, especially in 18 year olds. But then he was secure in himself when he was 18 and that makes a lot of difference.

I really enjoyed my first Colleen Hoover book, I laughed a lot when reading it and I look forward to reading more of her work.

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