Sunday, April 17, 2016

Book Review: Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Too Late by Colleen Hoover took me by surprise.

I knew getting into the book that I would fall in love with it, but I didn't know that I would be as taken aback as I was. Colleen Hoover has a great formula she uses for all of her books. Out of all the other CoHo books I have read, Hopeless was the darkest one. Too Late takes the cake by a landslide though!

Too Late is much darker and delves into serious topics that I was not expecting. The novel follows Sloan, a college girl in an abusive relationship with, Asa, who controls the biggest drug cartel in the college. Sloan stays with him not because she's in love, but to protect what's left of her family. Everything blows up when Carter comes into her life. What she doesn't know is that Carter is an undercover cop.

The novel is told from three points of view: Asa, Carter, and Sloan. I never disliked any of the POVs, but I did like Carter's the best. However, Hoover did really well writing as Asa. He's crazy and sadistic. I've never read in the point of view as a crazy person, so Asa's chapters were intriguing.

Too Late is available for free on the wattpad app. In my personal opinion, this is good enough to be published. Yes, there needs to be some editing and expansion of some of the characters, but Colleen's raw talent shines through.

My main issue with the book was that I wanted to know more about the characters. I felt like some were one dimensional. The three main characters definitely were not, but there were some secondary ones that felt like carbon copies of a stereotypical character. The two that come to mind that I want to see more of is Sloan's disabled younger brother, and Jon, Asa's top henchman.

The last couple chapters were the strongest in my opinion. There wasn't a moment that I was bored with the book, but the second half was much more entertaining.  I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for an easy read. Too Late is new adult, so if you're uncomfortable with more steamy scenes, then don't read it. 

With that, I give this book 

4 out of 5 Stars!



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Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

9 comments:

  1. I've recently been getting into Colleen Hoover's books (like Maybe Someday & Losing Hope <3) so I think I'll give this one a try too! I've been hearing so many good things about it. Great review!

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    1. Ooohh I hope you like it!! Thanks Cari! :D

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  2. I haven't read any Colleen Hoover books, on the top of my head I can't think of any New Adult books either but I'm always one to jump straight in the deep end and I love the darker themes so this has been added to me TBR :D thanks for sharing your great review!

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    1. I would recommend this for starting NA! It's a lot of fun to read and I hope you like it. Thanks so much Anna! :D

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  3. I've never read Colleen Hoover books either, New Adult isn't really my go-to genre, but I've heard a lot of good things about her. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! :)

    By the way, I nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award.

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    1. Yeah new adult isn't for everyone! This was actually my least favorite book by hers too. I've finally stopped looking at any NA novel with rose colored glasses. :D

      Thanks so much Lauren! I'll be sure to get on it soon!

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  4. I have read all of her books beside this one, and I was pretty hesitant to read this but I may just have to pick this up.

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    1. I did like it, but the more I think, the less I like it. The epilogues just really annoyed me. I wrote this review before the epilogues were written.

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  5. This book was the best book I have EVER read. Her best work BY FAR I thought I couldn't love her more until this book

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