So! Who’s in the mood to read a book that will hook you from the first few lines, make you smile, make you laugh, make you ABSOLUTELY fall in love, and then sigh and sigh and sigh again? YOU? OF COURSE YOU!
Maryse’s Book Blog: I LOVED SLAMMED!!! One of my best books of 2012, EASILY and now, one of my all-time favorites too!! Here is the book that kept me up until 2am (laughing and crying and sighing).
But I’ll give you something even better. At first (wayyyyyy in the beginning….), I prematurely thought that this book might be too easy in the “love department”. That maybe… even though the writing was witty, and completely in tune with me, that just maybe, the romance aspect might be *too easy*. HA! What did I know?! Nothing!!! That’s what!! Cause I was simply blown away at a certain early revelation in the book, and then every moment after.
I was all… No. FREAKIN’ WAY!
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire way after that. Sure, the book might be laugh-out-loud funny, (there are so many times I giggled with glee) but the romantic tension is off the charts, and the circumstances for all… just INTENSE. And that’s not all.
‘Cause it’ll make you cry. No. Wait, let me take that back. SOB.
What? You don’t cry that easy? Yeah I know right!!?? Me either. No really. Me either. Lots have cried over books that… sure. Have had me tear up… just a bit. Just enough to left me know that I’m with all of you “easy-cryers” (nothing wrong with that!). And I thought (again… prematurely), “Oh yeah. I see why y’all are crying. Yep. That would give any easy-cryer reason to cry.”
Sure. But then… oh. my. goodness. AM I SOBBING? Why YES. Well whatdya know! I am. No those aren’t just a couple of tears collecting at the corners of my eyes (easily hidden by a quick and easy swipe). Nope. Those aren’t just a few tears running down my cheeks. Nuh uh. I’m full on snorting. Too far gone to keep it from my husband had he been awake, but who, (I am thankful), is in full-snore mode. Usually when he’s that deep in, I can get away with the red-faced, sniffling, snorting, puffy lipped, full-on crying. I was wiping my face with my pajama top, and no matter how much I wiped, my face was soaked. And so was my top.
Why didn’t I use tissues? Remember that flu I had a few weeks ago? Well. The tissues that I had left from that episode are Menthol (Vicks) flavored. Errr… probably wouldn’t help my tear situation any. My dog even felt the need to comfort me, and I giggled which immediately set me into more sobs. What do they call that? An ugly cry. Yah. Glad y’all weren’t watching. But I DID have moral support! My Facebook girls, including THE ONE that recommended this to me!
Christina: Holy Moly. I just finished reading Slammed by Colleen Hoover, and let me just say this, I hardly ever cry when reading but this book had me sobbing. The love story and the way life unfolds in this book is just amazing. You ladies really need to read this one. Wow. Y’all I am not kidding when I say that I laughed and I cried. It’s been a long time that’s happened. There are 2 books. The first is on Lakes POV, the second book Point of Retreat is in Will’s POV. I read both back to back.
Peggy: The summary didn’t do it justice but between your rec and another poster, I went ahead and downloaded it…OMW…just started, loving it!
Nancy : Thanks for the info!! Just got it!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Reading Slammed. *gulp* … Just 17% in and Im already holding back tears…
Maryse’s Book Blog: *sigh*
Maryse’s Book Blog: Oh no!! Noooooooooo!
Christina: Isn’t it just amazing? The second one is good as well. I’m jealous you are reading it for the first time. Colleen!!!!! You freaking rock!!! I have NEVER cried as much as I did in these books!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Oh boy. It’s just a mass of yellow highlights right now. I’m so into this. I swear I gasped, and then immediately hooted with joy at what I realized I was in for…
Christina: Maryse, seriously? These books are THE BOMB! You laugh, and cry so much! And the Avett Brothers fit perfectly with the whole book. I could imagine every one of those songs when they were mentioned.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Hehehehe…. Chuck Norris is killing me… So good!
Christina: Haha! I know the Chuck Norris was awesome! I sooooo wish I could talk to you while you read! Which part are you at?
Maryse’s Book Blog: Well…. The top of my pajama shirt is soaked. No tissues handy… I feel puffy-faced
Christina: I told you! :’(
Maryse’s Book Blog: Wow. Just… Wow. Another amazingly awesome read. Am I crying again? Tomorrow book #2 for me. I’d totally start it now, I don’t really feel like sleeping, but gotta work tomorrow.
Peggy: Finished Book 1…omg…why oh why did I promise my friend I’d go with her the salon…as I’m reading it at the salon while I’m waiting for her, I’m tearing up…I kept chanting to myself to hold it in hold it in, no ugly cry face, no ugly cry face…then when I got home, the water works! Now I”m on to #2! Great book Colleen!! You made me cryyy and laugh…my brother does the Chuck Norris thing…lol. I couldn’t get him to stop for the longest. Everthing was Chuck Norris. lol
Maryse’s Book Blog: When she said she was still carving pumpkins… *sob*
Jamie: You guys are KILLING me!!! I am running off to read it right now! I HAVE GOT to know what you guys are all crying about!!!! Jumping off the computer now to tear into my kindle!
Jamie: Whoa…Ok, I am currently reading Slammed recommended by Maryse and Christina. I was curious to see what “Slam poetry” looked and sounded like…so, I googled it. Anyone reading this book….watch this! WOW! Now I understand Lake’s response to Will. HOLY HECK!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Jamie. Does Slammed rock, or does Slammed rock? I STILL can’t get over how addicted I got, and just how quickly…
Jamie: Girl, I swear, I am 25% in and I am HOOKED! Where in the heck has this book been hiding? This is what I love about reading!!!! So good! oh, and to answer your question….yes, it freakin’ ROCKS!!
Don’t let that cry scare you. This book stole my heart and STILL has it, but I’m glad to hand it over! In fact, All I want to do is immediately move onto book #2. Which, happily, is already on my iPad. YAY ME!!!!!
Oh right!!!! You want to know what’s it’s about? Ahhhh this is one I can barely tell you a thing, because you need to get the full impact to fully appreciate it. I will tell you only this. It’s about a girl (18), who moves to a new city with her recently widowed mother (father just died) and her very young brother. Then she meets new friends at school and in her neighborhood.
And she (and I) I learned about slam poetry. And it’s sort of YA, but really? I really didn’t feel it necessary to provide a “category” for it. Sure. It’s… *clean* but it’s SO darn entertaining, so profound and SO extraordinarily passionate, that you really don’t need anything else.
And I’m leaving it at that. Oh wait!!! I wanna play slam-poetry too!!
*ahem* clears throat…
You slammed INTO me. Slammed right through me. Slammed to the other side of me. Eviscerated my heart. But you took those ragged pieces and taped them together. I am ready for #2.
Wait. Does that count? Too short? hehe. Maybe I need more practice.
FIVE STARS PEOPLE!!! FIVE OF ‘EM!!!!!
On to book #2 —> Point of Retreat
Oh WOW look you guys!! The author just sent me this awesome little tidbit and video. A SLAM poetry artist performed her piece!!
“I got the idea for slammed because I loved watching this slam poet named Marty on youtube. He ROCKS! Anyway, my best friend surprised me and contacted him and had him read one of the poems out of my book. It was awesome. Here is the link:
Just wanted you to take a look at it. He had one hour to prepare before my surprise party so he had to read from it, but it’s still awesome.”