Series: Hopeless #2.5
Published by Atria Books
Published on October 14th 2013
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.
Maybe she can be like Cinderella and I’ll be her Prince Charming.
As I was looking for fluff this December, I finally decided to read Finding Cinderella. It’s a novella from Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless series. It is Daniel Wesley’s story. When I read Hopeless, I loved Colleen Hoover’s writing even more. Then she gave us Holder’s perspective in Losing Hope, and it gave her fans another reason to love her.
In reading Holder’s perspective, we were introduced to nickname-loving, Daniel Wesley. He gives everyone he likes nicknames. He even called his girlfriend “Val”, when it’s not even her real name. And Sky’s nickname is Sugar Tits. If Holder didn’t know him any better, he would’ve punched him.
Daniel Wesley is Holder’s best friend. In Losing Hope, I found his character to be hilarious, sarcastic, and charismatic. Always offering his opinions and it did get him in trouble sometimes. I was really glad when I found out that he’s getting his own story.
In the prologue, Daniel had a chance encounter with a girl inside the maintenance closet. This bit was actually mentioned in Losing Hope, but reading it in Daniel’s perspective was much better. You can even call it magical. Okay. Maybe I am exaggerating, but really, his side of the story was so charming and cute.
For a while, Daniel has been looking for his Cinderella. The connection they had without seeing each other at all was palpable, you can draw hearts in the air and touch them.
When Daniel first met Six, there was an instant attraction. Six was eating ice cream. If only Six can hear his thoughts, she’d probably find him very creepy, or maybe she’ll like it. Yes, I bet she’ll like it. Knowing Six from Sky’s perspective from Hopeless, I know she’ll like it.
I can’t stop staring at that spoon. I think I love that spoon.
Without giving anything about the story, it wasn’t all fluff. Colleen Hoover managed to choke my heart from pain. The story took a few tears from me, but of course, in the end my heart did smile.
Finding Cinderella has all the elements of fluff that I needed. Daniel and Six’s dynamics was really fantastic. Their witty exchanges were hilarious and adorable. Their story was heart-warming. It made me laugh, cry, and fall in love. It’s rare for a hundred pages to do that.
Fabulous story. Pick it up if you need some fluff!
Read from December 08 to 09, 2013
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