Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoovier

Point of Retreat
Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.
This book was just as amazing as the first book.  The author really knows how to capture you with her writing.  She speaks to your heart, your mind and your soul.  You are absolutely sucked into this world with these characters and you can't help but fall in love with them and feel their pain, their smiles and their experiences alongside them. 

We are back with Layken and Will and of course their little family, they still don't live together but they can't be apart.  The family they have pieced together works wonderfully.  There are some great new characters who even though they are weird really make a good difference in this book.  They add to it in a special way, the same way Lake's mother did in the first book.  Now that she is gone it's just them working together to keep things as easy as possible.  Lake and Will are still in school and trying to keep their relationship strong. 

There are of course some circumstances and people from the past that show up that try to deter Lake and Will's relationship.  It's really sad though in some ways because it was a hiccup that never should have happened considering who it was and what they were and just read the book to figure out what I'm talking about because those two just weren't worth it.  But they did make the story necessary in some ways, because sometimes you need someone to push you to make you think about your situation and if it's the right one you want to be in, no doubts. 

Again there was some amazing slam poetry in this book and I just want to run to some little underground place and hear some myself.  It's moving, it's addicting it's just beautiful in so many ways, slam poetry.  But even without the poetry this book is just written very beautifully that you can't help but fall in love with everyone all over again.  Your heart breaks for them. I've had tears in my eyes because there is always something getting in their way of being together.  

Towards the ending the book definitely gets even more heartbreaking and you have to read it to find out why.  I just know there is only so much a person can handle and I was in tears.  This book is that good and I got that emotionally invested.  Amazing, on to the next book in the series.

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