Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.”
“I think about how sometimes, no matter how convinced you are that your life will turn out a certain way, all that certainty can be washed away with a simple change in tide.”
You know those books you pick up that automatically give you a feeling that makes you think ‘this book is going to change my life’? That was my first thought when I started It Ends With Us. This book was so powerful and it delivered an equally powerful message. It Ends With Us will destroy you and then it will put you back together. I’m actually struggling with what I want to write for this review because I can’t even figure out how to put into words how incredible this book was and how much I loved it and how much it made me cry. I also can’t stress enough the fact that you want to go into this book blind and this review isn’t going to go in-depth about the book at all because it would be hard to do so without spoiling major plot lines.
Everyone knows how much I love Colleen Hoover, she is my favorite author. I love her writing style and everything she writes is incredible. I haven’t read a single book by her that I don’t love. However, It Ends With Us is probably the best thing she has ever written. It is next level and shows just how much she has grown as an author. Throughout this whole book I found myself reacting to every little thing and feeling everything the characters were feeling, which I attributed to her incredible writing. It also just kicked Maybe Someday out of my favorite book by Colleen spot. (And I really love Maybe Someday.)
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
The plot of this book is extremely character driven. To say much of anything about any of the characters would give away pretty much the whole book. I will say that I loved Lily and that she is officially my favorite out all of Colleen’s characters in all of her books. She is such a strong character and in the end I was so incredibly proud of her. I cried so much for her and for Ryle and for Atlas and even Lily’s mom. I think the only characters I didn’t shed one tear over was Marshall and Allysa. (Who I loved too by the way.)
I’m a firm believer in there being books out there that help you understand something about yourself you never knew or things that you thought you knew about yourself but were so wrong about. That is the biggest thing I took away from this book. The naked truth that the way I think I would act in a certain situation isn’t how I would probably act. It stripped away all of my preconceived notations and rebuilt them into something else. It made me think.
“It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”
It Ends With Us is unforgettable, powerful, shocking, realistic, and the naked truth. It’s a story of love, yes, but it’s also about the consequences of our actions and making the right choice no matter how hard it is.
It’s the kind of book where once you pick it up you won’t want to put it down for anything and once you’re finished it will stick with you forever.
This book is the reason why Colleen Hoover is my favorite author and I want to thank her for sharing this story with all of us. It was brave and bold.
It Ends With Us is officially my favorite book of 2016.
Who else has read It Ends With Us?
What did you think?
If you haven’t do you want to read it?