Monday, December 10, 2012

Review: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Title: Point of Retreat

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: February 2012

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Realistic Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.


Will and Layken have made it through some very harsh times, but they're together now and are working through one day at a time. That is, until something surfaces that causes them to re-evaluate everything they know.

I enjoyed the first book so much, I immediately started reading this second book, and last one in the series.
Will and Layken's romance continue in Point of Retreat. They're thinking about taking their relationship to the next level, but it seems that the universe keeps getting in the way. And then when a huge problem arises, Will finds himself unable to convince Layken of the most important thing in their lives is real.

This second book was very satisfying for me. While I madly loved the first book, this second one wasn't as powerful or romantic as the first. However, it did have a beautiful development of characters, new obstacles and showed the deepening of relationships. While the first book is all about love, I thought this second book was all about love, in the real world.

I still loved Will and while Layken seemed a bit dramatic for me, I liked her too. It was refreshing for the book to be in Will's perspective and my only groan was that Will sounded a little bit too much like a love sick puppy. Yes, he loves Layken, but there were so many pages dedicated to him pining over her. Then again, maybe I'm a cynic.

Overall, a solid book two and ending to the series. I'm glad Hoover continued their story with this book. I'm sure I'll want to re-read the series soon. It's a favorite.

Rating: 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend


  1. Yes it is a favorite of mine as well. I loved the slam that Will's brother did. It brought years to my eyes.

  2. this book was awesome, but I am not sure it is the end? I heard there is a third book :). I agree the second book isn't as awesome as the first but it was still amazing.

    Great review!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. A third book!?! AHHH!!! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!