Review by Noha Badawi
Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Contemporary, New-Adult
Published March 18th 2014 by Atria Books
Rating: 5/5 Stars
I’m very, very, ashamed to say that as a bibliophile and a dedicated reader this is my first Colleen Hoover book. I know, I know, you’re thinking wow that’s very intense; she has to be exaggerating. To which I’ll be very honest in my answer and tell you that Hoover is ONE HELL OF A FANTASTIC AUTHOR.
There you go.
I started this book knowing next to nothing about the story; believe me when I tell you that this was the best thing about reading that book, knowing nothing beforehand.
Sydney, the main protagonist, is a twenty-two year old college student who’s enjoying a great life. She’s working in a steady job, she’s very much in love with her perfect, wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and has her best friend Tori as her roommate. So yeah, what’s not to enjoy in there.
Unfortunately – and sadly I have no valid explanation for this but happiness doesn’t last that long – on the night of her 22nd birthday, she discovers that the way she thought her boyfriend was perfect is just an illusion, a camouflage. Hunter is cheating on her. With whom you might ask? Well, you have to read the book; I’m not going to tell you.
Forced to decide what her next move should be, and how impossible it seems that she has to move on, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious, peculiar even and attractive neighbor, Ridge. For months now, she can’t stop herself from going on the balcony every night to just listen to the passionate melodies that come from his balcony. Ridge is always on the balcony every night to play his guitar; knowing that she’s watching makes him want to play more.
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
Maybe Someday is a story of music, passion and dreams. It’s about the strength and inner power to overcome whatever obstacles life throws at you just to stay on the path to reach your dreams. In this book, I found myself not just reading about the music, but it was like the book was connected to some imaginary earplugs and I could hear every melody, feel every note, and sense every string tugging on the ones to my heart. You cannot miss out on this experience, because it’s so damn beautiful.
With this book, you don’t just fall in love with Ridge and Sydney. You fall in love with their melodies, the rhythm of their hearts, the sound and feel of a spark of love that started even before first sight.
“Lines are drawn, but then they fade. For her I bend, for you I break.”