REVIEW: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”

Back of the book blurb:

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781501193323

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My rating:

            It’s almost as if reviewing a Colleen Hoover book is a moot point, because each and every book she writes just gets better and better. Every year, she puts out a new book, and every year, I am completely destroyed by the end of reading it. It’s pretty safe to say that the day I rate a CoHo book less than 5 stars is the day that hell will freeze over. All Your Perfects is the soul-destroying story of the crumbling marriage between Graham and Quinn and I promise that you will not escape this one without any tears.

“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. I can’t wait to shine light on all your perfects.”

            Graham and Quinn are soulmates. It’s as plain as day. I’ve never read a single book where it was so completely obvious that the two main characters were meant to be together. They complement each other in so many ways. Their love is one hundred percent effortless. It came quick and it came to stay. However, we all know Colleen Hoover, and the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. My love/hate relationship with Colleen’s writing is that she will make you fall in love with these wonderful characters and their wonderful relationship and then as fast as she gave it to you, she will rip it away and tear it to shreds as your heart bleeds out of your chest.

“If a scientist could figure out how to align the heart with the brain, there would be very little agony left in the world.”

            There are two types of books in this world: the first book is okay. You buy it, you read it, you enjoy it, you put it on your shelf. The second book is soul-shattering. You don’t just read this type of book, you live this type of book. You’re no longer in your room or wherever you’re reading. You’ve been transported into this author’s world and there’s not a single thing you can do about it. The book has already dug its sharp claws into your skin and you’re not getting away. Sounds terrifying, doesn’t it? That’s the type of books Colleen Hoover writes. They’re terrifying because they make you feel things that you had no idea you were capable of feeling.

            My favorite part of All Your Perfects were the alternating timelines. The “then” chapters took you to the highest high, while the “now” chapters broke you down to the lowest low. It’s incredible the range of emotions that this novel will force you to feel in such a short amount of time.

“And I promise . . . I swear . . . that if you choose to end things between us, I will love you more as you’re walking out the door than on the day you walked down the aisle. I hope you choose the road that will make you the happiest. Even if it’s not a choice I’ll love, I will still always love you. Whether I’m a part of your life or not. You deserve happiness more than anyone I know. I love you.”

            Graham is probably my new favorite book boyfriend. Okay, all of the boys in CoHo’s novels are my favorite, but SHE JUST WRITES THEM SO WELL!!! Everything he said was perfect—even when he said some fucked up things, they were perfect just because of the way he is.

            Another reason I love Colleen’s writing (obviously, there are millions… Lady Gaga is playing in the background… YOU’RE GIVING ME A MILLION REASONS TO LET YOU GO…) specifically this novel as well as It Ends with Us is because she never waters down difficult situations. She writes with a brutal honesty that will force the reader to take a look at their own morals and wonder what they would do if they were in these characters’ places.

“I miss you, Quinn. So much. You're right here, but you aren't. I don't know where you went or when you left, but I have no idea how to bring you back. I am so alone. We live together. We eat together. We sleep together. But I have never felt more alone in my entire life.”

            Like I said before, you will not escape this without crying. It’s as emotionally draining, if not more, than It Ends with Us. Trust me, All Your Perfects will completely wreck you and you will be so thankful for it, because what is life if you feel nothing?

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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