Wednesday, 1 October 2014

***Blog Tour - Hope For Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle - Review 3.5 stars - Out Now***

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Hope For Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle Out Now!


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No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He's willing to give up everything to be with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh's attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

My Review

3.5 Dark but Touching Stars
Hope for Her is the first book in a new series by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle, I was given this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes......

Hmmmmm where to start.....

I hated Josh!!! I’m sorry but I struggled to find any empathy for him! Yes he had a shitty home life, yes his mom died, yes his dad is an arsehole, and yes he has drug and alcohol and drug abuse issues!!

But do you know what?... people get over worse things than he has had to deal with and his dad is prepared to throw endless amounts of money at him to get him the help he needs!!!!

I really hate Josh!!! He’s whiny and self absorbed and he basically behaved like a little bitch!!!

Ok rant over.... I loved Jackson, I wanted Carrington to realise that Jackson was perfect and to dump Josh’s ass and fall head over heels for the adorable Jackson!

Carrington is incredibly naive and although she is not exactly innocent she had a sort of clueless vibe to her.

This book is definitely not your average happily ever after college romance.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’m going to have to be quite vague lol but the drama snowballs and in the end I wasn’t surprised by Josh and his behaviour.

I had some serious issues with Josh’s dad and I’m not sure I would have dealt with him as well as Carrington did.

I feel slightly depressed at the end of this book but I’m still glad that I read it.

This is a darker look at mental health and drug abuse issues rolled into a college chicklit book shaped package.

Its deep and harsh and moving and harrowing I’m not sure I liked it that much but it definitely affected me 3.5 stars.


Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.
Sydney’s self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life will be available May 2014.
An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now awake.
She can recite the entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cora Carmack & Emily Bronte. Under the Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.



Thanks so much for the review.