Audiobook Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

July 18, 2014 // Posted by Lisa in Reviews // 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen HooverFinding Cinderella
by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Narrator: Jason Carpenter
Length: 4 hrs 2 mins
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Purchased
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This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.


I totally and completed fell in love with Daniel in Losing Hope. I even spoke of him as one of my very favorite parts of the entire story. In my review of Losing Hope, I said:

“One of my favorite parts of Losing Hope that was separate and apart from Hopeless was Daniel. I don’t remember him being a part of Hopeless at all. He was such a great addition to Holder, his partner in crime and best bud. Aside from his amazingly-hilarious sense of humor, totally raunchy nicknames and toolish ways, he was right there by Holder’s side. Gotta love a good, fun guy like that!”

So as you can see, I came into this story already infatuated with Daniel and couldn’t wait to get more of his story. Six makes her first appearance in Hopeless as Sky’s best friend, so seeing her reappear in this book was so fun. I loved her confidence and her overall aura. She was unlike the majority of teenage characters we see these days in YA books. The two of them together was nothing short of pure awesomeness.

I lean my head back and close my eyes, attempting to figure out where I went right in my life to deserve her.

Novellas are hit or miss with me. I often complain that they’re just too short to really get to know the characters and to enjoy the story. This one wasn’t too short at all. Yes, I would definitely love more of these characters… but at the end of this story I was left with total and complete satisfaction.

Another slam dunk for C. Hoover!!


Jason Carpenter never lets me down. I’ve heard several books now that he’s narrated, and every time I’m 100% happy and satisfied with his performance. He’s quickly become one of my very favorite narrators, and one that I will always turn to when I’m looking for a great audiobook.

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit




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  • I never read Losing Hope so I don’t know who Daniel is. But I really do want to listen to this one just because of Jason Carpenter 🙂

    • You definitely should! Jason is awesome.

  • This is the only one I haven’t read of her yet. No wait. I haven’t read Losing Hope either but I think that one’s just Hopeless from another POV so it doesn’t really count. 😛 She’s one amazing author! Great review!

    • Losing Hope is REALLY good actually. Doesn’t seem like a retelling at all, but rather a completely different story. I would definitely recommend it. But even if you don’t want to read Losing Hope, you can still read and love this short story about Daniel. 🙂

  • Ermahgerd this reminds me I still haven’t read Losing Hope. I loved Hopeless so hard and was super excited that I got a coy of book 2 and it’s still collecting dust GAH!! I love these novellas, sometimes, but most often than not I feel they’re just too short, too, so I’m glad to hear this one was not the case. It shows how talented she is when she can write a novella and make it as great as a full length!!

    • I totally agree!! And I would definitely recommend Losing Hope 100%. Though some think it’s basically just a retelling of the first book, it’s sooooo not. It’s more like a completely different story. It’s beautiful and amazing, and it shows how truly talented she is. In my eyes, Hoover can do no wrong. 🙂

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  • I loved Finding Cinderella, I just loved Six and Daniel even more than the original couple! Daniel is great and witty and Six was perfect for him.

    • AGREED! I’d love to see more of them, though I’ve accepted the fact that I most likely won’t. 🙂 Glad to see you enjoyed it too!

  • I just got this one for review too and I am so excited to read it! I liked Daniel so much in Finding Hope! Great review… now I’m even more excited for this one!