Hugo & Rose

Hugo Rose Rose is disappointed with her life though she has no reason to be she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs But to Rose this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other

  • Title: Hugo & Rose
  • Author: BridgetFoley
  • ISBN: 9781250055798
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life the one she leads every night in her dreams.After a childhood accident, Rose s dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure On this island, she has nRose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life the one she leads every night in her dreams.After a childhood accident, Rose s dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure On this island, she has never been alone she shares it with Hugo, a brave boy who s grown up with her into a hero of a man.But when Rose stumbles across Hugo in real life, both her real and dream worlds are changed forever Here is the man who has shared all of her incredible adventures in impossible places, who grew up with her, even if they aren t what either one imagined Their chance encounter begins a cascade of questions, lies, and a dangerous obsession that threatens to topple everything she knows Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection And will it lead her to discover who she truly wants to be
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    • Dana says:

      I really enjoyed the unique concept of this novel. I think as kids most of us fantasize about sharing our dreams with our friends in the most literal way, at least I did. The descriptions of the dreams were amazing and I felt myself easily transported to Hugo's Island. For the first half of the novel I felt really sympathetic towards Rose, but the second half, well that's a whole 'notha story. The second half of the book takes such a dramatic departure from the beginning that it took me a while [...]

    • TL says:

      I won this in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.-----This was up and down for me, at times it was very interesting and other times, I was "hmm" It;s a lovely idea but I couldn't get fully invested in it.Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad book and the writing pulls you into the story just not "in love" with it. Rose's inner thoughts annoyed me alot of the time and a few instances I wanted to smack her. Hugo came as a tad creepy sometimes too A like not love situation, I would go for it [...]

    • Elaine says:

      I had high expectations for this one. Rose, is 30 something and ever since she was a little girl, she dreams about the same island where her playmate is Hugo a little boy who has aged alongside her every night. She dreams this dream every single time she goes to sleep and entertains her children the next day with her stories of Hugo and their quest to reach Castle City on the island. This is a quest which is thwarted nightly by the dangers on the island, and it seems as if they will never get th [...]

    • Esil says:

      Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read an advance copy of Hugo & Rose. I don't think I was the intended audience for this book, but I'm not sure who is. The premise starts as somewhat of an interesting thought experiment -- what if a character from a recurring dream crossed over into your real life. In the vein of much contemporary domestic fiction, it starts with a bored stay at home mother -- Rose. What saves her from boredom is a dream she has been returning t [...]

    • thebookishuniverse says:

      Initials thoughts:1. The writing was good and the story flew naturally. The last twenty pages hooked me and I was curious to know the ending, although I didn’t like the epilogue.2. Rose annoyed me in some parts of the book, especially her behaviour towards her kids and husband. I really liked Josh and I felt sympathetic to him, such an amazing husband.3. What I didn’t like too much was that at some point Rose kept bringing Hugo up and she thought only of him, even when she wasn’t supposed [...]

    • Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog) says:

      Click on the banner to read the review on my website.You dream the same dream your whole life. You're on a magical beach with a beautiful man who saves you from the dangers and treachery the island hides. A city filled with castles is seen in the distance but after years of trying you can't quite reach it. Then one day you see the man in real life. He sees you and it makes you question your reality, your life.That's the premise of Hugo & Rose. I was so intrigued by it and just had to pick u [...]

    • Jessica Woodbury says:

      To preface: I read this book after meeting the author, I'm planning to write an article on the process of recording an audiobook and she was nice enough to give me access to the recording.Of course, meeting the author and liking her has little to do with liking the book. I was worried I wouldn't like it, worried I'd have to listen to the whole thing when I wasn't enjoying it. Happily, I liked it very much even though this book tends to fall into the categories of books I don't really go for. (Wh [...]

    • Karielle at Books à la Mode says:

      Why had the universe conspired to send her dreams of the same person every night of her life and then present him to her now, when there was nothing to be done about it? When her life was already locked into place. Her husband chosen. Children born. Investment plans selected.How inconvenient it all was. To meet the man from her dreams now.I was initially drawn to this book for its creative synopsis (as well as, let's face it, its beautiful cover), and while it isn't everything I hoped for it to [...]

    • Bree Garcia says:

      3.5 stars, really. This was one of those books where the summary is incredibly misleading, and not in a bad way. Rose is a thirtysomething housewife and mother of three children. Her unhappiness comes from her aging body, her husband not being home enough, and the fact that she can't forever live in her dream world with Hugo, the beautiful boy that goes on adventures with her. In this dream world, around since she was in a coma when she was six years old, Rose is perfect as she fights huge spide [...]

    • Veronica says:

      3.5"Due menti sognanti, smarrite nel terrore, naufragate sulle coste di una terra inventata. I sogni di bambini spaventati in cerca di un riparo."Perennemente in bilico tra sogno e realtà.A quale dimensione apparteniamo veramente?Rose è insoddisfatta della sua vita, grigia e monotona. L'unico luogo dove si sente realmente a casa, viva e felice, è sull'Isola. Con Hugo.Ogni volta che chiude gli occhi e si addormenta riesce a respirare la felicità, a toccarla e a guardarla negli occhi.Le cose s [...]

    • Gena DeBardelaben says:

      eARC: NetgalleyThe concept is original and I was looking forward to this book but it just never seemed to live up to its potential.Rose irritated me to no end with her constant whining and negativity. She had a pretty easy life except her surgeon husband worked long hours. It didn't seem to matter to her that he adored her.Hugo initially seemed like a Peter Pan type character, but he quickly became a creepy loser. I started to rate it three stars, but I just couldn't justify it. Maybe 2.5 stars [...]

    • Mary says:

      I guess this was about having a traumatic brain injury as a child. Hugo and Rose is just not a believable work of fiction. The fantasy/dream parts were down right boring. It made me want to go fold laundry

    • Alessia D.C says:

      3,5 stelline.Ho avuto dei dubbi sul rating da mettere fino a pochi minuti fa.Questo libro è davvero strano, per certi versi difficile da comprendere fino in fondo.Una parte è molto molto reale, sia nelle scene concrete che in quelle emotive; la parte onirica è davvero molto irreale e stramba, per certi versi così infantile che non sono riuscita ad associarla ad una donna adulta come la protagonista. L'autrice ha uno stile solido e riesce a rendere i suoi personaggi molto realistici e vivi, l [...]

    • Ophelinha says:

      Nel 1610, Shakespeare scrive ne 'La tempesta' che siamo fatti della stessa sostanza dei sogni.Nel 1635, Pedro Calderón de La Barca scrive 'La vita è sogno', riflessione teologico-filosofica sulla futilità dell'esperienza umana. Nel 1976, Vecchioni canta 'Sogna ragazzo sogna'. Nel 1980, Springsteen canta 'is a dream a lie that won't come true, or is it something worse' nella sua The River, che fa venire la pelle d'oca ad ogni ascolto.Nel 2015 arriva Bridget Foley, e prova a parlare di sogni, e [...]

    • Brenda says:

      Oh, how I absolutely adored HUGO AND ROSE by Bridget Foley. It's the story of a married woman who dreams of the same man every night. And then one day, she meets him in real life.Rose's dreamscape is so vivid, I felt like I was transported to another place. It reminded me so much of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and PUSHING DAISIES, in all the best possible ways. HUGO AND ROSE is so incredibly dark and surrealist, but somehow, it really got me to think about my life, and the nature of lo [...]

    • Wanda says:

      Josh was the man of Rose's dreams, but Hugo consumed her dreams. This book had an unusual and interesting premise, however the storyline lost its momentum, and my interest waned early on. The characters fell flat and there was this feeling of darkness and sadness throughout. I must say the tempo picked up towards the middle of the book, and it did deliver a satisfying conclusion, but I was already skimming by that time. Just barely luke warm with a 2.5 star rating.

    • Meg says:

      This book was . . . not quite what I was expecting.To start, the cover is just so whimsical. Reading the description — about a stay-at-home mom who has dreamed of the same man and their adventures every night since childhood — made me think of the imaginary friends who once accompanied me at recess, lending an ear to all my troubles and taking my side in sister fights.But this was . . . darker. Textured. Nuanced. I liked that, but it startled me. In a good way, perhaps? It’s not too often [...]

    • Clarissa says:

      *3.5 stars*Ringrazio molto la casa editrice Edizioni e/o per avermi dato l'opportunità di leggere "Hugo e Rose" in anteprima.Rose è una giovane donna di circa trent’anni che conduce una vita non diversa da quella di tante altre donne della sua età: sposata con Josh e madre di tre bambini, sembrerebbe non dover chiedere nulla di più alla sua esistenza più che agiata. Per qualche motivo, però, Rose non riesce a sentirsi completamente felice e appagata. Fin da quando era molto piccola, cont [...]

    • Melanie says:

      High-concept books require readers to buy into the premise - in this case, that a woman, Rose, has been dreaming about a fantastic island and playmate, Hugo, since she was recovering from an accident at age six. Every.Single.Night. The island is a whimsical affair, with sparkling pink sands, weird foes to be vanquished, and landmarks such as Castle City and the Green Lagoon. Hugo leads their adventures aboard the Plank Orb, and flying above Spider Chasm.Rose marries Josh, a surgeon, and has thre [...]

    • Maryellen says:

      When Rose was just six years old she suffered an injury that left her comatose for a short time. During that time, Rose remembers vividly dreaming of a place far away where she had the most amazing adventures with a boy named Hugo. Each and every night for the rest of Rose’s life, in her dreams, she’s gone back to that far away place with Hugo and they’ve continued their adventures. Just imagine, a lifetime of adventures that you get to keep building upon each and every night when you go t [...]

    • Karen ⊰✿ says:

      This is a book that is hard to describe, or fit into a genre box. It is a magical realism thriller, with a side of chick-lit! Sound strange? Well, it is a littlebut what a fascinating, unique read. Rose is a housewife with 3 small children and a surgeon husband who is often working, but unwavering in his love for Rose and their family. She in turn loves him and her kids, but feels generally unfulfilled. Since she had a childhood accident she dreams every night (so for more than 30 years) of adve [...]

    • Debbie says:

      I was hooked early in on this, but the farther I got, the less interesting it became. I mean it started out all cute when her and her family would play Hugo games and tell stories. But when she spotted him and that was all she thought about. Risking her children's safety and lives? That just kind of turned me off. I mean she was happily married, had a great life and goes after this dude who works at a fast food restaurant. I can understand her wanting to figure out their connection and I still d [...]

    • Kristin says:

      I found this book to be quite frustrating. I loved the concept, but wanting to slap every single character constantly is not a likely path to enjoyment. I didn't like Rose, her husband, her children, or her dream-time playmate Hugo, and the more I read, the less I liked them. Rose's struggle between two worlds was interesting I suppose, but It turns decidedly darker at the end (much darker than the cheerful, girly cover would indicate), which is when I thought it found its stride. As the reason [...]

    • Kelley says:

      ARC received courtesy of giveawayThis book has the oddest plotline that I've ever read; so odd that I'm not even sure how to describe it! As the novel begins, all the reader knows is that Rose has been dreaming about the same island adventure with the same boy, Hugo, ever since she can remember. The island is a magical place that is full of fun and adventure. Rose can't wait to put her kids to bed every night so that she can escape her hum-drum life by having fun in her dreams with Hugo. Imagin [...]

    • Danielle says:

      Reading this was a whirlwind, for lack of a better term. The story of Rose was up and down and left and right. I felt every emotion on the spectrum as I read. However, as a stay at home mom myself, it was a massive journey of self discovery. Of what truly meant something in my monotonous life. This story gave me a window into things I don't see every day. Into the effects that every person can leave on another persons life. And I wouldn't take that back for he world. As far as technicalities go, [...]

    • Kathy says:

      I received this book as a first read giveaway. I thought the premise of the story was interesting and had promise. But the story just did not hold together for me. I did not like the main character, probably mostly because she doesn't like herself. It was difficult to understand why her husband loves her so devotedly. The story gets very weird, annoyingly so, and I found myself skim reading about 3/4 of the way through, just to get to the end as quickly as possible. The various aspects of the st [...]

    • Kate Pickett says:

      I really enjoyed this book. It is beautifully written and full of surprises. It reminds me of a Tom Robbins novel in it's ability to bring the reader into a fantasy situation in a completely believable way. The story carries you along through two worlds, dream and daytime, eventually bleeding into each other in a very compelling way. I want to add that I found the ending deeply satisfying.Hugo and Rose are deeply human and while not always likable, very real. I found myself caring deeply about e [...]

    • Come Musica says:

      Hugo e Rose: due adulti-bambini rimasti intrappolati nei loro sogni.Due adulti-bambini che sono inadeguati nella vita reale e se ne costruiscono una onirica in cui sembrano felici.Quando poi questo si mischia a quella reale, si rivela quello che è: un vero e proprio incubo.Una storia assurda, dal finale scontato, che rivela ciò che è noto da tempo: gli adulti-bambini sono il male, il vero male della società odierna.

    • Alicia Gard says:

      This is a really different kind of novel- I'm going to disagree with other reviewers and state that I felt the first few chapters dragged (or were just odd ) and then the story picked up speed. Foley's descriptions of some of the more mundane aspects of motherhood (toilet training, soccer practices ) had me rolling at times, and then her portrayal of Rose's internal conflict broke my heart at times. I really enjoyed this book.

    • Crystal Helcel says:

      I loved this book! I easily related to Rose's "real life." This author must have some experience as an overweight suburban housewife with a husband who is always at work, because she nailed every bit of it. There is a lot more than what the summary suggests going on in this book. It made me angry, frightened, sad, and content. I love it when a book can do all of that. Great read.

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