Friday, October 20, 2017

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Publication: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Publisher.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.
Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.
Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.
Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.

Without Merit is very different from her last book, It Ends With Us.  This story is more on the Mature YA side.  Merit has a very unique family. She would probably even call her family dysfunctional. She struggles with depression and at times does things that could be seen as a cry for help. If anyone would notice her that is. There is a lot of family drama and airing of dirty laundry. Some of it can be expected when you have such a interesting and vocal group of people living under the same roof. But in a family that lacks good communication, how can they all coexist peacefully?

I liked Merit. She was a bit quirky and different. She’s basically your typical teenager. A 17 year old girl trying to rebel against her family and finding the consequences of her actions to not be what she expected at all.

Romance sort of takes a back seat in this book. And I have to say that I did not have a problem with that at all. Aside from that, the characters are unique and colorful. Colleens ability to write stories that not only entertain the reader, but have a sense of realness and depth to them amazes me each time I read one of her books. Without Merit took me on a emotional rollercoaster ride filled with highs and lows. It is definitely a story that will stay with me.

RATING: 3 out of 5

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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, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit
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Barnes & Noble:
Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170621 | October 3, 2017 | $16.00
eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170638 | $7.99

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