Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blog Tour - WITHOUT MERIT by Colleen Hoover


Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.

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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.

REVIEW by Heather D:

Without Merit is not your typical Colleen Hoover book. Colleen went back to her beginning roots as an author and dipped her toe into YA again. 

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to be honest, the feelings that it caused were NOT expected. Colleen had talked about how she needed something light after finishing It Ends With Us. Don't let that fool you. Colleen ALWAYS writes about subjects that her readers can relate to. Situations that some may have experienced.  

Without Merit is a story about a teenage girl named Merit and her dysfunctional family. At least Merit thinks they are. Merit is tired of keeping the secrets of her family. She is fed up lying to cover for their discretions.

Merit meets a guy named Sagan, who she instantly feels connected to. Funny thing is, he feels it too, but for totally different reasons. Merit feels like an outsider in the Voss Family. Sagan seems to be the one person that understands her. 

One night changes everything in the Voss household. Secrets are revealed, people are forced to take responsibility for their actions. When Merit discloses all of the family's secret, she is forced to deal with the consequences of HER actions. We are always taught that every action has a consequence. But is that true? Rather than a consequence, couldn't we just offer a second chance. One bad judgment, doesn't make a person bad.

This book delivers all sorts of emotions. To see this girl struggle with who she is, where she fits in, what her role in all of this is. My heart broke for her. I wanted to pull Merit into my arms and just hug her.

If you are looking for a great YA read, with all the feels, then WITHOUT MERIT is definitely a book you want to pick up.

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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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Now for the fun….the #WithoutMerit Contest!

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