Title: Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published Date: October 3, 2017
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.
The entire book world has been waiting for this book for what feels like forever!!!! The hype! The excitement!!!! Aaahhh!!!!
Ok…. now that thats out of the way, I have to say that Colleen Hoover IS one of my favourite authors. I love love love her books. Her previous book ‘It Ends With Us’ is by far my favourite books for the year 2016 and also one of my favourite books of all time. My god did that book kill me! You should have seen me after I was done with ‘It Ends With Us’….you’d expect those small sniffs of heartache right? NOPE! Ugly crying all the way! Not pretty!
One thing I can say about Colleen Hoover… at least for me.. she writes books that are relatable, books with deeper messages within them. I love that about her books.. you never know what you’re getting into..plus, you don’t feel like you are reading a ‘self-help‘ book( Not all her books) but the message is loud and clear when you are done with the storyline of the book.
Without Merit is relatable and an eye opener! The more I think about it, the more I like.
Merit is a unique character. She has a family that isn’t 100% healthy -family members that are a little bit crazy (who’s isn’t right?) and just like any ‘normal’ family, they too have hard times.
Without Merit surprisingly didn’t have that much of ‘romance’ that we are use to from Colleen Hoover but it was addictive from the every first page.
BUT I hate hate hate to admit it but I must- Yes the book was good! yes the book was really addictive..I finished it in one sitting! BUT BUT BUT it’s not my favourite Colleen Hoover book! I’m sorry ..I didn’t really feel it… maybe to some it might have but not me. It felt a little incomplete and yet ‘predictable/cinderalla-y’- if THAT Cinderella had an atheist father, a gay brother and a twin sister -her’s is a whole another story! I found the ending a little rushed too…
There I said it! Don’t hate me! I still Love Colleen Hoover’s books.