Sunday, November 5, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - WITHOUT MERIT by COLLEEN HOOVER - ATRIA BOOKS

By: Colleen Hoover
Published By: Atria Books
Released: Available Now
Details: Netgalley for honest review

Blurb:Goodreads

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

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.



BOOK REVIEW:

Gahhh! I have sat on my thoughts for weeks on this book.

Firstly: I am one hundred percent a Colleen Hoover fan.

Hell. Yeah!

Love her as a writer and as a person. She’s a good woman.

This review will be uber short, because it is probably a case of it’s me and not you when it comes to this book.

Gahhh! I had trouble. I felt depressed reading it. I just felt the things I didn’t want to feel and that was kinda sad for me, but that is okay. Readers are gonna either dig this book…or maybe feel like me. Each to their own. 

I totally understand what Colleen was writing and I get that she was writing something different. I do get all that.

But...

I always write a review that is from my heart and this book was maybe not the book for me. And that is okay. Maybe it was because of what happened in my life in early 2016. That could be more the reason...maybe.


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