Without Merit by Colleen Hoover — Review Tour and Giveaway!

Posted October 3, 2017 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!, Blog Tour, Giveaways

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover -- Review Tour and Giveaway!

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover — Review Tour and Giveaway!Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
Published by Atria an Imprint of Simon & Schuster
on October 3, 2017
Pages: 384
Genres: Romance, YA
Review Copy Provided By: Atria

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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.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

GUYS! I cannot tell you how excited I am that Coleen Hoover will be in my HOMETOWN!  I live in the midwest and we rarely have any author events here. When a poll was posted in my blogging group asking WHAT CITY should Colleen Hoover visit on her Without Merit tour, I coerced begged everyone to vote for Kansas City. Now, I am not sure if they did because many had tour sites close to their home for which they voted, but the universe shined brightly on Kansas City and October 04, 2017, Colleen Hoover will be hanging out with ME (Okay, one can dream, right?). I held a giveaway for a signed paperback that I will get signed that day, the winner was Katie Sajdak Lowden. Keep watching your mailbox, Katie!


❝Don’t make your presence known. Make your absence felt.❞

You know that feeling you get when you go into a book expecting one thing, but get something totally different, yet infinitely better than you could have expected? NO? Then you need to read Without Merit!

Without Merit is odd, it’s quirky and funny. It is also filled with emotional upheaval and hidden gems on which to ponder.

❝There’s something freeing about refusing to stress over stressful situations. No matter how much thought or time you put into a decision, you’re still only going to be wrong or right.❞

A family built upon lies and secrets, the Voss family is like no other family I’ve ever known, and for that I’m thankful. Because if they were real they would be the definition of family dysfunction. We have a dad who’s an atheist and moves his family into a church, a mother who lives in the basement, siblings who barely tolerate each other, and a girl who collects other people’s trophies as a coping mechanism.

Merit Voss carries the burden of the keeper of her family’s secrets and yet she feels invisible. Collecting other people’s trophies has become her solace in the chaos that surrounds her. When Sagan enters her life, he is a breath of fresh air. He helps her feel things other than sadness and despair. He opens her eyes to the world around her.

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

There is a lot going on in this book so don’t be tempted to speed read (and you will be) because you will miss the gems that are buried within its pages. Hoover leads you on a journey using a treasure map, don’t be fooled that the best part is where the X marks the spot (ie the ending). Enjoy the journey, revel in the digs, open each treasure as you reach them and don’t be tempted to be judgemental because it’s all about perspective.

As always, Hoover delivers spectacular writing with stunning characters and an intriguing storyline!

Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | October 3, 2017 | $16.00
eBook: 384 pages| $7.99

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Now for the fun….the #WithoutMerit Contest!
Enter the Rafflecopter to win a limited edition signed hardcover copy of WITHOUT MERIT! (5 winners in total) Contest is open until October 30th!

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for WITHOUT MERIT:

Monday, October 2nd
7:00 PM
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/137295906877328/

Tuesday, October 3rd
7:00 PM
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911946199130358

Wednesday, October 4th
7:00 PM
8900 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174560183089713

Thursday, October 5th
7:00 PM
26 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/264445024062577

Friday, October 6th
7:00 PM
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/113057092698266

Saturday, October 7th
6:00 PM
Coventry Mall
351 W. Schuylkill Road Ste G16
Pottstown, PA 19465
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352249878530498

Sunday, October 8th
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
500 West 36th Street
Hudson Mercantile
New York, NY 10018
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1979991848924145

Tuesday, October 10
7:00 PM
B&N College
Southern Methodist University Bookstore
3060 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205
RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/746877452165014


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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