Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Without Merit

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 ...

Details Without Merit

TitleWithout Merit
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
GenreRomance, Young Adult, Contemporary, New Adult, Fiction

Reviews Without Merit

  • Emily May
    He could probably open his mouth and call me an asshole again and I'd still want to kiss the lips the insult came from. CoHo really missed the mark with this one, in my opinion. I really do like that she's moving more towards Contemporary and darker subjects - as with It Ends with Us - but this messy book took on mental illness, sexuality, suicide, abuse, even the Syrian refugee crisis, AND a romance. None of them were done very well.The book cen...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Congratulations-winner of Best Romance 2017! There is always a great deal of pressure when reviewing a highly anticipated novel before it’s release date. When this magical ARC was delivered to my doorstep and I read the press release, I knew this would be a really special read. I cleared my entire TBR schedule to be able to read this book immediately and I regret nothing. If you are the type who likes to go into a book fully blind, I’m going ...
  • Kimi
    Not my favorite CoHo book but it was still an enjoyable and quick read. Full review to come! UpdateThis was one of my most anticipated books of 2017 and somehow I have managed to put it off for a whole year smh. I'm finally picking it up so you can expect some reading updates coming your way soon! UpdateI HAVE IT! I HAVE IT! IT'S HERE!!! ---UpdateI don't want a freaking excerpt, I want the whole book! Is that too much to ask? ---UpdateWhat am I s...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    Uhhhhhhhhm...I liked some things. I hated some things.
  • Christy
    4.25 stars!!! One thing I can say about Colleen Hoover is that she never writes the same book twice. I love that every time I pick up a book from her, it’s different than the last. She doesn’t have the same formula, but her writing is consistently strong and endearing. It’s refreshing! Without Merit is nothing like any of her other books. First of all, I wouldn’t classify this as a romance at all. It’s a book of self discovery and a com...
  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
    ***2 STARS***Unfiltered review here... https://prettymessreading.com/without...It was supposed to be better. . . *sad face*First, I want everyone to know that this is not a romance novel, just in case you thought it would be. There’s a touch of romance, but nothing swoon worthy. That wasn’t a problem for me – I just had to adjust my mindset, but that only took me ten minutes, max. It’s more of a story about acceptance and understanding ...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    So many secrets in this house. And yet, the one secret I should have told years ago is the one I’ve kept the quietest. Colleen Hoover is one of best authors I've ever read and her books are always sitting at the top of my recommendations lists for every kind of reader! Her books are absorbing, her characters are endearing, and each new story she writes is unique, relatable, and thought provoking. She has a very distinctive writing style that ...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    -3,5 stars-Well, it's not one of my favorite CoHo book but still I enjoyed it... 🙂 And don't get me wrong, she is my No.1 author but I believe I'm the main problem in here because I think I was expecting something else. Like maybe similar to her other YA books (Hopeless or maybe November9 type of story) but still this book was really interesting to read and there were a lot of things to think.... And in the end I liked this book. I hope you gi...
  • Ninoska Goris
    English - EspañolThis book would have served Colleen Hoover to write several. It is the first time I see that in the same book be treaten so many problems and psychological and psychiatric diseases. It's too much. Or as a friend of mine says "a lot with too much".As this is a book of the genre YA of course Merit Voss is seventeen years old (is it so difficult to innovate and change even this?). She has an identical twin sister and has two brothe...
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  • Shannon Moore
    I would like to take a moment and say that I appreciate the fact that there are authors out there who are willing and motivated to write about issues close to their heart and issues that are happening in the world today. CoHo does this and once again, I feel like this book will have a great impact. With that being said, and the fact that I'm a huge Colleen Hoover fan (I've read them all except Too Late -- I'm getting there!), I don't have a probl...
  • Bibi
    Listen, it's been five months since I started reading this book and quite frankly, I lack the enthusiasm or desire to finish it; therefore, it's a DNF for me. Shame that.
  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    4 STARSWow.Just when I thought I was done with YA, I stumble upon CoHo’s book and she pulls me back in again.Can she get any better? I doubt it.So meaningful. So deep. So good.QUICK REVIEW:Enjoyment: 4/5Writing style: 5/5Storyline: 5/5 Hero: 4/5Heroine: 5/5Secondary characters: 5/5 Hotness/steam: 2/5 Romance: 3.5/5 Angst: 4/5Darkness level: 2.5/5Humor: 3/5Depth of the book: 5/5POV: heroine, 1st personTriggers: (view spoiler)[depression, suicide...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Update 10/3/17NOW LIVE! http://amzn.to/2xe62BQ 4 stars! Right off the bat I just want to say, there’s not much I can tell you about the plot of this book. I really want to, but it’s all just one giant spoiler, and I don’t want to be that person so please don’t put that on me. What I can say, is that from the very beginning of this book Colleen Hoover keeps you on your toes and you have no idea where she will go next with this story.I als...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon https://www.amazon.com/Without-Merit-...5 stars ❤I loved Without Merit so much it was a powerful, intense,fun and emotional story.From the beginning to end the journey is riveting!Colleen Hoover completely drew me into Merit's and the other members of her family story!Merit is a unique heroine, I love her and I could relate with her.My heart was aching for her, she and her family doesn't communicate and can’t seem to find a soluti...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by ATRIA Books}No one would be able to determine from the outside of our house that our family of seven includes an atheist, a home wrecker, an ex-wife suffering from a severe case of agoraphobia, and a teenage girl whose weird obsession borders on necrophilia.Merit Voss is a seventeen-year-old girl who not only has to deal with the normal teenage angst most kids go through, but add on her strained rel...
  • Warda
    So, I wasn't sure where this story was heading at first. It was random, the family dynamic was messy and that's a fuckin understatement, but I decided to read on as usually with a Hoover book, it'll be gut-wrenching at some point. And it was.Not in the style of It Ends With Us necessarily, but in its own way. As I got more and more invested in the story, I teared up quite a few times. I think Colleen Hoover is getting better and better with her b...
  • Kendall
    One thing that I admire about Colleen Hoover is her ability to write such beautiful, refreshing, and powerful novels! Without Merit is nothing like her previous books that I have read. I would not classify this book as a romance at all (I mean maybe a little here and there). This to me would be a story about self discovery and finding your place in the world. This story is real, raw, beautiful, and painful at times. Hoover will steal your heart w...
  • AleJandra
    4 It's all about PERSPECTIVE STARS Esta vez la conclusión es tan importante, que la pondré al inicio de la reseña:En conclusión: Without Merit es una historia de drama adolescente, que nos deja ver de una forma realista, triste y complicada lo que es vivir con una enfermedad mental. Les recomiendo que lo lean, por supuesto, pero además les recomiendo mucho que lo lean antes de leer mi reseña, que lo empiecen sin saber nada sobre la histori...
  • Berit☀️✨
    5 spectacular stars! With MERIT!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟CoHo did it again!!! Last year the book that had the biggest impact on me was Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us.... that book still sticks with me today, it wrecked me, it hit me where I live, it was just simply perfection.... so I was a bit nervous to pick up this book, how could it possibly live up to my expectations? Well I’m happy to say it definitely did!!!This book is different from any...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Colleen Hoover is a very popular author, and it isn't hard to see why. I've hated as many of her books as I've liked, but there is something compulsively readable about her stories. I think if she gets anything right, it's her pacing, which is nearly always spot on. I can read one of her books for hours without getting bored. Angry, maybe, but not bored. Trigger warnings: suicidal thoughts or tendencies, depression, and mental illness.Without Mer...
  • Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
    “Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.” {calls help line} person: how may I help you? me: i have lost the ability to even THIS IS HOW YOU SPELL COLLEEN HOOVER: Q U E E N She has done it again. She had zero mercy on my poor, smol heart. She ripped it into tiny little pieces by her heartfelt, breathtaking plot, "addictive like crack" writing, and A+++++ characters. She crushed me with ...
  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    ➦You know, sometimes while reading I keep thinking "Hey, I could totally write a story like that!" Provided that I could write. lol➦I'm not implying that it's easy to write a book. But I guess if I really REALLY wanted to, I could. Checklist, let's go:✔spend ages on learning how to write without sounding like an imbecile✔come up with a somewhat decent romance story and characters✔hire an editor✔probably re-write the damn thing 100 tim...
  • Caitlin
    um? Im not really sure what I wanted from this book or what I expected but it certainly wasn’t this at all. I’m a little disappointed that it was a classic CoHo book but I still really enjoyed it. This book was a 10/10 absolute hot mess. I’ve never read about such fucked up characters with completely messed up lives. I’m kinda just in shock about this book tbh??? I have no idea how to feel.
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors and I have read almost every one of her books.She is a masterful storyteller, not only does she captivates me with her stories but she manages to tackle difficult topics in an interesting and engaging way.What is this book about? Well, it's hard to describe because it's about so many things. In the most simplistic form it's about Merit, a 17 year-old teenager with a twin sister. Merit lives with her f...
  • Maram
    15/10/2017: I FINISHED THIS BOOK EONS AGO AND I LOVED IT. I STILL LOVE IT.This book is definitely different from CoHo's previous work but it still maintained them CoHo-styled twists which are all just A+++++. I highly suggest going into this book blindly, you're going to hate ***** and love ***** and hate ***** and love ***** and then love *****. Trigger warnings: depression, suicide 29/9/2017: no, i didn't pass by my local bookstore today to see...
  • Jennifer
    ★★There will be readers who believe this book was written just for them...and they will be right. It will speak life, laughter, and validation into their very soul. It will let them know that there is no perfect family, that there are no right or wrong feelings, that they can disclose seemingly insurmountable truths and survive, that they can forgive and give second chances, but most importantly that they must fall in love with themselves bef...
  • *TANYA*
    4 solid stars. This book didn’t have the usual angst I’ve come to expect from CoHo which was nice. The family dynamics in this book were somewhat unusual and yet it worked for me.
  • Nazanin
    5 With Merit Stars"NOT EVERY MISTAKE DESERVES A CONSEQUENCE. SOMETIMES THE ONLY THING IT DESERVES IS FORGIVENESS."Well, where to begin!? Lets look at this cover a little more! I love it! This cover alone tell you about the story! I have a question, how/where Ms. Hoover learn to write such stories!! I thinks it’s in her blood, right!? I love, love her writing style! She writes in such a way that you want just keep reading! This story was like yo...