Monday, 15 January 2018

Review: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Without MeritNot 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.

Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars

So I have finally popped my CoHo cherry and I'm now kicking myself that I didn't do it sooner!

This book is about the life of Merit Voss. A seventeen-year-old girl, with a very crazy family. One day Merit is kissed by a total stranger who confused her with her identical twin sister Honor and from there everything changed.

This book had me glued page to page, the writing was amazing and I really felt like I knew these characters. There are lots of different lines to this story and some which I would have loved to see how they ended, as I still have lots of questions but they don't ruin my enjoyment of the story. I didn't particularly like Merits character and I'm not sure I am really meant to. She is different from most characters you will ever read and at times I wanted to give her a good slap but at the same time I totally understood all her reasons.

I honestly loved this book and cant recommend it enough. Can't wait to dive into another CoHo book asap!

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