Colleen Hoover’s latest book release, Without Merit: A Novel was a HUGE hit with many readers, and in fact, it won a Goodreads Choice award, and now, we’re giving away a SIGNED hard cover copy!!!!
It’s a poignant YA book dealing with mental health issues, and with a romance element (but not the main focus).
“Your emotions are valid, Merit. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. You’re the only one who feels them.” #WithoutMerit
…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.
About the “genre” she says:
“From the moment of conception, this book’s genre has been a world of confusion. Some say YA, some say NA, it’s shelved in some places under women’s fiction and if you look at Amazon, despite much protest by me, it is strangely listed as a psychological thriller. I never write books with the idea that they will fit a certain mold. I just write the stories I want to tell and more often than not, the genre is pretty obvious when the book is finished. But sometimes, the genre is not so clear.
When it was announced that Without Merit was one of the books in the Goodreads Choice Awards for best romance, I was nervous that’s not where it belonged. It could fit everywhere and nowhere.
Because of that, I was floored when I was told that it won best contemporary romance for 2017. To see how many of you supported it made me realize that your votes should hold more merit than anything. And even though Sagan and Merit’s relationship isn’t the forefront of this story, it is a very important part of the story. So thank you to everyone who loved their relationship and Merit’s journey.”
And for fun, here are some extra tidbits by the author about this book. Colleen says:
I found this poem in a notebook just now. I had written it for Merit’s character in #WithoutMerit and then forgot about it while I was writing the book, so it wasn’t included. But here it is. Too late, but maybe not too little.
Merit would like you to know that she is nothing like her twin sister. Hear why in this #WithoutMerit audiobook excerpt from @Simon & Schuster Audio: http://bit.ly/2ylmQeN
- It’s now YOUR chance to win a SIGNED Hardcover of Without Merit: A Novel
How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below and by 10pm EST, Sunday December 24th 2017 (Christmas Eve!!), I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the publisher.
Giveaway open to International!!! 😀
P.S. You can get your own paperback copy here <— This link will bring you to all the retailers carrying this book – which should be pretty much all of ’em. 😉 LOL!!!