The Unloved [Blog Tour & Giveaway]

Posted April 12, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Welcome to my stop on The Unloved blog tour by Jennifer Snyder hosted by YA Bound. Click HERE to see the rest of the blog tour schedule!

Title: The Unloved
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Release Date: 07/30/12
263 pages
Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend…
Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.
(Mature Young Adult, contains violence, language, and sexual situations.)

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First Lines:
Prologue. Julie.
There was a place on the lot of the abandoned, dilapidated house that rested across the street from mine, a place I used to hide when I was little.”

My Thoughts:
Oh my goodness! This is definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I was just talking to my collaborative book bloggers about how there aren’t enough books out there that are about tough stuff. This book definitely fits the bill!
I really loved the fact that it switched POVs through Julie and Nick. I loved hearing both of their voices. Even though there were tough issues within this book, there was still love. Julie’s mom, ugh, I wanted to punch her. Whoever thinks that it is okay to be a whore-ish stripper who spends all of her money on booze and drugs rather than making sure her kids can eat, can go rot in hell. At least that’s how I feel.
Nick’s life wasn’t peachy keen either. I’m really glad that Julie had him to lean on. And the romance between them, swoon-worthy for sure!

This book is definitely on my favorites shelf and will definitely be a reread in the future. I think that if you like real and raw books with some romance, then you should definitely pick this up and give it a try!

About the Author

I live in a small town nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina with my husband and two small children. Growing up, I was always an avid reader. My mother spent way too much money on R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike books!Writing a novel of my own wasn’t something I’d ever given much thought to. It seemed like an unobtainable, far-fetched dream. Then, in late 2007, I attempted to put pen to paper for the first time. What came out wasn’t pure gold. And what came out next wasn’t either. Things didn’t work that way for me. I had to write and rewrite and learn more about my ‘voice’ as an author first. It took me a while to find that. Roughly about two years.I did make a stab at going the traditional route to getting a novel of mine published, but it didn’t work out. Some might say I gave up too quickly, some might not. You can look on the ‘For Writers’ tab to read my post on why I went the way I did to hear the full story.I will say, I don’t regret my decision to Self-Publish. It was right for me. I’m loving that fact that I am able to still be a stay-at-home-mom even though my kids are both now in elementary school. I thank my readers for that. Seriously, a million times over I thank you!SHATTERED SOUL was my debut novel and no, you haven’t seen the end of me yet…

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