Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder ~ Tour Stop

Author: Jennifer Snyder

Title: The Unloved

Release date: July 30, 2012

Age Group: Mature Young Adult (New Adult)

Genre: Contemporary

Book Description:

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.)

My Thoughts:

5 stars - An emotional journey that I couldn't put down!

The test of a really good book, for me, is always how I feel when I get interrupted while reading it.  If I'm like, okay bed time or sure I can help you with that, then it's probably NOT a five star book for me.  If I'm like, leave me alone I'm reading, then I'm sure.  This was a GO AWAY - CAN'T YOU SEE I'M STUCK IN A BOOK RIGHT NOW!  So yeah, it's a five star read.  And it was a fast read.  Read it in one sitting over a few hours.

It's not the kind of book you can say you enjoyed or whatever because the things that are going on in this book are emotional and hard.  But it's not a hard book to read.  See, no matter how bad things seem to get Nick has Jules and Jules has Nick.  While it does take them a while to figure that all out, it's sure wonderful to see them cling to each other through the struggle.   There's no love triangle going on.  There's just two broken souls that need each other.  I loved how honest Nick was with himself.  He took a while to speak that honesty but it was wonderful knowing how he felt as I read from his POV.  This book rotates between the two MCs and that makes things interesting.  I didn't have to guess why one of them did that stupid thing because I could hear their thought process.  And really that made the whole thing real.

While this was an emotional journey that I couldn't put down, it was also comforting to read.  It's hard to express why that is for sure.  As I really think about the story, it was the strength of the characters that made it comfortable.  I just knew they would figure it out.  I never felt stressed like this read would end in a place I couldn't deal with.  I was hanging on to watch as they learned to heal each other.  It was really a beautiful thing to watch.

If you love YA contemporary than this is for sure one you should pick up.  Don't let the emotional keep you away.
About the author:

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


The author is giving away (1) Signed print copy of THE UNLOVED and (1) Signed print copy of SHATTERED SOUL. Both are Mature Young Adult contemporary novels by the author. Open to US Only.

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The author is giving away (1) eBook copy of THE UNLOVED. Open International. 


  1. Sounds like a great book!I love the idea of such an emotional story.

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour AND for the lovely review!

  3. Awesome review babe!! This is definitely a book I want to read. Especially if it's a 5 star from you. :)

  4. Yay for this book being emotional! I really enjoy these kind of books where I feel like the characters pour their heart and soul out and I can connect to them easily. I'm so glad you rated this 5 stars, this just got me even more excited to read it! Btw, I wasn't aware it was from a boys POV as well, so that's always a great thing to have. More and more boy-POV's are out there and it's fantastic!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  5. I really enjoyed this one too. While I was reading it I kept thinking "Val would like this." LOL I was right! Thanks for participating in the tour!

  6. Lol !! I thought exactly the same as Autumn! I knew you would love The Unloved, Val. I couldn't agree w/you more. I think I read this book in under 3 hours. Great review!

  7. This is the first I have seen of The Unloved and I am interested. I always love an emotional story. Thanks for participating in the tour!

  8. Sounds good! Sometimes it's good to read the ones that are emotional!

  9. Thanks for the review, It sounds really good and it's a definite TBR add.

  10. Wonderful review!! This one is on my TBR for sure! :-)

  11. Fantastic reviewed. If you loved it this much then I know I want to read it.

  12. I love this New Adult category...possibly because the novel I'm writing will fit right into it :)

  13. This sounds like my kind of book! thank-you for sharing your wonderful review; it is definitely going on my TBR pile.