Review/Giveaway – The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

Welcome to my stop on The Unloved book tour which has been brought to you by YA Bound. Here you can read my review, a summary of the book and learn a little more about the author Jennifer Snyder. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.
Title: The Unloved
Author:  Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Published: July 30th 2012

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.)

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My Review

I have fallen in love with Jennifer Snyder’s writing after reading Exhale last month. I was totally blown away by that book and the story she had to tell. In The Unloved I fell in love with some new characters and a whole new moving story.

Julie is such a fragile girl, but she tries so hard to keep her walls up. She has an unpleasant home life and does everything she can to keep her friends separate from the awful home she has grown up in. The only person she shared her secrets with left her all alone, so she has learnt to be as tough on the outside as she can.

Nick’s life was horrible too and has returned a different person than the boy that left two years ago. His heart is harder and has no intention on being helpless anymore. His favourite people in the world are his mother and Julie. But Julie is not the same person that he left two years ago.

Together these characters work hard to rebuild their friendship and face the demons of the past and the present. I loved both of these characters and the journey they both endure is a very emotional one. There are so many ups and downs (and some of the downs are truly horrible) and I found that I was totally sucked into the story!! Jennifer has beautiful way of telling a story and in The Unloved we alternate between Julie and Nick’s POV’s and I was able to grasp both sides of their stories. It was simply amazing and I loved every second of reading this touching story.

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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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  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the tour!

  2. I would love to get my hands on this one. Sounds wonderful. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. It was my pleasure Jennifer!! You know I love your books!

  4. Oh, It's awesome!! You will love it!


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