Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Review: Amelie Fisher's "Vain (The Seven Deadly Sins # 1)"

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Review: Amelie Fisher's "Vain (The Seven Deadly Sins # 1)"

~5 Hearts Review: Kirsty Lander~

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If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Review: Kirsty Lander: 

This book completely and utterly blew me away. I'd been desperate for a book that would completely consume me and I found it in VAIN. 

From the blurb I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but I was intrigued. A spoilt little rich girl who had declared herself a bitch? How was I going to relate to and understand her? I wasn't sure, but I did it and I grew to love her, she was absolutely incredible.

Sophie spends her life drinking, taking drugs, sleeping with anything that walks, including her friends boyfriends and she couldn't care less who she hurts. She quite literally was a witch. I could not see one likeable bone in her body. But there was something different about Sophie.. she may have been all these awful things but you knew deep down she didn't want to be. She did want to change. She had the lowest self esteem I've read. She may have looked in a mirror and thought she was hot and sexy, but she never once believed she was worthy of anything such as love. And one night all that changed..

"I was more than the sex I'd defined myself with."

Sophie committed a crime and instead of a normal prison sentence, she was sent away to Uganda for 6 months to work in an orphanage. Can you imagine? The spoilt, rich girl who wears nothing but Prada, Gucci and Chanel, working in the middle of nowhere with little to no electricity. How was that going to work? I wasn't sure, but it did. From the moment Sophia arrived in Uganda she shocked me to the core. Everything that was thrown at her she took it head on and never let anything phase her. And she was faced with a lot, I don't think I would be able to deal with half of what she did. But then, this is what this book teaches you, you can do anything if you put your mind to it. You had to be selfless and that was one of the biggest lessons Sophie learnt.

Whilst working at the orphanage in Uganda, Sophie met Ian 'Dingane' Aberdeen. And oh my Lord SWOON. He was pure perfection. He wasn't cocky, arrogant, controlling or any of those things we 'normally' love. He was sweet, loving, straight, honest and absolutely beautiful. It was understandable why Sophie fell for him hook, line and sinker. Who wouldn't? It wasn't 'insta-love' they had to work for it, and work for it is what they did. The build up to their relationship was beautiful. Little flirting, stolen glances, it was all there and I loved it. 

“You've arrested my senses and I can't seem to get enough of you. That's what scares me.
 I'm so deep there's no getting out for me. You own me, you know?”

Sophie and Ian went through hell and back whilst in Uganda together. They connected and faced everything as a team. I have never read a book like this, with a setting like they had. It made me think of things so differently. People go around their days complaining about the most mundane of things, yet here there are, small children with nothing in the world who don't complain, ever. Sophie did a complete and utter 180 in this book and it couldn't have been more amazing to witness. 

I have to bow down to Fisher Amelie for this book. It is the first book of hers I have read and I will be going through as many of them as I can now. It took my breath away. I can not stress enough how much I enjoyed it and how much I recommend it.

"The shortest distance between two points is the line from me to you."

I rated "Vain" 5 Hearts

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