07 January 2013

Blog Tour : Vain by Fisher Amelie (Review + Excerpt)



Vain by Fisher Amelie.
Audience/Genre : New Adult/Contemporary.
Publication : December 25th 2012 (Self-Published).
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.


4.5 Stars.


I've heard a lot about the awesomeness of Fisher's writing, so when a friend sent me the link to sign up for the blog tour of her latest novel, Vain, I jumped at the chance. I mean, the blurb alone was enough to make me jump up and down but after watching the trailer, I went to bed praying hoping I'd have an e-mail from Fisher when I woke up.

Vain did not disappoint. In fact, it was so good that I spent the whole day on January 1st ignoring my family and friends to read it. I devoured the entire book in one sitting.

Sophie is a spoilt, rich, back-stabbing, egotistical, selfish, mean girl with no regard for anyone else; she's a girl who is used to getting what she wants. When I started reading this book, I really thought that I wouldn't be able to stand Sophie; she seemed so shallow and bitchy and I just couldn't see even one redeeming quality in her.
However, after an 'incident' at a party which led to her arrest, she gets ordered by the court to go to an orphanage in Africa and help the people there. I seriously didn't think someone as messed up as Sophie could change within a few months but I was so wrong. Fisher Amelie totally pulled this off and possibly in the only way it could've been done because from the minute Sophie landed in Africa, not only did her life change but I literally could not take my eyes off my Kindle! I loved watching Sophie realize what truly matters and that the life she had before wasn't a life at all.

There were so many touching moments in this story. Fisher's descriptions of the kids and life at Africa really made me think. As for Ian, I felt all warm and gooey every time he showed up! The romance between Sophie and Ian was so incredibly sweet and made me smile numerous times throughout the novel.

All I have left to say is READ THIS NOW!!!



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Excerpt.

Vain by Fisher Amelie (Chapter 1)




Fisher Amelie resides in the South with her kick ace husband slash soul mate. She earned her first 'mama' patch in 2009. She also lives with her Weim, 'Jonah', and her Beta, 'Whale'. All these living creatures keep the belly of her life full, sometimes to the point of gluttony, but she doesn't mind all that much because life isn't worth living if it isn't entertaining, right?

Fisher grew up writing. She secretly hid notebooks and notebooks of dribble in a large Tupperware storage container in her closet as a kid. She didn't put two and two together until after college where it suddenly dawned on her, "Hey, I like writing". She's a bit dense. "No, I'm not." "Yes, you are. Put down that Oreo, your butt can't take any more." "You're rude." "Yeah, yeah." Anyway, she likes to write and has finally beaten her self-esteem into submission enough to allow herself to be scrutinized under the 'other readers' microscope. "No! No! Not a cover slip! Last time it gave me a ra...." (mumbling)




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4 comments:

  1. Sophie actually reminds me of Angelina Jolie post Billy Bob but pre Brad Pitt.

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  2. I have to thank you for the link cause without you I wouldn't get into this tour! ;) Also I agree this book is amazing! :)
    Great review Anja ;)

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