Sunday, April 21, 2013

My POV of VAIN by Fisher Amelie

VAIN Synopsis
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.



This book really surprised me and I haven't cried this hard while reading a book in a while. The subject matter pulled me in and the situations the main characters found themselves in had me gripping the book like no other. I found myself reading this book slower, with more carefulness just so that I could absorb the story more completely. I wanted to make sure I experience this book to the fullest and didn’t miss any details.

Sophie is a young woman who has grown up in a world with no lack or want for anything accept affection and attention from her parents. She is vain, selfish, and mean and doesn’t respect for herself or anyone else. This is how we see her in the start of the book. Then she gets a reality check and the transformation is an amazing journey. She is shown the flip side of life when she is sentenced to work at Masego an orphanage in Uganda for six month. But these aren’t just any orphans, they are survivors of war lead by a tyrannical heartless leader. One who mutilates children and murders parents. The subject matter is harsh one but reality for most who live in Africa. 

Dingane is an enigma. A young handsome man working at an orphanage who is strong and educated. And even though he is totally at home there at Masego you can’t help but feel like he seem a little out of place or more like there is more to his story then he lets on.  As Sophie gets to know she can see that he is passionate about his job and loves the kids so much. He has no interest in getting attached to anyone that will be leaving soon so he tries to keep Soph at a distance. That is easier planned then done. Especially when he sees her opening up to the kids and she is really taking an interest in what is going on at the orphanage. Falling for her is something he tried to stop especially since he already has enough on his plate with his own past.

Soph learns so much about herself and the reality of life while in Africa. She learns that even if a person is never really shown affection doesn't mean they can learn how to care for or love someone else and that sometime your worst mistakes can turn out to be a blessings! This book was so hard to but down. I love it! Be prepared to ice your eyes and sooth your hearts. This story is going to take you thoroughly the ringer but leave you feeling hopeful.

"How can someone bug the shit out of you so much yet simultaneously cause you to want to know them intimately with your tongue? He was driving me crazy."
"I'd come to Uganda to fulfill a mandatory sentence but was being fulfilled in a completely unexpected manner and happily, with my full consent. I 'd come to help teach these children but instead the were teaching me."
"The truth is, I'm so deep in love with you, I cant see straight. The truth is, I've been afraid to admit it to myself, let alone you. The truth is, I'm terrified."

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Author Bio
Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.
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  1. Thanks for the review. Now I am interested. the goodreads synopsis didn't interest me.

  2. I loved this book so much to! Great review!