Fisher Amelie – Vain (The Seven Deadly #1)

Synopsis

Can be read as a standalone.

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.

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Vannak könyvek amelyek azért kerülnek fel a „kedvencek polcára”, mert annyira szeretni valóak és magukkal ragadóak, és vannak olyan kötetek is amelyek olyan szinten rengetik meg a világomat, hogy még az utóhatások alatt is azon kapom magam, hogy visszatartom a lélegzetemet. Ez a könyv határozottan az utóbbi kategóriába tartozik. Szívbemarkoló és felkavaró volt, ugyanakkor hihetetlenül izgalmas és letehetetlen is. Nem fogok hazudni. Az elején nem tetszett a történet. Utáltam a főszereplőt, a mellékszereplőket, a lány szüleit. Az egész olyan volt mint valami LA-ben játszódó Gossip Girl, gazdag, manipulatív “méhkirálynőkkel”. Már majdnem ott tartottam, hogy félreteszem, amikor Sophie világa hirtelen a feje tetejére áll és innentől kezdve egyszerűen nem tudtam abbahagyni az olvasást, vagy ha muszáj volt is, akkor is folyton ezen a történeten gondolkoztam.

Sophie Price egy gyönyörű, gazdag, egocentrikus, hiú lány, aki úgy érzi, bármit megtehet, és akinek a legnagyobb fegyvere maga a szépsége. A történet elején megláthatjuk, hogy mi történik a gazdag gyerekekkel, akik felé a szüleik semmi szeretetet nem mutatnak, csak a rideg sznobságot. Sophie élete is így terelődött egy drogokkal, megcsalással és hazugságokkal teli világba, ahol a szépségével mindenből kiutat tudott nyerni. Aztán egyik nap hirtelen kihúzzák a lába alól a talajt és egy olyan világban találja magát, ahol már dicsőítik minden lábnyomát, ahol nem számít a neve, a pénze, a szépsége. És ez válik azzá a hellyé, ahol megtalálja az útját, és ahol megtalálja önmagát.

Ian egy csodálatos karakter volt, az odaadása, a gondoskodása, az önzetlensége hihetetlen módon inspiráló, és az egyik kedvenc általam olvasott szereplők közé került.. Közte és Sophie között lassan, de gyönyörűen alakult ki a kapcsolat, ami minden egyes oldalon megmelengette a szívemet.

Nem tudtam, hogy miről fog szólni a könyv, hiszen a fülszöveg nem árul el semmit, így többet én sem fogok. Aki akarja úgyis elolvashatja más értékelését amiből kiderül, de aki szeretné ugyanazt az élményt megkapni amit én, ne olvasson utána csak vágjon bele! Egyszerűen hihetetlen ez a könyv, még most is alig tudom összeszedni a gondolataimat. Nagyon szép mondanivalója volt a történetnek és tényleg arra késztet, hogy az ember átgondolja a világot, ami körülötte van. Ez a könyv kicsordította a könnyemet, megmosolyogtatott és elgondolkodtatott. Csodálatos élmény volt. Tényleg mindenkinek teljes szívemből ajánlom!

A cím hihetetlenül találó. A kötet egy sorozat része, amelynek mindegyike a Hét főbűn közül jár körbe egyet: Vain, Greed, Fury, Lust, Idle, Binge, Envy. (Ebből még csak a Vain, Greed és a Fury jelent meg.)

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My review in English

There are books that became your favorites because they are so lovable and charming, but there are books that are so earth-shattering that you cannot do so much, just hold your breath for the after-effects. This book is absolutely in the latter category. This is heart wrenching, upsetting but at the same time it is exciting and you just cannot put it down. I will not going to lie – in the beginning I hated it. I hated the main character, her friends, her parents. The whole story was like an episode from the Gossip Girl with rich, manipulative “queen bees”. I almost put it down, but at one point the world of Sophie just went upside down, and after that I just couldn’t stop with the reading. I was thinking about this story all the time – at my work and in sleep, too.

Sophie Price is a beautiful, wealthy, egocentric, vain girl. She feels that she can do anything and her biggest weapon is her beauty. At the beginning of the story we can see what happens with the rich kids who never get love from their parents, just coldness. Sophie’s life also has gone on the wrong path because of that, she uses drugs, she steals other girls boyfriends and she lies.

Then one day suddenly someone cuts the ground from under her feet and she finds herself in a whole new world where no one worships the ground she walks on, and her name or her money doesn’t count at all. This word becomes the place where she can find her way and where she truly can find herself.

Ian was a wonderful character. His commitment, care and selflessness were so inspiring and he became one of my favorite characters of all time. The relationship between him and Sophie was slow-building but beautiful, and it warmed my heart on every page.

I didn’t know what I will get with this book, because the synopsis didn’t told anything about it, so neither will I tell you more than this. I think everybody needs to make this extraordinary journey with this book, and for the full experience you have to start blind. This story has a beautiful message that inspires you to rethink the entire world around you.  This book made me cry, it made me smile and it made me think. It was such a beautiful experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for everybody!

The title of the book is perfect. This is part of a series, witch in all of the parts are about one of the seven deadly sins. Vain, Greed, Fury, Lust, Idle, Binge, Envy. The third book, the Fury was published on the 3rd of May, 2015.

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My Favorite Quotes From the Book

“No one can know sincere happiness, Sophie, without first having known sorrow. One can never appreciate the enormity and rareness of such a fiery bliss without seeing misery, however unfair that may be.”

“Vanity’s a debilitating affliction. You’re so absorbed in yourself it’s impossible to love anyone other than oneself, leaving you weak without realization of it. It’s quite sad. You’ve no idea what you’re missing either. You will never know real love and your life will pass you by.”

“You may have misery,” she continued, ignoring my plea, “you may lose hope in the sorrow of an unplanned life but as long as you have faith and trust in adoration, in affection, in love, that sorrow will turn to happiness.

“I was well-traveled, yes, but they aren’t lying when they say home is where the heart is.”

“He was breathtaking. Breathtakingly sexy. Breathtakingly beautiful. Breathtakingly real. Just breathtaking.”

“I’d discovered that the sun equated happiness. Its bright and lovely existence was hope incarnate. It exposed the dark, brought forth the light and showed you that no matter how strong or oppressive the night was, that it was infinitely stronger, exponentially more substantial and just because you couldn’t see it with your eyes, didn’t mean it wasn’t still with you, that you couldn’t feel it or that it wouldn’t come back for you. It was stalwart and constant. It was infinite.”

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

“Why Ian?” he asked after a few minutes of silence.
“Because,” I offered without further explanation.
“I like it,” he said, staring out the window.
“Why?”
“‘Dingane’ makes my heart ache to hear it.”
I sat up a bit at that. “Why let them call you that then?”
“It means something to me every time they say it. It reminds me of who I am and who I never want to become again.”
“What does it translate to?”
He sat up with me and peered hard into my eyes. “
Exile” he said succinctly.”

“It was like my body knew instantly that he was mine and that I was his.”

 Six -Breathtaking- Stars

6 stars

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Sophie and Ian’s song

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About the Author

Fisher Amelie resides in the Fisher AmelieSouth 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)

Rescue Fisher from her metaphorical specimen slide at www.fisheramelie.com

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