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.
So this is an old review of mine that I had posted on my Goodreads a while back, but here it is revised and edited.
Oh God, I don’t even know where to begin. This is one of the best books I have EVER read. VAIN was mind-opening, addicting, beautiful, emotional, and so many more things.
I didn’t think I could like Fisher Amelie any more than I already did but I can, and I do! She writes these stories that make me think “you are not human!” Callum and Harper was one of my favorite books ever, and I didn’t think VAIN could surpass it, but it might just have…oh god, can I say that?
VAIN starts off with the introduction of Sophie Price, and well, she’s a bitch, but not only is she a bitch, she’s a conniving bitch, but it is pretty obvious why. Her parents are assholes to the core, but it’s still not really an excuse to sleep with all your friend’s boyfriend’s.
So then Sophie gets a major reality check and is sent to Africa. In Africa she meets Digane/Ian, as well as other AMAZING people.
This story is beautiful, not even because of the romance, even though that is a factor that makes the story incredible. It is beautiful because it really is one of those novels that has the ability to make you feel. You feel so many emotions throughout this book, it makes it almost impossible to put it down.
VAIN is seriously eye-opening. It’s the type of novel that changes your entire perspective on life and the world we live in. While reading this book all I wanted to do was jump in and help the kids, and it was incredibly frustrating.
This book isn’t just about the conditions in Africa and how a girl transforms from an inconsiderate bitch to a caring human being. VAIN is also a romance. 😉
Ian does not like Sophie Price one bit when he meets her and can you really blame the guy? He’s one of the most caring, and humble people you will meet and well, she’s not. But they also have a major attraction to one another.
Anyways, their romance added a lighter edge to this book that was absolutely perfect and this book would not have been the same without it.
Sophie Price is now one of my favorite female main characters and Ian is one of my favorite book boyfriends.
VAIN is a definite MUST MUST read! This book will have your hands shaking, heart pounding, and maybe even have you jumping up and down.
Everyone needs to go buy this book as well as Fisher Amelie’s Callum and Harper because that is another magnificent emotional roller coaster! 🙂