Vain (The Seven Deadly #1):
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.
What I say: Sophie is rich, beautiful, wealthy and uber spoiled! She's mean and nasty (think Gossip Girl and then some) and doesn't care who she hurts. Sophie is the Queen bee of the trust find set, she has no parental supervision (other than her lawyer) and pretty much does what she wants.
When she gets caught with drugs and booze again she finds herself being sent off to Africa to work at an orphanage for injured children. Without sounding too cheesy, Sophie goes on a huge journey in Vain. She discovers the true meaning of suffering and even though she is in a very dangerous situation she actually begins to feel 'something'.
Dingane/Ian has swiftly been added to my book boyfriend list. He's caring, hot and works hard. I also loved how he constantly challenged Sophie and called her out on her faults.
Other than Pemmy (I'll let you figure that name out) the only sort of positive person in Sophie's life is Spencer, who turned out to be a far nicer guy than I was expecting.
Some of the events in Africa were horrifying and really sad; make sure you have tissues at the ready for this one. Be prepared to be shocked by certain events; Fisher Amelie's writing is so descriptive I could actually visualise the hideous scenes.
4 Stars in my Sky!
My fav non-spoilery quotes:
- I was a spoiled, repulsive brat, but I'd never had anyone actually tell me so before to my face.
- "When you undo them and run your hands throughout the waves. That's my favourite part of the day."
- "You exude something and I can't quite place my finger on it. You practically glow with it. You devastate me."