Review: VAIN by Amelie Fisher

Blurb:

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 is a story about a high society, famous, rich, vain girl- Sophie Price.  She gets in trouble with the law for narcotics and is sentenced to Uganda to work for 6 months at an orphanage.  Now, there seems to be a backstory about someone who died and pushed her more into the cocaine, but that’s not told in this story.  It left me a little confused and wanting to know who this person was that was mentioned a few times.

Anyway, the story follows Sophie basically finding herself and a possible love in a place she never would have imagined.  But of course, there are obstacles, as in any story.  I know this book has gotten rave reviews, which is why I was so excited to read it.  But, it left me wanting.  Wanting what, I’m not sure.  It just wasn’t that satisfying for some reason.  I’m probably the only person that feels that way after reading other reviews.

Let me say that I do love Amelie Fisher’s other works very much.  This one just didn’t seem to live up to the expectations I had after reading her other books.  I was looking for something more in this one, like something to actually happen to Sophie to take away from her exterior beauty.  They are in a dangerous environment where people are getting hurt and killed.  I really hate that I am disappointed in this book!  I don’t like writing reviews on books I don’t enjoy, since I’m an aspiring writer myself.  But I want to be honest, and I would want someone to be honest with me, too.

I give this a 2.5 out of 5 stars.  I really hate giving it such a low rating!!!  If you haven’t read Amelie Fisher’s other books, read them!  They are excellent!

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