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Vain by Fisher Amelie

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. 

          


REVIEW

I absolutely loved Vain.  It was a well-written, powerful and emotional YA story that felt so real and takes the reader on a beautiful yet ugly journey of humanity.

To begin with we find our main character Sophie to be a bitch personified. She is, on the surface, an ugly person through her actions which are without forethought of consequence. She could not care one iota who she hurts in the process when she goes for what she wants. She is a spoiled rich brat who has no real friends nor has she had any parental love and guidance growing up. Sophie is angry and feels so alone so she manipulates people to feel something then discards it and moves on to the next object or person, only to repeat the same behaviour. I have to admit here that I disliked her tremendously to begin with despite knowing there was more to her as a character.

Sophie has been through the courts on several occasions and when she is once again caught with drugs she gets sentenced to six months working at an orphanage in Uganda. Nightmare for Sophie right?! Our Sophie has no idea what a life altering “sentence” this will turn out to be. The moment Sophie’s feet touch African soil her journey of self-discovery and redemption begins.  This journey highlights what faith, love and honesty to oneself and others can achieve.

Joining her on this journey is Ian who works at the orphanage. Now Ian, understandably, is not impressed at his first sight of Sophie. He has her pegged immediately. I absolutely loved Ian. He was gorgeous, extremely honest and a hard-working true hero. Sophie and Ian’s relationship was perfectly paced and came across as genuine and real. It was the kind that leaves butterflies and I loved it.

The setting of this journey was heart breaking and harrowing. It was real life. It gave glimpses of what life is truly like for many whilst incorporating a girls journey…a love story…a second chance of healing and becoming who you truly are and want to be.

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Callum & Harper (Sleepless Series #1) – by Fisher Amelie :: Review

 

SYNOPSIS

Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey. 

Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the ‘eighteen disease’ with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they’re forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably. 

So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.

But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can’t ever be acted upon because they’re both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B. 

And, oh, how lovely Plan B’s can be. 

Well, except for the psycho from Harper’s past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there’s the little issue that neither of them knows they’re in love with the other. 

Needless to say, Callum & Harper’s life just got a bit more complicated.

“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” – Callum Tate

THE SLEEPLESS SERIES can be purchased below

CALLUM & HARPER – BOOK ONE

          

THOMAS & JANUARY – BOOK TWO

          


REVIEWED by Gitte

Amazing – Devastating – Heartbreaking – Tragic – Dramatic – Frustrating

I am speechless!!!

I started this book and had NO CLUE what I was in for. No way was I prepared for how this book would affect me. A complete shocker of emotional torture kind of book. My first by this author but definitely not my last!!!

I laughed and *sighed*…but mostly I cried, I shouted and nearly threw my kindle at the wall in frustration and annoyance at times!!!

Callum & Harper are the most lovable and well written characters, I fell in love instantly and wanted to pick them out of my kindle and put them in my pocket for safe keeping. The way they love each other is unlike any other, it is so pure, intense, passionate and protective.

The tragic journey they go through broke my heart!!

“One day, you and I are gonna wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” – Callum

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Thomas & January – by Fisher Amelie

 

SYNOPSIS
Thomas Eriksson thinks he has it all figured out.

“People crossed the street when they saw me. I’m not really sure why that was. I mean, okay, I might have looked a bit intimidating if I was being truthful with you. I’d changed since New York. New York represented a life that wasn’t real, not truthfully, anyway. No, New York was the “young, immature, in love, idiot” side of Tom. The “Tie-Dye Tom of New York City” didn’t exist anymore. Tie-Dye Tom was dead.”

January Mac Lochlainn thinks she’s her own worst enemy.

“I quit Berkeley. Threw away a full scholarship. Plans, you ask? What plans?”

But they’re both wrong.

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Tom approached me slowly and met me under the light on the stone walkway. He leaned over me so closely, my neck craned to see his face. His expression was one of confusion as he studied my own. 

“What is it about you?” he asked me.

I gulped. “What do you mean?” I whispered, closing my eyes and swallowing again, my breaths becoming labored.

He lifted his hand and dragged the backs of his fingers across my jaw so lightly I barely felt them, but they made me feel dizzy all the same.

“How can you be this extraordinary, January MacLochlainn?” He leaned closer, a look of pure frustration and anger lit his eyes and pressed his lips. “And why couldn’t I have met you before I realized I didn’t want anyone… ever?”

Life for Thomas and January will never be the same again… whether they like it or not.

THE SLEEPLESS SERIES can be purchased below

CALLUM & HARPER – BOOK ONE

          

THOMAS & JANUARY – BOOK TWO

          


Reviewed by Gitte

Ok so I just loved Callum & Harper which was book 1 in this series by Fisher Amelie so I was so excited to start Thomas & January and although I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. The story seemed a bit rushed and I would have loved to actually get to know Tom and January better. That being said this story has drama and yummy romance, and I loved that the characters from book 1 were in this one too!

January comes from a huge family, she is the oldest of 10 kids. I really liked her, she was intelligent, confident, determined and had this adorable innocence. She turns down a scholarship at Berkeley for a job in the music industry which is where her passion is.

Thomas Eriksson ran off to Austin when the love of his life got engaged to one of his friends. His band split up when the members got different priorities so he is now an acclaimed music scout. Thomas has completely changed and is now a completely different person to what he was in book 1. Rather than being “Tie-Dye Tom” he is now scary (but still gorgeous) looking, dark and brooding. He is pretty miserable.

Thomas and January meet at a gig. January is there supporting her friend whose band is playing. Thomas is there in his scouting capacities. January is immediately attracted to Tom and they share a snog. Tom pretty much freaks out as he is still feeling brokenhearted and he treats her pretty badly after that kiss…..

And this is where Tom and January’s journey begins…

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