Author: Fisher Amelie
First published December 24, 2012
392 pages, Kindle Edition
If you’re looking for a story about a typical good girl who finds love and overcomes obstacles, then you’re in the wrong place. Because my story is about a girl named Sophie Price, who’s not your average protagonist.
She’s a drug-abusing, sex addict, and a complete witch. But don’t let that fool you, because beneath that tough exterior is a girl who’s been through a lot.
In this book, you’ll follow Sophie’s journey from being the most envied girl in the world to the girl nobody wanted around. It’s a story of redemption, growth, and self-discovery.
And while it may not be a typical love story, it’s a tale that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride with Sophie Price.
About the Author
Fisher Amelie lives in the South with her husband, who she considers to be her soul mate. She became a mother in 2009 and loves spending time with her Weimaraner, Jonah, and her Beta fish, Whale.
These creatures bring joy to her life, even if they sometimes indulge in too much food.
Fisher has always had a passion for writing. As a child, she would fill notebooks with her thoughts and stories, which she hid away in a Tupperware container in her closet.
It wasn’t until after college that she realized writing was her calling. Fisher can be a bit oblivious at times, but she has finally gained the confidence to share her work with others.
Fisher doesn’t want to be put under the microscope, but she is willing to take the risk and be scrutinized by readers. She hopes to inspire and entertain others with her writing.
Fisher Amelies Vain is a young adult contemporary romance which was first published on December 24, 2012. The author has drawn inspiration from her personal experiences to craft a heartfelt story that touches upon themes of addiction, self-discovery, and redemption.
The novel revolves around a conceited pop star named Sophie Price who is used to getting everything she wants. But when her self-destructive behavior spirals out of control, her father sends her to stay with her aunt and uncle in Montana to help her regain her footing.
There, Sophie meets a cowboy named Ian who challenges her in ways she never expected. As their relationship unfolds, Sophie begins to confront the harsh realities of her past and comes to realize the true cost of her glamorous lifestyle.
Amelie’s writing is accessible and engaging, with a pacing that keeps the reader hooked from the first page. The descriptions of Montana’s lush landscapes and small-town culture are vivid and immersive, enhancing the novel’s sense of place and atmosphere.
The dialogue is natural and believable, giving the characters unique voices that distinguish them from one another. One of the novel’s strongest aspects is its character development, particularly of Sophie Price.
Throughout the novel, the reader is witness to Sophie’s gradual transformation from an entitled and self-absorbed person to someone who is more self-aware and compassionate. Amelie shatters the trope of the teenage celebrity by portraying the messy, human side of Sophie’s persona.
She also deftly shows the ways in which Ian’s presence slowly helps Sophie confront her inner demons. However, the novel falls short in terms of plot structure.
The plot is predictable and by-the-numbers, with few surprises or twists. The romance between Ian and Sophie follows a well-worn path, and the climax feels rushed and anticlimactic.
Despite this, Amelie’s sensitivity to addiction and mental health issues is commendable; she portrays Sophie’s addiction to prescription drugs with nuance and subtlety. In comparison to Amelie’s other works, such as the “Callum & Harper” series, “Vain” lacks the complexity and emotional depth that are hallmarks of her writing.
Nevertheless, it is a solid entry in the young adult romance genre, and fans of the genre will find much to enjoy. In conclusion, I recommend “Vain” to readers who are looking for a well-written, character-driven novel with a strong message about addiction and redemption.
While the plot may not be the most original, the characters are endearing and the writing is engaging. I give “Vain” a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.