Vain (The Seven Deadly #1) by Fisher Amelie

Publisher: Fisher Amelie
Published: February 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3/5

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.

I rule my elite world. But not because I am the wealthiest.
No,  I rule because I am the hottest.

My light gold eyes are the colour of amber and are perfect. My lashes long. I am practically flawless and it pisses me royally when girls try to copy me.

God, get a clue nimrods. You'll never look like me!

I am VAIN... 

This book was about a girl who was vain, obnoxious, spoiled brat and a definite Queen Bee. The blurb gave promise of a story about an unforgiving head of a clique with no care for the world. The cover showed a girl with piercing eyes that could give the bitchiest look condemning your soul to eternal horror. I was excited and felt sure that I will have a deep hatred for the main character by the end of the book. I was severely disappointed that what I expected did not happened at all. There were only glimpses of the spoiled Queen Bee that I was looking for in the early chapters. It turns out, Sophie was not entirely the shallow and bitchy person the blurb described as. She was indeed a "friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles, every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasybut she also surprisingly has a lot of sense on what is right and what is not so it totally ruined the effect of her being a total heartless bitch as described in the blurb. I was severely disappointed by that. For once, I want a total bitch for a main character. I want a main character that I can hate. I want something that is totally different from the norm. This book, unfortunately, was not what I was looking for. Sophie was a bitch but she also has a lot of redeeming thoughts that made it hard to hate her. Although the I was disappointed by the turnout of the main character, I could enjoy the story and her transformation from being an airhead to someone much humbler.

The relationship between Sophie and Ian was inevitable as this is of a romance genre. It was the standard Love lust in first sight when Sophie saw Ian for the first time. She was startled that Ian was not what she was expecting as she assumed he's an African.

Their romance was cute but I wasn't too excited for it as it was a foreseeable relationship. If you love romance then you will be more excited than I was.

It was an overall a fun read but I wasn't too psyched about the parts where Ian is the savior of everyone and everything. He's such a perfect book boyfriend that you might want to check out. I wish Sophie never changed throughout the book because then it will be as what the blurb entailed. She was a total bitch at first but was too quick to change when she arrived at Masego, Africa. I mean, it took some girl to get hit by a bus to stop being mean, why did it took so little for Sophie to change?

Anyway, this book will be greatly enjoyed by those who are searching for cute romance and in need of a new book boyfriend.

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Published: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA Science Fiction
My Rating: 4/5

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.
They always say that high school is the best time of your life.
Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.
Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present. 
I don't actually have a preference for a pre-apocalyptic book. I've read a few and I find them to be almost the same. I was a bit wary when picking up this book. I was expecting much of the same story. What I wasn't expecting was to get sucked into the story as soon as I read it. I love this book for how much it got me thinking. This book also agrees to me in a lot of things. I found myself nodding my head vigorously, agreeing to every words. It seems like the author managed to see into my brain. It's almost uncanny to be reading the words that was the mirror image of my own thoughts.

“Then I’ll tell you. The best books, they don’t talk about things you never thought about before. They talk about things you’d always thought about, but that you didn't think anyone else had thought about. You read them, and suddenly you’re a little bit less alone in the world. You’re part of this cosmic community of people who've thought about this thing, whatever it happens to be.
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