It’s been a while since I’ve done a book review but just this weekend, I finished reading Greed by Fisher Amelie, which is part of The 7 deadly sins series. Greed is the 2nd book in the series, the first book, Vain, I reviewed here – Vain, So unexpected.
Fisher Amelie has created unique stories with wonderful messages told through beautiful journeys. While Vain was the first book in the series, you don’t need to have read it first to enjoy the story of Greed. But the characters from Vain do pop up from time to time in Greed and the 3rd book in the series, Fury, features Ethan, who’s story is an integral part of Greed.
Just like with Vain, the synopsis for Greed intrigued me and as with the first book, I really started out disliking the characters:
Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours…because that’s what I do. I want.
My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.
The story did start off somewhat slow for me but really picked up momentum as I continued to read it with one mega twist that had me in tears towards the end! Not at all what I expected but I did love how the main character, Spencer, seemed to evolve throughout the book from a horrible, greedy person completely lacking in conscience & morals.
The book really sucked me in and I actually miss the characters now that it is finished. I don’t love the cover, aside from the horses, I felt it had little relevance to the book and almost cheapens what ultimately ends up as a beautiful story. It does have the “and they lived happily ever after” ending but so what, I enjoy a little bit of an “aaah” moment and I read for escape and not for reality so I don’t apologize for that.
Now I just have to wait till 2014 to read Fury, which is the 3rd in the 7 Deadly Sins Series.