Seriously though. Ok, onto talking about why I love GREED and Fisher so much.
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.
I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
REVIEW: One of the many things I adore about fisher Amelie is that she constantly surprises me. You would think the story of Spencer would revolve around monetary greed, since the world he comes from is lush and lavish. Rather, GREED goes somewhere different, and I think that's truly a great and non- way to address the subject matter.
People can be greedy with just about anything in this world, and I think that the way Spencer atones for a living a lifetime of greed was surprising and touching. Rather than give up something that could be seen as "easy to part with", he gives up something so vital to himself in the ultimate act of caring about someone else more than he cares about himself.
Fisher freaking outdid herself on this one.
I loved spencer's sister Bridgett. She was just the right amount of naive and mature, fitting for what she is going while she sometimes balks at what Spencer decides, she ultimately realizes he's moving heaven and earth for her.
In the traditional sense, I wouldn't really consider Spencer as someone who suffers from greed. Yes, he's done shady things for his psycho dad, but when someone he loves needs him, he drops everything to help them.
I think Spencer has an unclear picture of himself throughout the book, because for someone who thinks he's obsessed with money, he gives way more than he's ever taken.
As with all Fisher Amelie books, I think I know where the plot is going to go, but then BAM. She pulls a fast one on me, and has me reeling from where the story has gone. Just like in VAIN, Fisher has given us an incredible redemption story, woven together with a love story. I live Cricket, and the story line between her and Spencer had me clenching my teeth at parts with how frustrating the overall situation was. But, stick with it, all is revealed and it was a shocking, albeit interesting development to the story.
As I got to the final pages of GREED I found myself not wanting to part with the characters. I was invested in all of their stories. Bridgette's especially.
One thing I will say for sure is that Fisher Amelie knows how to suck you in. Hook, line, and sinker. GREED is an insanely fantastic addition to THE SEVEN DEADLY SERIES. If you haven't hopped on this train of awesome yet, start with book one VAIN. I can never say enough good things about Fisher Amelie's books, and when someone asks me for a recommendation, her books are always at the top of my list. So please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of GREED, or heck, any of Fisher's books. They will give you Goosebumps from all the crazy feelings you will experience while reading. A highly recommended read from me!
5/5 OH YEAH I LOVED IT
About Fisher Amelie:
Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.
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