GREED: Series Standalone 2 (The Seven Deadly Series) Kindle Edition
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If I were to pick only one thing about this series that I love (which, mind you, is hard to do) it would be the theme. For those who don't know, each book in The Seven Deadly series focuses in on one of the Seven Deadly Sins (see picture on the right). The way Fisher Amelie centers a story around such a crucial thing is impeccable. The sins are not "small" sins. They're sin at its worst as the characters are at the lowest, darkest part of theirs lives. In Greed, Fisher Amelie doesn't just show that Spencer is a money lover--she shows that he will go to no limit to get the money he wants and thinks he needs. The situations of this series are amazingly intense!
I LOVED how greed and Spencer's inner demons were portrayed throughout the entire book! The symbolism and parallel to the Bible had me flailing my limbs at the pure brilliance of the idea. No joke. But it also gave me the chills, seeing how deep the devil can root itself in someone and how rough it is to attempt breaking Satan's hold... As I read, I kept thinking about one of my favorite songs of 2013, Demons by Imagine Dragons.
"With the beast inside
there's nowhere we can hide.
No matter what we breed
we still are made of GREED."
Spencer's story begins with us seeing just how greedy he is as he takes part in an illegal and harmful activity. I was so shocked by it that I just kept wishing for something inside Spencer to click and slowly change his greedy nature.
"This was who I was. Hopeless personified.Read more ›
Greed is the story of Spencer Blackwell. We first meet him in Vain where we saw his struggle with the lifestyle he and his friends had grown accustomed. In the beginning of Greed, I was taken aback at first, because I had a difficult time reconciling this Spencer - two years after Vain - with the one whom I had previously been introduced. But, as with anyone, time can change people, and Spencer's tempestuous relationship with his dad didn't help his poor decision making. However, as I continued to read, I began to see the old Spencer beneath the surface. He struggled with the "real him". He did not want to be like his father. That was his greatest fear of all. He though if he just did "one more job", he could be rid of his dad forever. What he failed to realize, was that he was selling his soul. And those demons would haunt him for a very long time.
Again with this book, we get to see the transformation of our main character. This transformation comes as a result of his love for his sister, his love for Cricket and for Cricket's family. He becomes selfless, and his unselfishness saves the day in more ways than one.
I can't wait for the next book in this series.
GREED broke me. I remember being introduced to Spencer Blackwell in VAIN and falling just slightly for him in all of his arrogant beauty then. But nothing prepared me for the transformation that Spencer would go through during the course of this amazing book.
Spencer was THAT guy. The hot rich guy that ALWAYS got what he wanted. And when I say ALWAYS, I mean it. Caught up in a world of deceit and lies, blindly led by the promise of more and more cash from his father, it was only a matter of time before something would happen to change him forever. Following is heart and his love for his baby sister, he finds himself forced to work as a ranch hand in "nowheresville" Montana. Pretty boy thrown into the hard labor of ranch life. And while he feels as though his spirit is broken, the light comes before him in the form of one Cricket Hunt.
What's so intriguing to Spencer about Cricket? Well, for one, Ms. Amelie paints a picture of an absolute beauty. A for sure weakness for Spencer. But, much to his dismay, she's off limits. Obviously attached to another ranch hand, Ethan, she's forbidden. But the attraction is real. So real that they can both feel it, taste it, breathe it. And not just them, everyone in the place knows what's there. Especially Ethan.
I can't divulge too much more, for fear of ruining the beauty of this book for anyone reading this review. Like I said earlier, the transformation of Spencer during the course of this work is just....jaw dropping. We get to see that amazing hear that I KNEW was buried under all that rich pretty boy.
Fisher - you have outdone yourself once again, and I can't wait to get my hands on FURY. Five dazzling stars!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has it all. And interesting beginning, you know where the story is going but cant stop reading because is not you you thought. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sabrina
This book was not as magnificent as VAIN but both books have main characters who go through life-altering experiences. Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Belgian Reviewer
I was looking forward to this book, and it did not disappoint. Wow, this story was pretty intense. Spencer Blackwell was a pretty s***ty person at the start of the book, well... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marie
There is a mysterious character named Piper with memories written in italics. I'm presuming she is part of a dream or some form of Spencer's imagination. Read morePublished 15 months ago by annmric
Book one Vain, I highly recommend. This isn't as good but a good enough read it has me purchasing book 3 fury. Good story and you won't be mad you bought it.Published 17 months ago by Shari
I really loved book one in the series but this one just didn't resonate with me. The story felt slow an I just didn't bond with the characters. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Avid Reader Girl
Greed is the second book in The Seven Deadly series. I loved book one, Vain. I mean, I fell completely in love with it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cheshire Cat