Friday, July 15, 2016

Sing by Vivi Greene - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze
 
Lily Ross sings about her love life and an uplifting tribute album to her perfect relationship is about to come out. When her boyfriend leaves her Lily is heartbroken and she needs a change. She wants to find herself again and she'd like to write some new songs. She doesn't want to depend on men any longer. That's why she decides to spend her summer on a small island together with her best friends. It's time to heal and to get some rest after years of hard work.
 
Lily loves the peace and quiet of the island and it's nice to be able to breathe a little. There are fans, but not hordes of them and she can leave the house on her own if she likes. When she tries to make the most of her newfound freedom she meets Noel. Noel is a local who spends all of his time on the island. Lily isn't looking for a new man in her life, but they get along well, so they meet as often as they can. Noel doesn't like the spotlights though and Lily has to start performing again soon. Will things end with more heartbreak or is there a chance for Lily to find what she's looking for?
 
Sing is a cute story about a famous singer who needs some time to reflect. After another breakup Lily has to learn how to be herself again. I loved the idea of a small, peaceful island where people don't care if someone's famous or not. It's the perfect place for something unexpected to happen. Vivi Greene's vivid descriptions are making it easy to picture Lily's new temporary surroundings. Lily has a lot to consider, life in general, work, friends and love. Being famous doesn't mean she doesn't have the same wishes as anybody else. She's unhappy and she wants to find a way to feel better again. I liked that idea and the fact that she's consciously working on having a good future is interesting.
 
Vivi Greene shows that famous people are as human as everybody else. Fame brings money and status, but the downside is that often it also results in loneliness, lack of privacy and unequal relationships. Vivi Greene focuses on the sad part of it and balances it with something new and unexpected, meeting Noel and finding someone who likes Lily for who she is. That's sweet and lovely. I really liked this book. If you're into celebrity stories Sing is definitely a good choice.
 
Giveaway
 
One lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of Sing.
 
 
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. Please add withloveforbooks@gmail.com to your list of approved email addresses. All of our giveaways are international

26 comments:

  1. I think I would HATE being famous. I've thought about it before, and while every human has that need to be known...I would hate having zero privacy like most celebrities. SO thanks, buuuut no thanks!

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  2. Well no. I would hate to be in the public spotlight and no have an privacy. Although do like a lot of celebs (mainly rockstars/footballers/actors) and follow them on Twitter I do feel like I am invading their privacy if I send them a tweet. Although I suppose if they are verified on Twitter, they want people to speak to them, I still feel like I am harassing them.

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  3. I have never dreamed of being famous although as a child i desperately wanted to marry Donny Osmond when i grew up :D Lol

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  4. This sounds like a good one for a weekend read out by the pool. Looking for some!

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  5. Yes, I did. When I was a teen, I dreamed being a famous actress but not anymore.

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  6. I never cared about being famous, although I did love dreaming about some movie/music stars.

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  7. I dreamed of being an actress just so I could travel the world, and meet people 😊 and hang out with celebrities, that would cool 😊

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  8. This reminds me so much of a Taylor Swift as a perfect summer read.

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  9. I hve never dreamt of being famous. I wouldn't want to be.

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  10. Not really. I don't think I would handle the pressure and attention.

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  11. No. I don't want to be in the spotlight 24/7.

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  12. I wanted to sing. I was in honor choir in high school plus in college I sang in a touring group that went around singing. But I married and had a child. I was blessed. :)

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  13. Not really. I'd hate it if strangers know about my personal life and I'm pretty sure I can't handle the attention.

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  14. Sure as a child I dreamed of being famous. These days I'm much smarter and know that there could be so many problems with having your life in the limelight. So, no not anymore lol :)

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  15. Who hasn't? I did dream about becoming a singer at one point, but it's not as easy as it sounds!

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  16. I've always dreamed being famous, I'm a superstar in the shower btw:D I've always wanted to be a movie actress or a singer, who wouldn't want to have an own concert with a lot of dedicated and passionate fans around, right?❤ But what I really love of the perks of being famous is you get to have a designer's gowns and ramp it on the red carpet and look stunning in every pictures:P And if I become famous, I could get a chance to be closer to Harry Styles (like Taylor Swift, whoops) But the reality is too far from my fantasy and even so, I still love my life! I can walk without being worried that paparazzi is just around.

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  17. No. I love my privacy more than anything.

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  18. i dreamed of being a journalist or an author i loved writing

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    1. because when you're famous you have zero privacy

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  20. It would be great to win a paperback copy of Sing by Vivi Greene.
    In response to your question of
    Have you ever dreamed of being famous? Why/why not?
    Yes i dreamed of being famous because i thought of how much money actors and singers make
    but i don't like the idea of being in the public spotlight.
    I enter a lot of contests so if you google search my name
    you'll see a lot of things i commented on and the social media sites i am on.
    That's as famous as i want to be.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  21. I wouldn't mind being famous but I wouldn't want people to follow me around everywhere, lack of privacy might make me feel uncomfortable.

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  22. I'd like to be a famous author but need to write a book first. I wouldn't like the problems that come with fame.

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  23. I'd like to be a famous author but need to write a book first. I wouldn't like the problems that come with fame.

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