Newest Review: ... things are starting to be great until a nice handsom man comes along. Not just any old man, a successful buisness man called Jay who ... more
Not A Gem
Sapphire - Katie Price
Member Name: Chloboshoka
Sapphire - Katie Price
Date: 12/02/11, updated on 12/02/11 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Sensational . . . to those who love Katie Price.
Disadvantages: Not a very creative plot and could have been better.
I'm sure many of you know who Katie "Jordan" Price is. She's most famous for no real reason other than coming across as a bitch. Price has made full use of her fame and milked it for every penny it's worth. She once stated she was famous for having fake breasts which in my opinion it nothing to be proud of. Aside Modelling, she has various things in her name which has always captured the attention of the Media, from what I've seen it's more negative then positive.
Sapphire is her fourth novel. It was released in 2010 in both paper and hardback. Somehow it managed to be a best seller. It's quite easy to get a hold off as well. The RRP is £6.99 and it's on Amazon for £3.84, which is a respectable price.
Sapphire is fallen out with love after catching her husband cheating on her. She decides that relationships should be scrapped and opts to fill her passion into running a Hen Party and Lingerie Buisness. She believes things are starting to be great until a nice handsom man comes along. Not just any old man, a successful buisness man called Jay who turns her life around.
Failed relationships, gossip, front of the tabloids for all the wrong reasons and a crumbling private life and lots of twists. It reminds me of a certain celebrity. I certainly believe that Sapphire is a fictional version of the author, even though Price is quick to deny it. The flow and tone in the writing and the main protoganist's attitude shown in the book heavilly reminds me of Katie Price. When I read the book, I thought the writing was too good to be done by Katie Price by herself. I had a feeling that it was ghost written because some parts felt too perfect. My feelings were confirmed after researching online as they were ghost-written by Rebecca Farnworth. Farnworth is very good at capturing the presense of the characters.
I read an article where Katie admitted that she just gave Farnworth her plot and made her write the rest of it while Katie gets all the praise for it. In my opinion that's not a very good attitude to have and I think it might even be an insult to those struggling novelists out there who crave for thier work to be published.
Sapphire and Jay were well fleshed out I think. Since being the main two characters it's only natural that the two have to be fleshed out well, but for me I think there was a bit too much focus on them and not enough on the rest of the characters such as Sapphire's friends, Jazz and Sam were very likable and I think it was a shame they weren't used as much as they could have been.
I found the book very easy to follow and well written. It proved to be a page turner and a very quick light hearted read. Sapphire was quite likable which was a plus for me. I think there is some room for improvements. The book had potential, but it's spoilt by some things. Despite the quality of twists, I found the ending unsatisfying because I found it to be too preditable for my liking which left an overall disapointment.
I also thought there where times where there was too much detail, particually in the times where the chatty style was glaring, and the little things such as doing hair which don't add much anything to the novel. While it gives off an honest tone, it lacks real emotion and I struggled to get into any real depth.
I don't think I would read it again because I found the book to be overall dull and superficial. If you're looking for a trashy chick lit and if you're a Katie Price fan; this is a book just for you! It's an okay book but I think it could have had a bit more umph into it. Even if I did like Katie Price, I probally would have still disliked this book. In my point of view it was like a mixture between rather generic Mills & Boon novel and a cheap copy of a Jackie Collins novel. Despite not liking it, I'd probally still reccomemend it. You may get a kick from the book or find things you can relate to if you enjoy reading those gossip mags such as Closer, Heat and Now.
Summary: It could have been a great book, but I thought it was a let down.