Today I am reviewing Arabelle’s Shadows by Fleur Gaskin.
Blurb: Everything in Arabelle’s life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she’s even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears. Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her. Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.
My Review: I read this book as a requested review. I had a hard time getting through it because of some of the editing. It is told in diary form rather than shown which I do not really care for. I read over some of the great review and can not really agree with them. I have absolutely no liking for the main character who is supposedly so insecure but yet choose a career as a fashion model. No wonder she suffers from depression. Also if she would stop partying and getting drunk and experimenting with drugs and moving with in with people at the drop of a hat she might just succeed at what she wants to do. I usually like to find some redeeming qualities in a book but have a hard time with this one. Just not my cup of tea. I give this 2 stars.