Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tour Stop + Review + Giveaway: Hope by Grier Cooper

 Title: Hope
Series: Indigo Ballet Series #2
By: Grier Cooper
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Genre: Y/A

Indigo is living the life she’s always imagined at the famed New York School of Ballet. Or is she? Although she hopes she’ll be chosen for the company, her ballet teachers aren’t talking and their silence is confusing.

When Indigo is singled out for a coveted solo she feels her dreams are finally within reach, until she discovers she’s dancing with Felipe Gonzalez, the school’s smolderingly hot rising star. In the days that follow, Indigo questions everything she thought was true and finds herself making surprising choices.

After a fateful piece of paper reveals the truth, Indigo must ask herself the hardest question of all: can she take control of her own future to create the life she wants?

3.5-Stars Review

This is book two in Indigo Dreams' series. As much as I had loved book one, I didn't like this one much. The reason is that this book is focused on ballet side of the story and as  I mentioned in my review of book one that is not something I like. That's why I gave it a 3 stars. But if you like ballet and enjoy reading about struggles and drama that go behind the scenes in lives of people who compete with their co-workers on daily basis then I'm sure you will enjoy reading this book. Unfortunately this isn't something I like.

In this second instalment we see that Indigo's wish came true and now she is in New York learning to be a professional ballet dancer. Although this life doesn't turn out to be all rainbows-and-sunshine for her. There is a lot of hard work, effort, and full time commitment that goes into becoming a ballet dancer. If she wants to even hope for a carrier in this profession then she must keep all her focus on her dancing. Life outside of ballet doesn't exist for Indigo.

The story focuses on her hopes, her relation with fellow students, friendship, jealousy, rivalry, and a lot more. The books is well-written, once again all the characters are well-developed. Over all it was a good read.

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Grier began ballet lessons at age five and left home at fourteen to study at the School of American Ballet in New York. She has performed on three out of seven continents with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, totaling more than thirty years of experience as a dancer, teacher and performer.

Her work has been praised as “poignant and honest” with “emotional hooks that penetrate deeply.” She writes and blogs about dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and has interviewed and photographed a diverse collection dancers and performers including Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Glen Allen Sims and Jessica Sutta. She is the author of Build a Ballerina Body and The Daily Book of Photography. Grier’s work has also appeared in Conscious Dancer, Discovery Girls, Skipping Stones, and Dance Advantage, among others.

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