Who are you?” I asked.
“You know who I am,” he replied. “I’m yours.” – Elixir, Hilary Duff
Initial thoughts: The moment I see an actor/singer/Kardashian releasing their new novel which they clearly didn’t write, I find myself wondering… exactly what part of the novel was conceptualized/written by the celebrity? When I was a kid, I was a fan of Lizzie McGuire and Hilary Duff’s music. But, how does her book (which was ghost written), Elixir, measure up?
Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before.
When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.
I think I knew deep down that even attempting to read this book was a bad idea from the start. Obviously, Hilary Duff isn’t a writer, she is (was?) an actor/singer. But, I thought that the fact that Elise Allen was the ghost writer (i.e: the actual writer), this book would have at least been decently written. Well, I was wrong.
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