The V Girl: A Coming of Age Story
In post-apocalyptic North America, sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substi ...more
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It took me half a month to read because i was savouring every moment of this reading experience.
It was intense, romantic, dangerous and touching.
A coming of story novel that will knock you side ways.
Given the dark, gritty and downright gloomy existence that the heroine lives, these few exquisite moments provided her with the inspiration ...more
It’s brutal, sexy, addictive and completely unique. Imagine getting a mix of the feelings of despair and love of Hopeless with a brutal future like the handmaid’s tale, with a war setting where romance will blossom like the bronze horseman with the gut-wrenching angst of the hunger games, with the slow sexual tension of the captive princ ...more
So this book has apparently been revised and re-edited to fix all the glaring errors that I had problems with before. I decided to give this story another chance because it had a lot of potential to be great... and it is! Whereas before, I was so distracted by all the grammatical errors that I just couldn't fully get into the story, now I was completely immersed in Lila's world. Even though I read this book a while back, and ultimately knew what happened, I found myself stayin ...more
But... since I don’t want to make it cover 20 pages like an analytical essay, here’s a quick bullet list of some great things:
• Lots of anti-rape messages (yes!)
• Pro-consent messages (yes!)
• Anti slut-shaming messages (yes!)
• Healthy relationship choices/behaviors (such as being honest about expectations/wants, defining bou ...more
Sebastian Rolli as Aleksey Fürst. (Thanks Michelle for telling me the name of this hot dude)
Re-read: Amazon sent me a letter to update the book. Love it EVEN more the second time.
First and foremost. I DON'T WANT IT TO END! I WANT MORE PLEASE!!!!!
Thank you Mya Roberts for writing this beautiful, epic LOVE STORY.
Now the theme itself is so HORRIFYING that for a while I debated whether I wanted to read the book or not. Usually rape is not something I want t ...more
At first, I was very cautious to try out The V Girl. It sat on my TBR shelf for months as I went back and forth on whether to read it or not. I didn't know how much violence there was, or what kind of violence, and it made me hesitant. The blurb isn't very clear as to how explicit the book is, or if it's more along the lines of bdsm/erotica.
In the end, I took a chance, figuring that I could just set it aside if it made me too uncom ...more
In a free society, sex doesn’t come in fifty shades of grey, but fifty-million shades of every color in the rainbow. Unfortunately, Lila Velez doesn’t live in a free society. Where she lives, sex is mostly mean red. Rape is a government-sanctioned activity, and most 18 year olds are publically defiled. For Lila, the question isn’t if she should lose her virginity, but to whom?
“I need a partner who cares for me, even if it’s onl ...more
I know. NO one likes or should like to read about rape. But this book doesn't focus on the actual "rape". (view spoiler)[It would've made me sick if the entire book was filled with this but luckily there were only a few well placed brutal scenes to bring out the horror (hide spoiler)]. It focuses on the fighting, mentally & physically which totally awed me.
The love story is so real. It's built so slowly (totally luvvvv ...more
The V Girl by Mya Robarts.
Has a gif ever been more accurate? 'The V Girl' by Mya Robarts is Brutal yet Brilliant.
Set in post apocalyptic America, The V Girl illustrates a society where rape is not only legal, but excepted. In her awesome debut, Mya Robarts crafts a unique story with unforgettable characters and tackles heavy topics effortlessly and with maturity.
At times, 'The V Girl' is difficult to read. ...more
†“You usually can’t recall all the people you’ve shared laughs with. But you rarely forget the people you’ve shared your tears with.”†
Rarely I find myself irrevocably captivated and in love with such a brilliant book. Not only does this fantastic read transports you to another world, it takes you on a fucking journey like no other. One that makes you feel. I’ve shamelessly read this book twice, as well as my favorite parts a gazillion times, and each read felt as if it was the first. I don’t kno ...more
I demand a sequel. People this is a #mustread. Even the titles are beautiful: "The Accord Prince" "The human touch" "Hope and Love" "His one and only" and the quotes are so beautiful. I highlighted the hell out of this book.
Well this book did that to me. Admittedly a lot of my death has to do with Aleksey Furst, but it was also how well this book is written!
The heroine, Lila Velez, is kick-ass and Aleksey Furst is beyond unbelievably wonderful. Rather than summarize the plot as some reviews have already done nicely, I want to ...more
Lila's feelings for Aleksey are extremely conflicted. Despite her physical attraction to him, she cannot make herself trust him. Aleksey's love for her was so obvious for me. I couldn’t wait to find out if they would end up t ...more
This was one of the most unique dystopian novels that I have ever read, in all honestly. I am also contemplating on doing a separate (mini spoilers) YouTube book review video as well because this book is super underrated, in my opinion. I know that many people are going to assume that this is just some smutty book with no real message etc etc blah blah blahhhh. But believe me when I tell you that it is so much than just that.
Trigger warning: Please note that this boo ...more
I found this book while browsing through goodreads and after reading its blurb, I was very intrigued. The synopsis may sound horrifying and uncomfortable to some readers so this book is definitely not for everyone. At first, I was afraid I wouldn’t like this book but when I finally got into it, It was hard for me to put this down. The story was really captivating and it held my attention throughout. Lila and Aleksey are wonderful main characte ...more
Not what one might have expected, a gem of a book.
Had seen the book already some time ago, but the blurb kept me from reading it cuz:
1. yes, it said it's anti-rape, but still
2. a virgin? meh, those virgin stories are boring cuz the girl is usually oh so good or whatever
I could not have ...more
All in all....I simply ate this book up!
And as for Alexy....*sigh*
The V Girl by Mya Robarts is Disturbing, yet extraordinary. I really enjoyed the story, loved the characters, and stayed interested throughout the book. I did find it extremely hard to read at times due to the mutilation and rape. The fear is felt for many of the characters throughout the story, but mainly for Lila.
I was really happy with the last 20% of the book including the ending. I LOVE the discussion que ...more
From its hypnotic cover and intriguing description, I knew I was in for an interesting read with The V Girl, the first novel from author Mya Robarts. What I didn’t expect was to unveil a stirring and horrifyingly accurate portrayal of rape culture, the decaying state of equality, and the brutality of war.
The V Girl should be required reading for anyone who thinks feminism is a ...more
SOOOO THAT JUST HAPPENED!
I don't think that I have ever -in the history of reading books- come across something like this. I don't know if I could ever find the words to describe this book but one thing is for sure it was entertaining as hell!
Before I continue, I want to make this absolutely clear. This book could be potentially triggering for people who have suffered abuse and/or rape.
The V Girl is a deeply uncomfortable book to read, but I couldn't stop. Tackling hard issues such as war, abuse, rape, with a heavy mix of growing up and figuring out your own sexuality, Robarts told a story I am a little frightened to say I loved. Narrated by Lila, an ...more
"Who ever knew we would say goodbye to oblivion?
Who ever knew we would accept hope?”
UN DÍA. ESO FUE LO QUE ME TOMÓ LEER ESTE LIBRO PORQUE NO LO SOLTÉ DESDE QUE LO EMPECÉ.
Se trata de una distopía adulta, nos transportan a un mundo donde los abusos sexuales son algo común y no está penalizado por la ley. Es duro, es fuerte y si son muy sensibles no lo lean porque impacta bastante.
Lily Velez sabe que se acerca la ceremonia de reclutamiento y se está quedando sin tiempo, siendo todavía virgen ...more
Update August 27th, 2016: For those reading this review after this date... a print edition is now available for purchase!
So apparently, I was thinking so much about this book long after finishing it, that I forgot to give my review!
So, without further ado. This book was amazing. I stumbled upon this while looking for something different and new to read. I had been in ...more
“Unlike Diaz, for me there has only been, and will always be, only one woman: You.”
How can you not love Aleksey for this
Blame it on my curiosity for wanting to know how's life during/after wars could be. So it brought me to this book. I expect it to be dark and disturbing. Which is a yes for me. Legal rape? Well, there will be times when human become uncivilized. Desperation? Of course when life is too cruel, human do whatever they can to survive. You give help, you will get tortured as wel ...more
Lila was a sweet and courageous girl. What I liked the most about her was that her priority number one was her family and she'd do anything for them. Also she never got s- from anybody, she always fought and stood up for what she believed.
Aleksey and Rey were good guys but both had something that I didn't like. Rey was selfish a lot of times and Aleksey was really scary, I fear him I think the entire book, I wouldn't be ...more
It turns out I'm partially wrong, because while this indeed has a virgin heroine, she's not an idiot who cries easily in every chapter. No, she tries to control her own destiny in the only possible way she can, at a time when rape is actually legal (by trying to lose her virgi ...more
Wow, what an incredibly good story. A wild ride, yes, but an incredible story. I wish there was more. More to read. Not because I was left unsatisfied, on the contrary, but because I fell in love with both Aleksey and Lila. So much so, that I wish there was a second book, so I could get more of them. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
I need to point out that if you’re highly uncomfortable with subjects like rape, violence, and injustice, yo ...more
You can tell that this book is set in the future, but it shares some relations to ...more
The first word I thought of when I finished this book was:
It was almost one of those speechless moments where you are pleasantly surprised by how good a book was.
I normally read dystopia books or romance books that are light reads and can easily be read quickly so I can then move onto the next book. However, I was unable to do so with this book.
This author has serious talent in making a world so realistic that I feared f ...more
After years of writing short stories. Mya will release her debut novel "The V girl" in two languages.