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Review Hope by Grier Cooper Indigo Dreams #2

Review Hope by Grier Cooper Indigo Dreams #2Hope (Indigo Ballet Series #2) by Grier Cooper
Series: Indigo Ballet Series #2
Published by Dancing Poodle Press on April 26th 2016
Pages: 302
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Perfection. Beauty. Pain. For Indigo Stevens there’s no such thing as weakness or privacy at the famed New York School of Ballet where every movement is scrutinized and judged. Indigo hopes she’ll be chosen for the company, but 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, including the decision to take control of her own future. Will she create the life she wants or lose everything?

Indigo has made it into the elite ballet institution New York Ballet school. She finds that though she was the best where she was from dance competition is fierce in Manhattan. She becomes obsessed to be the best of her class. She is paired with the newest dance student Felipe. What could go wrong?  Her obsession may  costs her more than she is willing to pay.

In An Oyster Shell –  A simple YA that will make dance enthusiasts happy.

The Pearls – The premise was nice. I don’t know a lot about dancing but I do love learning more about it. This book was very informative to the ballet world. It was accurate with the technical terms and had a nice glossary to explain things. It also set up a nice feel for the competitive scene you would imagine dance would invoke.

I liked the variety of characters and how the main character Indigo grows to find who are who true friends and who are not. I especially liked how Indigo made the most unlikely of friends, especially in the end.

I’m a sucker for a Manhattan setting. I loved all of the landmarks the author incorporated into her story.

The Sand –  The plot was a little on the flat side. The story could use a little more pizazz.

3.5 Pearls

3.5 Stars

About Grier Cooper

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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