One of the few books (now), that were actually written by VC Andrews; I remember this book from 30 years ago, and how much I loved it.
So I read it again; and loved it just as much. Poor sweet Audrina was manipulated and made to believe a life that was never real.
But she has grown up; and fought back.
Fought against her father, her half-sister, and everyone else who wanted to destroy her.
If you want a good weekend read; this is definitely it.
I will honestly tell you right now that there is a sequel to this story coming out this summer, written by who knows who.
But they had the first few chapters at the end of this eBook, and I had to write to Simon and Schuster.
The errors were ridiculous. The story did not follow anything that was in the first book; and I am honestly debating buying this sequel. If I buy it and see they did not fix the neon-flashing-glaring-issues I pointed out….well; I’m just going to get mad.
It is hard to read a story so full of sorrow; but it is also what sucks me in from the beginning.
Do you read VC Andrews? Have you read her way back when?
I would love to hear what you think about the “changes”.
Okay, I have to say I got sucked into this book just like I would get sucked into any VC Andrews’ book when I started reading them 30+ years ago.
Mayfair Cummings is a 16 year old with an IQ that would make Albert Einstein jealous. She had the perfect family life, until her mother died from an aneurysm. Her father got remarried, and she suddenly had a step-mother and a step-sister.
I like to avoid spoilers, but this is the standard fare that you expect from VC Andrew novels. It is full of suspense, and I definitely had it read in record time.
Now; about the grammatical errors. There were a few, and they were too ridiculous to even ignore. Nothing frustrates me more than spelling and grammatical errors in a book I spent good money on.
I’m just going to give you one example, and it is a single sentence. Although I am not including the sentences before or after it, this sentence is not going to be misunderstood because you don’t have those sentences with it. This is a sentence that was meant to stand alone, and make sense.
Chapter 5, Page 81
I have this tendency to compare Julie to animals often.
That’s it. That one sentence. Maybe I am being too picky, but there are so many other correct ways that sentence could have been constructed. There are a few of these poorly written sentences throughout the story.
With all of that said, I will definitely be reading some more VC Andrew books that I have not read before.