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V.C. Andrews My Sweet Audrina Book Review

vc andrews my sweet audrina book review

There was something strange about the house where I grew up. Everywhere in our home photographs of the First and Best Audrina were scattered… – Excerpt from VC. Andrews novel, My Sweet Audrina.

 

If you’d ask me who’s my favorite author, I’d definitely say V.C. Andrews throughout this time. Her books were intriguing as well as inspiring for me and for all of her fans. Ever since the release of Flowers In The Attic a long long time ago, I became a huge V.C. Andrews fan. I probably had read most of her novels already, including the ones that were continued by her ghost writer. As we all know, Ms. Andrews died a long time ago, but her influence lives on. 

My Sweet Audrina is one of those books written earlier by Ms. Andrews herself. Published way back in 1982 and was a number 1 best selling novel in the entire North America. It’s a standalone book compared to most of V.C. Andrews’ books of family series. However, this particular book follows the same gothic, twisted, haunted, terrifying, shocking and emotionally-charged plots that tends to run on most V.C. Andrews novels. This book’s story is not only extraordinary, but sad and mystifying all at the same time.

 

my sweet audrina book review

 

It’s all about the girl named Audrina and the people around her. She seems to be living under the shadows of her dead older sister also named Audrina, which her father loves more than anything else. All that Audrina ever wanted was to have her father’s affection but the first (dead) Audrina is a force to reckon with 🙂  Also, this current and younger Audrina seems to have a memory lapse a la Girl On The Train. Oh the mystery you’ll uncover when you read this novel. Another plus, there’s the antagonist Vera who will make Audrina’s life miserable. Double the trouble, double the fun, indeed. No wonder I lurve this novel.

 

Lifetime just adapted the book into their film which was released earlier this year, and a sequel to the book written by V.C. Andrews’ ghostwriter is out now, it’s called Whitefern.

 

If you’ve read the book, lucky you, you didn’t miss 1/4 of your life, Haha! If you haven’t, you can buy the book HERE, or listen to the audiobook HERE. I suggest you read all of V.C. Andrews novels, starting with Flowers In The Attic so you won’t miss a quarter of your life 🙂

 

 

 

 

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In Cold Blood. Book Review.

in cold blood book review

 

Hi Bookworms! so I have this book that I bought a long long time ago but never get to read it. Lately, I have been browsing at my mini library and saw this book. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote. It’s a pretty chilling title, yet it’s an American classic and deemed as one of the first true crime book of its genre. 

Not really sure what made me forget about this book before, since it has a very compelling title, and shame on me for forgetting it, as I’m sure most of you guys had already read it. Well, finally, I did finish it eventually, and here’s my two cents on this book; Though I love the bone-chilling title and I love the Capote movie, I was actually surprised that the book was a snoozefest on me. I almost couldn’t stand it and I felt the need to stake my eyelids to keep it open 🙂 I guess it’s the “old style” of writing. It felt like a whole load of interviews and news reports all rolled into one and transformed into a novel. There was a lot of declaration going on that it seemed most of the time, just monotonous. 

As for the story, it’s really shocking and sad. Can you imagine what a news that must be in Holcomb, Kansas during that time? and as for the author, Truman Capote really had a way with words, but there’s some element of empathy towards the suspects in there, and perhaps some of the parts were fictionalized. It’s only close to the end of the book that it recaptured my interest and overall it’s not that bad. It’s just a different book written in a different time. It may not be that impressive now, but I can totally understand why it was popular before. 

 

If you haven’t read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, you can buy the book HERE or listen to the audiobook HERE.

 

Have fun reading guys!

 

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The Good Girl Book Review

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And I knew then that if anything went wrong, he would end my life…

–  Chloe/Mia. An excerpt from The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica

Hey there bookworms! First, let me tell you that I have not yet recovered since reading this book. 🙂 Yeah, I know it’s crazy, but my goodness! this book haunted me so much. This is definitely one of those “Gone Girl” kind that makes you think and rethink, and that you’ll never gonna be the same after reading this. For sure, you’ll definitely be scarred for life. 🙁 

Right from the moment I started listening to this audiobook, I knew I was gonna be in for a thrill ride. Something was definitely wrong with the amnesiac “Chloe” and I felt really sorry for her British mom. The entire story revolves around different character perspectives and I really love a book that’s told in the first person. There’s just something very personal about it. Like you can really sense the narrator’s deepest thoughts. I also love the readers of this audiobook, I think they’ve done a great job narrating and their voices conveyed the book’s emotional intent.

I don’t always get affected by the books that I’ve read, but this one is just so riveting that it made me cry. The author had done an amazing job in developing the book’s characters and their conflicts. Who wouldn’t love Colin? and Mia/Chloe, all I can is “darn…” No spoilers here, nah uh…

This book is full of twists and turns, while being dramatic and gripping at the same time, such a beautiful masterpiece. 

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See you later bookfriends,

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