My Sweet Audrina AND Whitefern by V.C.Andrews #XOXperts 


Overview 

V.C. Andrews, author of the phenomenally successful Dollanganger series, has created a fascinating new cast of characters in this haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love. 

Audrina Adare wanted so to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved her sister. Her sister was so special, so perfect — and dead. 

Now she will come face to face with the dangerous, terrifying secret that everyone knows. Everyone except… 

My Sweet Audrina 


Overview

The long-awaited sequel to My Sweet Audrina, one of V.C. Andrews’s strangest, most beloved books—and now a Lifetime movie! Whitefern swallowed Audrina’s childhood—and now the sprawling Victorian mansion threatens her adult life too…

Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn’t used to be this ambitious, expansive…this cruel. But then, the death of Audina’s father changed a great many things.

When the reading of her father’s will reveals that Audrina herself will control fifty-one percent of the family brokerage—the halls of Whitefern again don’t feel safe. Arden’s protestations become frantic, nearly violent. And while Audrina didn’t anticipate running the family business, she’s curious to do so. And she can’t help but wonder what had made her father change his will at the last minute? What did he know about Arden that she didn’t?

Trapped in the middle of it all: her fragile, simple sister—the beautiful, trusting Sylvia. Audrina promised her father she’d watch over the young woman. But after years of relative quiet, the dark days of Whitefern may have returned…

Review

I have not read V.C. Andrews since high school and Flowers in the Attic (didnt everyone read this one!)  And since I have been in a small reading slump lately and what better than V.C Andrews to pull me out. 

These books had me engrossed from the very start. Between the eerie house with the locked doors and strange places, to the  weird characters like Vera with her brittle bones and her Femme Fatale ways…this is V.C Andrews at its best.  The way these characters interact are unique and bizarre. Their deviant behavior just amazed me from the very first word. 

The family is exactly what you expect from one of these books, weird, strange and downright creepy especially with their family secrets and lies! It is psychological drama that lures the reader in with the expectations for more darkness and creepiness.  And did I mention the house…yes…I did…the house..I want to explore so badly!! 

I did find Whitefern a little less enchanting than My Sweet Audrina. I don’t know if I read them too close together or if my expectation was too much. But, I found that Audrina was a little more strange than in the first book, almost too whiney for my taste. I also caught a few errors and the story and the characters were a little flat and did not  capture my attention like the first book. 

What a psycho, abnormal gothic horror series. The foreboding atmosphere create a strange, odd  world to totally get lost in. I cannot wait to see what weirdness the next installment will take.

I received these novels from Simon and Schuster as part of XOXperts 


Purchase here 

My Sweet Audina 

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Whiterfern 

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 4 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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