January 17, 2014

{Review} Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger #1) by @vc_andrews

Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden.

Blond, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive. 

Flowers In the Attic

The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives -- a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family. So she began writing letters to her parents, her millionaire parents, whom the children had never heard of before.
Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and how Chris and Cathy and the twins will live like princes and princesses in their grandparents' fancy mansion. The children are only too delighted by the prospect. But there are a few things that Momma hasn't told them.
She hasn't told them that their grandmother considers them "devil's spawn" who should never have been born. She hasn't told them that she has to hide them from their grandfather if she wants to inherit his fortune. She hasn't told them that they are to be locked away in an abandoned wing of the house with only the dark, airless attic to play in. But, Momma promises, it's only for a few days....
Then the days stretch into months, and the months into years. Desperately isolated, terrified of their grandmother, and increasingly convinced that their mother no longer cares about them, Chris and Cathy become all things to the twins and to each other. They cling to their love as their only hope, their only strength -- a love that is almost stronger than death.


One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her spellbinding classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began her renowned Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than fifty novels in V.C. Andrews' bestselling series. The thrilling new series featuring the March family continues with Scattered Leaves, forthcoming from Pocket Books. V.C. Andrews' novels have sold more than one hundred million copies and have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. 

This book I hadn't read until now.  I know that a ton of teens in the early to late 80's would hide away to be able to read the pages of the Dollanganger Dolls.  But, I sad to say was not one of them.  This book will make you weep for what the children went through. It will also make you hope that in the next 4 books that the grandmother as well as the mother get what is coming to them.  I will deff be snagging the other books to finish out this series.  I really want to know what happens.  This is a deff must read for any serious reader.

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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I remember reading this when it came out and being totally rocked by it. I was young enough that the story horrified, saddened, ad totally scared the crap out of me. I can't say that rereading it as an adult lessened those emotions much. I can tell you that the rest of the books in this series were as awesome!

When I saw that this book is being reviewed by so many, I wondered if it had been re-released or something. I read these back in the 90s. The story completely freaked me out.

I haven't read this series, it does make me want to read them so bad.

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