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Daughter of Darkness (Kindred, #1)Title:  Daughter of Darkness
Kindred #1
Author:  V.C. Andrews
Format:  Print
Length:  416 pages
Publisher:  Pocket Star
Rating:  2 stars

When I was a little girl, Daddy told me never to fear the dark. “We exist because of the darkness,” he told me. “All of you are daughters of darkness.” Beloved bestselling author V.C. Andrews’s passion for vampires comes to spellbinding life in a long-awaited novel of dark desires as all-consuming—and forbidden—as in Flowers in the Attic. One night, with the sound of a young man’s scream, high school senior Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving father, who adopted Lorelei and her sisters as infants, is no ordinary man. He has raised his beautiful girls for one purpose: to lure young men into their world of shadows. Like her sisters, Lorelei has been trained in the art of seduction and warned never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome and charming classmate, she boldly defies her family and follows her heart—even if love is a poison. . . .Dangerously enticing and deliriously intoxicating, V.C. Andrews’s Daughter of Darkness will leave readers thirsting for more

Daughter of Darkness is the first vampiric themed novel from the famed V.C. Andrews stable.  Sadly, the excitement that was generated around its release fails to translate onto it's pages.  What readers do get is the classic family rivalries, the strange overly involved governess (Miss Fennel), a rather questionable relationship between father and daughters, coupled with plenty of creepiness.
Let's face it...this is not a serious novel.  This is not even a serious V.C. Andrews novel, but it is a good way to pass time on the bus or whatever.
Lorelie is a strong leading character even though she spends most of the book second guessing herself.
The biggest flaw in this read however, has to be the ease with which Lorelie seems to get away with duping the nest full of supernatural beings that she lives with.  Her sneakiest plan for meeting her secret love, for instance, is something that even a high school freshmen can out do.  Yet, it baffles the minds and super senses of the ages old vamps.
The best part of this book was the end.  That is where what little magic there is in this book is to be found.
In short, this is a good way to pass time. especially if your only other option is watching paint dry.

Title:  Daughter of Light
Kindred #2
Author:  V.C. Andrews
Format:  Print
Length:  384 pages
Publisher:  Gallery Books 
Rating:  2 stars
Daughter of Light (Kindred, #2)Bestselling author V.C. Andrews lures readers into the passionate world of vampires in this breathtaking new saga of blood ties and longings as powerful—and forbidden—as those of Flowers in the Attic.


In this enthralling sequel to Daughter of Darkness, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy—bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father’s blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she’s ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landlady’s handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy: sinister nightmares torment her, and even her waking hours are plagued with the fear that at any moment, Daddy could destroy all she holds dear. Can a child of darkness ever truly feel safe in the light?

This seductive sequel to V.C. Andrews’s Daughter of Darkness will hold readers captive in its irresistible spell.

Daughter of Light is the second offering in the Kindred series.  This is definitely NOT a stand alone.  If you do not read Daughter of Darkness, you will have absolutely no idea what is going on here.More scripted V.C. Andrews plot.  Girl runs away to new place, but can't get over past.  Basically, the synopsis with a bit of a surprise (anti-climactic) at the end.

1 comment:

  1. When I was younger, I devoured her books, but they became uninteresting for me. The new ones miss the charm from her older books..



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