Saturday, January 26, 2013
Review: Daughter of Darkness by V.C. Andrews
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.
Genre: Paranormal YA
Series: Kindred #1
I'm sorry but this isn't the book for me. This book is like a bad reality tv show meets twilight. I am a huge huge huge fan of V.C. Andrews ,and I even enjoy some of the work written later by the ghostwriter. BUT this book contains none of the drama or suspense of her early books.
If you are familiar with any of Andrews' books you could most definitely expect incest(gags), rape, and unexpected pregnancy (although the latter two did not occur in this book, I bet you some time later in the sequel the heroine will get knocked up.I bet you).
The way this book is written is too narrative. What I mean by that is our heroine,Lorelei, keeps jumping back and forth from the present to the past. It was as if she cannot concentrate on anything that was happening without getting distracted. At first, I thought it was just a way to provide some background, but this consistently occurred throughout the book.
I didn't really get how the "rules" to being a vampire works. Let me get this straight. The "Daddy" vampires must raise his daughters until they reach maturity so that he can impregnate them (and the ick meter keeps ticking) to provide the next generation who must then serve to attract aroused, virile young men for him to feed on so that he can survive to propagate more vampires. Confused? Yeah me too. Sibling rivalry is encouraged between the sisters and they must fight for daddy's attention. Marla and Ava are such b*tches to Loralei. I would not categorize this book as romance because there was no chemistry between her and Buddy.
I don't know if I will continue this series, but VC Andrews books are such guilty pleasures. You know it's bad for you, but they are so addicting you can't stop yourself from reading it.