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Late Night Reads: Corliss (The Girls of Spindrift #1) by V.C. Andrews

Pocket Star
Published June 12th 2017
80 Pages

Corliss is not like other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficultly in fitting in. What’s worse, a clique of girls is out to get her after she refuses to take drugs with them, leading to a violent confrontation.

When Corliss is unknowingly drugged, her entire life is turned upside down and no one—not even the handsome valedictorian who had agreed to go out with her—looks at her the same way. Will she be able to return to her high school or is there another path she can take? And where will it take her? – Goodreads

This book is a novella. Therefore, it is fairly quick to read (and this will be a short review) but it provides some form of fulfillment when you need a book to read in between your next big read.

Corliss is a genius, who is constantly being bullied and feeling isolated because of her smarts. Despite what happens to her, she still remains diligent on her studies but now with a purpose to right the wrong against her.

My biggest issue with this book is VC Andrews makes an assumption that because A happened Corliss is now prone to do B. I actually was fairly annoyed by that because it didn’t make sense to me for it to happen. If it was something she wanted to do before being drugged then I would be okay with it but it doesn’t appear to be that way.

As it is a quick read,  I enjoyed this book but it left a lot of questions as to what next and as to the purpose of the story. What do I get from it?

Overall, I am curious about this series and how everything connects.

2.5 Pickles

Book Review: The Mirror Sisters (The Mirror Sisters #1) by V.C. Andrews

Pocket Books To Be Published Oct. 25, 2016 384 Pages
Pocket Books
To Be Published Oct. 25, 2016
384 Pages

Their mother wanted everything to be the same including the identical sisters. Same toys, friends even the number of letters in their names. If it wasn’t the same, it wasn’t right. Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald were homeschooled since early age but when their mother decides to let them go into public school, the differences the sisters had to hide and now being brought to light. 

These differences, however, can literally cause life or death.

*Short Review*

I didn’t like this book. Let’s be blunt about it. There were great qualities to this book but overall I didn’t like it.

Firstly, I didn’t like Kaylee, who is the narrator of this book. Her tone was lifeless and downright annoying and whinny. She had no backbone and I can see why the choose that, to show the differences in the sisters, but I was not enjoying it. It was too much to deal with and that is why I didn’t like the book so much.

I did love the obsessive nature of the mother. It could have been more dark and considering V.C. Andrews history, I thought it would have been. So I was a bit let down that it wasn’t. There was predictability in the book. My surprised didn’t come until I read the preview of the second book. I shouldn’t have been surprised but I was and it did make me want to read the second book.

I didn’t like the pace of the novel, it was too slow for me. I appreciated the details but it was getting too much to deal with about half way through the book.

Overall, not my favorite. I do hope that book two will be much much better.

2 Pickles