Book Reviews

If there be thorns * Book 3 * V.C. Andrews Book Review

After reading book 1, Flowers in the Attic and Petals in the wind, I decided to continue reading the story of the Dollanger kids.

It seems the people found this lemony drama so compelling they made a third movie about it. This is another book about incest and rape so if you feel like you can stomach it, go for it. Again, my rating is 0.1/5.

This book was so… WTF. Like, literally. What. The. Actual. Fuck. Nothing made sense, people behaved irrationally and were inconsistent as hell, honestly, everyone should have been admitted into an insane asylum, except maybe Chris and Jory, but everyone else was just fucking insane.

Book Reviews

Petals in the Wind * Book 2 * V.C. Andrews Book Review

I am very happy I did not purchase a hard cover / paperback for the next book in the Dollanger series after reading Flowers in the Attic * Book 1 * V.C. Andrews Book review. I went with an e-Book and I wanted to scream and trash and burn away every shread of technology that kept this copy. It was such a shitty book… Solid 0.1/5

220px-PetalsontheWind.jpgThis book was probably released a year apart from the original story just to cash in on the fame. It was so terribly written that it somehow soiled my first impression of Flowers in the Attic.

Petals on the Wind picks up immediately where Flowers in the Attic left off: with Cathy, Chris, and Carrie traveling to Florida after escaping Foxworth Hall. Still weak from the effects of the poison that killed her twin Cory, Carrie gets sick on the bus. Henrietta “Henny” Beech, a mute African-American woman, rescues them and takes them to the home of her employer, 40-year-old widower Dr. Paul Sheffield of Clairmont, South Carolina. At first the children refuse to reveal their identities, but once Cathy is convinced that Paul genuinely cares and might be able to help them, she tells him their story. Paul, a single middle-aged man, decides to adopt the three siblings and offer them the best life possible. Yes. Who would not immediately adopt three siblings who show up at your doorsteps with signs of arsenic poisoning?

Growing Up


This probably happens to the majority of the women that recently became mothers for the first time: they feel as if they really know nothing about taking care of the baby, feeding him, what to do when he doesn’t seem to stop crying, how to dress the little one. Of course, immediately older relatives or friends that have children appear and everyone is competing to give you the best advice. And the amount of advice is huge but many of the indications contradict themselves.