April Shadows - Shadows, Bk 1 Author:V. C. Andrews APRIL HAD ALWAYS FELT LIKE AN OUTSIDER. — Her older sister Brenda was tall, athletic, competitive, and sure of herself. But April Taylor was short, sensitive, and overweight -- and she couldn't bounce back from their father's cutting criticisms the way Brenda did. April didn't know why their once-loving dad had become a coldhearted monster, but s... more »he was sure it had something to do with her. And she could see how his cruel behavior was tearing away at her gentle mother. But a glimmer of happiness returns when Brenda brings home her college roommate: beautiful, bewitching Celia. And April wonders if she might not be so different from Brenda after all...« less
I hate to say it but I did not like this book or it's sequel in any way. The plotline is weak and overused. The characters are too uninteresting to even enjoy reading about. The whole book seems rushed and hurried. As a long time fan of V.C. Andrews and even of Andrew Neiderman's older titles written under the VCA name, I felt saddened by this novel. I have to say that because I am such a fan I keep buying these titles. But I think that this series will end up being the last that I purchase until I notice a significant change.
Cindy B. reviewed April Shadows (Shadows, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
First book in a two part series. Wasn't very impressed. It seems that V.C.Andrews books all have about the same plot lines. I feel that the best series ever written was the Cutler series. That is just my opinion but I feel all the other ones are all about the same situations maybe just different family members and different places