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Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews

My edition: Library book
Series: Dollanganger #2
Rating:2.5 stars

They were such brave children to withstand such suffering. Such clever children to escape such terror!

For Carrie, Chris, and Cathy, the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds, even while they built bright, promising new lives. Of course mother had to pretend they didn’t exist.

And Grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.

But that wasn’t their fault. Was it? Cathy knew what to do.

She now had the powers she had learned from her beautiful mother. She knew it in the way her brother still yearned for her, in the way her guardian touched her, in the way all men looked at her.

She knew it was time to put what she knew to the test. To show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten… Show them.

Show them-once and for all.

Review: The first half of this book took me some time to get through. I really didn’t like Cathy in this. She kept going on about the men who loved her and how she looked like her mother and how she learned the charm her mother had. How she was going to get revenge on her mother for what she had done. Blah blah blah.

Cathy was also vindictive. Everything that went wrong in her life she blamed it on her mother. She sent letters to her mother, saying hateful things. It seemed so utterly pointless. She could have saved herself from a lot of heartbreak if she would have pulled her head out of her ass and pay attention.

If you really want to know what this book should have been named, I will give you a one liner.


I liked Flowers in the Attic, this one not so much. I hope If There Be Thorns is better than this. Because I have been reading this since January 12. It has taken me awhile to get through this with Cathy and her revenge and Cathy’s stupid decisions.

I’m taking a break from this series. I have lost interest at the time being.



Lover of books and movies. Goodreads reviewer. Animal lover. I write my honest opinion on here. I don't lie about my look on a book. I'm not mean and tearing a book or the author down. I'm completely honest.

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