Title: Family Storms
Author: V.C Andrews
Series: Storms (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult
Year Published: 2011
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
First Line: “‘We gotta move,’ Mama said.”
“Living on the streets with her destitute mother, selling knickknacks and trinkets just to survive, Sasha Porter dreams of someday having a normal life, with a real house and family. But never dreamed a devastating tragedy would bring her those very things: on a stormy night by a rain spattered highway a speeding car veers out of control striking and killing her mother and badly injuring Sasha
In the hospital, Sasha is whisked off to a fancy private suit at the request of wealthy Mrs. Jordan March, a complete stranger who keeps watch by Sasha’s bedside and insists she come live at her family’s sprawling, luxurious mansion. Sasha soon learns Mrs. March never recovered from the loss of her daughter Alena, and with nowhere else to go, Sasha agrees to use Alena’s room, sleep in her bed, and wear her clothes. But someone will make sure that Sasha never takes Alena’s place: a jelous sister dead set on making Sasha’s life a living hell.”
My Rating: 4/5
I’ll mention first that this rating might not be what it once was as this is the second time I’ve read this book. Also V.C Andrews is one of my favourite authors so if you don’t enjoy her books normally, I doubt that this will be one that you like much either.
One great thing about a V.C Andrews book is that you can sit there after reading part of it and just simply wonder “Who thinks that way?” or “Who would make that the basis of book?” But you are never left without some kind of surprise while reading her books. Suspense and thrilling twists and turns are key. This book did not disappoint.
I would probably suggest this book for someone in there later teenage years so probably 16+ simply because of the content and how scarring it might be for younger people, but then again sometimes that depends on your maturity.
All in all this is a great book with a thrilling ending. Can’t wait to pick up Cloudburst and start reading it.
Thanks for reading,