Monday, June 6, 2011


Daughter of Darkness :V. C. Andrew
Simon and Schuster, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages

When I was a little girl, Daddy told me never to fear the dark. "We exist because of the darkness," he told me. "All of you are daughters of darkness." Beloved bestselling author V. C. Andrews's passion for vampires comes to spellbinding life in a long-awaited novel of dark desires as all-consuming and forbidden as in Flowers in the Attic. One night, with the sound of a young man's scream, high school senior Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving father, who adopted Lorelei and her sisters as infants, is no ordinary man. He has raised his beautiful girls for one purpose: to lure young men into their world of shadows. Like her sisters, Lorelei has been trained in the art of
seduction and warned never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome and charming classmate, she boldly
defies her family and follows her heart - even if love is a poison....

Lorelei comes from a unique family. Having 2 older sisters and one younger sister, Lorelei is raised by her father and Mrs. Fennel. She always knew they were different but didn't know exactly why.

As things turn out, Lorelei discovers that each sister before her had a destiny; something her father had pre-planned for them their entire lives, Lorelei included. As Lorelei reaches the mature age, her sister Ava is to leave the house to fullfill her destiny and Lorelei will take her place in the house. That place includes going out once a month to find a suitable man for her father to "digest." The only thing she didn't count in is meeting Buddy and falling in love.

Lorelei fights against her destiny and defies her Father by falling in love and not following in her sister's footsteps. She finally finds out the family secret- her father is in fact a real Vampire. After witnessing his monthly "feeding" she is disgusted. He uses his daughters to breed and bring home his food. He trains them in the art of seduction from a very early age. When they are done they are to produce a replacement and then they are "free" . They will become vampires if they so chose or continue on as they have been.

Until Lorelei each girl has been grateful and complacent in her role. She has felt honored to do fathers bidding. Lorelei also discovers she is her father TRUE genetic daughter. She is repulsed and will not produce a female heir with her biological father or become his wife or train her younger sister to follow in the older ones foot steps.

She runs away from home hoping to leave it all behind like a bad dream and start a new life. A series of events lead her back home..Or so the end of the book leads you to believe.. It leaves you wondering & that was a bad thing. It did not wrap it up neatly and the Estate/Publishers of the VC Andrews brand leaves you hanging on whether there will be a book 2/continuance or not.

The end was truly a twister. It had me and many wondering "HUH" . They tried hard to tell a colorful story and then wrap it up in a few paragraphs. It did NOT work at all.

The story had a ton of potential. It is a bit darker and more graphic than your average YA Vampire Novel so reader beware.
It is not a real VC Andrews book. She has passed away and ghost writers are writing under her name.

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