Book Review and #Giveaway: Cloudburst by V.C. Andrews

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Since being taken in by wealthy Mrs. Jordan March and living in her exquisite home like a daughter, Sasha Porter’s traumatic past—destitute on the streets, and the shattering accident that killed her mother—seems like a fading nightmare.  Beautiful and sophisticated, as bold and daring as her “sister,” Kiera March, Sasha still keeps her mother’s wise words close to her heart: never fully trust anyone.  Inside her privileged new world, it’s advice that will prove more precious than gold.

Against the wishes of Jordan’s husband, Donald, Sasha attracts the attention of Ryder Garfield, a shy, handsome athlete, and maneuvers her way into his heart.  But Ryder’s hidden torment soon explodes in a horrific tragedy that pulls Sasha into a flood of guilt and despair.  And when someone she thought she could trust targets her vulnerability, Sasha recalls her mother’s warnings—and a violent storm of dark deceptions and shocking family secrets is unleashed.  Will she sink or swim?

My Thoughts
Cloudburst (Storms) is the second book in the Storms series, a sequel to Family Storms. The new novel includes quite a few references to the previous part of the story but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. Cloudburst is part Cinderella story, part modern Romeo and Juliet, part YA and part soap opera. The book continues to develop the story of Sasha, a once homeless teen who, orphaned after a tragic accident, is the foster child of a wealthy family. The novel depicts well the social drama of adolescence where every word and every gesture can have dire consequences for the teen's popularity. It also portrays poor rich kids who would do anything to get the attention of their distracted parents, family drama, love and lust, and a main character who is mature beyond her years.

Cloudburst is new this week from Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Cloudburst!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.

22 comments:

  1. Laurie said...

    Not my daughter by Barbara Delinsky

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  2. lag123 said...

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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  3. AnneLoyd said...

    The best book that I have read so far this year has been The Insider by Reese Hirsch.

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  4. Tore said...

    Torment from the Fallen series. Tore923@aol.com

  5. ann said...

    Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

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  6. Patsy said...

    I have read so many good books this past summer and I read them so fast, I never know which is the best one. I have to re-read them, then I will know.
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  7. Mama Zen said...

    Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren!

  8. Karen C said...

    Oh, it's sooo hard to choose just one when I have read so many good books this year. I'll go with Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich with CJ Lyons.

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  9. Nancy said...

    The best so far still seems to be Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans.

  10. Charity and John said...

    The best I read this year was the last enstallment of the Stephanie Plum novels. I love that series!
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  11. Rachel said...

    The best book I have read so far is anything by V C Andrews.. Just something bout her books that I love...

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  12. Beverly Hoagland said...

    Going to start this series today. I never start a series until I have all of the books in the series. Just go crazy waiting for the next book to come out ! :)

  13. sharon said...

    family storms

  14. bettycd said...

    Dance With Dragons
    George RR Martin

  15. Carole Spring said...

    Hell's Corner by David Baldacci.
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  16. ape2016 said...

    The Book Thief

  17. mamabunny13 said...

    I enjoyed The Scorpio Races.
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  18. Kris said...

    I really liked The Help

  19. Cindy0462 said...

    Room by Emma Donohue
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  20. Diana said...

    The best book I've read this year is Key Lime Pie
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  21. Ginger Ramage said...

    My favorite book was Water for Elephants!
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    Ginger Ramage

  22. Heather said...

    I loved Room.
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