One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother, as well as Beneath the Attic, Out of the Attic, and Shadows of Foxworth as part of the fortieth anniversary celebration. There are more than eighty V.C. Andrews novels, which have sold over 107 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-five foreign languages. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at Facebook.com/OfficialVCAndrews.
Simultaneous hardcover and (through Pocket Books) mass market release will bestow neither collectible value nor broad appeal on this uninspired work from the estate of the late bestseller Andrews (1923-1986). Vampire's daughter Lorelei Patio (introduced in Daughter of Darkness) has rebelled against her family legacy, which requires her and her sisters to provide her father with young male victims. She flees with her first love and then strikes out on her own for tiny Quincy, Mass., "a perfect place in which to get lost." Lorelei strives to make a mundane life for herself and not draw unwanted attention from her family, the Renegades (vampire-hunting monsters), or the humans she dwells among. She becomes integrated into the community, developing relationships and finding a new suitor, but her remade life is threatened by her past. Readers who fondly remember Andrews's dramatic gothic novels will be dismayed by this tale's overwrought prose and underdeveloped plot. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.