Book Recommendation of the Week: Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews


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This week’s book recommendation is Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews. By now, my VCA obsession is probably no secret, but since this one of my absolute top favorites and the Lifetime movie premieres on May 26th, I thought it might make for a good recommendation. My plan is to re-read this before I watch the movie so I can not only enjoy re-reading the book again, but also so I can more accurately compare it to the movie for the Book vs Movie post.

Petals on the Wind is far from perfect, but it’s hard to find critical faults with books you love. While I admit there is definitely some troubling events in the book, it’s like a train wreck–I can’t tear my eyes away! It’s like a really crazy soap opera. So if you like soap operas, steel-tough yet still very flawed protagonists, dark family secrets, revenge stories, and plenty of twisted relationships, then this is definitely the book for you! I do recommend you reading Flowers in the Attic, the first book in this series, before so you won’t be as confused.



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.







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