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The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  854 ratings  ·  295 reviews
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-acc
Paperback, 382 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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Pearl Angeli
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(A paperback copy was provided by the author Michelle Madow in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating and review)

My level of enjoyment with this book can be summed up into 5-diamond studded stars. Why? Because this book is highly entertaining. It goes beyond expectations.

The Secret Diamond Sisters is the first book of The Secret Diamond Sisters series. This book talks
Michelle Madow
Mar 25, 2014 Michelle Madow rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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1.5 Stars

It breaks my heart to write this review. I feel like I'm about to rip the book to shreds, and that saddens me. I actually met the author (very, very briefly) at BEA last year. She was SO SWEET and so excited about her upcoming book, The Secret Diamond Sisters. When I saw what it was about, I was excited too! It sounded AMAZING! Now, months later, I've finally read the book and I didn't like it... and that really upsets me. :(

There are two big
Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)
3.5 Stars

There were some issues with the writing and flow of the book. There were too many pov's going on and it sometime felt like too much. But overall it was a fun and addictive read and I'd be interested in reading the sequel :)
Abbe "The Awesome Senior" Hinder

1.5 Stars

I don't know what to say. I'm speechless. More so because I had to take multiple naps while reading this (or trying to) before I finished it. The Secret Diamond Sisters could have been an amazing novel that's light-hearted and fun but instead what I got was mindless crap that either didn't make sense or was too boring for me to care about.

The characters are so very flat and annoying. The say the same things over again and they all seem to share one stupid brain. I couldn't stand any of
Josiah Gallardo
This was a fun read! (full review to come)
Nathan Siegel
“I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address,
In a torn-up town, no postcode envy”

Savannah, Courtney and Peyton. Three teen sisters who grew up their entire lives with next to nothing, public schools, a bad home, and an alcholic mother. Until now.

“But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room,
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams.”

Three Ca
Howdy YAL
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This book has no plot.

So if you actually care about those things then you’re not going to like this book.

The characters are horrible too.

Then you might be wondering why read this book at all.

The answer: Las Vegas

Madow does a fantastic job describing the city. You really did get a feeling of the city for this book. From its themed hotels, wild parties, and over the top atmosphere I really did feel like I got to know Vegas in this book. Grant it, I
Erica Alyson
This book was a little shallow, and juvenile but it was so much fun to read. It is exactly what I needed. A light fun read. Kind of like Gossip Girl. I started it last night and couldn't put it down.

This is the story of 3 sisters Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah. They have to move in with their dad that they don't know because their mom had to go to rehab. They find out their dad is rich and owns hotels in Vegas and they are moving in. Peyton is a little goth and moody and wants to make things ha
Justine (bookwormaniac)
(I received this book from the author herself for review, and this does not change my opinion or anything else.)

This book is just another 9O21O episode written through a book. I was absolutely disappointed throughout the book. It started and ended blandly. However it did quite entertain me as I read the book.

One thing that really helped this book: multiple POVs. I really don't like having third person point-of-view when it's in a multiple point-of-view. But I guess the author rocked it and it's
Grace (LovingDemBooks)

I received a free copy of this book from HarelequinTEEN in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thanks HarlequinTEEN!

2.5 of 5 stars. My prediction about this book before reading it was it would be something like the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” TV show… You know, 3 rich sisters that live in a rich environment that party, drink, and eat fancy dinners… But as I read more of the book, I realized that my prediction
Michelle Arrow
For the longest time, I’ve had my eyes on this beautiful chick-lit series taken in one of the most wildest cities in the world—Vegas. Three secret heiress sisters arriving in the city for the first time? That’s a world that’s definite clung to partying and wild romance. Now that I’ve finally gotten a chance to read this, I must say that there’s no book in the world that’s like or even close to The Secret Diamond Sisters’s stunningly-built world.

This book isn’t for everyone. If you’ve read other
Fans of Gossip girl and the A-list series will devour 'The Secret Diamond Sisters'. The whole novel took place only over about a week but my god, the drama is more than most people have in a year. It was an amazing look into Las Vegas and in the Q&A in the back Madow says she visits Vegas every year so her expertise really shines in the novel. I am a bit of a sucker for a rags-to-riches story simply because I like seeing how the characters change and develop in such a environment and I think ...more
Tiffany (About to Read)
In true Gossip Girl fashion, Madow throws us into Las Vegas’ sparkling lights with a billion dollars and pretty much no rules. If you love stories about the high life, you won’t want to miss it. Madow goes above massive shopping sprees and crazy parties though and gives us more: three sisters from a broken family who find out that their long-lost father is a hotel tycoon. I am a huge fan of sister stories, and unlike several novels that just can’t seem to understand what sisterhood means, Madow ...more
Well, all I can say is... If you want to feel like you're living in a modern-day fairy tale, this is the book is for you.

I felt hooked from the very beginning (you're thrown right into the action alongside the Diamond girls) and it's exciting but you also feel the tension of what it would be like to be uprooted suddenly from everything you know. And then, as things progress, you really feel whisked away into another life where the whole world is suddenly open to you - and your only limit is how
Patricia Crowther
Copy provided by the author in exchange for review.

Actual rating 3.75

This was my first novel by this author and I don't know about you but sometimes it takes my a little time to adapt to a new authors writing style. That was certainly the case with this one. I actually took a few days break from reading this about half way through just because I was having trouble adjusting. It must have really helped because when I came back to it, it felt much more familiar and I started to enjoy it more.

Michelle Book Briefs
Wow! This book was so much fun. It made me feel like I was living it up on the Las Vegas Strip right along side with Peyton, Savannah, and Courtney. The three Diamond sisters are each so unique. The book was split up into multiple different characters views. The chapters each alternated between the diamond sisters and the resident "it" girl at their soon to be high school, Madison. There were also little sections scattered throughout from a school online website, where people were posting rumors ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Book One of The Secret Diamond Sisters series
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the author

Summary (from Goodreads):

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire
Feb 23, 2014 Jen added it
Shelves: feb2014
Sometimes I'm 100% in the mood for a book that doesn't take itself too seriously. The Secret Diamond Sisters was 100% sparkly, escapist fun.

Three teenaged sisters are plucked out of obscurity and taken to live with their casino mogul dad in Vegas. Yes, a lot of this is pure girly wish fulfillment: "Hey- I'm your long lost father. Here are three Black Amex cards; go have fun!" But I have to say, I did come to like all three sisters. There's rebellious Peyton, responsible Courtney, and naive Savan
Feb 26, 2014 Alicia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
In her debut novel Michelle Madow introduces us to the Diamond sisters, three girls who recently discovered that they are the heirs to a Las Vegas fortune. This book takes place in the midst of the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. The overall theme – rich teens living the party lifestyle – was vaguely reminiscent of the Gossip Girl series, but I found the characters in this book to be easier to relate to and generally I enjoyed the writing style of Secret Diamond Sisters a lot more than that of the ...more
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I wonder what PC color of poop this book could be. Pink? Yellow? Ignorant?
This book is amazing from the first page to the last. I love the alternating first person perspective between the four main female characters. Everyone will be able to relate to different traits in their unique personalities. Madow perfectly describes the Las Vegas setting, from the over-the-top Diamond Resort to the less extravagant Karaoke club. Overall 5/5 stars; I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!
Rachel Harris
Highly addictive! Hold on tight, because The Secret Diamond Sisters throws you head first into the Vegas fast lane. Three every day teens navigate the slippery slope of wealth, popularity, and too much freedom, along with family drama, cat fights, and more gorgeous guys than should be legal. A fun ride not to be missed. LOVED it :)
The Secret Diamond Sisters is an incredibly fun book about three sisters that get swept off to Vegas when they discover their dad is the billionaire owner of the Diamond Hotel. It wasn't my favorite book, mostly because I felt like there wasn't much of a central storyline or core conflict, BUT it was super addicting. I couldn't put it down... Literally. It's like the "I read 300 pages in one sitting" kind of addicting. TSDS is one of those really light and fun binge reads that is filled with rel ...more
Práve som našla úžasné guilty pleasure a nebojím sa vás naň nahovoriť.

Predstavte si takúto knihu: Peyton je strašná rebelka, ktorá má na krku alkoholickú matku a dve mladšie sestry. Jedného dňa sa dozvie, že jej otec je multimilionár a musí sa k nemu presťahovať. Peyton otca nenávidí, pretože celý jej život bol nočná mora, no keď zistí, že jej osobný bodyguard je kus chlapa...

Predstavte si takúto knihu: Courtney je knihomoľka, ktorú stredoškolské lásky a namyslené roztlieskavačky vôbec nezaujím
Nina @ Life of a Bookworm
You can find my review on my blog Life of bookworm

Just minute ago I finished reading the book. I have so many mixed emotions. I’ve read some reviews on Goodreads and everyone was talking about how this book is similar to Gossip Girl. Even Michelle Madow says she’s influenced by Cecily von Ziegesar (CVZ) author of GG. I adore GG but series, not books. Books are okay but they’re written like little kid wrote them :( Michelle did better job with Diamond Sisters than CVZ with her GG, but it’s not li
Nemo (the Moonlight Library)
I can’t really talk about this novel without spoilers, but it’s okay, because there’s not really a plot, just a love dodecahedron.

The Secret Diamond Sisters is the story of what happened when three sisters from the poor side of town find out their long-lost dad is a billionaire hotel owner, and are uprooted to become Las Vegas’ hottest new princesses/heiresses, when their alcoholic mother goes to rehab.

successful businessman

dad's just really rich

The problem with The Secret Diamond Sisters is that there’s not really a plot, it’s really jus
One of the main reasons that I chose to read this book was because it was published by my favorite publisher, HarlequinTEEN. I have never read a book on this particular publisher that I didn't absolutely love, and this book was no exception.

The second reason I bought this book was the cover. The cover absolutely caught my attention with the mysterious blond girl with the pretty blue eye and the snapshots of the Vegas Strip. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but I got lucky because
Anatea Oroz
Mar 23, 2014 Anatea Oroz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Gossip Girl
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

I have been looking for a book like this for ages now! Does this mean I liked it? It certainly does! I am a huge fan of Gossip Girl and have been super sad since the TV show ended, so discovering Michelle Madows's The Secret Diamond Sisters is like a gift from heaven to me. But I have to warn you, if you did not like Gossip Girl and all the drama, glamour, parties and everything else it features, there is a high chance you may not like th
Andrea {Bookish Lifestyle}
Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah Diamond have not had an easy life. They're extremely poor, boarding on poverty, their mother is an alcoholic (and has been for a couple years) and she spends her money on alcohol instead of rent and food. Once things become truly bad, their father sends for them - literally sends for them. They have either never met or don't remember their father as their mother left him when Peyton was not quite two and Savannah had yet to be born. Each girl responds differently t ...more
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Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her b ...more
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