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

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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...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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  • The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
    The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)
    Release date: Feb 25, 2014

    "Sexy and electrifying ... Gossip Girl meets The Princess Diaries in a city that never sleeps." -Booklist

    Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

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    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...more
    Abbe "The Sexy Gryffindor" 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...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...more
    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...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
    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...more
    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
    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
    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
    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 :)
    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...more
    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...more
    Kirsty-Marie Jones
    The Secret Diamond Sisters, on one hand I really liked you. You were something new, based in a setting I hadn't read before, so Vegas sounds like a ton of fun and I really liked a few of the characters, and I also wanted to put a few of the rest of the characters in their place. Including two of the leads. One I just wanted to shake to wake her up to the obvious, but other than that, you were enjoyable. It kind of ran like a The Hills type of show, only in Vegas. Is there already a reality TV sh...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...more
    Jen Ryland
    Feb 23, 2014 Jen Ryland 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...more
    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...more
    I am a huge fan of Michelle Madow, I loved her 'Transcend Time' series and became friends with her online, she's a really cool person. So when I heard that she had released a new book I was itching to get my hands on it. I was lucky enough to get a copy through NetGalley and got stuck in as soon as I could. I knew it would be very different from her other series but I was still just as excited to see what this book would bring.

    This book is told from different characters point of views, you have...more
    The Secret Diamond Sisters provides you with all the juicy details you would expect from a book centered on Sin City. After reading prior reviews and the book, I can tell you this book is not for everyone... If Little House on the Prairie is your favorite television show then this book is not for you. However, if you like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars then you should definitely read TSDS. The Diamond Sisters provide us with a glamorized story of how three teenage girls who grew up in a sma...more
    This is a great light book. The drama is all about high school and teenagers, but bored rich teenagers. The three main characters are thrown into the rich world after being very poor and having to work very hard for everything they have. Suddenly they find out their dad is very wealthy and they are going to go live with him for at least a year. The youngest daughter of the three is thrilled and definitely knows how to spend her daddy's money. The middle daughter, who was the worker in the family...more
    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...more
    Becca (Pretty Little Memoirs)
    [As Reviewed on Pretty Little Memoirs ]

    First Thoughts: Las Vegas, Sisters and an amazing synopsis and I was hooked. I mean, look at that gorgeous cover and I dare you not to want just a peak inside the pages, especially after reading that synopsis. I was so happy to get to read a copy thanks to Harlequin Teen and Mira Ink - I always seem to fall in love with all the books they publish so I was dying to read The Secret Diamond Sisters.

    Review... I have never read a book set in Las Vegas for the ma...more
    I decided to read this book on a whim and that was mostly because the concept sounded pretty good for the most part, and that I haven't heard too much about it. But unfortunately this book just wasn't "my kind of read" and that's totally fine because it seems a couple of other readers really liked this book so that's great to hear.

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    Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure many other readers (like those I mentioned) will like this book and all it has to offer, but I, on the other hand, wasn't a huge fan...more
    Unabridged Bookshelf
    The Secret Diamond Sisters is a modern American fairytale, where three girls who could barely keep food on their table discover they are daughters of a billionaire. Since this is just the first book, this is just a glimpse into how Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah adjust to the ritzy, celebrity life of being the daughters of a hotel mogul, and just having a father in their lives at all. Each of the girls reacts differently, and I like that each of the girls had their own personalities. Peyton is t...more
    Who hasn't dreamed about being whisked away to a world where luxury is at your fingertips and you can have anything you want? But maybe it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

    When the three Diamond Sisters’ mother was sent away with an alcohol problem, Savannah, Peyton and Courtney discovered their Dad was a billionaire Las Vegas hotel and casino mogul, and that they would be moving to a condo at the ultra-posh Diamond Residences. But where had he been all these years? It turns out he was closer tha...more
    Susan (The Book Bag)
    Wow! How cool would it be to find out your father was a Las Vegas billionaire? But knowing that you, your sisters, and your mother struggled all those years without him and his money? That would be hard. And there would be lots of issues to work through and a lot of questions that would need to be answered.

    Savannah, Courtney, and Peyton go to Vegas to live with their father, a father they knew nothing about, after their mother passes away. They are dropped into a totally different lifestyle from...more
    The premise of the book is not generally something I gravitate to, but I had previously read Michelle's other books, The Transcend Time Saga, and absolutely loved them! So when she contacted me about reviewing her newest book, The Secret Diamond Sisters, while it may not usually appeal to me, I agreed. And I'm so glad I did because this book is fantastic! Also I'm so happy the book got picked up by a major publisher! It'll give Michelle and her awesome writing so much more exposure, so that's aw...more
    It would be like living in a Las Vegas fairytale.

    Three sisters have their lives turned upside down when, after years of never knowing, they discover their father is a hotel-owning, famous billionaire. Unable to stay with their mother any more, they move into one of their father's hotels in Las Vegas. It's a modern day fairytale!

    Except, it's kind of not. The characters are kind of rubbish and the plot is unbelievably thin. I recently read a book with the same basic premise and it was so captivati...more
    It tried. It tried so hard but eventually, it somehow failed. I'm still not sure why I even took a chance when from the get-go, I was, you can say, apprehensive about the plot. And speaking of the plot, it has little to non-existent plot. The story for me was simply about these girls thrown to luxuriousness and didn’t know what to do with it. Then add some lackluster boys to make up for the romance. Yes, a disaster was bound to happen. But one is to hope that things will turn out ok. But I fell...more
    Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
    The Secret Diamond Sisters is the first book in Michelle Madow's all new young adult trilogy of the same name.

    Having been a fan of Michelle's already after reading her Transcend Time trilogy (check it out it's fantastic) I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this book, from the cover to the synopsis it sounded right up my alley, and I'm happy to say that I loved it!

    How amazing would it be to discover that after living a life with an alcoholic Mother and no money that your absentee Father happ...more
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