Lightning Strikes (Hudson #2)
"Well?" she asked when I sat in silence. I knew she wanted to hear she had been right. Spitefully, I wanted to keep her waiting. Actually, my reluctance to speak was more out of my own pain. No matter how brave a face I pu...more
Yes, it behooves me to admit I read Part Two of the so-called "thrilling" Hudson series. And more than likely, I'll be reading the last one as well.
No, I lied. I'm done. I'll let some other poor sap slog through this tripe. My brain just can't take any more.
So, I left off on Point of Fail #9:The characterization of Rain's sister Beni from the first book. Why was the darker-skinned sister portrayed as the troublemaker? I think the Andrews ghost-writers need a little s ...more
a book with a black protag is better than yet another white-as-hell VC e ...more
Rain was a lot more whiny in this book than she was in the first. She was trying to "find herself" and anytime she was complimented, she went on a tirade on how ...more
Lightning Strikes was a good read. I have read some of the reviews on this book and I disagree with most of what I have read in them saying that this book is stereo-typical and that the author being a ghost-writer was not good. I don’t find this VC Andrew novel to be stereo typical at all. This book is the 2nd in the series about Rain, a Black and Caucasian girl who finds herself in let- down after let-down from everyone around her. VC Andrews has plenty other novels in where th ...more
Die junge Rain Arnold, die in den Slums von Amerika heran gewachsen ist, findet sich plötzlich in einer Familie wieder, die reich und wohlsituiert in Richmond lebt. Die Hudsons haben die unehelich geborene Rain nach ihrer Geburt an ein armes Paar verkauft – nun ist sie in der Familie zurück. Als sie von Großmutter Hudson nach England auf eine Schule für bildende Künste geschickt wird, ahnt sie noch nicht, wie ihr weiteres Schicksal sich stricken wird…
Die Hudson Saga en ...more
I liked this book more than I remember liking it. As usual, Rain is an easy character to like and relat ...more
Now she is being sent to England to live with her grandmothers sister.
The reader can feel the agony she goes through keeping her secret. The horror of the secret s ...more
The characters dont have as good of developement as past novels, but thats become expected after reading Neidermans later series.
I like the drama that this ...more
When in London, Rain meets Arnold. They develop a close relationship; he helps her find her real father. I loved this book!
I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003.
I have read:
-Shooting Stars Series
-Broken Wings Series
As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because ...more
Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man ...more