Dark Angel (Casteel #2)
At last, Heaven would find the happiness she longed for...free from the scorn and contempt of her past!
In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes and most important, love. The pearls of culture, wisdom and breeding would now be hers. Soon she would make the Casteel n...more
Novels that were truly written by Ms. Andrews were Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, My Sweet Audrina, Heaven, and Dark Angel. When Virginia became seriously ill while writing...more
I was a weird child, but it wasn't that unusual -- there were a lot of us under-aged V.C. Andrews readers back in the day.
Poor Heaven AGAIN, just wanting someone to love her and when she finally gets it, well you know how that ended. I think she's been through so much that she's becoming so cold, I'd hate to find out I'm right in the next book (which i'm...more
Heaven goes back to her dead mother’s childhood home, but it’s not like she expect...more
Needless to say, Heaven does try and contact all of her brothers and sisters, only to find that they really don't need her....more
Heaven finally meets her mother's mother, and basically, Heaven just lives in her own little bubble.
She wants to go to college and will basically do whatever it takes, or use anyone it takes, to get there.
She is still quite naive. Completely oblivious to anyone other than herself and her needs or wants.
She doesn't know how to forgive or let go of anything.
In the first book she was pretty much likeable in the second she was mostly petty and...more
The whole book is packed with emotion; from Heaven's all to believable trials at school to her pain at being rejected by her family.
Heaven's nature didn't bother me in this book as much as...more
QUOTE FROM JESSICA:
I can't (for me: shouldn't) rate these books, because giving a bad rating would be a lie -- I was crazy about them when I read them -- but giving them a good rating would be misleading because it would lead you to believe that they were good, and they're not. I mean, in a way they must be or they wouldn't have been so popular, but they're definitely Lame, especially when you conside...more
Reread rating- 3 stars
It just seemed that the pacing was off- too much time spent on less important things while more significant events were kinda glossed over. My decreased enjoyment was surely also due to the twists not surprising me this time around. Also, I just saw another review that indicates I was not the first to find Troy very similar to Edward Cullen...makes me wonder if Meyer was ever a VC Andrews fan, LOL.
side note: The dialect used by the "hillbillies" jus...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 w...more