The Heavenstone Secrets (Heavenstone #1)
The Heavenstone sisters live with their mother and father in a grand old mansion in bluegrass Kentucky. Semantha, the younger and prettier one, is afraid of so many things -- darkness, strange noises, mysterious whispers in the night. But nothing frightens her more than her sister, Cassie. She is older and wiser, and always telling Semantha what...more
There's a common saying among us young people about girls in clichéd scary movies whom, when they sense a potential murderer in the house, go to investigate it: "Run you stupid f***ing b**ch, run!". Pardon my language, but it proves a point. That has been my feeling throughout ...more
a rich family and secrets.
Semantha is 14 but seems so sheltered that she is afraid to stand up for
herself. She sees Cassie's wrong doing but does nothing to stop it. Some of what happens to her from Casssie is obvious before she makes a statement about it in the book, but it was interesting to see how Semantha and Cassie, or anyone else, would deal with it. ...more
Semantha (yes, spelled that way) is so oblivious to very obvious things that I found myself putting the book down for days without wanting to read it. What's sad is at the beginning of the novel I thought, "This is the V. C. Andrews story-telling I remember." It did not t ...more
Cassie feels as though no one is good enough for her father, and she does everything in her power to please him. This girl is the most evil character V.C. Andrews has come up with in some time. THere's a lot ...more
I read this cover to cover but just couldn't get into it.
But frustrating as..
I never wanted to hurt a character so badly before. Not Cassie, but her sister Semantha.. I wished she just argued once in a while..
This book was a little disturbing, and i don't plan to read the next one actually..
What's it about?
"The Heavenstone Secrets" is the first book in the Heavenstone series. The Heavenstone sisters live with their mother and father in a grand old mansion in bluegrass Kentucky. Semantha, the younger and prettier one, is afraid of so many things - darkness, strange noises, mysterious whispers in the night. But nothing frightens her more than her sister, Cassie. She is older and wiser, and always telling Semantha what to do, what to wear, and how t ...more
Older sister Cassie was fond of saying, "Christmas trees, Semantha," which made no sense and was irritating to me. While I am a fan of V.C. Andrews and the ghostwriter titles, this has been my least favorite of 25-30 that I have read so far. It was the most predictable, and also had the least developed and sympathetic characters. I usually like the lead character while finding her a bit naive. Semantha is very weak and somewhat stupid; not necessarily unable to process i ...more
“‘You’ve had a terrible, terrible day. Just remember, you’...more
Even though I knew just about everything that was going to happen before it happened, I was still drawn in by the intensity of the plot and the character of Cassie. I knew whatever Cassie was going to say next was going to be deceitful but I still hung onto every word she said. The only problem with Cassie was how redundant she was: everything she said to Semantha was ended with the phrase, "We are Heavenstones, after all." Cassie was a bit ...more
The Heavenstones, besides being filthy rich, seem rather normal, and the oldest Cassie seems to be the dream child. She's well-behaved, hard-working, and intelligent. Cassie spends all her time cooking and cleaning and scarcely complains.
Only younger sister Semant ...more
Although I did not give it five stars, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the Heavenston ...more
I've read all the previous books and have been reading them since I was 13- by this point literary incest doesn't pha ...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