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Cloudburst

(Storms #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,011 ratings  ·  88 reviews
The follow-up to Family Storms from New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews features high school senior Sasha Porter in search of her sister—but instead she learns secrets that could tear her family apart.

Sasha is a popular senior in high school, with excellent grades and no more secrets to hide. She finds herself more and more interested in one boy, Duane Banks, wh
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Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Pocket Star
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M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
After reading 'Family Storms', I was left with a bit of hope that Neiderman might return to a more normal, VCA-ish story. Family Storms wasn't all bad, and I was actually curious to see what would happen in this book.

However, a part of me warned that I would be disappointed. Ironically, I felt like Sasha. Her mother warned her to keep her feelings like a safety valve (she talks about this in the prologue) and I kept my own feelings that way - I have to, after all the bad books he's written in th
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Lori
Note: This is a joint review of both "Family Storms" and "Cloudburst"

When I think back to my adolescence, V.C. Andrews always pops into my mind. She was my absolute favorite author, with her Dollanganger/Flowers in the Attic series being the first set of books I became absolutely obsessed with. I still remember the thrills and excitement of a new V.C. Andrews release and hurrying to the local B. Dalton (pre-Barnes & Noble and Amazon) to pick it up as quickly as I could and staying up late in
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Lorri
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the second book in this series, picking up three years later. Sasha is now a senior and getting ready to go to college. Her 'sister' is already in college and is now her friend and they speak all the time. Everything seems to be perfect in her life, until a new student arrives at her school. At first he is mean and ignores her, but eventually Sasha gets Ryder to open up and talk. They become friends but Sasha's foster parents don't approve of him, saying there is something 'dark' about h ...more
Brianna
Jan 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I was really curious about what would happen to Sasha after the first book. However, I got to about page 260, and I couldn't read anymore.

Sasha changed way too much in this book. She really started acting like Kiera, and I couldn't believe it. She also trusted Kiera, which I don't see how she ever could have done. I mean, Kiera did awful things to her, so it was totally unbelievable. At first, I thought she was just trying to make Kiera believe that she trusted her, but that wasn't the case.

Th
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Nicole Timko
May 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
What an awful book! I wish the ghost writer would just read Flowers in the Attic and realize that's the kind of book he needs to write!
Ellie
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Cloudburst, Storms #2, by V.C. Andrews
Grade: D

“How I longed for someone with not only wisdom to give me but true, real, and deep love.”

Cloudburst is the second book of V.C. Andrews Storms series. Cloudburst takes place three years after Family Storms left off with Sasha now a senior in high school, Kiera is off at college and the Marches are off making and spending money. Sasha is now very popular at school and has kind of taken on some of Kiera’s not so nice qualities when dealing with friends
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Kim Smiley
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second and probably last book in this series. In the first book, (which I read so long ago its a distant memory) Sasha and her mother were homeless and living in a box on the beach. Her mother was an alcoholic and was hit and kileld by a car driven by the March's daughter Kiera. Kiera then made Sasha's life miserable after she was taken in by this rich family.

In this book, Kiera is away at school and Sasha is now a senior in a private, very expensive school. She is the most popular g
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Cheryl
Nov 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
Sasha Porter came from no money. That all changed when Kiera March high on drugs ran into Sasha and her mother with her car. Unfortunately, Sasha’s mother was killed. Sasha was injured but than the March’s brought Sasha into their home. Mrs. March tried to turn Sasha into her other lost daughter. This upset Kiera to the point that she tried to kill Sasha.

Flash to the present. Kiera moved away. Sasha is still living with the March’s. Sasha is trying to get on with her life. Things just got more
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Kellie
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
CloudBurst is the second book in the V.C. Andrews March Family Series. Whenever I begin a V.C. Andrews book, I know that I am about to embark upon a journey filled with trials and tribulations. CloudBurst is no exception. I read Family Storms before reading CloudBurst and I recommend that all readers do the same. Sasha Porter, the protagonist, is a 14 year old girl in the first book, who is living on the street’s with her mother. On one stormy night, Sasha’s life forever changes when she and her ...more
Angelc
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

When you're in the mood for some melodrama, there's no one better to turn to than VC Andrews. This book really delivers on the over the top family drama. While some of the story was a little predictable, especially the foster sister and foster father storylines, the rest was more dramatic than even what I thought would happen.

You'd think with a ghost writer writing under the VC Andrews name, that the storytelling would be subpar but this is just not the case. The writing is fast paced a
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Rhonda
This was not a very good follow up to the first book. First off, what is with using the first and last name of Sasha's boyfriend, Ryder when talk to Kiera. For crying out loud Kiera is her foster sister so she doesn't need to mention Ryder to Sasha as Ryder Garfield. There was too much jumping around and incomplete thoughts.
They glossed over so many things that could have been further developed, Ryder's suicide for one. Really? He takes his life and no one really questions it? Sasha doesn't go
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Sondra
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the second half of this book very much and I am a bit disappointed that there is not a 3rd March Family book. I presume that the series ended given it has been a few years since the publication. I honestly believe that there was potential for a 3rd book, in particular involving Ryder and Donald March. I found the ending too happily ever after and it all wrapped up a bit too quick. I hope that the Estate of VC Andrews works to get the ghostwriter back on track with series more akin to the ...more
Hannah Pike
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ashley Murphy
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Trashtastic.
drey
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011-reads, ya
I haven’t read V.C. Andrews since Flowers in the Attic, a long long time ago. But when presented with the opportunity to check out some of her new books, I was intrigued.

drey’s thoughts:

Sasha Porter lost her mother in an accident one rainy night, and before she knows it, she’s living the life of a very rich little girl – with the family of the girl responsible for her mother’s death. The March family dynamics are complicated, though, and her foster sister Kiera is one teenager I would not have w
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Karen
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sasha Porter is continuing to heal from the accident caused by the daughter of Jordan and Donald March. The accident, which was caused by their daughter Keira, resulted in the death of her mother. Sasha is making her way in Pacifica Highschool, though it is a culture that is foreign to her due to the entitlement of the students and the gossip which pervades the school. The school year takes a turn for the better when she meets the new student Ryder Garfield the son of a famous acting couple. Ryd ...more
J.N.
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
After reading Family Storms, the first book in this series, I was very excited to hear that a sequel was coming out. I am very disappointed with said sequel.

It's been a few years since all the events took place in Family Storms. Sasha is a senior, Kiera is in college, and things have changed. I was stunned at how Sasha changed. I did not like her character in the beginning very well at all, almost like she became a weaker version of Kiera. I was also baffled at how much Sasha put her trust in Ki
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Suge
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Lately, my interest in VC Andrews has waned but mostly because the ghostwriter has seriously slacked on making the stories different from the Andrews stories already written. The cover of the book typically states that the story is as shocking as a past Andrews novel, usually the Dollanganger series, but they are never as impressive. I wish I could say that this one was different. I keep reading these stories because I hope that I'll be awed and shocked and proved wrong but it has yet to happen. ...more
Felicia
May 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vcandrews
While the first book in this series followed the V.C.Andrews formula pretty closely, I was surprised to see this novel take a departure. For those familiar with V.C. Andrews we have come to expect a protagonist that is naive, poor and seen as a goody two-shoes, and when suddenly thrust into a world of riches is still able to maintain her unassuming personality. While Sasha has these qualities in the first novel, by the time we get to the 2nd novel, she has gained the outward personality of her w ...more
Erin H
Oct 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: vc-andrews
I really enjoyed this book because I liked that Sasha was older than in the last one. The only thing I really found lacking was the predictability of the plot. I had my guesses from the beginning what would happen to Sasha with her relationships with both Keira and Donald. I was surprised where Ryder’s storyline went and I felt bad for Sasha because she couldn’t catch a break. This had to be one of the only VC Andrews books where I actually ended up liking the mother. Jordan was a different cha ...more
Dani
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For being a V.C. Andrews book, this book did not live up to the other books this author has wrote. It was all over the place and it really didnt go anywhere throughtout the whole story. (view spoiler) ...more
Jessica RiffeKincaid
After having lost her mother and having lived the life of being homeless, Sasha Porter, is beginning to get used to living the life of the rich and famous. After losing her mother to a car accident that fault lay at the hands of her foster parents blood daughter, she was taken in and given a chance at having anything her dreams desired, except for the one thing she wanted the most was unreachable, having her mother back. She attends an exceptional school for the rich and enjoy being one of the p ...more
Marnie
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: drama
And the saga continues... So the spoiled girl moves on, but her motives don't change. The girl taken in has her own drama with a new rich boy that takes a devastating turn. The mother comes out of her funk a bit and divorces the husband also to find out that he has taken a bit of a fancy for the young lady. I enjoy the twists, but was surprised by how in the first book there was so much focus on comparing the main character with the dead daughter, thinking this was going to go into some suspense ...more
Sidny Anne
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This book takes place three years after the first book is based. I found that it was a hard one to rate because it wasn’t all I thought it would be. There was suspense but I was prepared for all of it. I just sat there reading and waiting for what I expected to happen to really happen. All in all not one of VC Andrews best works. It was obvious that this is one that someone else helped her finish and I just didn’t find it interesting. The best part of this book for me was seeing the main charact ...more
Jennifer
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I loved this series even though it didnt quite follow the V.C.Andrews library. There was no sense of horror to the series as usually present in V.C.Andrews books. It also didn't follow the theme of a yonge girl being at the mercy of a vicious guardian but rather just a bitchy new 'sister'.

In Cloudburst I found myself bawling, I really liked Ryder and things turned out so bad. I also found myself wanting to go through the book to strangle Keira! I thought Keira had become good. There should have
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Virginia Markhart
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was in my closet for several years. Finally decided to read it and get it over with. I believe that the book was intended for a much younger audience than me. It was about a high school girl. I found it not very interesting. Lots of high school clicks and silly stuff going on. Awful lot of sex for high schoolers. Main character is a foster child of wealthy Californians. Their daughter is insanely jealos of the foster daughter and manipulates circumstances to cause the parents to distru ...more
Debbie
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like V.C. Andrews so when I saw my sister had this series I asked to read the books. This is the second in the series. I really liked the first one and was not disappointed with this one. Sasha is still living with the March family and thriving in school and learning to live with the rich and famous. Sasha meets a troubled boy and becomes friends with him. This is the story of their relationship and Sasha still trying to become part of the March family. I really enjoyed the story and fo ...more
Mitzi
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This is #2 in a series & you pretty much need to read the 1st one to get what's going on in the book. Didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Seems like this author is a lot of the same screwed up families, just with different names. Sasha was fostered out in the first book to a very rich family after their daughter hits & kills her mother. Sasha & mother were homeless & living on a beach. Her lifestyle has completely changed and she is going to a la-di-da private school ...more
Kim
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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Caitlin
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Cloudburst is about a teenage girl called Sasha Porter. She is the foster child of the wealthy Mr and Mrs March. She has had some bad experiences with love in the past but when she meets Ryder Garfield she hopes this could change.

I enjoyed Cloudburst. It was engaging and I was hooked from early in the book, wanting to know what was going to happen. It wasn't predictable which enjoyed. I would recommend this book to teenage girls who like the chicklit kind of genre.
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Books published under the following names - Virginia Andrews, V. Andrews, Virginia C. Andrews & V.C. Endrius. Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C. Andrews name

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
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