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Dark Angel

(Casteel #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  16,157 ratings  ·  206 reviews
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Paperback, 443 pages
Published 1987 by Fontana (first published 1986)
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Shay Hawthorne You can't. Really. You won't be able to find someone hosting it online. If you can't buy it for some reason I suggest asking your local library to…moreYou can't. Really. You won't be able to find someone hosting it online. If you can't buy it for some reason I suggest asking your local library to consider stocking it or they may have a "inter-library book loan" program. Just ask them. Alternately, Might I suggest a blog that hilariously recaps the books? Just google "Casteel kids stole my groceries". "Trapped in the attic" is also a good one.(less)
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Shae
Sep 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the book I have read the most in my life. Troy, the man I hold all men up to, hence my horrible track record. Sigh... I love me a tragic hottie!
Erin
Oct 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most romantic stories I have ever read. the character of Troy keeps me coming back to this book again and again. I love the characters, I love the setting, I just really love this book. Best in the series.
Mizuki
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-is-okay
Dark Angel, book 2 of V. C. Andrews' Casteel series is a so-so gothic soap opera book with Ms. Andrews' usual settings: a beautiful poor girl with a questionable parentage, the girl moves to her rich grandparents' mansion, handsome love interests, love triangle, wicked older woman ((view spoiler)), seemingly friendly older man who may have ominous intention toward the heroine ((view spoiler)), jealous sister/stepsister, kinship whic ...more
Jeni
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: old-favorites
I will shamelessly always adore this book. Troy was my teen-aged self's ideal man. It oozed romance, intrigue, and drama that sucked me in then and continues to bring me back. Tony, Jillian, The Casteel family, even Rye Whiskey and Curtis all hold a special place in my heart.

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
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Kelly
****SPOILERS, YA'LL****

Sweet baby Jesus, Heaven Leigh Casteel... you cannot catch a break, can you, girl?!? I first read Dark Angel in the early 1990s (when I was a teenager). Loved it then, and hot damn, I loved it again last night when I finished it pretty much in one sitting.

You know who was sort of a douche in this book? Everyone. Yup, everyone. Even Heaven. It wouldn't be a VC Andrews book unless something bad/wrong/terrible happened every page. Sometimes twice a page. Even after Heaven lan
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Michelle
Dec 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda
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Nora|KnyguDama
Antroji Kastylų šeimos sagos dalis. Tiesa, ji man patiko kiek mažiau nei pirmoji, mat labai daug įvykių tiesiog nuspėjau. Buvo nemažai panašių dalykų lyginant su „Palėpės gėlių“ serija. Tačiau jūs žinot – kai jau užsikreti V.C. Andrews serijom, tai ir „nepasveiksti“ kol visų neperskaitai. Taigi, trumpai pristatysiu kaip toliau sekėsi ankstesniame įraše apipasakotai Heven.

Heven užauga jauna dailia mergina ir persikelia gyventi pas savo motinos tėvus – turtinguosius senelius. Nors jos senelė Džili
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Kelli
Jul 13, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Felicia Woods
Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heaven series is definitely my favorite from VC Andrews.
Sarah Mac
One of the better VCA novels.

Heaven was kinda bitchy in this one, but overall I like her. I can forgive the knee-jerk reactions to posh millions vs impoverished memories; for much of the book she's only 17ish, & that's not the most brainy time of our existence. Her final scheme o' revenge with the dyed hair & her mom's dress, though...wtf. That made no sense.

Plenty of WTFery abounds -- boarding school shenanigans (lolz, the laundry chute), backstabby incest-laden family trees, toy comp
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Jenny
Jan 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
when i first started reading the heaven series i believe i was like 13, and i fell in love with it. its 5 years after and i really wanted these books on my shelf to let my children read it when they're older so i went on a treasure hunt looking for the whole series. i finally found the whole series in the old, small seondhand book store i adored! im sooooo HAPPY to add this book in my collection. oh and if i were to have the perfect husband Troy would be #1 pick... <3 <3 <3 <3 My fav ...more
J.N.
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Chrissie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
(Rating based on my remembered feelings when I read this book as a 14 year old.)
Karen Cheng
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Darrell
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who like romantic novels
Recommended to Darrell by: a friend of mine
Being unloved by her father. Heaven decided too move in with her unearthy beautiful grandmother and her step grandfather too live in their home, knowing that they were wealthy but Heaven couldn't help but be amazed by the sized of their mansion, at that moment she now know that her dreams of going to college and becaming successful had became more clear to her, but sadly she had no one to share it with, her grandmother thought only of her beauty, her step grandfather been busy with his company a ...more
Jill the Ripper
Melodrama that I would tear a book in half for is... so much enjoyable in a VCA novel. I'm not sure why, I think it's because it's so over the top that it's just... amazing. I love it, I loved this. I loved Heaven's burning need to prove herself, the fact that she wasn't perfect, for all that she's worshipped by others. Her struggle with her upbringing and her father and her love for Troy were all very touching. And that's the thing with VCA's originals, no matter how ridiculous they can be, the ...more
Zézinha Rosado
O segundo livro desta saga é ainda melhor que o primeiro... a continuação da história de vida de Heaven, que vai viver com os avós maternos numa luxuosa mansão.
A estranheza inicial de viver com tanto luxo, ao qual não estava habituada, depressa vai dar lugar a um novo estilo de vida e a uma nova forma de encarar as agruras do passado.
Mas é impossível esquecer a vida nos montes, pois é aí que tem as suas raízes... no meio da trama continuam a aparecer personagens fortes e apaixonantes e revelaçõe
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Sadie
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the fact I did enjoy reading this book, I consider it my least favorite of V.C's books. This was written by VCA herself and I felt she could of done so much better. The first book, Heaven, was amazing but Dark Angel wasn't nearly as good or satisfying. Everything here felt rushed, Troy was way too angsty for my taste and the circus thing seemed completely random. With all that said, it's still a good book just lacking V.C just wasn't at her best with this one in my opinion.
Melinda Hazen
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, romance, my-favorites
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✧ Kimberly ✧
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
VC Andrews has always been a favorite of mine since my childhood days. I have read (and re-read) all of her books, and although I am much older now and find that some of her work is better than others, I still enjoy the twists and turns, strangeness and mystery that continues to captivate my interest.
Chris
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another one of my favorites. For some reason, I loved the Heaven/Troy relationship so much (minus the incest) that I wrote a couple stories about them!! How embarrassing :) Anyway, another book that I will never forget.
Jen F
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book thirty years ago when I was 13. I love loved it. Not as much now. But that's ok it just made me wonder how I interpreted some of these situations so young, and why was I reading smut.
gina velasquez
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was about 13 years old when I first read this book. I read this book in one day and I fell in love with the character Troy.
Carolyn
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I loved this book, especially Troy. Tony was a bit creepy though.
Amy Johnson
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heaven is taken in by her mother’s family and begins living in the opulence of the upper class, though she is still determined to reunite the family that her father split up all those years ago. Here she meets Troy, the toy maker, and her life begins to change in more ways than she expected.
Jess Swann
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alors, un second tome à la hauteur des promesses du premier ! Cette fois, on retrouve Heaven dans l'ambiance étrange de la famille de sa mère... Bien entendu, elle n'oublie pas ses frères et soeurs (même si perso je considère qu'elle devrait tirer un trait sur l'odieuse Fanny) et caresse toujours l'espoir de réunir toutes sa petite famille. En parallèle, rejetée par Logan, elle rencontre Troy, le frère du second mari de sa grand mère... Bon alors certes, on voit tout arriver y compris le secret ...more
Janet
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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M.M. Strawberry Reviews
At 4.5/5 stars, Dark Angel serves as an excellent follow-up to 'Heaven' - a book that I have read at least 8 times already - and is a good chronicle of Heaven's further adventures. I am just sad that Kitty destroyed Leigh's doll in the previous book, but Heaven should have confronted Tony about it, it wouldn't have hurt to press the issue (especially after finding out what Tony and Leigh had done) More of the doll's origins are revealed in the fifth Casteel book, 'Web of Dreams', but it still wo ...more
loysir
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is all about getting revenge after all. And to achieve the so called "success" after being a hillbilly scumbag of Willies. That is what Heaven wants after all — to prove that a girl who grew up so poor can succeed in this life.

I've got nothing bad or ill to say but since she deserves a better life anyway. Besides, she's not that selfish and that's better. There's only one thing that she can't always get though: love.

Regardless, the novel's ending is quite promising. She has a chance with lo
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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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