Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Melody (Logan, #1)” as Want to Read:
Melody (Logan, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Logan #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  8,293 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Melody Logan knew that her mother felt unhappy in a poor town of miners.

But surrounded by the unrestrained love of her father, she felt safe until the terrible accident in the mine did not take away her father. Not yet recovering after his father's death, Melody left West Virginia with his mother Heile after this dream to become a model or actress. But first they came to
Paperback, 373 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Pocket Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Melody, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Melody

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.85  · 
Rating details
 ·  8,293 ratings  ·  140 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Melody (Logan, #1)
Big H
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Since my Andrews-based book reviews are (like her/the estate's novels) generally exactly the same thing over and over again, I've just decided to save myself half the work and repost my last Andrew-based book review, with some minor alterations. You may wonder why I keep reading these novels if this is how I feel, and honestly, all I can say is that they're fast & easy, & basically mental crack for me...

Pretty stereotypical for an Andrews novel:

1.) Hot, poor girl (generally blonde) who doesn't t
Rebecca McNutt
Melody is another one of those books written for shock value, one that gets your attention in the moment but doesn't stay with you forever.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
thought this book was a very good book but it had some sad points to it
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
While Melody wasn't as good as the Casteel, Cutler, and Dollanganger series, it was still a good read, and a decent series. Melody has a lot of enemies, and secrets to contend with, but she shows to be a fine young lady with a good backbone, and was overall a good heroine in face of what she had to deal with.

This is the last series that Mr. Neiderman, the ghostwriter for VCA, put any real effort into. If you're interested in reading V.C. Andrews, only buy the Logan series or any of the series th
May 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
I remember reading Andrews' novels as a teenager and loving them. In fact, I would devour the novels and could hardly wait for the next to come out. As an adult, reading Melody along with the next two in the Logan series(5) has taken me back to the late 80's/early 90's and I must say has been a great "blast from the past". Comfort reading at its best.
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, adult
This was very similar to other VCA novels and a bit predictable, but I still loved it nonetheless. I felt that Melody was a very likable character (just like most V.C heroines in my opinion). I also really liked Cary too and wish their relationship would of gone a bit further (but maybe it does in the next books which I still need to read). Basically, this is just another great VCA book :)
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
I liked this book quite a bit.

There were of course, the tropes of V.C. Andrews, but there was a hint of satire in this one as well. This was one of the tamer of her books, so beginners might want to start with this one before moving on to her more WTF books.

Andrews' books were often in YA sections of schools but her books are hardly appropriate for that audience- the 90's were a wild time. :P

I would say that this book is suited more for a younger audience than I would normally say. I've read mo
Barbara Senteney
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story has some of the Gothic feel of all VC Andrews books, but I could tell within the first 50 pages it was written by a ghost writer, although my copy is tattered and faded it dates to 1996 , 9 years after the great authors death. Still the writer did a great job with characters and background, it didn't keep me on pins and needles the way the early works did. However it is a good story, so I gave 4 stars
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as juicy or as good of a storyline as Flowers in the Attic. I was REALLY blown away by FitA, and wouldn’t classify it as a “guilty pleasure” read but an amazing piece of literature. This is definitely more of the guilty pleasure spectrum albeit slow and kind of boring. I probably won’t read more V.C. Andrews.
Kim Smiley
Apr 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Darcia Scates
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: general-fiction
Three hundred pages of boredom until you get to the good part. I do admit the last chapters were exciting and impressive...However, this story is not a typical VC Andrews book. I am a die hard fan, but I don't think VC Andrews gave enough notes to the ghost writer. When I think of Melody I think of an empty place setting with her name on it. I was not drawn to her or feel any sympathy towards her. Her mother was also a cardboard character. I did not see her in my imagination. This was a story wr ...more
Jul 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: age-adult, 1999
The only really interesting, different thing about this particular series was the fact that it took place in New England, somewhere near Boston. It was interesting to read about the area where I grew up through the eyes of V.C. Andrews. I also recall a part where Melody visits a 16-sided house and there are some interesting facts about 16-sided houses (something like there are only 16 in the country?) - which is funny because there is a 16-sided house in my hometown of Townsend, MA. There's anot ...more
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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. (even some of the ghostwriter's work)
Patricia Atkinson
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The story of a young girl who is dropped off by her mother with relatives in cape cod that she had never met.With a promise from her mother that when she is settled she will return for her.Meeting her grandparents for the first time and discovering secrets of the family that throws her life into turmoil.As melody seeks the true and unbury the lies that she has been told.
Circa Girl
Mar 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, horror, gothic
This one has some interesting secrets to unravel and decent characters but the Melody's self exploration towards the end became tedious to read. I hope the sequel picks up a bit and works with this book's strengths.
Elizabeth(The Book Whisperer)
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
A reread, VC Andrews books are a guilty pleasure of mine. Literary masterpieces? No, not even close but they are entertaining and sometimes I need to lighten up my list with some soap opera fluff lol.
Brooke Moxley
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was a good book for the beginning of a series. There are always things left untold and revelations that keep the book going.
3.5 stars

This was actually better than I was expecting and I'm shocked. Am generally not a fan of Andrews' ghostwriter.

Also, deaf rep!!
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very sad and close to my heart
Jenny Delandro
This is a story about a girl, not a romance, not a hint of paranormal activity or fantasy.... I know you are thinking .... WTF Jen!

I bought 10 books by VC Andrews on special after a friend gushed about them and I realised that I should expand my library. I should read more widely as I realised that a lot of friends do not share my paranormal passions.
LOL I can not decided what shelf to put them on....I will probably create their own shelf!

The book starts slowly...
Establishing the dynamics surrou
Karen & Gerard
Melody by V. C. Andrews is very good and I am glad I read it. It is one my husband had before we were married 16 years ago and I finally got around to reading it. I am so glad I did! Melody is a 15-yr.-old girl who is part of a family with many secrets. She is a nice girl and good student, but grew up in a coal mining town and is shocked to find out family secrets after her dad dies in a mining accident and her mother drops Melody at the dad's brothers house while she goes off to try to become a ...more
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I decided I wanted to read more of V.C. Andrews' books after re-reading the Flowers in the Attic series, but my library has so few of them in stock now. They have a lot of the newer books, but I read most of those in high school and wanted to get the ones I hadn't read before. This is one of those unread series, and luckily my library has 4 of the 5 books in the series. (I'm missing the second one.)

Even though I hadn't read this series before and had no idea what it was about, I went into it ful
Jan 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2011, series, 4stars
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
May 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: v-c-andrews
I think this may have been the very first V.C. Andrews books I ever picked up. I was very young and just loved this. I wanted to become a writer because of this book and the subsequent books that followed in this series and the entire V.C. Andrews bibliography. I saved all my babysitting money so that I could buy each 5 book series at a time and spent a lot of money in my youth to buy all her books. V.C. Andrews made a huge impact on my reading ability and interests. I hope someday if I have a d ...more
Justin Jones
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
It has been such a long time ago since I read this book. I still remember so much of it though. It was really good, and it really kept me interested,minteresting personalities. I started the second one but didn't finish it, because I was really busy with school. But maybe I should start reading that second one again. And just start over with the second book. So that I can kind of get the story back into my head. I really love Virginia Andrew's books, and it's really sad she had to die so young, ...more
May 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
melody's world is picture perfect. loving mom and father and grandparents. but like most of v.c Andrews book tragedy strikes. melody's father dies. while melody is still trying to recover from her fathers death her mother already scooped up another man. when her mother get remarried, she decides to move taking melody with her. but then when the car pulls up to a place that seemed nothing like what her mother described melody is confused. melody was not coming w/ her mother, instead she is droppe ...more
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Melody a girl thrown into her fathers side of the family since he died. Only because her mother Haille has her own selfish reasons for wanting to be famous. I very much dislike Haille and the way Melody seems to be so protective of a mother that is very irresponsible. And Aunt Sara focuses so much energy on making Melody into her dead daughter Laura its scary. I feel especially sorry for Aunt Sara's other two children May and Cary who have to suffer in the background silently forgotten. I don't ...more
I think this is a kind of book that came from or must be made in to a soap opera. It has this drama that will move the viewers. I swear. Upon reading the book, I have to stop once in a while to get a hold on to myself because of the happenings. It's like watching my favorite afternoon drama series with my grandmother when I was young.
I just think it's unnecessary for the author to kill the characters who didn't make such appearance yet very significant to the story just to add some spice to it.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So it's more like 2.5. It's pretty crappy writing with intermittent moments of that was a surprisingly good line. I like some of the ideas and plot twists but it is extremely drawn out. The beginning is painfully slow and the end is not satisfying. The middle is mostly predictable and sometimes just confusing. It's going on Bookmooch now bc it's not worth keeping. I won't read the sequels, I read the internet just for unanswered questions.
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Grimm's Grimmest
  • Lights Out (Fear Street, #12)
  • Uninvited
  • Absolutely Positively Not
  • The Source of Magic (Xanth, #2)
  • Trick or Treat
  • Thirteen Tales of Horror
  • Queen of Lies (Empire of Lies #2)
  • Graven Images
  • Ghostly Companions
  • The Fourth Grade Wizards
  • The Woman in the Wall
  • Batman: Sins of the Father
  • Teen Angst? Naaah...
  • Multiple Choice
  • Legacy of Lies (Empire of Lies, #3)
  • Crushed
  • Someone Will Be with You Shortly: Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life
See similar books…
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 who

Other books in the series

Logan (5 books)
  • Heart Song (Logan, #2)
  • Unfinished Symphony (Logan, #3)
  • Music in the Night (Logan, #4)
  • Olivia (Logan, #5)

Related Articles

  Justin A. Reynolds burst onto the YA scene last year with his debut book Opposite of Always, a heartfelt novel about love and friendship...
54 likes · 10 comments
“Being mature means realizing life is filled with dark days,too.” 4 likes
“probably be—” 0 likes
More quotes…