Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow (Young Adult, 8/10E)

March 2014, Mira Ink, 368 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: from poor to rich girl, family ties, reputation, behaviour issues, having fun, innocence, protection, Las Vegas, luxurious lifestyle, expectations, shopping,
Content: Alcohol use and abuse (including underage), drugs mention, a little violence, moderate & frequent teen romance, grey moral areas, tissue needed

Summary from Michelle's website (Mira Ink website is being updated at the moment)
Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Nayuleska's thoughts
Often stories like this one can head in a direction I'm not keen on-something crazy happens and the characters are taken away from their new life, but thankfully not for the Diamond sist3rs. Aside from both the frequent drinking and dating which felt a bit overboard, I loved this sisters based read. There is heaps of mystery surrounding their father, I liked to hate Peyton and ended up feeling a bit sorry for what she'd had to go through with her father, but she was boy crazy, inappropriate and spoiled a lot of events. I liked Courtney for being the good girl apart from at the end which shouldn't have happened and I didn't agree with it. I adore Savannah who throws herself into the rich lifestyle. I enjoyed watching all her treatments and how she genuinely enjoyed the treats their father gave them, plus the way she was the best behaved sister overall. 

I wasn't keen on the backstabbing, especially the Twitter-esque chat that appeared every now and then-the people on it are positively horrid! Personally I think Madison is their father's secret child, and Courtney isn't their true sister, but I'll have to wait for book 2 to see if I'm correct on my assumptions! 

Find out more on Michelle's website.

Suggested read
Another fun sisterly read that takes place in Las Vegas is Catch by Michelle Davidson-Argyle (Young Adult, 10E/10E) 

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