I actually forgot I placed a hold on this. Then I got an email on April Fool's Day and I thought it was a prank, because no one is trustworthy on that day (even you, mom). I find that interesting because when I actually placed a hold, there was about 8 people, and it wasn't long ago. I was figuring I could wait until May. But nope, it was April.
Oh, and there were some pressures: The book is either a) the book is such a gem, everyone before me devoured it or b) the book was so terrible, it wasn't even funny.
Spoiler: It wasn't a or b.
The Secret Diamond Sisters is essentially a rags-to-riches story about three girls – Savannah, Courtney, and Peyton – who have a not so great life (I suppose that means poverty) and suddenly get sent to their father's – a billionaire and a hotel owner in Las Vegas – after their mother is sent to rehab.
Once in a blue moon I choose to read a Contemporary Romance novel, and if the unfortunate – I really do mean unfortunate since I don't usually like Contemporary Romance – author is really lucky, I would actually love the book.
Unfortunately – I really am saying unfortunate a lot, aren't I? – I didn't like The Secret Diamond Sisters, nor did I hate it completely. It's like a version of Sex in the City – or what I'm assuming to be. I would have to agree with other peeps that it basically teaches girls on what NOT to be. Essentially the book is about:
- Jumping from guy to guy
- Getting drunk
- Partying all night
- One night stands
- Playboys and I suppose Playgirls exist as well? :p
- Girls losing weight because they want to "fit in"
- The whole mean girl crew in one – aka Madison
If I got a penny for each of those in the list that happened, I may be as rich as Adrian Diamond. But yeah... not the type of book for someone who:
- Does not like romance alone
- Has a hate relationship with Contemporary books 95% of the time
- Avoids above 2 like a drug as much as possible
On the bright side, I did like the writing... and the format! Before/after every 4 chapters, in which each girl – Savannah, Courtney, Peyton and Madison – have their own chapters, there's basically a forum/gossip post that gives a basis on what goes down in the NEXT 4 chapters.
While I didn't really like The Secret Diamond Sisters, I suppose I wouldn't mind finding out what happens next. But in the meantime... I'll stick with Madow's other books (Transcend Time Saga), which are actually my type of books. The first one is just sitting there in my Kindle collecting dust. Oh, and it's FREE! ^o^
The countdown has begun! The 2014 Summer Reading Challenge starts in 2 days!