Book Review: Forbidden Sister by: V.C. Andrews

Rating: 2/5

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: February 26, 2013

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: I HAD EVERY REASON TO HATE HER, MY FORBIDDEN SISTER. SHE WAS LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAD DIED BUT WOULDN’T STAY BURIED. . . . Bestselling author V.C. Andrews unlocks an adventure of intrigue and temptation that shatters the innocence of a girl in search of the sister she’s never known.

Emmie Wilcox was only six when her older sister, Roxy, was thrown out of their New York City apartment. Their stern father’s military-style rules left no room for rebellion, and Roxy was continually defiant and rebellious. Emmie, now an outstanding student at a private school, is obedient, respectful, a fille parfaite, as her Parisian-born mother lovingly calls her. Two sisters, total opposites—yet Emmie is secretly obsessed with the mystery and imposed silence surrounding Roxy: What had she finally done to deserve being cast out of her home? Where is she now? Emmie can’t help but wonder if there is a hidden side to her that resembles Roxy’s defiant nature. Sometimes she fantasizes that she is more like Roxy than she appears. Sometimes she wants to be. She wants excitement, and being a good girl all the time is harder than it seems. Finally learning that Roxy is a highly paid escort to wealthy and powerful men, Emmie goes behind her father’s back to track down and spy on the sister she can’t help but be fascinated with, a sister whose influence might run deeper than Emmie ever dreamed.

In a tale twisting with heart-pounding suspense, shocking revelations, and the compelling family drama for which V.C. Andrews is known, Forbidden Sister introduces two new original heroines to capture any reader’s imagination.

Review: When Emmie Wilcox was only six years old, her father threw her older sister, Roxy, out on the streets. No one was allowed to speak of Roxy and all of her belongings were thrown away or burned (except for what their mother could save and hide from their father). Now Emmie’s a teenager and she longs to find her older sister and discover the truth which ripped her family apart for so long…

‘Forbidden Sister’ fell flat for me. I didn’t feel engaged by the story, the characters were less than two-dimensional, and the only person I actually liked out of all of this was Roxy. Emmie’s journey to find her sister didn’t resonate with me and I would only consider reading the sequel because it’s Roxy’s story.


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