The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Page Count: 382
Published on: February 25th 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, YA, Realistic Fiction
Source: Print: Paperback: Library
Source: Print: Paperback: Library
My Rating: 1 star
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.
Oh my gosh. I absolutely hated this book. At first I thought the premise was really interesting, and my favorite BookTuber, Sasha Alsberg really loved it (and I trust her judgment). But when I got about 50 pages into it I started to really hate the characters, especially Savannah. I hate to hate this book, because I think that Michelle Madow is such a sweet person (if you've watched her on YouTube you'd fall in love with her personality, she's so nice. I loved her with Sasha and Lindsey Cummings.
Savannah: Savannah was so...naive and really superficial and just ugh! I literally had to force myself to even pick it up. I read about 2/3 of it and even then I just quit the book because it was just really annoying and UGHHH! Ok she was a 15 year old girl who wanted to be accepted and loved, but for the most part she didn't pay attention to the signs around her. She was so oblivious to the world around her and she always assumed that everything would go her way. Obviously not, you're living in Las Vegas chica. It's hard to like a main character who doesn't have the self confidence to just be who she is, without needing expensive clothes or popular friends or the hottest look. Sweetie be yourself.
Courtney: I kind of liked her. She wanted to work for what she had and she wanted to do her best. She wants to get into college because she earned it, not because she has a billionaire father. But she'd make out with her almost step-brother anytime she could which was super weird and really gross.
Payton: I really hated her too. Not as much as Savannah, but she was a total brat. Her attitude was somewhat justified, but I couldn't stand her. She's also kind of a hoe.
The Boys & Madison: Madison didn't really give anything to the story. She was a stuck up brat and I couldn't stand her. The boys were shallow and womanizing and I didn't like any of them either.
The Drinking: OK these girls are all underage (15, 16, 17) and they all have a recovering alcoholic mother, you'd think that they wouldn't drink, but they do and that annoyed the crap out of me! OH MY WORD GIRLS LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES! I mean it's Vegas, and I guess young girls perhaps do go clubbing at 18/21+ clubs but I found it so unrealistic and just annoying. The drinking age is 21 years old for a reason guys! Rules are there for a reason! AND THEY WEREN'T CARDED! THAT'S MY PROBLEM! BECAUSE THEIR DAD IS RICH THEY WEREN'T CARDED UGH!
The Plot: From what I read, there was no plot progression. I didn't like this at all. Nothing was happening, the characters weren't intelligent and they didn't have any common sense. I couldn't stand it! There was too much drama for my taste.
I really wanted to like this book, I really did, but it was absolutely awful. I couldn't bring myself to like it. If you like books about 3 girls who find out their father is a billionaire and they move into his Vegas casino thingy and meet boys and drink and do stupid stuff then you'll like this. They all fall for guys they can't have and it basically goes no where, so I don't know if you'll like it because I sure didn't like what I read...sorry Michelle Madow! :(
EDIT: I LOVE THE COVERS SO MUCH! THEY ARE PERFECTION!!!
Until next time guys!
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