Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review: The Secret Diamond Sister

About the Book

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)
Title: The Secret Diamond Sisters
Author: Michelle Madow
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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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.

My Review of The Secret Diamond Sisters
The Secret Diamond Sisters is a modern American fairytale, where three girls who could barely keep food on their table discover they are daughters of a billionaire. Since this is just the first book, this is just a glimpse into how Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah adjust to the ritzy, celebrity life of being the daughters of a hotel mogul, and just having a father in their lives at all. Each of the girls reacts differently, and I like that each of the girls had their own personalities. Peyton is the most jaded of the sisters; Courtney is the reasonable, responsible sister, while Savannah is the na├»ve one who looks at this as an opportunity to start over, become the new Savannah, and finally be popular. 

Each of Chapter is told from a different viewpoint usually one of the sisters but there is also the viewpoint of Madison, who is current Queen Bee of the Goodman social scene. I love all the viewpoints except Madeline, simply because she is very self-centered, and conniving. I can only hope for a personality change or sweet justice in the next book. The other personality I had some issues with was Peyton. She is bitter, and angry because of her mom’s alcoholism, absente father’s reappearance, and because her ex-boyfriend broke her heart years ago. For someone so hateful of the male species, she constantly leaves her 15 year old sister alone in Las Vegan nightclubs, with an older, more experience guy. Let alone their father, who is so concerned about their safety and the danger of being related to him, he has hired personal bodyguards, but lets them live in their own condo and have free reign of the Vegas nightlife. I am not saying this is a problem with the storyline, because it is just sadly realistic, and believable. Rich celebrity and hotel moguls’ children grace tabloids much more than they should nowadays. 

Savannah is the biggest concern for being influence by unlimited money, too much freedom, and the lifestyles of living in Las Vegas. She has always wanted to fit in and she seems like she will do almost anything to be part of “the elite.” Courtney is my favorite, because well she is a fellow book nerd. She is also more down to earth and responsible than her sisters. 

When I heard Michelle Madow had written a new series, I just knew I had to try it. I loved Remembrance, and her Transcend Time series. Even though The Secret Diamond Sisters is very different in genre, pace, and feel, but it is a perfect way to tell this story. The Secret Diamond Sisters is just a fun read with a bit of romance. It was a change of pace from my usual reading as of late. I also have a feeling there are secrets still hidden. When those secrets finally come out, it could change the story drastically in the next installment. I will defiantly be picking up the next book in this series. 

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