Sunday, 9 February 2014

(ARC) Book Review (303): The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) - Michelle Madow

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

Publication: 25th February 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 382
Genre: Contemporary
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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 Thoughts.
The Secret Diamond Sisters is the first book in Michelle Madow's all new young adult trilogy of the same name.

Having been a fan of Michelle's already after reading her Transcend Time trilogy (check it out it's fantastic) I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this book, from the cover to the synopsis it sounded right up my alley, and I'm happy to say that I loved it!

How amazing would it be to discover that after living a life with an alcoholic Mother and no money that your absentee Father happens to be a billionaire, one of the richest men in America, and that you'll be going to stay with him in the penthouse apartment at his hotel/casino, with a blamex (black american express credit card) in hand, your own bodyguard and invitations to the best parties, well that's what happens to Peyton, Courtney and Savannah after their Mom is sent to rehab.

At first in awe but also at the same time confused and hurt that their Father has ignored them for so long they find themselves suddenly plunged into a world alien to them, where social standing is important and business can be made and broken by the behaviour of a family member.

No one takes to their new lives more so than the youngest Savannah, who takes to her new life like she had always been in this world, of course this wouldn't be a contemporary without a bit of romance, and it's in abundance here with all three sisters finding themselves with crushes some deemed inappropriate for the new society they find themselves in.

I'm very intrigued to discover just what it is that their Father Adrian is hiding from them, and just what this secret means to the girls and how it will affect them, and I'm looking forward to see how all the various relationships will end up.

A great contemporary filled with all the things I love: great plotline, characters and fantastic writing.

I eagerly anticipate the second book to see what happens next with the Diamond sisters.

I give this 5/5 stars.

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.

Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).

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