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Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger Series #5)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Last but First

This is actually the prequel to Flowers in the Attic. It is from the point of view of the Grandmother, from before she was married. this book still did not change my feelings for the Grandmother - I still despise her! This book was written as the last of the series. ...
This is actually the prequel to Flowers in the Attic. It is from the point of view of the Grandmother, from before she was married. this book still did not change my feelings for the Grandmother - I still despise her! This book was written as the last of the series. I jumped ahead and read it 2nd - I suggest you do as the author wanted and read it last. You will enjoy the other books in the series better.

posted by Becky-Books on March 16, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Obviously finished by ghostwriter

This book was in progress when VC Andrews died in '87. There are definite holes and inconsistencies in the book and the quality of the storytelling is truly downgraded from her the books she wrote.

posted by halobrown on November 20, 2012

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Wow

    Crazy is how I described this book. There are moments where you like, wow just wow. This is more of a prequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Dawson

    ((Okay. I'm back, too.)) He smiled seductively and strode over, holding her against the wall and kissing her deeply. Dawson silently slipped off his clothes until he was fully nude, then moved away a few inches from her body to allow her to take off her dress. He helped her a bit by starting to slip off the left sleeve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    The major disappointment in the Dollanganger Series

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Dollanganger Series but after reading ¿ Garden of Shadows¿ I was left with more questions. I didn¿t think there was a good consistency of characters from this book to ¿Flowers in the attic¿. Oliva and Corrine I felt took on different personalities that were depthless. After reading this book you may not want to read ¿Flowers in the Attic¿ so I suggest waiting and read this one last. Most facts and events are already reveled through out the series. What I enjoyed was the history and the childhood of Corrine and Chris, but don¿t expect to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster as you may have been with the rest of the series. A good comparison would be what the ¿Hobbit¿ was to ¿The lord of the rings¿. Many people don¿t even consider ¿The Hobbit¿ part of the series. The ¿Hobbit¿ was a good book but it¿s hard to compare it to its predecessors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    Did We Need This Book To Finish The Story?

    I loved the first two books in this series. The third and fouth books were disappointing, yet still contributed to this good series. My English teacher told me that the last book would have an unbelievable surprise in it, that would change the whole story. I read 'Garden of Shadows' and i didn't get anything from the book that I didn't already figure out from the other four. Was it supposed to be that Corrine and Christopher were half brother & sister? I guess that just doesn't surprise me since the whole series is incestous anyway. I will say however, that despite the last three books being less than good, I loved this series and do recomend it to devoted readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    Another Victory

    A fan of all Andrews books, this is yet another titled chapter in my collection of her work. This book, in part, glimpses at the trecherous Grandmother Olivia that everyone learned to hate in her early years. Like every other Andrews character, Olvia surprisingly is just as hopeless in Love and Devotion as they are. A sneek peak into the begining of the sick but twistedly curious tale of the Dollangangers, I give this an average 3 stars

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