Daughter of Light [NOOK Book]

Overview

“Never be afraid of the darkness,” Daddy always told me. “Darkness is our friend. The shadows protect us.”

In this enthralling vampire novel, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy—bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father’s blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she’s ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. ...
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Overview

“Never be afraid of the darkness,” Daddy always told me. “Darkness is our friend. The shadows protect us.”

In this enthralling vampire novel, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy—bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father’s blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she’s ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landlady’s handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy: sinister nightmares torment her, and even her waking hours are plagued with the fear that at any moment, Daddy could destroy all she holds dear. Can a child of darkness ever truly feel safe in the light?

This seductive sequel to V.C. Andrews’s Daughter of Darkness will hold readers captive in its irresistible spell.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Simultaneous hardcover and (through Pocket Books) mass market release will bestow neither collectible value nor broad appeal on this uninspired work from the estate of the late bestseller Andrews (1923–1986). Vampire’s daughter Lorelei Patio (introduced in Daughter of Darkness) has rebelled against her family legacy, which requires her and her sisters to provide her father with young male victims. She flees with her first love and then strikes out on her own for tiny Quincy, Mass., “a perfect place in which to get lost.” Lorelei strives to make a mundane life for herself and not draw unwanted attention from her family, the Renegades (vampire-hunting monsters), or the humans she dwells among. She becomes integrated into the community, developing relationships and finding a new suitor, but her remade life is threatened by her past. Readers who fondly remember Andrews’s dramatic gothic novels will be dismayed by this tale’s overwrought prose and underdeveloped plot. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"Daughter Of Light, book two in Andrews' The Kindred series, starts off where book one left off, with page-turning suspense." —-RT Book Reviews
Library Journal
Adopted by a vampire to procure victims, Lorelei attempts to flee her past and find a life outside the darkness in this sequel to Daughter of Darkness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451650969
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 103,137
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

V. C. Andrews
V.C. Andrews® has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, which was followed by four more Dollanganger family novels: Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than seventy novels in V.C. Andrews’s bestselling series, which have sold more than 106 million copies and have been translated into more than twenty-five foreign languages.

Biography

"The face of fear I display in my novels is not the pale specter from the sunken grave, nor is it the thing that goes bump in the night," V. C. Andrews once told Douglas E. Winter. "Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control."

Andrews's novel Flowers in the Attic launched the popular genre sometimes dubbed "children in jeopardy" -- stories about young people abused, lied to, and preyed upon by their evil guardians. The author's own childhood was not nearly so lurid, though it did have an element of tragedy: As a teenager she had a bad fall, which resulted in the development of bone spurs. A botched surgery, combined with arthritis, forced her to use a wheelchair or crutches for the rest of her life.

Andrews lived with her mother and worked as a commercial artist until the 1970s, when she began to write in earnest. Most of her early stories and novels went unpublished (one exception was "I Slept with My Uncle on My Wedding Night," which appeared in a pulp confession magazine). Finally, in 1979, Flowers in the Attic made it into print. The book soared to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was followed by two equally successful sequels, Petals on the Wind and If There Be Thorns. Critics weren't always kind -- a Washington Post reviewer wrote that Flowers in the Attic "may well be the worst book I have ever read" -- but that didn't matter to millions of Andrews's readers, who devoured her gruesome fairy tales as fast as she could pen them.

As E. D. Huntley points out in V. C. Andrews: A Critical Companion, Andrews's novels fit neatly into the "female Gothic" tradition, in which an innocent young woman is trapped in an isolated mansion and persecuted by a villain. Andrews's own contribution was to take some of the themes implicit in early Gothic novels -- incest, sexual jealousy, and obsession -- and make them sensationally explicit in her works.

As most of her fans know by now, V. C. Andrews died in 1986, but new V. C. Andrews books keep popping up on the bestseller lists. That's because the Andrews estate hired a ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, to continue writing books in the late author's style. Andrews's heirs have been cagey about just how much unfinished work she left behind when she died, but testimony during a 1993 tax case suggested that Andrews had only completed a portion of Garden of Shadows, the eighth book (out of more than 50) published under her name.

Still, even if the vast majority of "V. C. Andrews" books weren't actually written by V. C. Andrews, many of her fans are happy to have her tradition carried on. Neiderman has drawn on Andrews's novels, notebooks, and drawings for inspiration. "Don't make this sound weird," he once said in a Washington Post interview, "but sometimes I do feel possessed." To the original V. C. Andrews, who believed in precognition and reincarnation, it probably wouldn't sound weird at all.

Good To Know

Andrews wrote nine novels before Flowers in the Attic, including a science fantasy titled The Gods of the Green Mountain. Later, when she was a bestselling novelist, she wanted to try her hand at different kinds of fiction, but her publisher discouraged her. "I am supposed to stay in this niche, whatever it is, because there is so much money in it," she told Douglas Winter. "I mean, I have tapped a gold mine and they don't want to let go of it. I don't like that, because I want to branch out."

Though V. C. Andrews went by the name Virginia, her birth name was Cleo Virginia Andrews, not Virginia Cleo Andrews. She had planned to publish her books under the name Virginia Andrews, but her first publisher printed Flowers in the Atticas the work of "V. C. Andrews" in hopes that the gender-neutral name would make the book appealing to male readers.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Cleo Virginia Andrews
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 6, 1923
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, Virginia
    1. Date of Death:
      December 19, 1986
    2. Place of Death:
      Virginia Beach, Virginia

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Daughter of Darkness was bad enough, but this sequel is a real s

    Daughter of Darkness was bad enough, but this sequel is a real stinker. Overwrought purple prose and metaphors, a nonsensical story, a gross incest premise (The vampire wants to have sex with his daughter, then granddaughter who is also his daughter, then great-granddaughter) make this book pretty bad on its own, even worse as it is printed under a poor dead woman's name. The ghostwriter needs to STOP with this garbage, or if he wants to write sucky vampire books, he needs to do so under his own name. I thought Twilight was bad, but this book puts Twilight to shame. Edward Cullen may sparkle, but at least he doesn't want to bang his daughter.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    How is it that a women that has left this earthy life continue t

    How is it that a women that has left this earthy life continue to write novels? I read the "Flowers In The Attic" series and loved them very much and was a total fan of her books, so I continued to read even after hearing of her passing, and then I noticed the stories were the same with only little differences claming to be a novel in its individual rights.
    They no longer had all the creativity known as a true V.C. Andrews Novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Boo

    If i could give zero i would. Its a horrible sequal that does not engage. You are not involved with the characters. Its a shame

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    The story is lacking and so is motivation to keep reading as the

    The story is lacking and so is motivation to keep reading as the characters in her family become really strange and incestuous.  Borrow it from the library and you may forget you checked it out.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    I love this book

    It is amazibg

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  • Posted May 18, 2014

    not a good selection

    This book was pretty boring and very slow. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing ever did. It didn't even read like a vc andrews book, as if it was written by someone else. Very disappointing and a waste of money. Readers, wait until its free or borrow it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Very Good Book

    I really enjoyed the book. I liked it better than the first book of the series. You're mostly guessing when something will happean to the main character. I wish that the ghost writer added more books to this series. There's so much that one can do with the plot.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Enjoyable Reading!

    I was intrigued to keep reading. Always wanting to find out what was going to happen next to Lorelei. I enjoyed this book just as I have always enjoyed reading the V.C.Andrew books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Hawk

    Walks past the entrance to res 31.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    APOLLO CABIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Fighters den

    Where the fighters live

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    The boy

    Hides in a shadowy corner

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Madison

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Sky

    *walks in*

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Restrooms

    One restroom for males and the other for females.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Sab

    I know johnathan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Rain

    Fidles with her dragons scale as she tries to talk to her father theough and iris message

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    STARKID

    Hi guys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    NEW CAMP AT BLUE ALL RESULTS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Dashkoff to megan

    Yeah im sad kobe is gone. But hey ya know what will you feel better is if you vote for me as prom king.
    - Dashkoff

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