Mini Review: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

Mini Review: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle MadowThe Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 382
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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.

Sometimes you pick up a book and within the first two or three chapters, you just know it isn’t for you. This doesn’t happen often, but sadly, it happened with The Secret Diamond Sisters.

I’d like to make it known that I can 100% see how this would appeal to many readers, especially lovers of YA contemporary. I think I requested this book from NetGalley nearly a year and a half ago (I know, I’m THE WORST. I’m trying to catch up on all of my old requests so that this doesn’t happen again) and I think if I had read it then, I might have enjoyed it more.

First of all, I didn’t like the basic structure of this book. The POV rotates between the three sisters, one of whom I already hated within thirty pages. Their voices were just annoying to me, I could sense they were only going to get more annoying once they had lots of money and very little supervision in Las Vegas.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a voracious reader of YA Fiction. I think I’m just growing out of the general YA Contemporary genre. Most of the conflict makes me roll my eyes and think “Just wait till you get to college. Or the real world.” Every little thing that happens is the end of life as we know it. It’s just too dramatic for me now, I think. Anyway, no rating because I didn’t get through enough of it to really feel justified in a rating.

What was the top thing I missed out on by not finishing this book? Or did you set it aside as well?



  1. Olivia says:

    Such a shame this couldn’t work out for you DD: I have been meaning to try this one, and I am glad you would still think it might appeal to others. But if you already hate one of the POVs then it is obvious you’re not going to like this one…
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