My Sweet Audrina
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My Sweet Audrina

My Sweet Audrina 

My Sweet Audrina is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list, which grows faster than I can keep up with. Anybody else have that problem? 

My wife is an avid V.C. Andrews fan, and she is the one who suggested her books for me, and I decided I would give them a try. Her goal is to read all of them by the end of the year, which is no small task! My goal is to read all of Joyce Carol Oates’ books. Do you have an author where your goal is to read everything they’ve written? I’d love to hear who it is! 

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I love the fact that my husband and my wife are both avid readers just like I am. It makes time spent reading with them a ton of fun. 

“I stopped off in the village and they told me you really did marry Arden Lowe. I never thought you’d ever be adult enough to marry anyone. Congratulations to him, the fool, and my best wishes to you, the bride who should have known better.” 

My Sweet Audrina, V.C. Andrews

Have you read My Sweet Audrina? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina

About My Sweet Audrina 

A haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love from V.C. Andrews.

The idea of her sister hovered above them all.

Audrina fiercely desired to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved that other girl, for her sister was so special, so perfect—and dead.

Upstairs in a locked room awaited her sister’s clothes and dolls, her animals and games—and her sacred rocking chair. Now Audrina will rock and rock and rock to reclaim all of her gone sister’s special gifts.

And then finally she’ll learn the secrets everyone else knows but her. 

Thoughts on My Sweet Audrina 

“… And now I’m going to tell you something perhaps you don’t know. You are very proud of your papa. Even when you think you dislike him, you dislike him regretfully. Darlin’, don’t feel bad about loving and hating your daddy. None of us is all good or all bad. People come in all shades of gray. No out-and-out devils, and no true angels and saints.” 

My Sweet Audrina, V.C. Andrews

My Sweet Audrina is the first novel in a two part series from V.C. Andrews. It is the first of her writing that I’ve ever read. Many times I’ve heard people absolutely raving about Flowers in the Attic, and I had to look it up, and decided to give reading her books a try. 

I will be the first to admit that I had no real expectations going into reading My Sweet Audrina, because I had no real information about it. Which I had done on purpose, because I didn’t want anything to spoil my first impression of V.C. Andrews’ writing. 

I read this book from beginning to end, and friends would ask me what I was reading or if I was enjoying my latest book, as I am an avid reader. Throughout the book, I struggled to answer if I was enjoying My Sweet Audrina. Because it was almost unbelievable at times. I was at a loss past thinking, “what the actual fuck?” Which I found myself asking quite often throughout this book. 

This is my first V.C. Andrews novel, so I’m not sure if the WTF style is normal for her or not. I’m certainly curious, to be completely honest, and that is likely what will drive me to read more of her writing, because I need to know. 

I found myself often despising the characters in this book, and it was almost impossible to like any of them. This was a story about lies, deception, family betrayal, smothering and controlling love, mistakes, and so much more. 

I’m also very curious about the staircase. If you’ve read this and have an opinion, please comment! I really want to know if the staircase in the house was dangerous, if it was just really easy to throw people down the stairs, or if it was something else that was causing so many to fall down the stairs. Why didn’t the police become suspicious? One, I get it. But two, three, maybe more? How does that not throw up a red flag or two? Am I the only one who thought this?

I thought I was going to like the ending, when all of the truth came out and Audrina decided to leave. But no, it just ended up frustrating me even more. I really hope that in the second and last book of the series, Audrina really develops and gains her own identity. She was so close in this book, and yet didn’t quite make it there. 

My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina

Final Thoughts on My Sweet Audrina 

“No! Let me do something I’ve been trying to do most of my life! When I lay on that bed and heard you and Vera plotting to end my life, do you know what bothered me the most? Well, I’m going to tell you. There’s a secret about me that I’ve got to find out. It’s more important than you, than anything else. So leave me alone and let me finish something that should have been finished a long time ago. And maybe when I see you again, I can bear to look at your face… for right now, I don’t think I ever want to see you again.” 

My Sweet Audrina, V.C. Andrews

I’m still struggling hard to articulate how I feel about this book. I felt the same way when I read Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates. It was a good book, but it was dark, to say the least, and very disturbing. Still a good story, just not my usual style or genre of reading. 

I’m going to rate it at four stars, because it was interesting and definitely different, and very memorable. I can easily say this book is nothing short of memorable. I didn’t hate it, I actually enjoyed reading it, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Whitefern, the sequel, turns out. But I can’t give it five stars because I’m not raving about it, nor will I buy it for others I know.

I’ve heard a lot of people who rave about V.C. Andrews and her books end up raving about one specific book or series, and I think that is how she has become so well known. It may or may not be because she writes quality novels every single time. It’ll be interesting, to say the least, to read more of her work and continue developing an opinion about it as time goes on.

If you like dark and disturbing mysterious books, then My Sweet Audrina is the one for you. 

My Sweet Audrina
Carl the Sloth is reading My Sweet Audrina with me


Have you read My Sweet Audrina or any other writing from author V.C. Andrews? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

My Sweet Audrina
V.C. Andrews, author of My Sweet Audrina

V. C. Andrews (Cleo Virginia Andrews) was a twentieth century American novelist. Her forte was gothic horror fiction blended with family saga. She is famous for her notoriously bestselling work Flowers in the Attic (1979).

Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was the only daughter and youngest child in the Andrews household. As a child she had a falling accident and she suffered from crippling arthritis in the aftermath of her surgery. However, she had not lost hope as she completed her studies from home. She then started her career as an illustrator and an artist. 

She made an attempt at writing with a science fiction novel, named Gods of Green Mountain but failed to have it published. Then she penned a novel, titled The Obsessed for which the publishers suggested her to develop the plot and make it more electrifying. Overnight she edited her work and resubmitted it with the title Flowers in the Attic. Its publication in 1979 brought her huge praise and success as a fiction writer as it instantly became bestselling debut novel of hers.

My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina author V.C. Andrews

Subsequently, Flowers in the Attic became the Dollanganger Series owing to its raging success. The first book is a psychodrama centered on the Dollanger family whose head of the family dies in an accident which leaves the mother and her four children financially helpless. 

Andrews’ idea of a good novel was that it be fast-paced. She was of the view that she only finishes those books that hold her interest long enough and keeps her guessing till the end. Therefore, while writing a book she minded the fact that her readers do not feel lost in the details but it incited the urge in them to find out what was about to happen.

V. C. Andrews’s other famous works include, The Casteel series (1985), The Cutler series (1990), The Landry series (1994), The Logan series (1996), The Orphans series (1998), The Wildflowers series (1999) and many more. Her works have been translated into many other languages. She suffered from breast cancer in her last days and died on December 19, 1986 at the age of 63. The success of her career had her estate hire a ghostwriter after her death. Andrew Neiderman ghostwritten numerous stories under her name.

My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina author V.C. Andrews

Purchasing My Sweet Audrina 

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More from V.C. Andrews 

Did you enjoy my review of My Sweet Audrina? Need another great V.C. Andrews novel to read? Here is a list of hers in order, by series. 

Audrina Books 

My Sweet Audrina 


Broken Wings Books 

Broken Wings

Midnight Flight

Casteel Books 


Dark Angel

Fallen Hearts 

Gates of Paradise

Web of Dreams

Cutler Books 


Secrets of the Morning

Twilight’s Child 

Midnight Whispers 

Darkest Hour

De Beers Books 

Dark Seed


Wicked Forest 

Twisted Roots 

Into the Woods

Hidden Leaves 

Delia Books 

Delia’s Crossing 

Delia’s Heart 

Delia’s Gift 

Dollenganger Books 

Flowers in the Attic

Petals on the Wind

If There Be Thorns

Seeds of Yesterday 

Garden of Shadows

Secrets of Foxworth

Echoes of Dollenganger

Secret Brother

Beneath the Attic

Out of the Attic

The Shadows of Foxworth

Early Spring Books 

Broken Flower

Scattered Leaves

Eden Books 

Eden’s Children 

Little Paula

Gemini Books 


Black Cat

Child of Darkness 

Heavenstore Books 

The Heavenshore Secrets

Secret Whispers

House of Secrets Books 

House of Secrets 

Echoes in the Walls

Whispering Hearts

Hudson Books 


Lightning Strikes

Eye of the Storm

The End of the Rainbow

Kindred Books 

Daughter of Darkness

Daughter of Light

Landry Books 


Pearl in the Mist

All That Glitters

Hidden Jewel 

Tarnished Gold 

Logan Books 


Heart Song

Unfinished Symphony 

Music in the Night 


Orphans Books 






Secrets Books 

Secrets in the Attic

Secrets in the Shadows

Shadows Books 

April Shadows

Girl in the Shadows

Shooting Stars Books 





Falling Stars

Storms Books 

Family Storms


Sutherland Books 

Losing Spring

Chasing Endless Summer

The Forbidden Books 

Forbidden Sister 

The Forbidden Heart

Roxy’s Story 

The Girls of Spindrift Books 



Mayfair’s Dangerous Escape


The Mirror Sisters Books 

The Mirror Sisters

Broken Glass 

Shattered Memories 

The Umbrella Books 

The Umbrella Lady

Out of the Rain

Wildflowers Books 





Into the Garden

Standalone Novels 

Gods of Green Mountain 

Into the Darkness 

Capturing Angels

The Unwelcomed Child 

Bittersweet Dreams

Sage’s Eyes 

The Silhouette Girl 

Becoming My Sister

The Woman Beyond the Attic

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My Sweet Audrina
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