Last week, I finally finished my re-read of Flowers in the Attic. Oh. my. goodness. Although I still remember the entire premise even though I had read it over 20 years ago, the emotional impact and the overwhelming inability to put it down is still there. Although I am, obviously, quite a bit older than I was when I first read it, I was still sucked into the story and I definitely caught different cues now than I did many years ago. I thought other things happened in the first book that didn't happen until probably the second book. For some reason, I thought Chris practiced medical procedures he read in the books in the attic on Cathy but I was definitely wrong. I thought the D&C he performed on Cathy happened in Flowers but I am guessing it happened in Petals in the Wind.
In a nutshell, Flowers is just as fantastic and shocking today as it was when I first read it over 20 years ago. I still haven't had a chance to watch the 2014 movie (stupid Lifetime doesn't allow access to Cox subscribers. Boooo) but even though the reviews are mixed, I want to watch it.
I planned to move forward to read "Misfortune Cookie" by Laura Resnick but I switched pace and decided to work on Delilah Dawson's Blud Series and will start with book one:
Synopsis via Amazon:
When nurse Tish Everett forced open the pesky but lovely locket she found at an estate sale, she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain, from the far off land of Sang. He’d cast a spell for her, but when she’s transported right to him, she’s not so sure she’s ready to be under the spell of another man. (It didn’t go so well last time with controlling, abusive, domineering Jeff.) If only Criminy wasn’t so deliciously rakish….
Half the inhabitants of Sang are Pinkies—human—and the other half are Bludmen, who in Tish’s world would be called vampires. But they don’t mess with any of the bat/coffin/no sunlight nonsense. They’re rather like you and me, just more fabulous, long living, and mostly indestructible. (They're also very good kissers.) But when the evil Mayor of Manchester (formerly Bludchester) redoubles his efforts to rid Sang of the Bludmen once and for all, stealing Tish’s locket in hopes of traveling back to her world himself for reinforcements, Criminy and Tish must battle ghosts, sea monsters, wayward submarines, a secret cabal, and thundering Bludmares to get the locket back and allow Tish to return home…but has she found love with Criminy? Could she stay in Sang forever?
Oh and "Criminy"? Pronounced like Jiminy, as in Jiminy Cricket. Haha. I loved it. I am only a few chapters in and so far so good!
What are YOU reading this week?