Book Review for “Seeds of Yesterday” by V.C. Andrews

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Seeds of Yesterday is the last book in the original Flowers in the Attic series. There is a prequel called Garden of Shadows and then a spin-off type series that I’ll be reviewing in a few weeks. This review will have spoilers.

Synopsis

They escaped their mother’s hellish trap years ago, but a cruel history of lies and deceit has come full circle…

The forbidden love that blossomed when Cathy and Christopher were held captive in Foxworth Hall is one the Dollanganger family’s darkest secrets. Now, with three grown children and even a new last name, the pair seem to have outlived a twisted legacy. But on their son Bart’s twenty-fifth birthday, when the spiteful and disturbed young man claims his rightful inheritance, the full, shattering truth of their tainted past will be revealed at Foxworth Hall—the place where the nightmare began, and where Christopher and Cathy were once just innocent flowers in the attic…

My Thoughts

In Seeds of Yesterday Jory, Bart and Cindy are all grown up. Jory has married his childhood sweetheart, Melodie, and she’s pregnant with their first child. Bart has had Foxworth Hall rebuilt and the entire family is there under one roof again and of course, drama and tragedy ensues. This book is definitely my second favorite of the series, Flowers in the Attic being first. I think out of every character in the V.C. Andrews universe, Jory tugs at my heart the most. He’s so sweet and wonderful just to lose almost everything that’s dear to him. Bart, on the other hand, annoys me almost more than any other character. That’s not due to bad writing, however, he’s just an unlikable “person”. I’m indifferent to Cindy because she’s mainly just there to be scandalous and annoy Bart. I love almost everything about this book except how it ends. It feels very rushed. Chris is killed in a hit and run and Cathy dies not soon after. I will say their deaths get to me every time I read this. You see these two characters grow up. You know what they’ve been through and what they struggled with so when they die it’s heartbreaking. I do feel it’s a fitting final book to end the first, and arguably, the best V.C. Andrews series ever written.

I’ll be taking a short break from this series next week to review a book that was generously sent to me. If you’ve read it, how did you like Seeds of Yesterday or just the series in general? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

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