Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review | Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Meadow

Review | Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Meadow" class="ubb-image alignleft">Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow
Published by Harlequin Teen on October 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah's YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don't keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters' archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.

Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow's riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.


A BIG thanks to Michelle Madow for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. 


 If you’ve been following the blog for awhile now, you know that I loved the first book in this series, The Secret Diamond Sisters. After finishing the first book, I was anxiously awaiting this second installment in hopes that I enjoyed it just as much as the first. Of course, it did not disappoint. In fact, Diamonds in the Rough went above and beyond my expectations.

The way in which Michelle Madow is able to tell the stories of so many characters in one book, all while keeping the focus primarily on the Diamond sisters is something that amazes me and leaves me wanting to know just how she does it. There are so many strong characters, aside from Peyton, Savannah, and Courtney. I loved seeing a little more of their dad, Adrian, and I am hoping to get to know him even more as the series goes on. And Madison, it’s hard to dislike her after reading this book, but there are still parts of me that leave me rolling my eyes at her. Perhaps this twist of fate in her own life will help steer her in the right direction? We shall see!

Just like any high school, there is tons of drama that’ll leave you thoroughly entertained. However, the drama in this book makes my past high school drama minuscule compared to that of the Diamond sisters and all of the other characters. It’s hard to predict what’ll happen next for the sisters, the book is filled with so many surprises that I recommend you just sit back and enjoy the story as it is written.

If you’ve never been to Vegas – like myself – this is just the series to give you a little taste of the party city. The descriptive imagery of the hotels, the strip, and all of the places Madow takes you in the story leave you partying along side the characters and experiencing this glamorous lifestyle. It is a fantastic sequel to the already compelling Secret Diamond Sisters! I am already on pins and needles waiting to see what Madow has in store for the next installment. And by the way Diamonds in the Rough ended, the third book is sure to be one I’ll be struggling to put down.

Five stars.

Happy reading!





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