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Dark Angel (Casteel Series)

4.5 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
Book 2 of 5 in the Casteel Series

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Praise for Viginia Andrews: 'Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty... it is evocative of the nasty fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Babes in the Wood, with a bit of Victorian Gothic thrown in. ... What does shine through is her ability to see the world through a child's eyes' Daily Express 'Makes horror irresistible' Glasgow Sunday Mail 'A gruesome saga... the storyline is compelling, many millions have no wish to put this down' Ms London 'There is strength in her books - the bizarre plots matched with the pathos of the entrapped' The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother. V.C. Andrews has written more than seventy novels, which have sold more than 106 million copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five foreign languages. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Casteel Series
  • Turtleback: 443 pages
  • Publisher: Demco Media (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 060602624X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606026246
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,613,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. L. Currin on March 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Loved this series in high school and just finishing the first book again Heaven, but I just don't understand why this book is $21 for the kindle version. Guess I'll just spend less than $1 for the paperback'
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First, I just have to say: Dark Angel, the -paperback- book? Fantastic. *This* is classic VCA at her finest.

(btw.... for those of you who don't realise: VCA is long dead, and that torrent of drivel emerging the last 20 years is the product of her ghostwriter. But this book with its multi-layered characterizations, the spooky-Gothic feel, the intricate plots... sigh. This is the real VCA.)

But the kindle edition? Seriously, folks... $21? When everything else is $10 and under?

I think I'll stay with my battered, pages-falling-out paperback instead of replacing it for kindle; thank you.
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Despite her steady theme of incest, V.C. Andrews has always managed to come up with a story that captures my interest so much that once I sit down with one of her books in my hand, it's difficult for anyone to get me to focus on anything else. As much as I loved the first book of this series, I have to admit that I liked this book several times better (and this is one of the few rare occasions that anyone will get me to say that the sequel was better than the original). The moment Troy entered the story, I was hooked. He has the sensitivity and caring that easily makes him one of V.C. Andrews' best male characters. I still felt some urges for Heaven to get back with Logan, especially when she was trapped in the cabin with him during the storm, but I felt Troy was a better choice because he had never judged Heaven, and that's what she seemed to need. I was crushed when she found out that she was Troy's niece, even though there were enough hints that it didn't come as a great surprise. Tony creeped me out enough throughout the book for me to suspect that he may have fathered Heaven.
One of the reasons I preferred this book over "Heaven" was because we got the chance to see Heaven mature and realize that some of her childhood views on life were just as they seemed: childish. She becomes much stronger, and it was so gratifying for me when she convinced Pru to go down the chute into her filth. Doesn't everyone sort of wish they could do that to a school bully?
All in all, "Dark Angel" was definitely my favorite book out of this incredible series, and it's a must-read for any fan of V.C. Andrews.
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Dark Angel has to be the best book that has ever been written. Though you must read the book Heaven before reading Dark Angel, it doesn't even compare. Dark Angel's passion and emotions make you feel like you are not only included in the novel but as if you are the main character in the novel, Heaven, because of the descriptions and dialogue. It could not have been written any better, it completely lived up to my expectations and more. To anyone who can comprehend strong feelings and emotions, you must read this book. Not only has this book set the standards for the kind of person I'd like to be, but the great romance between Troy and Heaven sets the standards for every love you will ever have from then on, though there is no way anything can live up to it and no one can live up to Troy Tatterton. I think he is truly the best part of the book and without him it just wouldn't be the same. V.C. Andrews truly created the perfect man in Troy and the greatest book. I think she desribed it in the book: "Bigger than life I made Troy. Better than life, too good to be true." That's correct but it still makes you yearn and feel for it. This book is a must-read for all people who love romance and emotions, but still want a great story line and plot.
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By A Customer on January 24, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Leaving her foster home in Candlewick, Georgia, 17-year-old Heaven Leigh Casteel has come to visit her rich grandparents, Tony and Jillian Tatterton, in Boston, Massachusetts. Farthinggale Manor has now become her new home, the same place where her long-since-dead teenage mother lived and fled from in fear. It is now Heaven's turn to discover the sordid secrets this family has hidden for almost 20 years.
But first, Heaven is lured to give up her freedom to Tony in return for all the opportunities his money can buy, including an education at an exclusive private school for girls called Winterhaven. His money can't buy the student's opinion of her, however, and, once again, Heaven feels like an outsider. The girls are extremely cruel to Heaven and, in one incident, they slip laxatives in her drink at a party. The prank backfires on one of the girls when Heaven dares her to slide down the laundry shoot--and into a pile of... well, human excrement, to put it nicely, courtesy of Heaven. Very gross, I know, but I couldn't help but laugh.
Anyway, on the romantic side of "Dark Angel", Heaven meets Tony's younger brother, Troy, who later becomes Heaven's longtime, brooding lover. (Troy is, so far, the sexiest male character Andrews has ever come up with. I absolutely love Troy.) Heaven does meet up with Cal Dennison once in this book, but not as a romantic gesture. There's obviously no chemistry between those two, but Cal seems to think so and tries to rape her. And, as for Logan Stonewall, Heaven tries to rekindle their childhood romance (this is before she gets involved with Troy), but he's still hurt and angry by her relationship with Cal and pushes her away.
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