3 out of 5 stars for Seeds of Yesterday, the 4th book in the “Dollanganger” thriller and young adult series, written in 1984 by V.C. Andrews. When I first read this series, I absolutely loved the characters and plot. It was mesmerizing and felt just dark enough to pass the reality line, but not too far where I thought it was completely unbelievable. Somewhere around books 3 and 4, it fell down for me. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t as good as the originals. I still enjoy hearing Cathy’s voice, understanding her point of view and knowing what happens with her and Chris. But her own children are terrible, and the concept of the seeds of yesterday coming back to haunt you… was mediocre for me. It’s a fine line to say what turns a good person bad, and a bad person to redemption. It’s rare I can buy such a change… or do I really want it to change in something like this. Writing is similar. Style is similar. But the plot just gets away too much for my taste. I gave it a 3 as it’s worth the read, have some cautions with it, but would still want to finish the series. One more to go!
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