Thursday, 1 July 2010
Book Review - Delia's Crossing by Virginia Andrews
Delia's Crossing by Virginia Andrews
After her parents are killed in a road accident, Delia Yebarra's life is turned upside-down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up to embark on a new life in America. Arriving at her wealthy Aunt Isabella's huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia - so why does it feel like a nightmare? Her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia's heritage, relegating her to the servants' quarters with a lecherous language tutor intent on exploiting the beautiful young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but Cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative and resentful of Delia's sultry Latin looks. And just when Delia tries to embrace the life of an all-American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiralling back to a Mexico she hardly recognises ...Will Delia ever be able to find a place to call home?
Delia's Crossing is the first book in The Delia Series written by one of my favourite and most known authors around the globe Virginia Andrews. She is most known for her series of books starting with Flowers in the Attic. Virginia Andrews has a way with words that makes it feel so real and keeps the reader thoroughly engaged and wanting more and Delia's Crossing is without a doubt amongst the top of my list of favourite reads by Virginia.
I'm really shocked how much I loved this book, I thought now I was riding the whole paranormal wave I wouldn't be able to pick up any other genre book and enjoy reading it, but if I can rely on anyway to change that it would be Virginia Andrews.
When I first started reading Delia's Crossing I found myself falling into the pages, there where so many aspects that where so life like that my imagination began working overtime. Everything seemed to fall into place the lies, secrets, relationships, hate, pity, sorrow there wasn't much this book didn't touch upon.Virginia throws you into the world of Delia with such pace you are entwined with her, and her story.
Delia's character is constantly challenged throughout the book and it not only shows how strong she is but also how likable. There where times when i wished she would have gave more of a fight but then her upbringing taught her otherwise. Her cousin's Edward and Sophia where opposites Edward was a lovable and helpful character who tried his hardest to help Delia, where as Sophia was selfish and only out to spoil others happiness with her cruel and disgusting ways. Over all the characters where perfect for this story. I would have liked things to be slightly different at the end but i will have to wait and see what lying ahead for me in the sequel Delia's Heart.
Happy Reading xxx