The Seven Deadly Sins : Wrath

Sin : Wrath Sinner: The Grandmother  Wrath ; Forceful, vindictive anger that expresses itself in a desire to punish someone: Nobody quite represents Wrath than that of The Grandmother in Flowers in the Attic. Way before her appearance at the Christmas Party in Ruby Red ( the colour of Wrath itself) her self righteous anger at…

The Seven Deadly  Sins : Envy 

​With its religious connotations throughout the book, Flowers in the Attic was always going to have the “hidden” religious themes such as the Seven Deadly Sins.  In this section i will be exploring each sin and what section of the story they appear in , how they affect the characters and why …. Envy (Latin, invidia)…

Snow White

Although not specifically mentioned in Flowers in the Attic unlike other fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty or obvious allusions to them such as Rapunzel or even Hansel and Gretal – there is one other fairy tale FITA borrows heavily from and that is Snow White. The story of Snow White has strong parallels to…

Whitefern

The curse of Audrina’s Swiss cheese memory seems to have plagued the author during the creation of this sequel. Carefully crafted characters from the original My Sweet Audrina have been rehashed and history rewritten in order to produce a plot line for a sequel that was never really necessary. Sylvia has miraculously developed into a…

Lisa Falkenstern

Lisa Falkenstern plays a big part in the VCA enterprise being the artist whom has detailed the most stepback artworks of them all. Her intricate style and attention to detail bring our beloved stories to life and help readers develop a sense of character and story long before we become absorbed in its pages. As…

The V C Andrews Superfan Magazine

A few months back , head of the VC Andrews Superboard neisha Chetty decided to get together all the groups in the fandom and  create something truly special. A magazine to showcase the fans and their love for the books VCA wrote. It wasn’t an easy task by any means but with just one day…

The AtticSecrets Photo Challenge

To celebrate the launch of our brand new instagram account – AtticSecrets I have put together a small challenge for all. Starting with my personal favourite it’s based on Flowers in the Attic and I’d love to see people s artwork, photos and creative interpretation s tagged with the #atticsecretsbookchallenge – of course submissions to…

Milton Charles

If it wasn’t for Milton Charles,  the book covers could of been so much different for it was he , who came up with this much loved and much copied idea. His genius thought of a plain, stark house cover with a peephole that when opened revealed a hauntingly beautiful scene of terrified children threatened…

The Iconic V C Andrews Book Covers

Simple yet stunning ,  Flowers in the Attic  burst into the main stream with a cover idea that not only is iconic but revolutionised the entire paper back world in terms of design. A stark image of a house with a hauntingly beautiful girl peeking out from an attic window ….on closer inspection if you…

If There Be Thorns Analysis

ANALYSIS – If There Be Thorns A lot of readers found ITBT particularly difficult to get through and I myself agree,  due to the change of narrative in the form of Cathy s two sons Jory and Bart. Personally,  I wanted to carry on reading Cathy s experience s as they were so passionate and…

Hollywood Glamour – Icons of Corrine

Virginia painted such a vivid portrayal of her characters it’s easy to imagine them  as she wanted you to. With Billie Lowe in My Sweet Audrina  she showed us fans how she loved the 1950s Hollywood Glamour and injected it into her female characters by mentioning that Billie was just like Elizabeth Taylor,  “only more…

Was Damiens Decision a Selfish or Selfless One?

Damian Adare – a parent desperate to help his child or a man desperate to help himself ? A fantastic discussion opened up on AtticSecrets this past week after Neisha saw a member ask if his decision was a selfish or selfless one on the VCANDREWS Book Club?! – unfortunately this post didn’t gather any…