i bought this book on my kindle as sort of experiment for my holiday after reading a review of it on a friend's blog. I often spend weeks in the sun reading endless Stephen King novels, or a variety of 'Classics' and this year wanted to try something different. After reading my friends positive review i decided to give the book a try, and i am so glad that i did.
The story is basically a confession from the main character Violet to her family, about her past life and all the struggles that were intertwined within it. Almost everything is covered in this exciting, intriguing novel and it was so hard to put down. I can honestly say i did not expect this book to be as good as it was, and it completely out done my expectations. The twisted, emotional rollercoaster of a novel is brilliantly told, and the strong independance of the lead character is inspiring to read, the reader can feel a great amount of sympathy with Violet and this just adds more to the novel. Twists throughout the novel keep it exciting and fresh, i did not once get bored of the plot and the continuous switch in time frames is brilliant, weaving the past into the present and keeping the reader guessing all the way till the end.
If you're looking for a book that includes romance, tragedy and of course - fashion (i have a real love for fashion, but even those who know next to nothing about it, dont worry the book will still be as good, the novel is more centered on family and everyone knows about that)! Then please pick up a copy and at least give it a try. It's completely worth a read. A totally girly, lovely novel that left me thinking about it long after id finished reading it. Cant wait to read more books of this type, goodbye to the Bronte sisters (for now) :)