Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.
The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past
I went into The Secret Diamond Sisters expecting some Gossip Girl in Vegas, and that’s precisely what I got! I just love it when a book meets my expectations, don’t you? The Secret Diamond Sisters is a story awash with rich people and their drama, which is why I get to use my favourite term to describe it: Rich People Drama.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of any of the characters. There is nothing about Savannah, Courtney, nor Peyton that appeals to me. They are more like cardboard cut-outs than real characters with real personalities. They’re very generic, and very cliché. And, surprisingly, with this story that is completely fine by me!
The three girls go to live in the penthouse of their super rich father’s hotel, and from there all the delicious drama that made Gossip Girl and It Girl so appealing to me ensues. There are even little segments between chapters, showing posts from an internet forum where people gossip about what’s been going on with the rich Las Vegas teenagers.
It’s all very standard, and I don’t feel that The Secret Diamond Sisters brings anything new to the table. That said, I still enjoyed it, because RPD is my jam. My lady jam. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series to see what other craziness happens, but that doesn’t come out until October so in the meantime I plan on maybe rereading the It Girl series. That was always my favourite because it merged the Gossip Girl style with boarding school, which is another of my favourite things.
To wrap up: The Secret Diamond Sisters is nothing outstanding, but if you’re looking for a quick read to get you through a hot summer’s day, I would recommend this one. Especially if, like me, you love a bit of teenage high school drama, but with millionaires.