YMMV / V. C. Andrews

  • Narm / Purple Prose: Pick a book, any book.
  • Tear Jerker: Many of the deaths, such as Carrie's in Petals On The Wind, Paul's in All That Glitters, and Laura's in Music Of The Night.
  • Seasonal Rot: Fans have been quick to point out the declining quality of recent books published under Andrews' name, especially in the last few years.
  • What an Idiot: Semantha in the Heavenstone series is a particularly bad example. She is drugged and raped by a boy her sister hired so that Semantha could conceive the family heir. You'd expect Semantha to pick up on the many, many obvious signs of what has happened and that her sister and doctor are lying about the pregnancy being a "phantom" pregnancy caused by psychological stress. Instead: the plan works perfectly.