Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review: Sweet Valley Confidential -The Sweet Life



Growing up as a tween , I fell in love with the series "Sweet Valley High" which were a series of books set at Sweet Valley High School featuring two main twins - Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their high school chums.  Of course, to cater to the different ages there was Sweet Valley Junior High , Sweet Valley High and eventually Sweet Valley University. 
Last year, the author Francine Pascal decided to release a new Sweet Valley series called Sweet Valley Confidential - Ten Years Later . The twins were 30yrs old , they had not talked to each other in a VERY Long time , their friend Winston was DEAD and of course Steven - the twins older brother was GAY and who would have thought the twins would end up with - Jessica with Todd Wilkins and Elizabeth with Bruce Patman.

Now get ready for the next book in the Sweet Valley Confidential Series "The Sweet Life".
Review: Sweet Valley Confidential: The Sweet Life - Francine Pascal - May 2012
The Sweet Life starts up three years later from where Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later ended. Jessica Wakefield and Todd Wilkins have a 2yr old son named Jake , Bruce Patman is dating Elizabeth Wakefield ,Lila Fowler is married to Ken Matthews and Steven Wakefield and his partner Aaron have an four month old daughter called Em.
It seems though , that living the sweet life in Sweet Valley is a lot harder than it sounds.
Jessica and Todd have been on rocky ground and it seems that their marriage may very well be coming to an end as work commitments and different parenting styles push them apart not to mention a new reporter Sarah and a celebrity actor Liam who have their eyes set on the pair of them. Can the pair work their differences out or is this the end for Jessica Wakefield and Todd Wilkins ?
Elizabeth , now in contact with her sister has been happily dating Bruce Patman and living the dream as a reporter for the LA Tribune. Happiness though is something that can be easily short-lived , as scandal rocks through her life when Bruce is accused of raping an ex-intern . Bruce of course denies the story, but can Elizabeth put her investigative reporting skills to the test and find out who is making the accusation and what really happened ?
A new baby can always bring joy to a couple but it can also tear two people apart - Can Steven and Aaron work out their differences and parent their child together or will the arrival of their new daughter Em tear the couple apart ?
Always wanting the centre of attention is Lila Fowler , now married to top football player Ken Matthews. Lila has signed up to star in the hit new Reality TV show "True Housewives of Sweet Valley". What happens though, when being on the show proves to be more important to her than her marriage to Ken ?
Find out all this and more in "Sweet Valley Confidential: The Sweet Life and reader's stay tuned for my review of the next book "Sweet Valley Confidential : Lies and Omissions".













8 comments:

  1. Great review,did you buy the audio version of the first "book" or were you given an advanced copy of The Sweet Life?

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  2. I was given an advance review copy, I read this one and Book #2 Lies and Omissions. Can't wait for the next 6 books :)

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  3. Lucky you, I'm in Australia and so far we cannot pre-order the eseries online, so I was very happy to read your reviews.Don't know if that is going to change any time soon...will probably have to wait until October when the book is being released worldwide.

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    1. If It wasn't for the offer to get Advance Copies , Id be in the same boat as you being on the same side of the world in New Zealand.

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  4. In the last two days, in Australia we can now order The Sweet Life 3-6 through Amazon.com (kindle). Haper Collins Australia are publishing them,
    they do have The Sweet Life 1-2 on their website, but the links are not working. I sent a email to Harper Collins but received a email back to the person who handles comments is on holidays, how frustrating.

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  5. WHY CAN'T JUST TODD DIE. THIS BOOK IS REALLY LOUSY NOW

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  6. AFTER READING THE SUMMARY REVIEW OF BOOK ONE CONFIDENTIAL... I WISH TODD WOULD JUST DIE. AND ALL THE CAST. I WAS ABOUT TO READ MY OLD BOOKS, WHOM I BOUGHT ALMOST ALL THE SERIES, BUT AFTER READING THE REVIEWS, OH WOW! NO WAY IM BUYING CRAP TO MAKE HER RICH! THANK YOU FRANCINE! (NOT REALLY) http://foreveryoungadult.com/2011/03/31/a-confidential-message-we-read-the-new-sweet-valley-book/

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  7. http://foreveryoungadult.com/2011/03/31/a-confidential-message-we-read-the-new-sweet-valley-book/

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