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Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals) Kindle Edition

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Length: 120 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 14, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KSQDEA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER'S RING, comprising seventeen books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising twelve books; of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising two books (and counting); and of the epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising six books, concluding with the recent finale NIGHT OF THE BOLD (Book #6). Morgan's books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.

Morgan's latest release is OBSESSED (BOOK #12 IN THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS)--the final book in the 12 book VAMPIRE JOURNALS series.

Morgan's new epic fantasy series, OF CROWNS AND GLORY, will publish in April, 2016, beginning with book #1, SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN.

TURNED (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals), ARENA ONE (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy), A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) and RISE OF THE DRAGONS (Kings and Sorcerers--Book #1) are each available as a free download on Amazon!

Morgan loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.morganricebooks.com to join the email list, receive 4 free books, receive free giveaways, download the free app, get the latest exclusive news, connect on Facebook and Twitter, and stay in touch! As always, if any of you are suffering from any hardship, email me at morgan@morganricebooks.com and I will be happy to send you a free book!

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Spoiler ALERT! I originally bought this eBook because a. it had so many good reviews and b. it was so cheap. I will give Morgan Rice one thing: she is a good writer. That's not saying that her book was good, just that her writing style is easy to follow. Her story was descriptive enough and suspenseful, but it also lacked details that you needed to link together what was happening. Half of the story I was thinking; "how did they find her?" or "how did she get her cell phone all of a sudden?" And HOW was she in love with someone after only knowing him a few hours? She started off great, but she made it seem like she was in a rush to finish and the book was nowhere near long enough. The downfall of so many authors.

There wasn't anything really different about this book from other teen vampire novels that I've read. The only basic difference I saw was that she wasn't TURNED but she was actually BORN a vampire. (this is also known by many as a dhampir, so not original in the slightest). In fact, most dhampir books I've read at least have a little kick to them.

I guess we will see what the future holds, maybe.

All in all, the book was okay, but the author has a lot to learn.
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This should have been described as a short story or novella. NOTHING was developed to a point that made me want to purchase any of the subsequent books in the series - not the plot, characters, nothing. Everything happens at the speed of light, several characters are introduced one after the other, so it's hard to keep them straight because we are given little other than a cursory physical description and the fact that they are either mean, nice, attractive or unattractive. I was shocked when I reached the end and realized it was the end of the book, not just a chapter. Not worth the money, I am annoyed at having wasted my time. I don't understand how this got any good reviews.
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This book had awesome reviews when I first decided to buy it (thankfully it was cheap or I think I would have lost my mind) but after reading the first few pages I found that the other reviewers must have been on something... This book feels like a cheap knock off. It is horribly written very repetitive and there are a ton of typos. It was interesting to read at first and then I just got annoyed at all the typos and redundant use of words...
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The biggest problem I had with this book is the fact that NOBODY seemed to notice all the grammatical errors. It honestly seems like a fourteen-year-old kid wrote this book.
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The writer and/or her editor need desperately to pay attention to grammar (Ex. "... had drank") and sentence construction ("She would would never want to harm an animal, much less a fly" when the only thing that makes sense in context is "She would never ...a fly, much less an animal"). The errors are so basic that they pulled me out of the otherwise interesting story and elicited both embarrassment on their behalf and irritation that they respect their readers and craft too little to take the time to get it right.

The author really does have a knack for storytelling, but even this fun genre has literary standards she must meet if she, in turn, wants to be respected as a writer.
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I think this book was released before it was ready. The writing in this story was inconsistent, as was the editing. A character is introduced as a violinist, a page later it says he's an opera singer. A detective is introduced with the last name O'Reilly, a page or 2 later the name is 'Grant'. It also has clichéd (actually down-right corny) lines like "execute their 'master plan'" and refers to one coven as "good vampires" - really?! The characters aren't fleshed out enough to care about them. And like another reviewer stated, Caitlin (the main character) falls 'in love' with a guy she's known for an hour. Even more outrageous - he professes to love her! Aside from all that, I didn't find the storyline that compelling.
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Alright, I was intrigued by the summary of the book and by the other great reviews, but after reading the book I realized that it all was complete b.s. Don't get me wrong, the first half of the book is great, but suddenly it all goes south in the last half. It moves too fast and just makes no sense. I mean, the girl falls in love with a guy within the first five minutes of him saving her life--and he falls in love with her and risks everything for her. It's just so unrealistic! I'm so disappointed by this book. It had such potential and then the author killed it. Thank goodness this was a cheap book, but it still cost me half an afternoon I could have spent reading something worthwhile.
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I downloaded this book because it was free, so I didn't have any expectations. In many ways, this book is a run of the mill YA vampire book, but what sets it apart is that it is well written and gripping. I read the book in one day, which wasn't difficult given the length of it; however, with many freebie books, I lose interest after the first page or so. Clearly, this was not the case here.

The reason I dropped my rating to a four instead of a five is because I didn't feel that the book was self contained. In a way, this is a very good tactic the author uses - the book is free, but in order to have your questions answered, the reader must purchase the next book in the series. But, this tactic is a gamble and can sometimes backfire on the author - the reader deserves some closure I think. That being said, I am buying the next book in the series. Turned kept me turning from page to page and my attention never wavered. I feel this series is one worth investing in. I'm coming back for more.
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