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Night World No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder Paperback – June 3, 2008
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[Secret Vampire] is the tale of Poppy, a teen faced with the sudden diagnoses of a terminal illness. With very little time left, her closest friend James reveals the secret of the Night World risking both their lives to possibly save hers. But will Poppy survive the turning and if she does will James be able to protect her from the Night World?
Call me a big sap but I liked the concept for this story. The idea of a terminally ill person offered the chance to die a painful human death or risk everything to become a vampire is a really fun dilemna. What kind of fell flat for me though was the lack of chemistry between James and Poppy. Their friendship and relationship wasn't very well fleshed out and I didn't find their mutual love for one another to be very believable. On the whole though the story would be perfect for a reader looking for a little soapy drama.
[Daughters of Darkness] centers around three sisters, Rowan, Kestrel and Jade, who are briefly mentioned in the previous story. Tired of the archaic ways of the lamia (vampires who are born not made) the trio escape from their Night World sanctuary to rural Oregon to stay with an outcast aunt. What they expect is for their brother to try and hunt them down. What they don't expect is that someone else might be trying to get rid of them... permanently. When a local human brother and sister's fate becomes intertwined with theirs it can only mean trouble.
A little overloaded with characters to keep track of this story was the slower of the three for me as a reader.Read more ›
When Poppy finds that she has pancreatic cancer, she is devastated that her life is coming to such an abrupt end. But then her best friend James reveals that he is a vampire, and he can offer her a chance to live...forever. But the risks are great. If the Night World were to find about her, it'd be certain death. Poppy must choose in Secret Vampire.
Daughters of Darkness takes us to a small village in Oregon, where human Mary-Lynette harbors suspicions about her elderly neighbor's three nieces. Then a string of brutal murders and baffling happenings occur, coinciding with the mysterious girls' appearance. Things only get more complicated when Mary-Lynette meets their brother, and finds out what they truly are.
In Spellbinder, witch cousins Thea and Blaise have one last chance to get their act together at their new school. Thea is determined not to get expelled this time due to Blaise's actions, but when Blaise begins playing with Thea's new crush, Thea can't help but get sucked it. Soon both girls are in over their heads.
These three novels by L.J. Smith that have been combined and put between one knock out of a new cover will captivate, amaze, and entertain. What you think would be cliché and overworked is unique, innovative, and enrapturing in Smith's voice. All three of the stories are cleverly connected, making them that more enjoyable.Read more ›
This volume contains the first three novels. At first glance they are stand-alone stories within the same society, but the further you get into it, the more you see familiar characters popping up. This is just the start of a brilliant, intricately woven series of the supernatural.
In Secret Vampire, Poppy learns she's dying of pancreatic cancer. Her best friend, James, figures the only way to help her is to turn her into a vampire. The problem is, the Night World forbids the telling of humans about their society... and especially forbids falling in love with them. The consequence is death. You think that would be bad enough, but interestingly, the conflict comes from Poppy's twin brother, Phillip, and James' reckless cousin. This is a fascinating peek into the series--and if you take note, you'll find at least four characters who will reappear in later novels.
Daughters of Darkness is the second tale. Three beautiful young girls have moved to the desolate town of Briar Creek, Oregon. When Mary-Lynnette discovers they buried something large and disturbingly body-like in the back yard of her next-door neighbor, she's determined to find out who and why. But it ends up dragging her and her younger brother, Mark, in over their heads... especially when the sisters' brother, Ash, shows up and turns Mary-Lynnette's world upside down. The mystery is a little rushed in this one, with not too much suspense, but the ending should surprise you at least a little bit.Read more ›
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It was interesting. A good story that pulled me right in and big thick books scare me. This has three. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Teya Peck
Interesting plot that kept my attention. Could not put the book down. It is worth every minute you spend in the night world.Published 1 month ago by Estella Swaims
I swear L.J. Smith creates an amazing world with Vampires, Witches, Warewolfs.
yes it's a big Teen sensation but I believe this series is different. Read more
A great book, though technically it's called a volume since it includes three different stories. Each one connected in one way or another but each one can stand on its own as a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natalie
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Love these books. I bought this once and couldn't find it so i got it again. I just wish I last one would get printed already!!!!Published 5 months ago by Sandra Macaraeg