Turned (Vampire Journals, Book 1)
In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an... show more
In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her. But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what's happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war. It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father? But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other... This is Book #1 in the Vampire Journals series. Book #2 (LOVED) is also available, at 51,000 words.
Publish date: March 10th 2011
Publisher: Morgan Rice Books
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
Series: The Vampire Journals (#1)
The premise was why wanted to read this book that is the start of what is a fairly lengthy series, however the disjointed execution of plot and poor character development made it hard to connect with or care about Caitlin. For the record though the meat of the story has some good points and this giv...
I was done after the first horrendous paragraph, but I tried to stick with it to figure out how it got so many high ratings. Rice's writing is at about a eighth grade level- an eighth grader in a poorly funded school district. I threw in the towel when Rice couldn't even keep track of the protag's...
Blegh. Godawful book and I'm only a couple of chapters in and going to DNF this. Even this far in it's stereotype central, all wrapped up in some insta-googly eyes and tied off with a plot-inconsistency bow. I'm just gonna mostly quote chunks: On page 1: "Caitlin couldn't understand why s...
"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!"Twilight? No.Vampire Diaries? The books? Hell no. The TV series? Absolutely not.Speshul 18 year old C...
I really think it could have been better, but then there were lots of incoherent things like her love or whatever that was for Caleb... Anyway, it was a free read on Amazon so I'm not going to complain too much :).