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Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder
Night World Vol 1 Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder
Author: L. J. Smith
A Night World Omnibus Vol No. 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder — Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416974505
ISBN-10: 1416974504
Publication Date: 6/3/2008
Pages: 752
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 310 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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niki26 avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
I have read a couple of books that kind of cross the line to an adult novel however,this is not one of those books. I picked this up after reading the Twilight sage and the House Of Night series thinking that I would enjoy this in the same way. I was very wrong. This is truly a novel for teens. I was so bored with this book. It was just so bland.
alterlisa avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 326 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This book while geared to YA was still a refreshing change. As a parent of YA, I constantly read this type of book, while still reading the more hard core paranormal romances. It contains the first three books in the Night World series. I personally enjoyed the first two more than the last one.The first two were about vampires while the last was about witches, who just happen to be cousins to the vamps. While not as exciting as the Twilight series, it managed to hold my attention enough to read over 700 pages in a weekend.
nelliebly1025 avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great series of books. All three books combine characters from the others so you can keep updated on what they are doing. If you like magic, vampires and romantic love (not sexual) these are great books.
reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I read these books when they originally came out. I loved them then and I still love them now. They are a great read for young adults. They are tame compared to newer books, but they are still highly enjoyable.
imwickedvixen avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The stories are ok but it is really more for young adults. The stories were a bit boring for me, but my niece read it and liked it she's 13.
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reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 27 more book reviews
it was a fairly good book.Liked the characters alot. This seriers was better than the vampire diaries but they are all good.
reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 37 more book reviews
Mom Review: 3 really great clean stories that all take place in the same "world". Its nice to see a clean teen read that is also a great read! I love L.J. Smith's literary Style! She really makes you feel for her characters.
cmoh avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 42 more book reviews
I was hesitant to read this book because I did not enjoy The Vampire Diaries. However I had heard that L.Js later works were better and this one was written many years after The Vampire Diaries.

I really enjoyed all 3 stories.

Secret Vampire 3 Stars. The development of this story was very good so too was the humans reactions to the Night World. My one problem with this story is that it has a rather abrupt ending. I wanted morebut that may be the Twilight Saga lover in me.

Daughters of Darkness 4 stars. This was my favorite. But unlike Secret Vampire the human reaction to the Night World was a bit unbelievable. However this story has the most diverse and well developed characters. The story also kept you guessing and when it was over Smith left it open enough to write more or not.

Spellbinder 3 stars. My least favorite of the three. I did not like the leading male character, his personality seemed to go against everything that Smith described that he was into (sports).
daedelys avatar reviewed Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder on + 1756 more book reviews
Secret Vampire
The story started out a little immature and I wasn't sure if I really wanted to continue with the story, but after a couple of chapters got much better. The character's aren't that well-developed, but since it's only a young adult story, I doubt the target audience would really notice. It's a nice, easy read that turned out to be worth finishing. I even preferred these lead characters to those in "Twilight" just because they don't whine all the time about how awful they perceive their lives to be.

Daughters of Darkness
I thought that this one was interesting, although there were definitely a couple of plot holes. (Since when is wood the only thing that can break a vamp's skin? I recall teeth and nails being used in the first book.) It was a little slow in regards to the relationship with Ash and Mary-Lynette so don't look for anything as involved as in the first book in the series. Overall, it was still a quick and pleasant read.

Spellbinder
Part of me had to laugh at the premise of this book. It seems that the series is made up of stories in which every book has paranormal characters who find humans for soulmates. This is a problem for all involved as the Night World culture forbids it's members to love humans. So, it borders on the "give me a break, this is getting old" plot hole because all the characters who've had it happen to them know each other. So, there's apparently an pandemic in the making.

Quite a bit of the first half of this is very 90210 in regards to teenagers being nasty when it comes to flirting and dealing with boys. Since it's a teen book, it's all very weak and generic, though, and isn't a full representation of how many teens really act.

Overall, the story was decent. It's a quick read and something different, but very much part of the pop-culture neutered vampires that have become very popular.


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