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Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1)
Secret Vampire - Night World, Bk 1
Author: L. J. Smith
Night World: a world similar to our own -- 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 with humans breaks all the laws of the Night World. — Prince of Darkness.  The ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671551339
ISBN-10: 0671551337
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 228
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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ratama avatar reviewed Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was GREAT!

I got sucked right into this book.
What I love about Vampire books are the different ways people view Vampires. Smith's version is pretty good. The way they can age if they were "born" a Vamp was very interesting. The sunlight only taking away their Vampire abilities, and not killing them was very interesting as well.

It's a great Romeo and Juliet sort of book. One that gets you really sucked into their relationship.

Though I loved being able to experience the "change" with Poppy, it wasn't like I would have thought. It seems too easy, non-painful, and too fast. Though that is just me.

I still adored this book and cannot wait to read the next one. It's gotten me hooked and I cannot wait to find out what happens next!
jaguerns avatar reviewed Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1) on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A friend recommended this book and I immediately requested it from Paperbackswap.com.

Interesting story. On the very first day of summer vacation, 16-year-old Poppy was told she was going to die. And die painfully. She had an incurable cancer. But James, her very best friend in the world could save Poppy. First, he has to break a few rules, like telling her that he wasn't an average teenager, but a vampire, a member of the Night World. Then he wants to turn her into a vampire. While it will save her life, it will mean giving up her family.

A very typical teenage romance, sprinkled with supernatural beings. Some pieces of dialogue seem to make no sense whatsoever but other than that, it was a pretty typical story; an easy read. I like the aspects of it well enough that I plan on reading the second book.
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daedelys avatar reviewed Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
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.
DevilishAngel avatar reviewed Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Finished this book in two days! Cute story, sad, funny and sweet. I enjoyed this book because it made me laugh and it was a fast read. Headed for the second book and hopefully it's just as good.
barbsis avatar reviewed Secret Vampire (Night World, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
This was surprisingly enjoyable considering it is only 228 pages long. Poppy is a typical seventeen year old girl until she finds out she is going to be dead within a few months. Her life will change forever that summer. Both the hero and heroine are likeable and following their adventures will be fun but definitely won't tax the brain. Even with vampires, werewolves and witches, this is light, fluffy and a quick read.