Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1)
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Turned (The Vampire Journals #1)

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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...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published January 24th 2011
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Review for: Bloddeuedd

I’ll be honest, when B. sent me this book and I saw the title, my thoughts were: “Gawd, not another Vampire Diaries, Twilight rip-off!” ‘Cause there seems to be no end of those. It’s like the DaVinci Code all over again! While Turned is in no way original or refreshing – at least to me (let’s face it, there’s not much I haven’t seen and that includes lizard vampires!) – it was a nice read and I was glad B. sent it over. Let me tell you why.

Caitlin’s mum has the moving bug,...more
Lady Danielle
"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 Caitlin only wants to be an anonymity at her high school. Speshul Caitlin is too “weird” for people. Too boring. Too plain. Nothing speshul about speshul Caitlin.

“… she felt alone. Not because she was...more
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The one word that I will use to describe this book: what?

-First: She's in New York, her mom is crazy. no explanation why she is or why she left her old town.

-Second: She just meets this Jonah guy an is all in love. okay. I'm sure there was just a "connection"

-Third: Oh gee, she's craving blood and has supernatural abilities, but she has no clue what she is. You'd think wanting to drink the blood of a puppy might be a dead give away.

-Four: She gets all upset at the Caleb guy for not LOVING her wh...more
Nicki  Syler
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There's three things which in my mind make up a book:
-Decent story Line
-Writing Quality
-Decent character's
This book seems to lack all three of these things, though I will say that the story line had a lot of potential just the writing quality nor the character's were good.

A 150 page book is not recommended for a YA book, as it's not enough time to have a well paced book. This book began with a quite standard beginning, which was the only reason I made it through the book, but near enough straigh...more
So far, I've read up to book 6 on this series. I really like the series and as you read into the next books, the characters start to evolve more and you get more background on them. I do like the story line, and it moves at a pretty good pace.

However, there are a lot of technical errors in these books. There was obviously no editor that worked on this book, and I have to assume that the author herself did not go back and do a lot of re-reading on her script. There are a LOT of typo's and words...more
hmmp .. Let see ..

This is definitely an easy read novel .. I finished it in about 3 hrs .. It has some good points in it such as how the author choose to use simple words which is definitely a good one since I'm having a hard time reading other novels and keep on glancing my dictionary and keep wondering if its meant to be literally or if its meant to be figurative ..

But anyway, I hate to say that the negative ones, outnumbered the positive. So here are some of them :

I hate how Caitlin keeps o...more
The best part of this book is the cover. First off, the series is called the "Vampire Journals" because of the two scenes where the main character carries a journal with her? I fail to see the significance, other than the hope that it will be confused with the "Vampire Diaries" series.

The story itself just doesn't track. For instance, Caitlin and her brother Sam have this horrible mother and no father, so they're supposed to be incredibly close:

"He was the only constant in her life...He seemed...more
First off, I love this cover. The darkness and fierceness of it is pretty awesome in my opinion. It's what made me decide to go ahead and start reading this book, even though I had prior commitments. Sorry ya'll, but I was drawn to this. =)

The title insinuates that someone in the story is going to be turned into a full-fledged vampire. And, someone did, but not the someone I was expecting. That sort of disappointed me, but there's always the sequel(s). =)

As for the remainder of the story ... the...more
I stumbled across this book on my kindle, so I guess the price of nothing sums up why this book costs nothing. It is badly written, I felt like a child had attempted to mash vampire diaries and twilight together. seriously, Why?

The series title ' vampire journals' (oh where have I heard that before? Oh yeah ' the vampire diaries') anyway a journal has nothing to do with the book, she mentions that she has one but she looses it. so you'd think it would at least be written from the character poin...more

Where do I begin...? Ok ill start off by saying that this review is being written after I finished the entire series. This story has so many possibilities and the potential to be phenomenal, it really does. I've never read anything like it and most vampire books are predictable so I was happy for something new and original. However, I don't think the author actually went back and read her full series together at one time. I say this because she literally ends at least 20 chapters exactly the sa...more
Horribly written is all I can say to describe this book. A definite no... I'm not reading the second.. Third or however many books it is in this series.

Seriously??? The point that totally got to me was her demand that he (Caleb) love her after their little run in?? Seriously?? Is she on crack? The whole storyline didn't have much going for it.. She's moved around a lot..reason unknown.. She meets nice boy in school.. And somehow connects with him and deem herself in love with him.. After two day...more
Morgan created a nice spin for the vamp genre. Not familiar with with this author, I took a shot on the ebook version through my ipod/ibook account. Found it to be nice paced, action packed and intriguing enough to buy the second book! If you're looking for a new series - definitely check this out.

Here's the GR's synopsis if you haven't read it: "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 mov...more
Noelyn Marie

Um, can you repeat that sentence?

And seriously? The Vampire Journals? She couldn't come up with a more original name for her series? The journal Caitlin has barely plays a part. It's just there, it's in no way an integral part of the story. I actually forgot all about it until l sat down to write this review and saw the title of the series.

The book flew by so fast I barely remember what happened. In 196 pages, the main character, Caitlin, starts out at a new school in...more
WOW! WOW! WOW! Turned by Morgan Rice was fabulous! Couldn't put this down. Even though it was a shorter novel, it was filled to the brim with excitement and suspense. Caitlin is not your normal teenager. When she moves to a New York City with her Mom and brother Sam, she doesn't know what to expect. One day after school, she notices a fellow classmate being bullied in an alley. When she tries to help, and discovers herself in danger, an overwhelming hunger, urge and strength comes over her. The...more
I loved this book, Caitlynn is an interesting character who meets and falls in love with the mysterious Caleb. It has a good story and leaves you ready for the next book.

It's about 2 years since I read this book and to be honest I never really intended to review but it's being promoted on bookbub at the moment so I wanted to give some advice, this book is really good and the next book is also a good interesting read but after that it goes seriously downhill I made the mistake of being so impress...more
Charlotte Munro
Very fast paced, to the point it was too quick. in my opinion. I read it in just over an hour and a half, and that was with break. The beginning was great, the if not slightly cliche beginning of new girl, new town, new school. I didn't mind Caitlin in the beginning, but half way through when she stated 'turning' I wasn't sure what to think.

Jonah was a good little fill in character, but then we meet Caleb and it is like bang, instant obsession. Again everything was just too quick. It was an easy...more
Art Lueder
I'm normally a big fan of books about newbie vampires but I didn't like this book at all. The protagonist, I can't call her a heroine, a slow witted 18 year old who seems to fall in love with any attractive guy who treats her nicely. Through the course of this blessedly short book Caitlin discovers she is a half-vampire when, after her 18th birthday, she suddenly develops a thirst for blood and super speed and strength. Unfortunately her first blood lust has her draining a Russian singer at Carn...more
A lot of typos, fairly clueless main character, not much new. Concept potentially good, execution, meh. I suggest you read the ·Twilight· or ·Mortal Instruments· series instead.
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 :).
I was sent a file version of this book to read by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Caitlin has spent most of her life moving from city to city with her mum and brother. Her brother has always been there for her, the only constant in their ever changing lives. When Caitlin starts a new school she meets Jonah, a sweet sensitive boy in a crowd of thugs and bullies. They start talking and become good friends. Until Caitlin feels herself beginning to change, with extreme strength and speed...more

When I was contacted by Morgan Rice asking if I’d review her book Turned I wasn’t immediately drawn to it. But then I began to look closer at the cover and description of the story and got just a little more drawn in. I liked the idea of reading a vampire story where the main character wasn’t changed into a vampire because she was bitten. You see, Caitlin isn’t a victim of a thirsty creature of the night nor a victim of some lonely heart who wants a new companion for all of eternity. Althou...more
Jennifer  Howell / Late Bloomer Online
At 150 pages, Turned doesn’t take long to get through, but it also doesn’t give you enough time to completely engage with the characters before leaving you in a cliff hanger. Caitlin’s Mom moves her and her brother Sam, again. Caitlin has lost track of the moves they’ve made and if she didn’t have her brother Sam she would lose her mind and probably just take off because their Mother leaves a lot to be desired in the parenting department. Caitlin is nervous to start at her new school yet again,...more
Merve  Özcan
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Caitlin is a high school teenager trying desperately to lead a normal life with her absent father and abusive mother. Moved yet again to a new school she tries to find a new balance before having to move yet again – but things are even more complicated now than before. Overcome with powers she doesn't understand and never had before, and a hunger that is all consuming she desperately tries to keep her life working.

Facing a confused boyfriend, a new school, and an uncaring parent would be complic...more
Book Sp(l)ot
I've seen the Turned series on both LibraryThing's (Member) and Goodreads giveaway pages but didn't win any of them so I never read them. When my library's Overdrive got the ebooks, though, I decided to give them a try and read Turned the first book in the series.

In this first book, Caitlin Paine has just moved and it's her first day at her new school. The New York City school with its metal detectors, security guards, and tough kids is unlike anything she's used to even after all the moves her...more
I have a lot to say about this book so I guess I will just start with the good and then go to the bad.
Good: I enjoyed reading Morgan Rice’s book because I felt that in comparison to other modern vampire stories, this one had a lot of unique qualities. Caitlin’s origin of becoming a vampire is not the usual accepted method, and therefore sets her up as being a unique character with a special and important future. I also enjoyed the relevance this novel has in today’s society, as it occurs in mod...more
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Morgan is author of the #1 Bestselling THE SORCERER'S RING, a new epic fantasy series, currently comprising four books and counting, which has been translated into five languages.

Morgan Rice is also author of the #1 Bestselling THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, a young adult series comprising eight books, which has been translated into six languages.

Morgan is also author of the #1 Bestselling THE VAMPIRE LEGA...more
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