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Vampire World

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  119 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
A popular teen is bitten by a vampire during a steamy night of making out with her boyfriend. After the bite, she wakes up in a cruel orphanage in Vampire World, with no memory of her past. She’s left with very little; only fangs, pale skin and a keen desire for blood.

Marissa, who’s named Janice in Vampire World, escapes the ghastly orphanage thanks to Mr. John FreeCut, an
Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by CreateSpace
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May 22, 2015 Lily rated it did not like it
A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

DNF. I'm just going to save myself the trouble of trudging through Vampire World, because honestly, the first page alone made my eyes and my head hurt. I'm being exceedingly lenient when I say that this book was painful to read. I guess the cover should have tipped me off. But to give you a chance to judge for yourself, here's a small excerpt of how the book starts out:

3:15 P. M.

I can't believe it. Could life get a
Sep 12, 2013 Kay rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult

DNF at 20%.

I really wanted to get into the story, but just couldn't. I don't feel connected to the main character, Janice. Little was revealed in the beginning, just letting us know that she had a boyfriend, and they made out in a deserted place. They were interrupted by a sound that sent her boyfriend searching for its source, leaving Janice behind to fend for herself when she was attacked by a vampire. She woke up in a vampire orphanage as, of course, a vampire.

How did that happen? She did no
May 30, 2014 K4tie rated it liked it
Vampire World by Rich Douglas (3.5 stars)
I received a free copy of Vampire World from the author Rich Douglas in exchange for an honest review.

This book is perfectly set as young adult. For some reason I didn’t realize it was going to be young adult based on the cover art or the description. That’s what I get for judging a book by its cover! There are two covers available that I could see. One looks like a book about bondage that might rival 50 shades of grey. Not because the model is tied up, b
Amanda Riga
Sep 23, 2013 Amanda Riga rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the originality of this book, it was not the typical vampire story with the big love story. Yes love is involved but not in a huge way. The story reminded me of when I was younger and would watch "Halloween Town" on the family channel every Halloween. A whole new world is opened up with original ideas about the life there (jobs, pets, tattoos, etc) rather than having the story take place on earth with everything that we already know.

This novel was fast paced and I never got bore
Oct 11, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it
What an interesting read!
I honestly have to say I've never read anything like it, and i did enjoy it!

we start with Marissa, a popular girl with the hunkiest boyfriend, great friends - the best life! One night her and her boyfriend go to a secluded area to get to know each other a little better, and it all goes wrong. Marissa's last view is of fangs going to her neck....

When she wakes up, shes in an orphanage....and is now a vampire....
She is "chosen" by a new caretaker who takes her away from th
Kim Dyer
Jun 22, 2014 Kim Dyer rated it did not like it
While this novel did have some interesting ideas, it just completely failed to enthrall me. The mystery elements of the plot were too spread out, not really building to anything until the last couple of chapters, and were buried beneath too many superfluous plot threads that did not amount to anything in the end. Even the conspiracy, which could have made for an interesting story, did not really have any impact as we already knew what the twist would be (while her past is a mystery for Janice, w ...more
Mrs. Potter
Jul 24, 2013 Mrs. Potter rated it really liked it
I thought I was over the vampire scene and scenarios in books--"Vampire World" proved me wrong. This book kept me wanting more; I was constantly on the edge of my seat while reading. The creativity that author, Rich Douglas, has put in his book is truly astonishing. You feel like you jump into a live action scenario as you read the book; that takes some talent so I have to applaud the author for that.

"Vampire World" is action packed; it also has a lot of mystery and suspense. I loved the main ch
Desislava Pavlova
Dec 31, 2013 Desislava Pavlova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy, r2r
I was given the book free in exchange for an honest review(Lovers of Paranormal).
The following review may contain spoilers!

Rating 8 of 10

I really liked the book. It was interesting, intriguing and not very hard to read. The idea was interesting too and I was really captivated almost from the beginning.
Marissa/Janice is a pretty likable heroine and in particular I liked how stubborn and determined she is. I also liked the fact that she didn't back down and dive up the first moment she encounte
Christina Morales
May 13, 2014 Christina Morales rated it it was amazing
An interesting read and I really enjoyed this novel. Loved the cast of characters, which made this a quick and easy read.

Fast paced that never bored. I love me some good vampire stories and this fit the bill for a nice weekend read. Can't wait to read more from this author and these characters.

Was given the book free in exchange for an honest review(Lovers of Paranormal).
Brett Bateman
Jul 16, 2013 Brett Bateman rated it it was amazing
I bought this book not expecting much and I thought it was really cool. Lots of action, suspense and mystery. Janice FreeCut, the main character, is a brave and kick-ass vampire. Brett Bloodcut and Janice make a nice romantic couple as two thirsty and sexy young vampires.

I really liked how the book started off so quickly. Janice is bitten on Earth by a vampire and wakes up in an entirely new world filled with vampires and strange cities. The world building was amazing! There is a major twist at
Oct 10, 2014 April rated it really liked it
First off, this book was written with YOUNG PA readers in mind, not adult readers. The characters are well written and it has a great plot. Every kid in school has a Janice and every kid in school either wants to hate or like her instantly. Vampire World was written for a young reader about 10 to 16 years old. I believe this age group would really like this book. The characters are all sort of out for their own person and love material possessions. Janice the main character is all about having t ...more
Sally Balboa
Aug 20, 2014 Sally Balboa rated it liked it
I would give this novel two stars but I'll admit that the author did manage to write a completely different world that didn't always make sense, but it's still a hard eat to pull off. Otherwise I found myself really not liking this novel, I tried too but some of it's quality's just were not for me.

Vampire World starts with a steamy make-out between some high school kids in the middle of the woods, then there's someone messing with them. When her boyfriend goes to check it out, screams emit from
Jun 10, 2014 Lissette rated it liked it
Waking up with no memory of who or what you are is a lesson Janice is learning well. She finds herself in an orphanage, and is forced to live a lifestyle she knows nothing about. To make matters worse, she discovers that she's a vampire, and must conform to the new world's customs. It's either that, or suffer the consequences.

Telling herself that she can get the hang of things, Janice does her best to fit in. Granted, that's not easy when you're living in the midst of other vampires. All that ch
May 30, 2014 Melaney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review*

Vampire World, a book exactly as the title states. A world of vampires filled with chaos and beauty much like our own world.
The main character Janice was a little hard for me to get. She was full of herself yet felt sorry for herself at the same time. I guess I just couldn't relate to her personality but in the end I grew to appreciate a different view of peoples attitude and intelligence. After reading this book I am definitely ha
Paranormal Tendencies
May 27, 2014 Paranormal Tendencies rated it really liked it
Vampire world is the story of Marisa, a normal teenage girl with good friends, and a hot boyfriend. Everything is great until she is in an accident and wakes up in a strange and terrifying place called Vampire World. She has no memories of her former life, not even her name, but for her the strangest part is that she is now a vampire! As she acclimates to the frightening new home (and new name), she has to learn how to live and fit in and she slowly learns how to get along. She has help in her a ...more
Amie Gaudet
Sep 06, 2014 Amie Gaudet rated it it was ok
VAMPIRE WORLD by Rich Douglas

I received a free paperback copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. In exchange for the book I am posting my honest review.

This book is definitely geared towards teenage girls, not adult readers.

It is an original take on the typical Vampire story. While there are romantic elements, that is not the book's main storyline.

Marissa is attacked one night and wakes up on a planet called Vampire World. Obviously, this planet is inhabited by vampires. Who
Christine Cherry
Jul 17, 2014 Christine Cherry rated it liked it
I received Vampire World by Rich Douglas for free in a Goodreads giveaway.
This is my honest review of the book.

When I entered the giveaway, I assumed this was a YA or Paranormal Romance book. However, I found it to be aimed at a much younger crowd. I personally think of a YA as 16-25, but this book I think is a little young even for that age group. If you take out the sexual suggestions in this book, I think it would be great for 13-15 year olds.

With having said that, I will review the book.

I got a free e-copy of this book from the author, for a honest review.

I'm sorry, but I can not give a sufficient review. I could not finish, at least at the moment. I have more questions, than answers.
I do like many aspects of Vampire World. I do like some of the characters, I just feel that everything was forced and falls close to perfect for Janice; I'm sorry but if I woke up not remembering anything of my past, why would she not asked more questions, She didn't feel her name was quite right,
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads contest.

I have to say, the concept of the book was intriguing and I love a good vampire story. Sadly, I kept being taken right out of the story by the characterization of the main character Marissa/Janice. The character was written very vapid in nature. The way all the female characters were depicted was off. It seems that according to the world of the book, all females are obsessed with how beautiful they are and get mad if people make despairing comme
Oct 17, 2014 Cat rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle-freebie
Not only does this book need editing (see below), it's full of shallow stereotypes. The super hot, popular, vapid, selfish cheerleader dating the football player gets kidnapped and then blames everyone else for her own shortcomings. What makes me want to read this garbage? Okay fine, I do have to say the author has created a lot of terms, a world, etc for the vampires, which is pretty cool. Unfortunately his main character is ridiculous and unrelatable.

"Not only couldn't I remember who I was, I
Jan 18, 2014 Dalene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First, I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review LoP. I gave this book a two, there are no halves on the star system or it would actually be 2.5 stars. I love the idea of the story, there is actually a lot that can be done with it. For me the story was to simple as far as how the characters talked. It felt like the author was writing for dim witted people instead of intelligent people. The main character is totally stuck on herself and her looks, that is a turnoff right there ...more
Leslie Wiederspan
Nov 02, 2014 Leslie Wiederspan rated it did not like it
Based on the mixed reviews, I decided to give it a try. Ugh. What a waste of my time. I read the whole thing, thinking it would have some amazing ending... Nope. Cliffhanger ending. Really? What made this author think a second book was a good idea? This was plain and simple, awful. Grammar was awful, the author couldnt get the tenses right in the same sentence, and the viewpoint of a 17 year old (who acts like a spoiled brat of a 14 year old) made this one of the worst books I have ever read. "I ...more
Nov 02, 2014 ☆Joycedale☆ rated it did not like it
Shelves: r2r, kindle-2, dnf
DNF 7%

I just can't read it. The writing is jerky and bad and the MC is a whiny, vain, immature girl.
I knew right away it was going to be bad.
Idiot moment #1
There's 12 missing people so her idiot boyfriend decides to take her out in the woods.
Idiot moment #2
Boyfriend follows the stranger
He was heading toward the woods.

“Where are you going?” I yelled. “You don’t know what’s out there. What about all those people disappearing?”

He paused briefly and turned around.

“Don’t be stupid, Marissa. I’m six
I recieved a free copy in exchange for an honest review (David Estes Fans group).

I really wanted to like this book. But I just coouldn't. The plot was interesting but that was all.
I didn't like the characters at all. The only character I kind of liked was Mr FreeCut.
The main character, Marissa/Janice: I didn't like her in the very begimming when she was human and her name was Marissa. She seemed kind of stupid and superficial. When she woke up a vampire in the orphanage with no memory I though
Sep 16, 2014 Katiria rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
( I Won This Book On Goodreads First-Reads So Thank You Too Goodreads First-Reads)

Now I know this book was not for everyone but i really liked and enjoyed it. No like I really really enjoyed Vampire World a lot! It was a really different, unique and very refreshing vampire book that I have ever read. I never read any vampire books quite like this one before. I really liked the characters and the plot and it was a decent writing style, but I didn't like the diolgy that much but that did not sto
Jan 30, 2016 Brittany rated it it was ok
*(I received a free copy of this book in September 2013 from the author himself in exchange for a fair and honest review)*

There have been times in my life where I sit back and think that I may've chosen the wrong career path. Usually only when I read a book that is so poorly written and edited, that it makes me wonder how experienced book editors need to be. Seems pretty simple, honestly. But, you know, I'm pretty certain this particular copy of Vampire World is not the finished & published
Ashley P
Nov 18, 2014 Ashley P rated it it was ok
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Elaine White
May 04, 2015 Elaine White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, 4-5-mf

Book – Vampire World
Author – Rich Douglas
Star rating -
Would I read it again – Yes
Plot – well executed, well planned out, intriguing
Characters – nicely rounded, good mix of show and tell
Movie Potential -
Ease of reading – very easy.

First off, this is a really unique book. The only thing I've ever read that comes close is Kaitlyn Deann's The Witches' Sleep. This was a unique, well thought out concept, with great execution.

Aug 08, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
**I was given a copy of the following book in exchange for an honest review**

Rich Douglas contacted me recently and asked if I would be willing to review his novel Vampire World. I read the book description and honestly thought that the idea sounded a little far-fetched (only to remind myself that it’s a vampire novel … they’re all pretty far-fetched) but it also sounded like a good read so I said yes. I’m very happy that I did.

What would you do if you suddenly woke up in a strange world with st
Kel Crist
Oct 11, 2013 Kel Crist added it
Shelves: 2013, rar-arc
I was provided a free copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

Vampire World by Rich Douglas: Wow... Let go with the target audience of young teens. From this viewpoint, I can see how this book would be appealing. Marissa is a young, beautiful, popular cheerleader. She has everything she needs and turns head wherever she goes. Then in the middle of a date one night, she is whisked away to another world and finds that she can't remember anything and that she is a vampire. Now being called J
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