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Daughters of Darkness (Night World #2)

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Unearthly Beauty There's something strange about the new girls in town. Briar Creek, Oregon, has never seen anything like the supernatural grace of Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade, three sisters who move into the dilapidated old house next to Mark and Mary-Lynnette Carter. Mark is obsessed with Jade-- but she and her sisters have a secret. And when Mark and Mary-Lynnette follow t ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 1996 by Archway Paperbacks (first published 1996)
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Lucy
Jun 05, 2008 Lucy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Twilight
Recommended to Lucy by: Shani Kaish
I just reread this book, and I remember now why I liked these so much in high school. These books have everything right about them that is wrong with Twilight. For one, it's over three quarters shorter. But that's just for starters.

Briar Creek is just about the quietest town imagineable, so when Mrs. Burdock's nieces, Rowan, Kestrel and Jade Redfern, move in next door, Mary-Lynnette and her brother Mark are obviously intrigued. They have good reason to be. The Redfern sisters aren't just beautif
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Evelina
Jul 13, 2015 Evelina rated it it was amazing
Jade said ungratefully, squirming. "I may have to fight." She wriggled out of his arms and faced the bushes again. "Stay behind me."
Okay, so she is crazy. I don't care. I think I love her.

Rachel Lightwood
2.5 stars

• I liked Mary-Lynette’s feistiness, and the way she didn’t take any crap from Ash or anyone else.

• The romance was absolutely appalling. I was literally gagging at points because it was so nauseating. I’ve read the ‘cannot help but falling in love on first sight because we’re soulmates with a paranormal connection we cannot deny’ trope before, and done well, it can work really well – like in Rachel Hawthorne’s Dark Guardian series. But every single romantic ‘connection’ in this book wa
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Astoria
Apr 13, 2009 Astoria rated it it was amazing
What I like about this book, is the fact that Mary-Lynnette, actually has a choice, she could've make everything perfect for Ash and stay with him, next to him, for eternity, but she decides she can not do with that kind of live.

Ash was such a jerk on "Secret Vampire", and I honestly hated him then, but this is a new story, and he shows his true persona. I honestly loved him here. Mary is strong, and not so delicate. L. J. Smith has this thing going on ( which is amazing), and all of her leadin
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Kimberley doruyter
a 180 turn around of a character not as intresting as you would think.
Natalia
Feb 28, 2009 Natalia rated it it was amazing
Navah I agreed with you WHOLEHEARTEDLY about this book!!
Twilight is a good book I think, and I DID enjoyo that saga...but Ash Redfern and Mary-Lynnette Carter are the ULTIMATE couple, like Romeo and Juliet and Angel and Buffy.
5 Stars.
Because...
This happens to be the ULTIMATE book ever!!
Best book in the whole world.
;)
Natalia
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Kushnuma
Aug 26, 2015 Kushnuma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ash totally reminds me of Damon from The Vampire Diaries and every time I read this book, I fall in love with Ash even more.
Javier Galíndez
Jan 30, 2017 Javier Galíndez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libros
Tenía cierto miedo de volver a leer algo de vampiros y que no me gustara. Sí, así es, luego de Twilight no volví a tocar un libro de vampiros. Sí había tocado uno que otro de The Vampire Diaries pero por encima; para mantenerme al tanto. Hijas de la noche llega a mi y la verdad que me ha dejado con ganas de más.

Tres hermanas vampiras huyen de una sociedad secreta donde todas las criaturas que una vez creímos ficticias (Vampiros, Hombres Lobo, Brujas y Cambiantes) viven en sana armonía bajo ciert
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Domika
Hlavními hrdinkami jsou tři sestry s podivnými jmény – Jeřabina, Poštolka a Nefrit. Všechny jsou upírky, ale protože se jim nelíbí zákony Říše temnoty, které určují, jak se mají chovat, koho si vzít a protože navíc nechtějí pít lidskou krev (další upíři vegetariáni!), utečou na venkov za pratetičkou Opal. Za sestrami je poslán jejich bratr Ash, který má za úkol je přivést zpět.

Při návštěvě pratety Opal sestry zjistí, že ji někdo zabil a rozhodnou se její tělo v pytli ukrýt. Pomocí dalekohledu si
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Honistie
Jun 15, 2010 Honistie rated it it was ok
As an adult reader I gave this a 2 star because some things were not very logical. The story was well written and as a teen I think I would have given it a 4 maybe even a 5. I would not mind letting my children read this book as the love relationships are based on emotions rather than physical appearance. The relationship between the characters are healthy, for example they do not have the male stalking the female or the female saying she is going to die without the male. Yes that is a compariso ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
4 Stars:
The mystery element of the book is pretty interesting. The three sisters are intriguing, and Ash, who was introduced in the first book, does a turnabout and becomes a guy any girl would want to marry.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or
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Sakura Koneko
Aug 12, 2007 Sakura Koneko rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampires/werewolves
Shelves: favorites
After reading the first book in the Night World series I didn't really know what to expect from the second one, but I was happy when it turned out to be about vampires as well.

Reading this book, I was surprised to see a character from the first book in it now acting as a main character. This is something that I find to be very creative of the author. Especially taking into consideration what an impact the events in this book have on that character's attitude and life. A character who is troubles
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Heather
This was probably my favorite of the Night World series. I just really liked that Ash HATED humans, but then much to his horror, he found his soul mate in... A HUMAN, and I just loved how he couldn't fight that no matter how much he may have wanted to. And for a refreshing change, I liked that they didn't just "walk away into the sunset" at the end. These aren't the most spectacular, "blow you away" stories, and it's been a few years since I've read this one. I just know the way it made me feel ...more
Connie
Dec 11, 2015 Connie rated it really liked it
Source: I own a bind up of books 1, 2 and 3 in this series.
Cost: Free gift

Title: Daughters of Darkness
Series: Night World #2
Author: LJ Smith
Overall Rating: 4 stars

This one is my favourite for sure, I loved the family element of it. I really love how the sisters stuck together throughout this one, and I want to know more about Ash! I really did like how this was an almost separate story from the previous one but set within the same world.
Amy
Feb 26, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Henri Neto
Feb 03, 2017 Henri Neto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais um livro terminado a alguns dias que vamos fingir que concluí esta semana. Fazia muito tempo que não lia nada da LJ Smith, e fazia muito tempo que eu tinha este volume esquecido na prateleira, então - juntando o útil ao agradável - aproveitei que janeiro eu estava na onda da fantasia e peguei a segunda história de Night World para ler.

Mesmo tendo um clima bem breguinha e New Age '90, eu adoro a ambientação das histórias da LJ Smith. A mitologia dela de Vampiros e Bruxas e lobisomens segue t
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Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)


The Story

Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade know that they are taking a path of no return when they flee their home. The three sisters are well aware of all the risks and sacrifices involved, but anything in the human world is better than to live in an eternal bubble without any real living.

What they didn’t expect was to have a nosy neighbor.

Mary-Lynnette is a loner, a creature of the night. The stars are her best friends, along with
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Nikki May
Sep 12, 2016 Nikki May rated it liked it
After reading the secret vampire I went straight into this because I really enjoyed smiths writing.

The plot for this thankfully was a little different to the normal paranormal it was much more mysterious and I loved it. Three supernaturals come to a deadbeat town in the country and well bring a whole load of drama to it to.

Jade seemed very innocent, bubbly and naive but I think that was very much part of her charm, especially for Mark.

Kestrel seemed wild and fiery so like an animal it was hard
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VampireNovelFan
Jan 30, 2011 VampireNovelFan rated it really liked it
Book 2 of the Night World series, Daughters of Darkness, shifts focus to a new set of characters of the secret society. Relatives of James from the first book, we meet Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade. They are three vampire sisters who snuck away from home. Tired of the secret society, they want to try to live as humans out in Oregon. They move into a dilapidated old home, next to Mark and Mary-Lynette Carter. As Jade and Mark get closer, their brother Ash comes to town to bring his sisters back. Of co ...more
Fantasy Literature
Jul 08, 2013 Fantasy Literature rated it liked it
First published between 1996-1998, Lisa Jane Smith's NIGHT WORLD series was released as a ten-book series...only the final book never arrived. Smith took a ten-year hiatus from writing, leaving the final book unwritten and the steadily-building story incomplete. But now, finally, the end is in sight. Simon and Schuster are republishing the series in three-book omnibuses in anticipation for Strange Fate the last in the series that has left us hanging for over ten years.

Like so many, I was a teena
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Debra
Jan 12, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Debs :-)
Elizabethbeth
Jul 20, 2015 Elizabethbeth rated it really liked it
Эти короткие истории такие душещипательные, убеждаюсь в этом во второй раз, и, надеюсь, мне предстоит ещё восемь таких
Mandi
I think had I read this book in my teens I would have really liked it but I felt it was a little too YA for me.
Wondra Vanian
Jul 28, 2012 Wondra Vanian rated it it was amazing
Oh, Ash...
Cindy
Mar 08, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Incluso cuando estemos separados, contemplaremos el mismo Cielo!
Lori Campbell
Apr 12, 2016 Lori Campbell rated it it was ok
Lame!
Annikka
První díl se mi asi líbil víc, tady se ani pořádně nic nestalo... ale líbily se mi některé nápady.
Cindy Mitchell
Smith, L.J. Daughters of Darkness (Night World 2), 239 pages. Simon Pulse, 2016, 1996. $14. Language: PG-13 (37 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some blood).

Mary-Lynette is worried about her elderly next door neighbor. Her three nieces have some to visit, but she saw them dragging an oddly shaped bundle out of the house and burying it in the back yard. The town bullies are also acting kind of weird, and she is sure that the girls have something to do with it. The biggest weird tu
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BJ Terry
Jan 18, 2017 BJ Terry rated it liked it
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Melisa S.
It's a great book. It keeps you captivated throughout and deffenetly gives you a different view into the vampire world.
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th
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