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Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Enchantress (Night World #1-3)

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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  42,296 ratings  ·  1,886 reviews
Vampires, werewolves, witches, shape shifters -- 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 the laws of the Night World.

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is...more
Paperback, 593 pages
Published May 7th 2009 by Hodder Children's Books (first published June 3rd 1996)
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Kat Kennedy
The problem with the current vampire genre is that it's like emo kids. It takes itself VERY seriously, tries waaaaaaaay too hard and in the end looks all the same. Oh, and it's fun to laugh at.

emokids

It wasn't that nightworld was bad. The writing flowed nicely, was descriptive and the world was well-realized. The characters were mostly interesting and different and all three stories stood well on their own as well as adding to each other.

That's not to say, though, that I didn't have issues with this bo...more
Andrew
this volume ,opps i almost said book this volume hold the first three books in the night world series
my favorite was most deffinatly secerate vampire one thing i love about thease books is they dont have actual romance untill the end when everything is sorted out
Kate
This book had three stories combined into one huge book, and though they have different people as the main characters you can see all the stories start to combine into one huge story. Its about Vampires, werewolves, witches, anything that you can think of that is not normal. These creatures live on the fringes of society and they don't interact with humans too much except to feed or eat them, but some Night people fall in love with Humans and they challenge the rules and their death by telling t...more
Adrianna
Jun 11, 2011 Adrianna rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Adrianna by: Stacy Bennett
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
GENERAL OVERVIEW

At first glance, this book appeared daunting because of its sheer length, 729 pages, and the fact that it's comprised of three novels in one. Once I started reading "Secret Vampire," I discovered that this was going to be a quick and rather boring read. It was similar to Twilight, although it should be noted that the original printing predated Meyer's series. The characters were flat and undeveloped making it difficult to relate to them. The plots of each story were rushed and r...more
Tatiana
Oct 18, 2009 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of L.J. Smith and light paranormal YA romance
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather
Shelves: 2009, ya, romancelandia
"Night World" is basically a series of short paranormal romance stories for young adults. The premise here is that there are Night People (vampires, witches, werewolves) who live among regular humans and who are prohibited from disclosing any information about the secret world or fall in love with mortals. Each story in the series is about a supernatural creature falling in love with a regular person.

The first story "Secret Vampire" is centered around Poppy, who just found out she has a terminal...more
Jen
This is catalogued in our library as a mystery. Why? I have no idea. It is really not a mystery series at all. That said-I really liked this series.

These are reprints and were highly recommended in an issue of Booklist. There are Werewolves, vampires, and witches that all live in the secret society of the Night World. Humans are not just the enemy, but are considered vermin. Each book seems to pick up a different story line about the world. It was odd, but I think Stephanie Meyer has to have re...more
Gladys
It's just one of those books that you don't really love but will keep reading the sequels because you're curious to see what happens.
The first section/book was alright. Although the relationship between Poppy and James wasn’t anything I haven’t read before, it was still cute. The events seemed predictable and the story line went by in a flash. I felt like there wasn’t even a climax in there. Daughters of Darkness was better and my favorite. Particularly because of Ash. He made it bearable. I re...more
Joyce Castanon
I can hardly believe alot of the reviews I have been reading...
You have three stories which are tied together loosely. Each story has basically the same and the plot line, which is the point, but then they are never expounded upon. You would need less than ten pages, per story line, to tell each of the three stories that were told...the rest was ridiculous and repetitive to the point of being ludicrous. I am sorry that I always finish what I begin to read in this instance...but I stopped right t...more
Emily
Jan 23, 2009 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Serena, Jacky, Colette, Tiffany, & Stephanie
Recommended to Emily by: Sarena back in 1997
Love, love, love this book!! It good be because I enjoyed it so much 12 years ago, but I think it still holds up. Within this book, my favorite story is Daughter of Darkness. I just hope that L.J. Smith is finally able to publish the last book in the series. I've been waiting soooo long to finally find out what happens.
Kate
I got this free e-book from Simon & Schuster--apparently to tie in with Twilight's popularity, they are re-releasing this Night World series that was originally published around 1997 (I had read L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries series back in the day, but not this series). You could tell where car models had been updated as well as computer technology and the usage of "cellular telephones"), but the plot was exciting enough.

One thing that completely fascinated me about this book: the music. Was...more
Tracy
Ok, this is 3 books in one and the stars are averaged out. It's YA Vampire/Werewolf/Witch novels, so you know, good stuff. I couldn't stand Poppy in the first one, she annoyed me from the very first mention of her. Her twin Phil is the only reason I kept reading, because she is ANNOYING.

The other books were better - MaryLynn was awesome, and while I thought the ending was a little rushed, I appreciated the characters a lot more.

The third book was the most balanced in terms of story, and charact...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
I really liked this book. I love paranormal romance and definatly reccomend it. My fave story was the second, Ash had me cracking up and i loved how his relationship with Mary-Lynnette changed. Oh, and i really liked Poppy in the first story :}
Elizabeth
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Lei
Dec 20, 2008 Lei rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampire stories
Recommended to Lei by: a friend
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"Night World" is basically a series of short paranormal romance stories for young adults. The premise here is that there are Night People (vampires, witches, werewolves) who live among regular humans and who are prohibited from disclosing any information about the secret world or fall in love with mortals. Each story in the series is about a supernatural creature falling in love with a regular person.

The first story "Secret Vampire" is centered around Poppy, who just found out she has a termina...more
Xiarog1908
this book was definitely something different, but in a good way. It's pretty much three stories about humans, and paranormal creatures breaking the rules, and falling in love, and getting into all sorts of exciting trouble. One thing that i really enjoyed about this book is that it opened me to a new style of supernatural romance. Usuall i read books that are filled with couples that show affection throughout the entire book. And that made me kinda iffy about reading this one after i read the f...more
Selin Kamaş
Evvet sonunda bitti... Aslında kitabı ilk hikaye dışında beğendim. Ama cidden bazen insanı boğacak şekilde sıkıcılaşabiliyordu. Okuduğuma pişman mıyım? Doğruyu söylemek gerekirse hayır :D Hikayeleri puanlamak gerekirse Gizli Vampire 2, diğer iki hikayeye de 4 verirdim :)) İyiydi yani daha doğrusu Ash çoook iyiydi, keşke bütün kitap onun üzerine yazılı olsaydı :D Bakalım diğer kitaplar nasıl olacak :))

Rachel Thompson
Nov 25, 2008 Rachel Thompson rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of vampires, paranormal romance, the Twilight series
Shelves: paranormal
In Secret Vampire Poppy is diagnosed with terminal cancer soon after summer vacation starts. Her best friend James is a vampire of the Night World. He can save her by making her immortal, breaking the two basic rules of the Night World: don't fall in love with a human, and don't tell a human about the Night World.

In Daughters of Darkness three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live with their aunt in a rural town. Their brother Ash is sent to track them down, but falls in love with th...more
Debbie Lois
May 21, 2010 Debbie Lois rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are just getting into the supernatural frenzy
Recommended to Debbie by: Believe it or not, my mother.She doesn't read this type of stuff btu she saw it at Barnes&Noble and thought since it had vampires I would love it.
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Alyssa Hillen
Aug 11, 2008 Alyssa Hillen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who were let down by/couldn't get through Twilight
This, in my opinion, is what teen/young adult paranormal romance is supposed to be. L. J. Smith (Vampire Diaries) wrote these books about ten years ago and it shows. The reason they're collected in omnibus format is that they're short: when they were first published, the books were small paperbacks that came in at under 250 pages. I personally would have preferred that to this clunky book, but after years where the books were out of print and impossible to get my hands on, I'll take what I can g...more
Misty
I think I would have liked this as a kid. It reminds me of what I read then (RL Stine, Christopher Pike), and though I haven't reread any of those recently, I feel like Smith's writing is not quite at the level as the other two (not that Stine is necessarily great, though I remember continuing to be impressed with Pike). It was light and fun and utterly predictable, which may be fine when you're twelve, but for not much longer after that. It was often overly simple, in structure and substance. B...more
Inge
L.J. Smith is a goddess and I will worship her forever. Her books make me smile, they make me calm down, they make me read until 2 AM.

I love how everyone in the Night World is connected somehow. Every book is about a different main character, but there's a big chance you've seen them mentioned or made an appearance in a previous book. Each story is completely different, yet the same in many ways (soulmate principle), and I think it's brilliant.
Jazmin
May 10, 2014 Jazmin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone Who can stand SpellBinder and loves books on SoulMates
Recommended to Jazmin by: My best friend
Secret Vampire
Oh my god this is my 2nd favorite story in Night World No.1 (my favs Daughters of Darkness) Now lets see the characters are full of life! I can imagine what would of happened if some other author made this
James: Im a vampire *Big ass grin* Poppy: Bite me convert me please because I love you! *shudders* i am so glad that did not happen Poppy had the brain to at least think this was some sort of prank because come on Vampires?Werewolves?Witches?! Hard to believe especially if your Be...more
Miss Kim
Oct 01, 2009 Miss Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teen Girls
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Daughter
I've only read "Secret Vampire" so far. It was very teen oriented. Not a bad story, but I need a little bit more meat.
Michelle
Sep 16, 2010 Michelle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I just finished the first novel in this volume, "Secret Vampire." To be honest, I did not expect to like this book. I picked up a copy to see if it would be appropriate for my 10 year old daughter. The first 10 pages of this story made me want to put it down and never pick it back up. Even for a YA novel, the writing seemed to simplistic even though on occasion what seemed like a weekly vocabulary word was thrown in. I had visions of sending my daughter to the dictionary to "look it up" (as if c...more
Laine Malfoy ϟ
From the author of the bestselling book: The Vampire Diaries, L. J. Smith brings you the Night World series that will catch the hearts of young-adults. This series blends the taste of horror, fantasy, romance, and fiction.

The first novel consists of three stories and it is fairly a large book. The story was a little disturbing but it pulled me in. The way L.J. Smith wrote the events were brilliant and the endings of each story were unpredictable, especially the first one. The way she connected...more
Stormmyy..
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 the laws of the Night World.

I loved these 3 original and creative stories. They are inspiraing and eblightening towards the full imaginative boundaries that authors are able to make when writing fantasy novels :)) I love the links between the stories, making them seem as if they would all together te...more
Anna  Tee (The Bursting Bookshelf)
First off, I just adore LJ Smith's writing and all her books. She is a big part of why I started to seriously read. I read these back in 2009 and fell in love with her style. Even though I had seen it a million times, I had never bothered with and stuck to what I thought was mainstream such as Twilight. I literally judged a book by it's cover. Boy could I have not been proved more wrong by my choice. from page one the book sucked me in and wouldn't let me go until I had finished to the very las...more
Kyle
What a pleasant surprise!

Secret Vampire: 4 stars

On the first day of summer vacation, Poppy is diagnosed with terminal cancer in her pancreas, and will die by the end of the summer at the latest. James, her best friend who also happens to be a vampire (unbeknownst to Poppy of course), and may even be in love with her, decides to take drastic action to save her life, by turning her into a vampire to make her immortal.

I really did like the story, plot, characters, writing. It all just worked for...more
Lia
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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...more
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