Night World: Secret Vampire [With Earbuds] (Night World #1)
The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge. These supernatural races make up a secret society known as the Night World, which enforces two fundamental laws to prevent discovery: 1) Never allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World's existence and, 2) Nev...more
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Poppy North is a typical sixteen-year old--she gets through school by being smarter than her teachers; likes to irritate her straight-laced twin brother, Phil; listens to New Age and techno music; has a secret crush on her best friend, James; and wakes up on the first morning of summer vacation before her senior year of high-school with nothing more paramount on her mind than what she can do with an entire summer spent with James.
Until the pain in her abdomen,...more
As I eagerly await for the next installment of my fave vampire series, I decided to pick up The Night World by L.J. Smith to get my healthy dose of paranorm. I wasn’t amazed with the first book in the series, but I can’t say that I was disappointed either. The characters in this story are not entirely captivating, but I was interested enough in the storyline and plot to plow through and see where it took me.
My favorite character in this book is Phil because I like...more
The first day of summer should be exciting, a day in which three whole months lay before you. But for 16 year old Poppy it won’t be quite the same. Diagnosed with a incurable cancer, Poppy now has less than the summer left to live. Luckily, her best friend and secret crush, James hides a secret. One that could save her or kill her faster.
The Night World is a secret society of vampires, witches, shifters and, werewolves.They only have two laws:
1)Never let humans k...more
"The laws of the Night World are very clear: humans must never learn that the Night World exists. And members of the Night World must never fall in love with a human. Violate the laws and the consequences are terrifying.
These are the stories about what happens when the rules get broken."
If I remember correctly, Secret Vampire is my least favourite story of the Night World series. I love the storyline - girl is diagnosed with terminal cancer and her best friend, who can't imagine living withou...more
Après Le journal d'un vampire, je me suis lancée dans cette nouvelle série de L. J. Smith. Je dois vous avertir immédiatement, c'est le livre que j'ai lu le plus rapidement de toute ma vie. J'ai dévoré ce livre en à peine une soirée, et une partie de nuit. Ce n'est peut-être pas le meilleur roman que j'aie lu, mais il a au moins le mérite de m'avoir captivé le temps d'une soirée.
Dès la première phrase de ce roman, on apprend que Poppy va mou...more
C'est bien sûr le choc pour tout le monde, surtout pour James, qui lui aussi l'aime en secret (comme c'est mig...more
My opinion of the book is Very Good. The only thing it has the same with Twilight is vampires, romance, and suspense. People judge a book by it's cover and title because if it has the word vampire in it they think Twilight.I just want other people to try to read it and see if they like it. I personally think the book is very good.
I suggest you read it because it is a ve...more
Hlavní hrdinkou příběhu je šestnáctiletá studentka Poppy, která se dozví, že ji do konce života zbývá pouhých pár týdnů. Trpí totiž rakovinou slinivky, kterou přežije jenom jedno procento pacientů. Poppy se pomalu začíná smiřovat s tím, že brzy umře. S jej...more
That is one word that describes this book. The characters were sweet, the romance was sweet, etc.
Still, do not let that word fool you. This isn't some childish fairy tale, or one of those cheesy romances with no story or depth behind them, despite the corny covers with bad hair cuts and scary witch-like villains
Now, I could - should? - write a small summary of the story, but the premise is right there. So I won't. Instead, enjoy a nice photo of a cat, an...more
Unfortunately this book only gets 2 stars. I was a little disappointed with this story. I adore L J Smith's The Vampire Diaries series, so I had high expectations, but if fell short. The whole story seemed rushed to me. The beginning was interesting, but rather slow. There was an urgent need to turn Poppy before her disease killed her and that worked fine for me because it felt realistic. After she was turned, everything happened...more
Poppy is a 16 year old girl who is completely bubbly and full of life. She has a loving family and friends that adore her. Her life is perfect in so many ways... Until she is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her life quickly goes on a downward spiral.
Sometimes I forget that vampire books are really part of the horror genre. Since vampires have been showing up in romances, mysteries, and even comic writing, it is easy to forget that they are horror. Secret Vampire makes this clear. Yes, it is a love story, but it also makes clear that being a vampire is about death and killing.
As always, Smith kept me enthralled through the whole book. Even better, this was a b...more
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Poppy is a usual sixteen year old girl. She got through her first three years of school by being super smart and with only one friend, James. James doesn't really have friends or girlfriends, and is not exactly friends with Poppy's twin Phil. Phil is definitely different from his sister; he's definitely a goody-two-shoes. And now,...more
I first discovered the Night World series when I was about 10 or 11; I can't remember which. I devoured them then; I've always been fascinated with the supernatural, vampires and werewolves and witches oh my. Now, rereading the series a decade later, I'm happy to find that my nostalgia for the books is valid, as I'm enjoying them this second go around as much as I did the first time.
"Secret Vampire" tells the tale of Poppy, a 16 year old who starts h...more
Secret Vampire, the first book of the Night World series centers on Poppy, a 16-year old high schooler who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her survival is unlikely and James, her best friend since childhood, has a cure but it's a major secret. It turns out James and his family are vampires, and just one part o...more
Going to the doctor was definitly not something Poppy wanted to do on the first day of Summer, but she thinks she'll go and get some medicine and go back and start enjoying Summer....more
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