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Night World: Dark Angel (Night World #4)

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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

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Published January 1st 2010 by Playaway (first published 1996)
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Η Gillian είναι μια έφηβη κοπέλα,ντροπαλή κι ανασφαλής. Αφού πεθαίνει κι επανέρχεται στη ζωή από έναν μυστηριώδη Άγγελο, η Gillian αλλάζει. Για να καταφέρει να αποκτήσει την κοινωνική θέση και το αγόρι που επιθυμεί,ακολουθεί πιστά τις οδηγίες του Αγγέλου που ίσως τελικά να μην τη βγάζουν στο σωστό δρόμο..
Στα βιβλία της L.J Smith,κρύβεται πάντα μια δυναμική ηρωίδα,που,τις περισσότερες φορές,κάθε άλλο παρά δυναμική παρουσιάζεται στην αρχή. Η ίδια η L.J Smith έχει δηλώσει ότι προσπαθεί να δημιουρ
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4 Stars:
Great story but the romance or lack of, disappointed me. Then I was a bit freaked out that Gillain cousin tries to convince her that he is her soul mates. Ewww!!!

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 uniquely well-developed plot. The pret
Dec 02, 2009 Leeanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
Night World #4: Dark Angel, by L. J. Smith

At first "Dark Angel" doesn't seem like a typical Night World book. Gillian Lennox is a normal teenager; someone that many teen girls could probably relate too. She's not one of the popular crowd but instead is a shy outcast. Her two goals in life are somewhat superficial: she wants to be popular, and she wants David Blackburn to love her. But then who wasn't superficial when they were a teen?

Gillian's introduction to the Night World comes when she has
Aug 31, 2015 Kushnuma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Angel is book 4 in the Night World series.

I liked how Ash also shows up in this book, if only for a bit. And we see the good side of him.
Desiree *~*~* LiveReadCollect
3 stars.

Not quite done with this one yet but I've realized that this is the one Night World book I haven't read yet. All of the others I've read at least once.

6/20/2012 Part A - So far my one major problem with this installment is that it's not until half way through the book that the Night World is mentioned. Since this is a Night World book I have an issue with that. Not much happens in this first half either. It's mostly Gillian, with her guardian angel, Angel, changing her image and becomi
This is the most disappointing book in the series. As someone has already said in this book Night World is very little. I was a little disappointed with this book, as I wanted to know more about Night World.

Oh one thing good was a little cameo by Ash!! Our heart-stopper Ah! *sighs* He is reformed here but would have loved more of him too.. :D

The first half of the book was just about Gillian and her angel and her change from timid invisible girl to the popular girl. It was little irritating as n
Feb 26, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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General review, spoiler-free:

The Night World is the world with every dark creature you can imagine. Every "fictional" creature you know came from somewhere: The Night World.

Now, something weird, even for the Night World, is happening. Soulmates are appearing again. Two beings so connected, they are just meant to be. Every story of this series meant to culminate with the end of the world as we know focuses on different characters and how all these end up meeting.

Amazing narrative. Interesting c
Tania (Real-Listen-Feel)
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Déjà le quatrième tome de la série Night World. Après trois tomes, je savais à quoi m'attendre de cette série. Je ne suis pas fan à 100%, mais c'est léger et facile à lire. Le style de L. J. Smith n'est pas celui qui me convient le mieux, mais j'y trouve mon compte quand même. Et c'est le cas pour ce tome encore une fois.
Un jour, en rentrant du lycée, Gillian entend des cris qui proviennent de la forêt. Sans trop réfléchir, elle se lance à l
Další volné pokračování série Říše temnot, která vypráví příběh o lidech, kteří nejsou jako my. O vlkodlacích, upírech, čarodějkách a dalších stvoření... O těch, kteří porušili zákony Říše temnot. Naší další hrdinkou a porušovatelkou řádu je šestnáctiletá Gillian. Ta ovšem nemá nejmenší tušení, že nějaká Říše existuje, natožpak že je její součástí. Gillian je mladá, nevýrazná, skromná a stydlivá dívka. Její nejlepší kamarádkou je pouze studentka Amy. Gillian by byla ráda populární, chtěla by zap ...more
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Jul 28, 2011 Brina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Vampire Diaries", "Der magische Zirkel", "Visionen der Nacht" - alles Reihen, bzw. Trilogien, mit denen mich Lisa J. Smith bereits begeistern konnte. Nun musste ich auch unbedingt mit den Bänden der "Night World"-Reihe beginnen und der erste Band "Engel der Verdammnis" konnte mich wieder mal mit dem typischen Smith-Stil überzeugen.

"Engel der Verdammnis" ist der erste Band der "Night World"-Reihe. Dabei ist es jedoch vollkommen egal, in welcher Reihenfolge man diese Bücher liest, da sie immer ab
Lady K
Dec 20, 2010 Lady K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeunesse

J’ai vraiment beaucoup aimé ma lecture. Elle est sans prise de tête et a un bon rythme. Le seul bémol c’est qu’on finit le livre assez vite, il n’est pourtant pas petit mais le style est simple, parfois même enfantin, ce qui rend la lecture fluide et rapide.

Tout d’abord l’histoire et l’intrigue. J’ai trouvé pour ma part que l’intrigue ne s’essouffle pas, on a le droit à plusieurs rebondissements auxquels je ne m’attendais pas. Je dois dire que certaines ré
Jul 08, 2016 H rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat different from the previous three Night World stories

Dark Angel was somewhat different than the previous three stories in the series since it doesn’t just introduce two characters and say that they’re soul mates. Throughout a great part of the story I wondered who exactly a character named ‘Angel’ was. The previous stories never had such a character who would speak inside the mind of the protagonist.

One day, while walking home from school, Gillian hears a child crying near the creek. Sh
Sep 02, 2015 Emeline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star, ghosts
After the sheer brilliance of the first three Night World stories, I'm just kind of baffled after this one. I'm thoroughly disappointed, more than anything else, and more than that, this story gets on my every last nerve. Gillian is a horrible protagonist, whiny and unnecessarily critical of her supposed friends - honestly, if you want to write a believable friendship, don't open the story on your main character complaining about the friend! Don't have them repeatedly complain about the friend! ...more
Oct 11, 2011 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011, angels, reviews
So far this is the greatest Night World book that I've read. The first three NW Books were... LAME! Yeah! I mean, okay, they weren't as lame as the lamest book. But the plot was so simple, NIGHT WORLD PEOPLE DEFIES THE NIGHT WORLD LAWS. And that was it. There was no thrill in it.

We all know that when it comes to Vampires, Witches, Werewolves and stuffs like that, L.J. Smith is one of the best writers. We can't deny that. Even I was hooked with her famous series, The Vampire Diaries. And in the N
Sep 23, 2012 Tessa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quatrième tome de la série des Night World écrite par Lisa Jane Smith, Ange Noir sort un peu du lot avec un côté plus sombre. Au fur et à mesure des livres, je trouve vraiment qu’ils sont de mieux en mieux écrits. Même si l’auteure garde un côté simple à l’intrigue, le suspense est un peu mieux amené.
Un peu déçue car le principe reste vraiment le même, le ou la membre du Night World rencontre son âme sœur en la personne d’un simple humain. Même si cela fait partie des lois, il y en aurait peut ê
Ksenia Ohremenko
Идешь такой со школы и слышишь детский плач. О чем ты подумаешь ? Где-то там в лесу заблудился маленький ребенок и просит о помощи, ты обязательно должна помочь. И ... в итоге сама вляпалась в неприятности.
Джиллиан повезло - ее спас прекрасный ангел. И теперь он постоянно за ней присматривает, дает дельные советы по приобретению популярности среди ровесников. Но советы какие-то не ангельские.
За пару дней наша Джиллиан успела избавится от имиджа замухрышки и обрести популярность; избавить парня
Jan 25, 2014 Sabine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, Teil 3 fand ich persönlich jetzt nicht mehr ganz so überzeugend. Der Teenager Gillian, eher ein Mauerblümchen und leicht zu übersehen, ist auf dem Heimweg von der Schule und hört in einem Waldstück das Jammern eines Kindes. Es ist Winter und schrecklich kalt und Gillian macht sich auf die Suche nach dem Kind um ihm zu helfen. Sie findet es nicht und steht plötzlich stattdessen am Ufer eines Flusses, verliert das Gleichgewicht und stürzt in die kalten Fluten - und stirbt. Doch ein vermeintl ...more
Jul 02, 2016 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: july-2016, year-2016
The weakest Night World book so far. Only mild interaction with Night World itself.

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Jan 17, 2012 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first read this series when I was a young teenager and it has entranced me since. Every few years I pick them up and read them again, and I always seem to start with Dark Angel. Not because it's the best, actually because it's the worst of the series, and I always want to get it out of the way first. However, it's still a great YA novel and obviously Lisa helped pioneer the paranormal fiction genre.
Now to say something on the book in particular. Gillian is a hard character to like at first,
Tanya Johnson
“Dark Angel” is the fourth book in the Night World Series, each story is unique but yet tied to the other ones.

Gillian is a 17 year old girl who lives in the shadows of her fellow classmates; she’s quiet, has only one friends and like most teenage girls yearns to be popular. One day while walking home from school she hears crying in the woods and goes looking and this is where she dies. However she is saved by angel who has promised to help her achieve what she wants most…popularity and the boy
Grace Seok
Gillian, who died and came back from her death has been living with an angel that helped her in many ways. When Gillian came back from her death, the Angel followed her. The angel has helped Gillian in many ways. For example, helping her get popular like how she always wanted to be, helping her crush finally notice her, them dating, going to parties and being the spotlight at school. However, angel wanted something in return. He decides to make critical, and dangerous demands. He tries to put Gi ...more
Gillian has a Guardian Angel, because she almost died. But the thing is that she really did die at least for a couple seconds. Gillian went to the in between world, the place where nothing lives yet nothings dead. That’s where she met angel. He told her he could help her fulfill everything she ever wanted, but there was catch, she would have to trust him. But what happens if Gillian finds out that angel is not an angel after all?

This book reminds me of the vampire diaries because of Damon. He ap
Oct 10, 2012 Aurora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Durch dir große Schrift und dem leichten Schreibstil lässt sich das Buch schön flüssig lesen, sodass ich es innerhalb von zwei Tagen ausgelesen hatte. Allerdings fand ich dieses Buch im Allgemeinen nicht ganz so gut. Die Protagonistin Gillian war mir zu naiv und leichtgläubig. Man merkt eigentlich sehr schnell, dass er Engel es nicht wirklich ernst mit ihr meint. Aber was bezweckt wer mit seinen Aktionen? Allgemein gehen mir die Handlungen auch ein wenig zu glatt über die Bühne. Ich frage mich g ...more
Mar 30, 2014 Marna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think there are, what, 12 or so of these books in the series. Though they are all different stories with reoccurring characters, I won't subject you to reviews of all of them.

But there are some surprisingly effective moments here considering I never knew this author existed until the CW series The Vampire Diaries. It's actually too bad, because her books, rather than being fluffy (though to be sure they are formulaic) I'd put on a par with Christopher Pike who wrote some truly dark *%.) I lov
Sakura Koneko
Aug 12, 2007 Sakura Koneko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes the supernatural
I was actually a little hesitant about reading this book, since it wasn't about vampires or any other subject that I knew much about or was interested in. But being a completionist I decided to read it anyway, and I liked it very much.

I mostly related to the main character, Gillian, and how she had always been very shy and sort of an outcast. I never got to have the chance she did though, of becoming more popular instantly and gaining the attentions of my crush. Of course all of this is at a pri
Jul 06, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One winter day Gillian Lennox almost dies... and is saved by an angel. His hair is golden. His eyes are as violet as her own. And when Gillian comes back from her near-death experience, he comes with her. An invisible guardian that only Gillian can see, her whispers the secrets of popularity in her ear. Overnight, the once-shy Gillian becomes a sensation. David, the boy she has loved for years notices her.

But then Angel begins to make bizarre demands. To draw Gillian into a world of risk and dar
Sep 08, 2016 aem rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
still enjoying the series...
Fantasy Literature
The first omnibus edition of THE NIGHT WORLD sets up the basic premise of the Night World, introducing several concepts and characters that pop up again in later books, and are quick, entertaining reads. But it's not until the fifth story (found in this collection) in the series that things really get moving, and Smith begins to draw on her established history of the Night World, bring back past characters, and begin to set the scene for more epic things to come.

Dark Angel is unfortunately the w
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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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