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Destined

(The Vampire Journals #4)

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In DESTINED (Book #4 in the Vampire Journals), Caitlin Paine wakes to discover herself back in time. She finds herself in a cemetery, on the run from a mob of villagers, and seeks refuge in the ancient cloisters of Assisi, in the countryside of Umbria, Italy. There, she learns of her destiny and her mission: to find her father and the ancient vampire Shield needed to save ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Morgan Rice (first published May 25th 2011)
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Erica Chilson
This is less of a review and more of a plea to the author... Contains information about the 4 books currently released in the series. I do hope that the Morgan Rice reads this review.

I am not sure if you have an editor or are doing the editing yourself. If it is yourself the books are your vision and if we the reader can notice the discrepancies then it would be obvious to the Author. Also if you have an editor, fire them, they must be screwing with your work. If you don't have an editor please
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Deborah
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
What's happening

As I've said in my previous reviews on this series I read this over a year ago and never intended to review, in fact I couldn't forgive myself for being such an idiot and buying all the books then saving them to read together making it too late to get a refund.
This book is littered with mistakes and not just little ones we're talking wrong names used and everything in fact there's nothing in this book to suggest that it was even checked before it was put out.
sonya
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don’t know why I keep reading / listening to this series at least a dozen times a book I yell out loud at it Either at the lead female for being so dumb or selfish or some other character being stupid or completely ridiculous. I was determined to finish series but I just realized how many books it is and I just can’t. I’m going to maybe look at the next couple to see if they get better but.....The writing is extremely weak and I originally thought it was done by someone in high school . I ...more
Sheri
May 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Despite this being not a completely bad story, I found myself unmotivated compared to some book series I have read. The story is interesting enough to keep you reading through the first few books, but I have personally found myself unsure whether it's worth paying to find out where it leads.

Let's start with the main meat of the book. There are so many errors in the book it becomes distracting! Whatever she paid the editor of this book, wasn't worth it. There are tons of editing errors. More
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Kristie
Jun 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dani Leatham
*may contain spoilers*

Now the biggest issue with these books is the spelling and grammar and the fact that Rice mixes up characters, alongside skipping huge chunks of time.

Like how did Kyle and Sam go back in time? How did they know that's where Caitlin went?

Also HUGE ISSUE HERE - Why the hell does Polly say they have lived in Venice for hundreds of years in this book but in book 3 she told Caitlin she was dropped off at Pollepel when she was a baby and that's why she is called Polly??
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Ms. MiLo
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm starting to get a little impatient with Caitlin since she seems to just keep ignoring her mission. Glad Caleb was able to remember and thank goodness Sam finally had a sense into him. Great read but once again it felt like the story ended again so sudden. Sigh. Nonetheless, i'm looking forward (once again) for the next adventure and now it seems that she has more keys to find.
Elizabeth Ayala
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this book!! I cant wait for the next one!!!i couldnt put it down. I finished it in one day!!!! I highly recommend!
Lisa Marie
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Petula
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anxious for the story's end

Aching to get to the end of a story is what keeps most book lovers reading... And when the ending is expected to bring resolution then anxiety to finish is like feigning for a fix... of whatever your weakness is.

The typos and redundancy in this book have not stopped me from wanting to find out what happens to Caitlin, her brother, and her true love. As a fan of all mystical creatures, I am both intrigued and annoyed by the liberties taken in describing vampires.

If
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Shari Smith
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling from page 1 to the last word!! Sam and Caleb need to open their eyes and follow CATLIN!

I love all the Vampire journals, but I have never read a book by Morgan Rice that I didn't like, well some I LOVED, others my husband really enjoyed. I can't believe how you are able to give free books, except that before you know it I have purchased all 12!! I'm a really big fan and know that you will continue to write excellent novel's. Just wish the library would carry your books.
Currently
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Rebecca  Corrow
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: november-2018
Oh man, I have so much to say about this book. First of all, this series is so good and i cant wait to read the next book. I am hooked. I got a little frustrated with caitlin, because she is so worried about caleb. I don't like the fact that she feels like she needs caleb to accomplish anything. I liked her with blake, she was more confident. I also wonder if aiden is her father. I cant wait to start the next one. So far, my favorite is still betrayed which is book 3.
Becky Conley
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this book we follow Catlian on her journey to reunite with her father and with Caleb. It ends on a cliff hanger and leaves you ready for the 5th instalment.
Sonia Knippshild
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, purchased
Good series. Bad editing.
Rachel C Curtis
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
IT WAS AMAZING! Though I accidentally forgot about it for a month... so it took me MUCH longer to finish than usual.....
Dorothy
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2018, 2-stars
it was edited better, but there was still phrasing that made no sense. I am also see a big plot whole so far unless patched of in a later book i don't know how i missed the holes in this series from the start i guess the older i get the more i'm paying attention to what i'm reading and fulling seeing it for what it is. Now i won't say it complete garbage Because it not i do like some of the Characters and Yes i'm mad about what happen to my Favorite one but i'll get over it. i'm not sure if I'll ...more
Louise
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down one of my all time favorite series
Amy
Dec 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
I want to like these, because they have potential, but the writing is garbage and lacks originality.
Avery
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
***May contain spoilers***

It should come as no surprise if you have seen my reviews of the previous books in this series ("Turned", "Loved", and "Betrayed") that once again I find myself conflicted as to how I feel about this book, the fourth book in the series. On the one hand I feel that the premise of the series is quite unique and unlike anything else in the world of YA vampire books, but on the other hand, inconsistencies in the writing and cliched characters frustrate me.

While I had been
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Connie Garcia
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: done-reading
This is the 4th book in the Caitlin and Caleb story.. I wanted to start this story quickly only because of the ending of the last story. Caitlin accidently stab Caleb thinking it was not him and is back on the Isle Pollepel trying to save him. Caitlin is now going back in time with Caleb. Caitlin is taken to 1790 Italy in a time that Caitlin is not familiar with wondering if Caleb is ok and if he made it. Caitlin learns why she was brought to the this time and place as always with vampires they ...more
Becky
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
this may contain spoilers from the previous books in the series.
I received this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Devastated at Caleb's death Caitlin has traveled back in time to save him. She ends up in Venice in 1790, the streets are overcrowded, the people flood the street and hygiene is unheard of. Split during the time travel Caitlin is searching for Caleb eager to start where they left off. Along the way she runs into a host of familiar faces including Polly, Tyler, Taylor
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1000 +
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Blurb:

Caitlin travels back in time in hopes to reunite with Caleb even though he may not remember her. As her travels lead her into Venice she is surprised to find the faces of friends from Pollepel there though none remember her.

Caitlin finds herself at a masquerade ball where she is assured all Vampires in Venice will be and searches for Caleb. Caitlin is herself drawn to her true love during a dance and is shocked when he is unmasked: It's not Caleb.

As her journey continues to find her
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Melissa
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Destined (Book 4 of the Vampire Journals)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

I really like how the stories are progressing :) I am enjoying watching the characters grow and learn about themselves and eachother.


I don’t like this cover as much as 1 and 3 however it is still nice :)


I felt that there were some inconsistencies between some things that happened in this story and the ones that came before. I could have sworn that Polly was named after the island she was left on as an orphan and
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Steph
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
I read the whole book today. But I'm still pondering how I feel about it!
I kept getting myself a little confused about the time travel.
I did find the book hard to read from quite early on, poor Caitlin. I felt so sorry for her. She gave up everything to go back in time to save him and nothing was going her way. I was glad to see that she found Poppy and the others so she wasn't totally alone. Then Caitlin met up with Blake again (who I loved btw) he was so sweet, but I didn't like their
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Katie
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Wendy-Lynn
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Destined (Book #4 in the Vampire Journals) takes off right where book #3 Betrayed left off. Caitlin Paine finds herself in 18th Century Italy alone without Caleb. She doesn't know if he survived the trip back in time or not. There she learns her destiny and her mission which is to find her father and the ancient vampire shield to save humanity. She dreams of her father and he tells her to meet him in Florence. However, Caitlin finds herself in Venice in search of Caleb. There she finds some of ...more
Sofia Sundfors
I'm just going to quote my review of the first book in this series

This book was: simple; which is so tragic because it could have been so much better.
The plot had: potential... but didn't find the right key to success.

The beginning was: intriguing.
The middle was: so-so.
The crescendo was: nice.
The finish/ending was: great.

The characters were: good; but they all could have improved and put on a little polish in my opinion.
The worldbuilding was: too much, yet at the same time, too little. The
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Aggie Villanueva
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
After reading the Turned for free I bought the rest of the books in the series (one price for all) so I obviously liked them. The biggest pull for me was the historical aspect. That is why I continued reading (I'm on book #6 now). The historical settings and time traveling was much more of a pull than the romance, which has to be included in most books, but are never my reason for reading.

So there are two things that caused me to only give 3 stars.

The editing was terrible in every book (so far
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Kathryn
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. Took me a while to read it because I got busy with Uni and kids and got distracted by other books lol but when I got back to it today, I read for about 3 hours until it was finished.

Loved the way its written, but would be even better in forst person. :) Kind of wished it was finished just so I know what happens lol but am so glad there is more to the series. Hate it when series end too soon lol ;)

I'm really cheering for Caitlyn and Caleb, but I kind of wished his son could have had a
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Jennifer
Jul 02, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I actually liked this book more than I thought I would. I liked that Caitlin crossed paths with old friends when she goes back in time, especially Blake who plays an interesting role in this book (I'm a Blake fan). I'm a little disappointed in Caitlin- she kicks some serious butt in this book but often appears wimpy and emotional and I'm really not sure she knows who her true love is. I know that by going back in time she can change the future and am curious how that will play out. Oh ...more
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Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER’S RING, comprising seventeen books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising twelve books; of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising three books; of the epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising six books; of the ...more

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The Vampire Journals (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1)
  • Loved (The Vampire Journals, #2)
  • Betrayed (The Vampire Journals #3)
  • Desired (The Vampire Journals #5)
  • Betrothed (The Vampire Journals #6)
  • Vowed (The Vampire Journals #7)
  • Found (The Vampire Journals #8)
  • Resurrected (The Vampire Journals #9)
  • Craved (The Vampire Journals #10)
  • Fated (The Vampire Journals #11)
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