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Night World, No. 2

(Night World #4-6)

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Includes:
Book 4 - Dark Angel
Book 5 - The Chosen
Book 6 - Soulmate


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.

In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to
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Paperback, Omnibus, 662 pages
Published November 18th 2008 by Simon Pulse
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Tatiana
Apr 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of YA paranormal romances
Shelves: 2010, ya, romancelandia
Many readers find L.J. Smith's books not edgy enough or too juvenile by today's YA standards, but I happen to thoroughly enjoy the writing style of her novels. I think LJS, not Stephanie Meyer, was the first writer who gave a start to so popular nowadays genre of YA paranormal romance. Too many authors now rely heavily on sexual chemistry and make-out sessions to attract readers to their books at the expense of good plot. Smith's romances are very well balanced in that respect IMO. Although shor ...more
Raquel
Five stars for Rashel. God I love that girl. 5th book of the Night World series, she is an orphan badass freaking ninja that kills all the bad vampires searching for the one that killed her mom and best friend. On her birthday. Ouch... (view spoiler) Dark Angel is pretty good. "Angel" is a very good character, but sin ...more
Bex
Mar 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
In Dark Angel, Gillian is the quiet girl no one ever really notices. She's lonely, and is suffering from her parents' crumbling relationship. It's while walking home from school one winter day that she falls into an icy river, and dies. On her way to heaven, she meets Angel, her handsome guardian angel, who insists that it's not her time yet, and makes her return to earth. But instead of going to back to her meek and quiet life, Gillian is transformed into the most popular girl in school--with A ...more
Khadija
May 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: over 12's
Recommended to Khadija by: caught my eye by accident while looking for romantic books with
Shelves: favorites
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Saniya
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Do I have to say... or is it obvious that this book is hundred...no...thousand times better than Night World No1! Contains some spoilers:-

Dark Angel: I loved Gillian...Strong and sweet Character.Gary "Angel" was mysterious and very interesting and David was hmm...ok...as usual as I always say...I love Dark Bad Characters...so Gary is my type :D Characters were good...now comes the story line...Story was absolutely amazing. The ending was great too ...the first line itself gave me thrills...so h
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Vida
Jun 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Same as the first one, I'm giving this three stars, though if Goodreads allowed half-star ratings, this would have been 3 and a half stars, just because I liked this compilation better than the first volume. The first book (Dark Angel) gets 2 stars because of the maudlin dialogue but the latter stories (The Chosen, Soulmate) get 3 stars each; Soulmate because of sentimental value I suppose (this was the first Night World book I read) and the characters were good looking AND more kickass than man ...more
Colleen Houck
Oct 01, 2010 added it
Shelves: vampires
I can tell this is all leading somewhere and I really like the assembled cast of characters and seeing them start to cross paths with ones I liked before. I need more and I'm frustrated but the stories are fun.
Sarah Marie
Night World Volume 2 by L.J. Smith

Fourth, fifth, and sixth in the Night World series

3.75 stars

I haven’t written a review in forever. OK, maybe not forever, but it was since Friday or Thursday… I lost track of my dates. Night World Volume 2 is a collection of the fourth, fifth, and sixth novels in the Night World series. The first (or fourth) novel is Dark Angel. Dark Angel follows Gillian who dies and is saved by an angel. When the angel starts to make requests that turn violent she begins to qu

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Jacqueline
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Luke
Jan 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Night World, No. 2

Dark Angel
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Plot Synopsis: Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he is and where he came from.
Review: To be perfectly honest, Dark Angel is my least favourite instalment in the series so far. I had issues with some of the writing, mostly just the cliched similes; and at times, I couldn't get into

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Ashley Riggs-Snader
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: night-world
Dark Angel: This is one of my favorite books in the series. The plot twisted and left the reader in shock at the end. I think so many can relate to Gillian. She was basically invisible to the world until an angel came to bring out her beauty and give her an admirable personality. Through this she finds that her soul mate is her crush. She also finds herself. I was so happy at the end when Thomas was forgiven so he could forgive himself.

The Chosen: You can't help but admire Rashel for being so in
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Rachel Thompson
Mar 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
A collection of three books set in the Night World--the home of vampires, werewolves, and witches. Their rules are strict: fall in love with a human and break all of them.

Dark Angel: Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel, someone only she can see and hear. He wants to help her become the person she's always wanted to be: popular, noticeable, likable. Most importantly she wants to attract the attention of the boy she's had a crush on ever since she started noticing boys. But then A
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Alex Ankarr
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked these stories. What? I don't feel the need to justify it. They're fun YA paranormals, ludicrous, better-written than most. Sometimes you need that. Wine, pizza, L.J. Smith - if they don't make life better they at least make it tolerable.
Regan ♥
Mar 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Dark Angel:
This one is probably the least favourite one in the series so far. I didn't like it that much, but thought it was okay-ish. :/ The main character, Gillain, annoyed me a lot. She got on my nerves constantly. Angel annoyed me to.. he was always in her head and I was screaming 'Leave the girl alone! Let her be herself!' *sigh* -.- And the boy, David, didn't have much of a personality... he wasn't really a stand out for me. I think their relationship was a lie for some reason.. because i
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Mel
Apr 05, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Rob
Oct 22, 2009 rated it liked it
This is obviously written for teenagers, but it's not bad for all that. In fact, I rather enjoyed it, overall. At least the author provides a reason for all 'made' (lamia, hereditary vampires, are another matter) vampires being teenagers—apparently, the process of transformation will kill anyone older than nineteen.

The only real problem I have with the book, that's inserted into all three stories, is the rather saccharine "soulmate' principle; the idea that everyone in the world has one perfect
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Anna  (The Bursting Bookshelf)
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
As I said before, I really don't like these covers but after reading the first book in the series I just had to read this one. I mean HAD to. I was/am in love with these books. They portrayed exactly what I wanted in a book at the time. Paranormal romance, a little action, and most importantly, a storyline that actually moves *cough* unlike Twilight *cough*.

At the time they were perfect for me. And at the time I really didn't have an eye for detail. I thought 'These stories are just flawless. W
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Mely
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
So far, Night World is my favorite L.J. Smith series, because it is the most cracktastic. It is full of the kinds of stuff your sixteen-year-old id comes up with and incorporates into your private vast crossover-ridden original fiction playground. (Everybody mashes up all their favorite characters and tropes into a personal fantasy playground when they're sixteen, right? Right? Guys?) It has a secret history of the world, in which there is a Night World of witches, vampires, and shapeshifters, w ...more
Morgan
This book has three short stories that are all set in this interesting supernatural world. It was not what I was not expecting it to be so modern because it was written before I was born.
My favorite story in this book has to be the second one, of course the vampire story. Although there are all types of Supernatural creatures in each each story, each story tended to surround one type of supernatural being.
The characters were all different, with different strengths and different weaknesses.
Ove
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Carrol
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really like the format of the smaller stories. You get to know each of the characters intimately, knowing their background and paranormal history. Some creatures are born as such and some are created, making each an individual with original thought processes.

And just when you believe the book is about to end with yet another three stories completed, the author starts corralling them all together in the same place and time to form a team of Night Worlders who will attempt to save us all - addi
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
I love this series. It's really interseting, i'd reccomend it.
I Loved the second story in this book, i think it's my fave outta the whole series..... so far lol
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NightmareMaven
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great anthology of stories set in the same world! A must for any supernatural romance lover! The stories cross paths from time-to-time, as well.
Alex Bennett
Mar 06, 2010 marked it as to-read
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Dark Angel

From what I remembered from reading Dark Angel previously, it definitely wasn’t my favorite of the Night World series. However, after reading it again I found it to be fantastic, though it is still not up to par with other books in the series. It’s short, entertaining, and has left me thinking even after I read it.

I found the whole dynamic behind Angel to be fascinating. If I hadn’t r
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(S.V.P) Samantha
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Night world by L.J.Smith

Volume 2 : Dark Angel,The Chosen , Soulmate


Characters

Book One: Gillian Lennon, David Blackburn, Angel
Book Two: Rachel Jordan, John Quinn, Timmy
Book Tree: Hannah Snow, Thievery Descriptors

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shape shifters -- they live among us .
Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules.
And falling in love or tel an Human/mandarin breaks all laws of the Night World.


Book One: Dark Angel

After a near death experience in a fo
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Ayesha
Jun 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Ashley
Apr 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The second omnibus volume to L.J. Smith’s popular Night World Series does not disappoint. Rather, it surpassed all of my expectations and reminded me why I will, forever, read everything and anything published by Ms. Smith. This set of stories contains the usual elements of a L.J. Smith story that we have all come to know and love-the stories are intriguing, fast paced, and all around captivating; the characters are sexy, dangerous, witty, and well-rounded; and the universe is more developed and ...more
Azra
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Oh, dear god. I picked this book up at my local library because it was free. Now, I know why. I have read some spectacular YA fiction - The Apothecary comes to mind - but this is so NOT in that category. I honestly do not know why I kept reading this thing, let alone finished it. Maybe it was morbid hope that the monsters would actually remember what they were and start putting an end to all this useless angst instead of falling into the unexplicable and sudden Wuv, Twoo Wuv of the One True Soul ...more
Pennystevens
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dark Angel: I really like this plot idea. I've never read a book about an "angel" before. I liked Gary as a character, but he would have been cooler if her were more sinister and hadnt given up so easily. The characters are really cool too!
The Chosen: I love Quinn! Holy crap he is awesome. I was angry at him when he bit her, because that is her nightmare. I think it was out of character for Rashel to not care so much, but I guess the Soulmate principle changed things... I also liked how Tommy ca
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Samantha
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book at first seems intimidating just by the fact that it was so long ( and i thought it would get boring. But no i was so very wrong this book kept me interested in what would happened next. I love the way these short stories are told and then at one point the author puts them all together.Another thing that i liked was the background info on the characters and how the author goes into deep detail on explaining their history and what they went through. I had many characters that i liked al ...more
Christine
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA paranormal romance readers looking for more
Just like the first book it's original. Smith uses very mild relations of romance compared to others today. It's simple, nice, pleasant and overall has a very inresting storyline compared to other paranormal romance series. Three, I guess short stories in one book. There's something for everyone. It's an admirable, sastisfying book.

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules
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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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Other books in the series

Night World (10 books)
  • Secret Vampire (Night World, #1)
  • Daughters of Darkness (Night World, #2)
  • Spellbinder (Night World, #3)
  • Dark Angel (Night World, #4)
  • The Chosen (Night World, #5)
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