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Night World, No. 1

(Night World #1-3)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  60,043 ratings  ·  2,117 reviews
Book 1 - Secret Vampire
Book 2 - Daughters of Darkness
Book 3 - Spellbinder

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 Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever.

Paperback, Omnibus, 729 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Simon Pulse
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Argie Maniati Yes!! There is always some connection between the characters although each book has different protagonists!!! Sometimes they appear briefly in…moreYes!! There is always some connection between the characters although each book has different protagonists!!! Sometimes they appear briefly in previous books or are mentioned at some point. Not always though. The relation is always different and i won't say anything else because my description of this series always turns out quite spoilery...

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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.


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
Dec 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

3 Stars

This is a three-in-one compilation book, of which I seem to own most of L.J. Smith’s series’ in, and as such I will once again be attempting to review them in their singular parts rather than a cohesive whole. I am downgrading this particular volume to a three as when I joined GRs I just sort of slapped a bunch of ratings in here and left it as that. Though I like this series, this particular volume is not a favourite.

This series is all about SOLE MATES!!!

Oh, ermm, sorry, I mean SOUL ma
Jun 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Adrianna by: Stacy Bennett
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult

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
Apr 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Victoria ♡
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to re-read this and annotate this, I haven't read it in years and it was pretty nostalgic to do so! L J Smith has such an easy writing style to get into and her characters are always super likeable.

I missed simple books like these, they're all under 200 pages each, they're so easy to readdddd. I probably won't read the other 6 for a while, I always hate getting to book 9 and not having a book 10 to dive into.
Jan 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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
In a book slump so I'm going to use gifs to represent how I felt about books I never did a reviw on, k? k :)

I was unhealthy obsessed with these books so.... my 10 year old self:
Sercan Vatansever
Dec 31, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Evet tamam, 16-17 yaşındayken falan okumuştum. Hatta yarım bırakmıştım...
Aug 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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
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 :}
Sarah Marie
Night World Volume 1 by L.J. Smith

First, second, and third in the Night World series

4 stars

Night World is a collection of the first three novels into an omnibus. Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters- live among us without our knowing. Their world is known as the Night World, a secret society with strict rules. The number one rule is falling in love with humans and the consequences for breaking this rule can mean death. Secret Vampire is the first novel and is about Poppy who discovers t

Dec 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008, age-ya, vampires
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
Dec 18, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
"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
Dec 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
Ug. I bought these quite a while back. The Vampire Diaries tv show was just starting up and I wanted to give the books a shot. I saw the omnibus of the first three of these books by the same author at the grocery store one day and picked them up to try. The premise sounded interesting. I stuck it on the shelf and didn't think about it for quite a while. I read the first two Vampire Diaries books and they sucked hard. I wouldn't have tried these except I already owned them. And after the first, I ...more
Jan 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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
Merve S.
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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 :))

Jul 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I liked these predecessors to the Twilight series. It was interesting to see the parallels. The characters here were complex, strong and interesting.
Alyssa Hillen
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampire stories
Recommended to Lei by: a friend
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Rachel Thompson
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Debbie Lois
May 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
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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I remember going to B&N and seeing this series all the time. I bought Twilight(guilty), among other books, and those books just wouldn't budge from the same shelf as the rest of the supernatural. I decided to give them a try to see what all the fuss was about. The whole never tell a human about you or fall in love with them thing is kinda cool and cheesy. Read the books about 4 years ago and re read them this year just to remember marvelous Ash. He is who kept me going through the series mor ...more
Mar 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Secret Vampire was the first book I had read by LJ Smith and with it, began the start of my love affair with her writing. Her characters are enchanting and her stories are vibrant and addicting. The NightWorld series was unlike anything I had ever read and continues to be one of my all time favorite books from childhood.
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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

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)
  • Soulmate (Night World, #6)
  • Huntress (Night World, #7)
  • Black Dawn (Night World, #8)
  • Witchlight (Night World, #9)
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