Monday, 3 September 2012

REVIEW, Night World vol1 by LJ Smith

The Night World is a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches and creatures of darkness—a place too dangerous to fall in love.

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Night World volume 1
Series: Night World #1-3
Pub:  bind-up, 2009 by Holder Children’s Books
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 593p, 3b
Age Range: YA

In Secret Vampire, Poppy is dying. And it seems that James can offer her only chance for survival... but is the price too high?

In Daughters of Darkness, Mary Lynette has just met three mysterious sisters – on the run from their cruel brother. But can she protect them or herself with another threat lurking nearby?

In Enchantress, Blaise is irresistible... and deadly, but the Night World has rules, and Blaise is breaking them all...

First I’d like to start off this re-read with this sort of Excerpt...

The Night World... love was never so scary.
The night world isn’t a place. It’s all around us. It’s a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness that live among us. They’re beautiful and deadly and irresistible to humans. You high school teacher could be one, and so could your boyfriend.
The Night world laws say it’s OK to hunt humans. It’s OK to toy with their hearts; it’s even OK to kill them. There are only two things you can’t do with them.
     1) Never let them find out the Night World exists.
     2) Never fall in love with one of them.
These are stories about what happens when the rules get broken.

I wish to start that way because it’s the plot point, the reason and the whys of this set of nearly middle grade romance. It’s also at the beginning off all the bind-ups that I have (could also be in the single books, what’do I know).

I love this series. It’s nearly fan girl love with this series. And for that reason I’m a little pissed ‘cause I want book 10 but I’m not even sure it’s written or if it ever will be.
I think that the idea of the world is great. I think the whole feelings and beings of soulmates is great. And I like that she has strong characters—both male and female, coming together and being one. Partners. Equals. Which isn’t something that happens a lot in romances.

Each book is better than the last. Each books makes you fall in love. Each book is short enough to be read by anyone. It’s simple, easy and just a fun little story that’s all about love—and I guess a little about war. But that’s further down the line.

Secret Vampire is...well, I was going to say favourite of this volume, but I’m lying.
It’s a great start with a vampire and a human falling in love, though the vampire fought it by ignoring it until he couldn’t anymore or he’d leave her.
It’s sweet and get a few tears in your eyes.

Daughters of Darkness is about a family who end up living in a hole-in-the-wall town to hide from their family. Only they come to the attention of Mary Lynette. She’s a great character. Truly one of the best. I love her.
This book is about the loss of a grandmother and the family trying to find out what really happened to her.

Enchantress, was my least favourite. I’m putting this to the fact that it was about witches and that’s never really done anything for me.
But it was alright. All about two falling in love, a ghost, them trying to make it right again and then memory loss.

It’s a great series, if I do say so myself, and defiantly for a younger audience. I say this because it’s a disappointment if you think anything more from them. but they are great little books that can be read anywhere, and at any age.  

Secret Vampire, Daughter of Darkness, Enchantress, Dark Angel, the Chosen, Soulmate, Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight,

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