Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Turned (Book #1 in The Vampire Journals) Review

(Book #1 in The Vampire Journals)
Morgan Rice
Reviewed by ~Alice~



Blurb: In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her. But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what's happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war. It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father? But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other...

**Review**:  Another book with an interesting summary, but when read is quite disappointing. The editing definitely needs work. There are words in sentences that should not be there and that makes it hard to understand where the writer is going. It was also overly descriptive with things that didn't matter when the focus needed to be more on the main plots. One of the main love interests is shoved into the last few chapter's and after barely meeting they profess their undying love for each other. I don't enjoy that kind of last minute soul mate stuff.  Regardless, the plot is interesting enough for me to give the second book a shot and find it worth a read if you're in need of something different.
 3 out of 5 fangs

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