Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

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When 18 year old Caitlin Paine is uprooted and forced to attend a dangerous NYC high school, she begins to change, overcome by a superhuman strength. She needs to find out who she really is, who her real father was. She is helped by Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire, and they are in peril as a forbidden love arises--a love between races that will force them to risk it all for each other... More
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About Morgan Rice

Morgan Rice is the #1 Bestselling author of THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, a young adult series comprising eight books, which has been translated into six languages.

Morgan is also author of the #1 Bestselling THE VAMPIRE LEGACY, a young adult series comprising two books and counting.

Morgan is also author of the #1 Bestselling ARENA ONE and ARENA TWO, the first two books in THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic action thriller set in the future.

Morgan loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.morganricebooks.com to stay in touch.

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Review by: Britanny Lowden on Nov. 07, 2013 : star
Well what can I say? It started off good, but went downhill before I got halfway through. Unfortunately it took a nosedive after that. I think the author may not have been in the right mood for continuing to write the story.
Try again.
(review of free book)

Review by: Rachel Baird on July 25, 2013 : star star star star star
One of the BEST VAMPIRE BOOK SERIES EVER!!!! (and trust me, I've read a lot of series, over 50) The series is very creative and keeps you trying to guess what will happen next. I couldn't stop, I had to continue through the entire series! The cover art is amazing.
(review of free book)

Review by: Teresa Myers on Feb. 15, 2013 : star
WORST BOOK EVER! Seriously. Do not read this. At times I drove the people around me crazy with my complaining about how truly awful this book is. So why did I read it? you ask. Because hopefully this review will prevent some poor soul from being tricked into reading it. I've never been this harsh in a review before but I'm not even sorry. If I could give this book .25 stars I would. That way people would still see my review but it wouldn't be lumped in with the other bad books I've read before.

Let's start with the concept. Teenage girl and her evil mother and co-dependent brother move to a new school district. Teenage girl meets boy and falls instantly in love with him. On her way home from school she rescues him from bullies and (view spoiler). She loses her journal which really has no point in the story other than to relate it to vampire diaries. Girl and brother get in fight. Boy asks girl on date. (view spoiler) Seriously, that's the story.

If you didn't pick up on it there let me tell you now that almost every vampire stereotype is in this book. Every time girl meets one she describes the bad ones as evil and dressed and black and the good ones as peaceful and dressed in black. We get it, vampires are goths.

Then there were the errors. I don't just me in spelling and grammar. I mean in sonsistency. There were so many head scratching moments. How does she get her phone at the end for one.

Also, the co-dependent brother was so lame. You can't talk about how you rely on each other to survive then send him away after one fight just so he doesn't get killed in the later scenes. Clearly Rice has never seen Supernatural.

Then there are the evil vampires. Note to authors. DO NOT introduce a character and expect me to take him seriously if you have him say anything about a master plan. It was like the cheesy villain laugh.

The insta love was ridiculous and soooo cheesy. I can handle insta lust. That's a real thing. But there isn't one centuries old vampire that is going to prefess his love for some new thing after just an hour. It's ridiculous. Girl seriously has issues. She latches onto just about any male figure in the book. I'm surprised she didn't hump the leg of the substitute teacher.

But perhaps the most irritating part of the book was girl, also known as Caitlin. She was so annoying. Whiny and selfish, I wanted to kill her the entire time. Then, when she starts becoming vampirelike she will suddenly become cocky and superior and think humans are beneath her to change back into her whiny self a few seconds later. She was all over the place.

It was way too short for it to have any kind of quality at all. Everything was rushed which is probably why it seemed so ridiculous.

Overall, this book was a waste of the $0.00 I spent on it and the 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.
(review of free book)

Review by: Nicole Thornton on May 28, 2012 : star star
One star for potential and 2nd star because the first half was good. Last half I wanted to slap the lead female character because she was acting stupid and playing dumb. Did she seriously expect the hero who rescued her to fall in love with her after 20 mins? Seriously? You get a slap for stupidity girl. Action scene leading up to and during fighting where she was rescued was good. After that it got whiny and sloppy and made no sense. Couldn't finish it because I was getting to annoyed at the chick. Silly, silly girl!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heidi Blankenship on Feb. 01, 2012 : star star star star
Fantastic ... but beware ... you are going to want to get ALL the remaining novels as the story continues. There are quite a few typos which is surprising as the writing is awesome. The story line is going to hook you. Four stars only because of the typos. I admittedly could not put this one down and am currently on book #5.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: tanya hunter on July 21, 2011 : (no rating)
i really enjoyed the book, it was a little short but i'm looking forward to see what happens in the others.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: CatherineB81 on June 12, 2011 : star star star
Decent storyline, good pace. The grammatical and spelling errors were distracting though.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jenni Eley on April 26, 2011 : star star star star star
Couldn't put it down, it just kept the pace going from start to finish; I felt out of breath just reading it. Well done.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Georgeanna B. on April 06, 2011 : star star star star star
Like the other reviewers, I loved this short, fun story! And, like them, I'm looking forward to more.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Dana Trenaman on March 26, 2011 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit short tho, but it left you hanging to find out what happens next. Can't wait.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Steph J on March 09, 2011 : star star star star star
I enjoyed this story, though it was a bit short, and am looking forward to the next book in the series, hopefully I won't have too long to wait.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Alex Grin on March 09, 2011 : star star star star star
I've never reviewed a book before, so I'll just say that I really enjoyed reading it, until it ended..
It's so interesting, yet so short... Really leaves you craving for more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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