Why Must You Tease Me?

After being heart wrenchingly fooled into thinking the final conclusion to Night World finally came out… I figured I might as well throw out a review on the first volume…

Night World No. 1   by  L. J. Smith    description:

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. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy’s only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It’s a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

nightworld1VOLUME 1 of NIGHT WORLD    4 STARS

I read this in the volume form so I figured I would review it that way…

Secret Vampire was probably more like a 3 STAR book… It was a good story and kind of an easy way to enter the world… but on it’s own I wouldn’t say it had anything special about it… James has been Poppy’s crush forever even as she knows he bounces from girl to girl but apparently  their friendship has convinced her they are going to end up together forever… even though she really doesn’t know that much about him since after all this time she doesn’t even know he’s a vampire… of course the fact she’s just a young teenager may give her a pass on that… but I do hate that this is the first book you have to read because on it’s own you’re like okay but why should I keep on… honestly this whole first volume is good but it isn’t until the second volume where things become bigger than they seem…

Daughters of Darkness was actually a lot better and kind of sweet… you learn more about the vampire world and it’s rather interesting…  it has a few good twists to make it a bit more original that the first story… it’s exciting… and has a good mystery with a rather surprising ending… Ash is pretty cool and is the sort of bad guy from the first book but you get to really learn about his background which helps kind of make up for previous actions and adds to the tale… plus him falling for a human girl named Mary-Lynn was fun… and she and her brother really made this story much more dynamic than the first book… altogether it really steps up the awesomeness of this volume…

Spellbinder on the other is the real winner… though the description is a bit misleading… the cousins aren’t exactly black magic, white magic… Blaise is just more of a wild child… she has powers and she likes to use them and that tends to get her and her cousin Thea (who loves her regardless) kicked out of one school after the next… at this final school Thea decides she’s going to stay there no matter what… but of course Blaise tries to convince some other witches to go along with her idea of fun… which is casting love spells that basically end up driving the human guys kind of crazy as you discover… Thea is merely trying to do the right thing and Blaise doesn’t really realize how she’s messing up Thea’s life… which is why I don’t like the description… it’s more like the quiet girl finally growing a backbone and letting the party girl know how she feels… with some magic battles and evil ghost thrown into the mix… seriously the best of the bunch… and full of fun, action and sweetness…


the next 2 volumes just continue to get better… but there is a final conclusion to these stories that may never come out… considering the projected publishing date is in 2030… so if you don’t like not knowing how an epic battle ends… you may just want to pass this over…


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