Sunday, March 22, 2009
Review: Night World Volume 1 by L.J. Smith
From back cover:
"Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters - they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is thier 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 the Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, As, 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 the black magic and white magic in Spellbinder."
L.J. Smith is one of my favorite authors and the first volume of Night World was the first book I read that she had written. It contains three stories: Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Spellbinder. Each section of the book contains the story of two individuals who are soulmates and their journey to be together. The sections are all connected because characters from each show up in the other stories. Usually I don't like books with individual short stories, but the fact that all of these are interconnected makes it seem like a full book, not just short stories. 10 out of 10 stars!