Night World #1-3: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder

Night World #1-3: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder

by L. J. Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416974505
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Night World Series
Edition description: Bind-Up
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 5.52(h) x 1.82(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

L.J. Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the Night World and Vampire Diaries series. She has written over twenty-five books and lives in California.

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Secret Vampire Daughters of Darkness Spellbinder

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Night World #1-3: Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Spellbinder 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 963 reviews.
Vampires-and-Spongebob More than 1 year ago
People of the world, listen now. Read this book! It is unforgettable. The writing is amazing and the plot is great!! A new and sweet way of thinking about witches, vampires and werewolfs!
My favorite was Secret Vampire. It's about a girl named Poppy that gets cancer. Her bestfriend James is a vampire. And together they try to find a way to keep her alive. If by the description you don't think it's awesome than... go to
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livelaughpeace14 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! ive read the whole Night World series and its awesome! i absolutely love it.. if you've read twilight and you need another great book to bounce you back on your feet.. THAN READ THIS BOOK!!! i loved it and Twilighters would probably too! below are some of the books that i recommend.. THEY ROCK TOO!
Tinkerbellv101 More than 1 year ago
Some of the stories are better then others... I loved the daughters of the darkness. Each story has a nice pull and for the most part keeps you interested. But i wouldn't recommend it as a rereader. It's good but somtimes still lacking ful interst. Overall I'd say read but don't be overly excited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an adult who is absolutely addicted to these fantasy stories. What I did not like about this book, and did not purchase the rest of them, is that the stories are like three short stories in one book. There was some overlap in the last two stories in that there is one character in common, but did not play that big of a part in the story. I would much rather have had the stories contain the same characters, carrying over into each book. The stories were original and quite charming in some places. The author is a great story teller and I have read other books of hers. I just did not care for the short story style of this book and assumed the others would be the same.
addicted-2-reading More than 1 year ago
I have loved the super natural for as long as I can remember. So when I first picked up Night World, I thought it was going to be just another love story about how two people cant be together for this reason or that. I could not have been more wrong. The Night World series is about love, but there is so much more to it than that. The story line is so intricatly woven that it would be nearly imposible to read out of order. These books are wonderful and I would recomend them to anyone who either loves the super natural like I do, or to those who are just interested. Secret Vampire was captivating. Daughters of Darkness was unforgetable. And Spellbinder was intriguing. These books are obsesion worthy, and deserve to be read over and over countless times. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope I helped you in some way decideing whether or not you intend to read this wonderful book.
1ckirk More than 1 year ago
When i bought the books i bought them together thinking they were a series but when i read the reviews i realized they were short stories.The stories were good i felt like the ended to quick i was left wanting more. it got a little boring in some parts but i t was an ok book
Kimmy15 More than 1 year ago
Okay well i read these books thinking that they were going to be a vampire diaries kind of series, but it turns out that theyre just short stories. But i still loved them. You find yourself loving the the characters and storyline. You can also kind of relate to the some characters to a certain point, like with poppy and why she turns (sorry if i spoiled the story to anyone). The only thing that i did not like is that the stories end before you know it! I wish thst L.J smith could have added more to each story, because i was left wanting to know what happens in each persons life and of course wanting more romance between the two characters.But overall a great read:)
shellbee21 More than 1 year ago
I picked this up thinking,"Hm, I've read Vampire Diaries. I'll read this one." I wasn't disappointed. I really like this series. All though my favorite book in this set was the second one Daughters of Darkness. I love the concept of true love conquers all and the soul mate principal. I also love how the stories coincide(these are the only ones). You basically meet half of the main characters to the second and third book in the first book. There were well written and had me on the edge of the seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that overall these were an amazing three books. L. J. Smith is the queen of good ideas, but with one flaw. I felt that there was not enough character development. In Secret Vampire, when they talked about Poppy and James being close, and how they'd grown up together; we (the readers) should've been told a little more about that. I really didn't care much about James, and Poppy's brother's pain made Poppy a complex character but left Phil a little flat. The transition between Secret Vampire and Daughters of Darkness what a little rushed. At the end of the first book, Ash includes them in an odd sounding speech and then suddenly they're the stars of their very own book? Where did these people come from?? I enjoyed spellbinder but thought it a little repetitive. The Human/Vampire can't be together but are together was the subject of both the precluding books. I love L. J. Smith's ideas. They are inventive and her people act like people and don't throw away everything for love (like in Twilight) but I wish her characters were a little more believable.
Unenchanted More than 1 year ago
This one has it all hunters, witches, vampires, werewolves, love and heart break. I would reccomend this series however, it starts out slow. But its worth pushing through.
Alexia21 More than 1 year ago
In Secret Vampire, the secret word is compromise. What would you give up for the one you love? Poppy, the free spirited teenager, begins her summer with devastating news. She has a deadly disease. Her best friend James is her only hope for survival. But when James finally comes to the conclusion that in order to save Poppy he has to kill her first, nothing goes as planned. Poppy's fearless twin brother Phil steps in and demands everyone leaves her alone, including James. With eyes burning and breath quickening Phil tells James, "- it's all over now. From now on you stay away from her. Understand?" When all the secrets come out, there's only one thing to do; create another secret. Poppy must become something that doesn't exist, a vampire. Now racing against time and breaking all the rules on the way, James must save his newly found love. In this story, the third person point of view takes you into everyone's minds. With a new and unusual plot, bestselling author L.J. Smith, takes you on an unknown journey where there are twists around every corner. I recommend this book to anyone who wants excitement, heart-pounding thrill, and love all in one story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wished that LJ Smith would have continued the story of Poppy. I didn't know that the Night World series were different stories that did not have an ending. I only bought the one book because of this. I like to finish a story to completion. Having a conclusion/ending and not leave it lingering, asking for more as this book did. So if you like short unfinished stories, then this is the series for you. Other than that the stories in the book were good.
loveandmusic More than 1 year ago
I loved the first 2 books (Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness) and didn't really like Spellbinder as much (I didn't even read it all). But, even with me not liking Spellbinder I still love this book! For any twilight fans out there this is sooo much better then twilight (I used to be obbsessed with twilight so this is not coming from a twilight hater). A must read!
lalaland15 More than 1 year ago
This bookmis by far the best book i've read.In every book the story drags you in i couldn't put it down. If you like twilight you'll love this book,which in my oppion this book is way better than twilight.It is just anazing.You'll love it.So just go by i know you'll love it.
gloomy-daylight More than 1 year ago
This was the best book I've ever read in my life. It was such an thrilling off the edge book that had ma reading non-stop. Seriously read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not too bad. The first story wasn't great but the remaining two were good enough to keep your attention. Nothing like the addiction to twilight but it was a good read.
bookworm706 More than 1 year ago
This book containes of three stories about forbidden love...and they are wonderful! It has such descriptive writing and emotion that you really feel connected to the characters, absolutley a re-reader.
babababop More than 1 year ago
I really, really liked the stories I just wish that the characters wouldn't have changed. I finished the first story in the book and I went on wanting to read more about Poppy and not about some different person. Other than that, I love that the books are so thick because it took me a while to read this one. I would recommend this book just know that you're not going to be reading about just one character.
pebblez More than 1 year ago
The Night World is one of L.J's best book. It has a whole new view on vampire, ware wolfs, and witch's. The book sucks you in and worry about the characters, wanting to help them through. The plot was one of the best to. you will love this book once you open it.
_Chrissy_ More than 1 year ago
This is a great series of 9 smaller books. Books 1-3, 4-6 & 7-9 are in 3 bigger books (omnibus versions). I love this series and can not wait for the release of the 3rd book (April 2009) that has books 7-9 in it.
Eneri009 More than 1 year ago
For me this is a type of book that you would read when your waiting for other books to come out. Alright for when you have nothing else to read at the time. It's a thick book but all stories included are straight to the point not to much detail involved. Good for those looking to just kill some time.
izzyKC More than 1 year ago
I guess I'm like so many people trying to find another series to fill the void of finishing Twilight, but did not find it in this book. It was ok, it's maybe for a more younger crowd. I just want to find something like Twilight, with a love story, drama and vampires. Anyone have any suggestions???
polliejean on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I bought this book after reading the back a few months ago, intruiged by the stories of vampires and witches. I'll admit, being a huge fan of paramnormal romance stories and vampire stories in particular, I'm very happy about the surge of vampire novels that seem to be everywhere after the success of the Twilight saga. I understand these were released years ago as seperate books with different covers, but I had never read them and the new eye catching cover played a big part in why I picked this up.Each book is fairly short, providing a quick and easy read. The characters were interesting and fun and each story was unique. I really liked that although each book featured a different plot and cast of characters, the Nightworld tied them together. Minor characters that had mere 'cameos' in one story were the leads in the next. I am especially interested in what happens to Ash, and really hope that his story is not over and I that I am able to learn something about what happened to him and Mary-Lynette in the future.This series is obviously one that has stood strong with the test of time, as it's gained some popularity years after publication. I look forward to starting the next installment, and definitely recommend it to fans of the YA paranormal genre.
mangochris on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I first read these in middle school, but they've been out of print for the last decade or so and I've missed them. If you're looking for fun ya vampire/supernatural romances, you can't go wrong with L.J. Smith.
millett23 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I liked this book, yet I found myself asking questions like, How did Ash know Poppy was a witch, and what happened after they went to her dad's? I also felt like the ending was rushed, there was the climax and then it just fell flat for me.