{Nightworld No. 1: LJ Smith}Nightworld No. 1 by LJ Smith
Series: Nightworld
Published by Simon Pulse on June 03, 2008
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 752
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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.

{My thoughts} – This is the first three books to the Night World series. The first book had me at the introduction. I fell in love with the characters and enjoyed the storyline.

Secret Vampire –   Poppy is a young girl that is dying. She has no choice but to accept her fate. She has a close friend named James that visits her on a normal basis. He tells her that he can help her to keep living but there is a price. She had a hard choice to make, but in the end she decides it’s in her best interest.

She is a strong individual. She knows what she wants and she wants to live. She doesn’t want her life to end a such a young age. She has the desire to become more and do more with her life. I can relate. I understand what that is like.  All and all she is a sweet girl and I enjoyed reading about her and James.

Daughters of Darkness – This book is centered around the lives of three vampire sisters. They don’t like their life so they run away to live with their aunt. When they get to her house they come to discover that she is dead. Their brother shows up and it comes to light that now it is up to them to find out what happened to their aunt and why. While they are trying to sort all this out they are attacked by a werewolf and they are forced to put and end to him.

This book is fast paced and intriguing.  I enjoyed learning about the new characters while still learning about some from previous books. It was laid out nicely and made for a really good read in my honest opinion.

Spellbinder – This book is centered around two witches.  They  are cousins but like sisters. Because of that they get along about as good as a couple of sisters do. In the end though they are able to pull themselves together enough to help each other in a means of protecting the other from harm and danger. In other words they learn to look our for each other despite the jealous like behaviors they each display.

Final Conclusion: 4 Star Rating.