Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Turned by Morgan Rice (Vampire Journals, #1)

by Morgan Rice

Series: The Vampire Journals - Book 1
Publication Date: November 14, 2013
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Genre: YA Paranormal
Print Length: 120 pages
Available from: Amazon
In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals), 18 year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.

It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father?

But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other…

Turned by Morgan Rice (Vampire Journals, #1)
Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1)TURNED has set the stage, the chaos and leaves us with tons of questions to be answered in additional books to the series. Morgan Rice has added some pretty interesting twists that feel like landmines waiting to explode.

Caitlin is a normal teen, until her eighteenth birthday when her life becomes a story out of the things nightmares are made of. She suddenly craves blood, has gained supernatural strength, speed and she is both exhilarated and terrified. Caitlin went from a teen in a dysfunctional family always on the move to a creature now alone and sought after by opposing vampire covens and the law, alike. She has committed murder and now she is on the run from the world with only one mysterious vampire by her side.

Caleb believes she is the key to fulfilling a long-held belief among vampires. A key that could destroy the world completely or finally bring peace among the vampire nations? Is she?
Where have her powers come from? Her mother was human and she doesn’t know her father, is he the reason she has changed?

A quick read that doesn’t dig too deep into all of the action or backgrounds of its characters, there appears to be lots to room to grow in further volumes. Definitely worth checking out knowing this only scrapes the top of the barrel, because there is a story here, beneath the surface.

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