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Secret Vampire The first of L.J Smith s Night World series, in which a hidden society of vampires, witches and shape shifters struggles to keep the knowledge of their existence from the humans around them, Secret Vampire is essentially a supernatural Romeo and Juliet tale It follows the story of sixteen year old Poppy North, who discovers that she is dying of cancer, and her best friend James Rasmussen, who unbeknownst to her is a vampire and Night World member, with the ability to save her.Narrative t The first of L.J Smith s Night World series, in which a hidden society of vampires, witches and shape shifters struggles to keep the knowledge of their existence from the humans around them, Secret Vampire is essentially a supernatural Romeo and Juliet tale It follows the story of sixteen year old Poppy North, who discovers that she is dying of cancer, and her best friend James Rasmussen, who unbeknownst to her is a vampire and Night World member, with the ability to save her.Narrative tension abounds, as Poppy struggles with the decision to become a vampire, and James seeks to circumnavigate Night World law, which forbids its members from revealing their existence to humans, or from falling in love with them Yes, you read that right This series is all about the redemptive power of forbidden love, and every title focuses on a different Human Night Worlder romanceThis series made its debut in 1996, when I was running the children s section of a large bookstore, and I picked up the first title mostly out of curiosity I had never really read any vampire fiction before, but it was rapidly becoming apparent to me that it was an immensely popular genre with younger readers I am certainly glad I gave L.J Smith a chance, because I discovered a series of well written books, with engaging characters, suspenseful plots, and ahem very romantic sensibilities Yes, there s quite a bit of teen cheese, but it s such good fun I sometimes find it ironic that I was never able to appreciate teen fiction as a teenager, but that s another story altogether I decided to reread this series a couple years ago, but I didn t make it very far for some reason This series has always been my least favorite of all Smith s work except for her first two fantasy novels, which aren t really my jam , but it made an impact on me as a young teen nonetheless.This book was different than it was in my memory it had been a looooonnngggg time since I d read it For one thing, Poppy and James relationship wasn t as nice and harmless as I d always believed He treat I decided to reread this series a couple years ago, but I didn t make it very far for some reason This series has always been my least favorite of all Smith s work except for her first two fantasy novels, which aren t really my jam , but it made an impact on me as a young teen nonetheless.This book was different than it was in my memory it had been a looooonnngggg time since I d read it For one thing, Poppy and James relationship wasn t as nice and harmless as I d always believed He treats her like a legit child Gross, man However, this book was way sexier than I remembered There are references to exactly what kind of wrestling James likes, and he and Poppy are basically necking all the time I have no idea how this stuff passed over my head when I was younger.Smith s prose is awesome It s so easy to read And she is the BEST YA AUTHOR EVER THE END.Here s a portrait I did of James a million years ago The diagnosis for Poppy was death there was no hope until James, her best friend and secret love, appeared in the hospital But this was a James she didn t know He offered Poppy eternal life Only he could open the door to the Night World They re soulmates but can she follow him into death and beyond It was an enjoyable trashy paranormal romance Not the best, but it was what I expected. Not really what I was expecting, but still very good, not that much for me as an adult, but definitely better YA than most of what I ve seen Of course there is a lot of romance and that was my first surprise I didn t expected it to be as much about the relationship as it was But it s an interesting relationship, evenif you think is was written in 1996, a teenagers having cancer and everything surrounding it was kind of new or at least less frequent at the time, the author also didn t f Not really what I was expecting, but still very good, not that much for me as an adult, but definitely better YA than most of what I ve seen Of course there is a lot of romance and that was my first surprise I didn t expected it to be as much about the relationship as it was But it s an interesting relationship, evenif you think is was written in 1996, a teenagers having cancer and everything surrounding it was kind of new or at least less frequent at the time, the author also didn t fall into stupid clich s, stereotypes and tropes, like instalove or the love triangle My second surprise and worst deception was the fantasy supernatural element The story isn t as much focus on it as I would have wanted it to be Those elements are well developed but always introduce in a weird way Everyone just accept it too easily The last thing I want to talk about was the characters who were likeable and interesting, and the writing which wasthan good for this genre, very fluid, fast paced, not too flowery for no reason, etc For me it would be a 3 stars, very fast read, enjoyable but not enough to get me going with the series But for younger reader, both boys and girls, I think this can offer a fun ride and really take the transition between middle grade and YA, since it s really easy to get into and kind of small So I gave it a fair 4 stars Not what I was expecting but in a strange way maybe better than what I was expecting Buddy Read with Deborah I didn t enjoy it that much either.actual rating 2.5 stars This was a fast and entertaining read, but a little too simple and maybe a bit juvenile for me I may have loved it at 14 though and I think it would be a perfect read for young girls around that age. As an adult I rated this as a 2 star The story had potential and the characters are likable Poppy was well developed and we learned about James as we read the book Phil, Poppy s twin brother acted in many ways that any brother who cared for his sister would act Phil also did some things a sane person would not if the situations were real I feel the mother and step father should have played a bigger role in the story It was like they were there only because Poppy is a teenager and they HAD As an adult I rated this as a 2 star The story had potential and the characters are likable Poppy was well developed and we learned about James as we read the book Phil, Poppy s twin brother acted in many ways that any brother who cared for his sister would act Phil also did some things a sane person would not if the situations were real I feel the mother and step father should have played a bigger role in the story It was like they were there only because Poppy is a teenager and they HAD to be there From a teenager point of view the brother was brave and amazing, maybe a little too involved but acceptable The lack of parents except during important stuff Poppy s diagnosis was acceptable and enjoyable.As an adult I was a little board with the book I was a littlethan half way into the book and I thought there was not going to be any action with the little amount of pages I have left to read Once the action started, it moved so fast the book was over Questions were left unanswered, one I thought was important to the story What was the dream about From a teenager point of view, the book probably moved quickly and exactly how it should have The end of the book explanation is probably accepted with no questions left over.As someone who reads many vampire stories, it is the typical male vampire female human love story I saw some similarities with this series and newer released vampire series Some examples of this are character similarities vampires going outside during the day and even character names Quinn, Claudine, and Eric I will say Eric might not be anything as it is a common name but it was pretty odd considering the other two names It makes me wonder if the other two authors read this story before writing their own series As a mother, I like is how L.J Smith wrote about Poppy being in love with James but did not make or imply they had a sexual relationship Young teens are faced with enough sexual media that it is nice to have one talk about emotions In my personal opinion James should have been a littleaggressive considering he is a vampire and all 4 StarsI would recommend Secret Vampire for any teen girl because in encompasses a wide variety of genres into one book without going too heavily into any of them.Among some of my favorites Outstanding literary work The characters are well developed, interesting The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wantingIt has a fairly original or uniquely well developed plot The pretense an 4 StarsI would recommend Secret Vampire for any teen girl because in encompasses a wide variety of genres into one book without going too heavily into any of them.Among some of my favorites Outstanding literary work The characters are well developed, interesting The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wantingIt has a fairly original or uniquely well developed plot The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry Not so much predictable if at all Overall, loved it, I recommend readingFull Disclosure I participate in reviews with NetGalley, Author Review Requests, Publisher Requests, and Book Tours An e copy was provided to me by NetGalley and or the Author, and or the publishers No payment was received by me in exchange for this review There was not any obligation to write a positive review All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book s publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising I don t know the right way to say it I feel like somebody in a bad horror movie he shrugged, and said without turning I know how this sounds, but Poppy, I m a vampire I rarely read any vampire books now because they all pretty much suck this is my second go into a vampire series, and so far it ain t bad not brilliant but intriguing enough to keep you going, with its mix of ambient mystery and G rated romance so if you re looking for some spicy sauce, you won t find it here you dI don t know the right way to say it I feel like somebody in a bad horror movie he shrugged, and said without turning I know how this sounds, but Poppy, I m a vampire I rarely read any vampire books now because they all pretty much suck this is my second go into a vampire series, and so far it ain t bad not brilliant but intriguing enough to keep you going, with its mix of ambient mystery and G rated romance so if you re looking for some spicy sauce, you won t find it here you d imagine right, because they revampires but no I do want to learn about the other creatures, so I m hoping maybe in the next books I m kind of intrigued about Ash a story that starts hopeless and end happy.a not so classic vampire love story.