Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice

I finished reading the eBook edition of Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice on my Kindle earlier today. Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice is a young adult novel and is (I think) the 8th paranormal novel I've read this year so far! 

I'm not sure why, I've been on a paranormal kick this year as I'm normally not drawn to the paranormal genre... But when I came across Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice on Amazon's website, I found that I liked the cover of this novel and the storyline sounded intriguing... Vampires are perfect to read about during the month of October with Halloween right around the corner. Besides, how could I resist obtaining this novel for FREE?  Below is my honest, unbiased review of Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice.

Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice has a 4 star rating on Amazon, but I didn't think it was all that good to merit such a high rating. I've read many other vampire novels that are so much better written. First off, Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice needs some editing work. Secondly, it's slow to start and doesn't pick up until several chapters into the novel. Thirdly, the novel is lacking in depth. The characters seemed two dimensional and the storyline was very black and white... Fourthly, the main character, Caitlin Paine, has major instalove with two of the male characters, which I find ridiculous. And, lastly, the ending was very open ended as there are more novels in the series. 

I thought this novel was okay, but definitely not great. I won't be reading the rest of The Vampire Journals Series or any other novel by Morgan Rice in the future as I didn't find the author's writing that engaging.

The following is a summary for Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice 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…
I am giving Turned (The Vampire Journals, #1) by Morgan Rice a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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