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Secret Vampire: Book 1 (Night World) Paperback – 19 Mar 1997

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (19 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340687517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340687512
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,281,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fantastic new look for the bestselling Night World series - gripping stories of horror and romance about a secret world of vampires, werewolves, witches and creatures of darkness. Poppy is dying. Her best friend, James, can offer her eternal life - but as a vampire ...

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Nightworld has sold over 120,000 copies across the series and become a cult success. Gripping, exciting stories combining horror and romance with huge teen appeal.

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For anyone who hasn't read the night world series and wonders what all the fuss is about, I would start at the beginning and read this book first. (Some of the character's names you might come across in other NW books). The Night World books are incredibly readable and satisfying and has what a lot of fantasy books lack, which is the ability to keep the audience's interest. Rather than over-emphasising on excessive description, this story is grounded in the real world but adds a fantasy world around it. The character's are thoroughly enjoyable and once you pick up the book, you won't put it down until it's finished. I didn't.
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This is the first book in the NightWorld series a place where vampires, werewolf's, shapeshifters and witches live together and avoid humans so they dont realise what they are.
The Nightworld series is about people of the NightWorld, finding there soulmantes but in the process revealing there secrets to humans.
Secret Vampire is the first in this series and is a excellent book, Poppy a young human girl finds out that she is dying from a form of cancer (you cant help feeling so sorry for her, shes such a sweet character) and then theres her dark brooding best friend James who will try anything to keep his best friend from dying, even revealing the NightWorld to her and trying to convince her to turn into a vampire like him so she can stay alive with him forever, how romantic!
There are many twists to this story that you dont expect to happen and the way they both realise there love for eachother makes a very liekable story.
L.J.Smith has created a very believable world hidden from our view that you can actually believe is out there somewhere, and her characters are so nice and kind that you can relate to them straight away and believe that they exist.
I would recommend this book to and child or young adult who likes a good fantasy romance!
So in conclusion BUY THIS BOOK
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The secret vampire is the first book in the Night world series. Although it can be slow to start i found i couldn't put it down after the first couple of chapters! Its a story about love on a supernatural high and a journey that changes the lives of the characters. The Night World is a believable place that can exist in the shadows of our own which gives the book its fantastic appeal. James, poppy's friend can change her fate by offering her eternal life against her illness. The only catch is she has to be a vampire and live in the shadows with him! The book also has stunning characters such as Ash the gorgeous vampire who dosn't care for humans. The book is so compelling i feel beacuse it is about breaking the laws of the night world by letting humans become a part of it, its like glimpsing into something you shouldn't and makes the book a non stop thrilling read! This isn't just a run of the mill fantasy book, its laced with romance, emotion and a gripping plot. This book answers so many questions about the world and love that it is fully believable, Who is to say the Night world dosn't exist?! This is a fantastic read that leads to a stunning series. You won't regret reading this!
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Poppy North is a typical sixteen-year old--she gets through school by being smarter than her teachers; likes to irritate her straight-laced twin brother, Phil; listens to New Age and techno music; has a secret crush on her best friend, James; and wakes up on the first morning of summer vacation before her senior year of high-school with nothing more paramount on her mind than what she can do with an entire summer spent with James.

Until the pain in her abdomen, which has steadily been increasing, working its way around to her back, keeping her awake at night, and causing her to lose weight, sends her to the doctor. Who then sends her to the hospital for tests. Where doctors then inform her that she has pancreatic cancer--the kind that will kill you within three weeks to three months.

Poppy, of course, isn't ready to die. Watching the reaction of her family--twin brother Phil, her mother, and step-father Cliff--only brings the truth closer to home. Poppy is going to die, there's nothing anyone can do about it, and it's going to be painful.

Except there is someone who can do something about it. James Rasmussen, her best friend from El Camino High School, her secret crush, a boy who now tells her something impossible--he's a lamia, a boy who was born a vampire, a member of the Night World, and he can change Poppy into a vampire to avoid certain death.

Of course Poppy doesn't believe him at first, but then what choice does she have? There's always been something different about James, and now she knows exactly what the difference is. So she agrees to become a vampire, knowing she'll have to leave her family behind, but knowing it's the only way to avoid certain death.
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This is a brilliant book by Lisa J. Smith, and all the othe Night World books are excellent too. If you haven't seen them already, there are tribute sites to L J. Smith all over the net. This book is about a forbiden love, and the fight to stay with your soulmate even through death.
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