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“I think this has to be one of my favorite vampire love stories of all time. Poppy's best friend James is the only one who can save her but will they risk everything to be together? Well I'm not telling you so go read it on your own!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This same old tired human/ non-human forbidden love story has been done before and much better. Nothing interesting or unusual happens in this book and the characters are not well-rounded or developed.”see full review » see other reviews »
“My first Vampire romance, it was the begining of many but no other matched. ”Aviance C wrote this review Monday, July 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the only Night World I ever read, but it was a good one to start the series off. On the one hand I didn't like that Poppy couldn't tell her poor mother, but on the other hand it was better the way it was than the alternative. I really felt for that girl.”Suzi wrote this review Wednesday, July 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another addictive read by L.J. Smith. From the first page hard to put down. Smith made an interesting world without our own. ”Heather Finley wrote this review Sunday, April 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Bad: A big bunch of nothing happened. The synopsis: Poppy is diagnosed with a terminal illness, tells her friend, James, who admits he's a vampire, and is given the choice of becoming a vampire or dying pretty much sums up the story.
The Good: The only pint not made above was of Ash. He pops up and then...nothing. Just when I thought there was going to be a showdown with a little action, nope, nothing.”
“I was none too thrilled by the first book in the Night World series. The beginning was all wrong as was the ending, and the incredibly naive and juvenile tone was nauseating. It is possible to write YA urban fantasy without talking down to the audience, and Smith just doesn't understand that concept as clearly shown in 'Secret Vampire'. I'm going on to read the next in the series to see if any improvements have been made, but if not, I'm dropping the series all together. Based just on this book, I would say don't waste your time or money on this one.”Laura B wrote this review Monday, March 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this in a day. I enjoyed it enough. The end felt a little abrubt though.”Laura K wrote this review Friday, March 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I first picked up Secret Vampire, I had no idea that it was going to be such a (near) tear-jerker of a read. Although I did know going in that Poppy (the MC) was extremely sick and was dying, I really thought that part of the storyline was going to be played down, but it wasn’t and it definitely gave the book more depth.
One of my favorite things about this book was how believable the characters reactions to what was going on were. Their pain was so obvious that you couldn’t help but feel bad for them.
I really liked the conflict that went on between Ash and James over Poppy. James was in trying to keep them apart for their own safety. It added a diversion from what was going on in the North house and kind of lightened it up a bit.
My favorite scene in Secret Vampire is when poppy’s twin brother has a melt down, the writing for that part very nearly made me cry at the pain he was feeling over loosing his sister.
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the whole thing with soulmates, it very nearly ruined the book for me because it was just so…well, weird.
I would absolutely recommend Secret Vampire to all vampire readers.”