“This book is about a girl named Caitlin who is 18. She gets some strange feels after she turned 18. This book has some action. I could never put the book down because there were so many surprisers.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This book might've as well gotten 1 star, but after thinking about it I decided that maybe after some extreme editing, it might become a decent story. There are some hints here and there about good ideas, which give it possible potential to become worth reading. But really, when would they stop...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Great book!”Danielle wrote this review Tuesday, November 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ The book Turned written by Morgan Rice was amazing.The most troublesome part of the book was understanding how Caitlin got turned into a half vampire because she didn't get bit.A strong part in the book was when Caitlin's mom confessed to her saying that she wasn't really her mom.This part is strong because it's a twist in Caitlin's life.When life hits you hard in the head you have to get up and keep moving forward.Therefore,Morgan Rice has written a book that has solid content.
The style of this book was mysterious and really fun to read.Every time Caitlin gets mad her vampire instincts kick in and she has no idea.This shows that the author Morgan likes to throw problem after problem to keep the reader entertained.Morgan Rice did a really good job on the story because I got really into it.As i mentioned above,I was very impressed with the style of this book.
The form of this book was formal and i found this effective.One main reason that this form did work was because there were so many things going on and it kept me entertained.Another reason why this form did work for me was because some books that I've read before were confusing,but this book was very easy to read and understand.These reasons made the form of the book work for me.It was excellent because the author ended the book at a really good chapter.As a result i recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about love fantasy's because this book is really fun to read,especially those that are into twilight. ”
“This book is about a girl named Caitlin who is 18. She gets some strange feels after she turned 18. This book has some action. I could never put the book down because there were so many surprisers. ”Abigail wrote this review Wednesday, September 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story was OK, the plot was interesting, I just couldn't sympathize with a girl who fell eternally in love with every boy who helped her.”Jeff Hebert wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While the beginning of the story plays out like a bad teen fiction and the storyline feels like it's dragging on for miles, I will say that it's a good story and I hope to read the sequel to it very soon.”Jacquel Cullen Pattinson wrote this review Monday, August 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“cool”aylse wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had high hopes for this series, but it was nothing more than a racist, childish, under-developed joke.
Caitlyn has not had an easy life living with her abusive mother. After being uprooted yet again and settling in New York City Caitlyn has to attend a new school make new friends and figure out why she has a new uncontrollable thirst for blood.
Caitlyn’s character was impossible to like, she whines, she’s stupid, she’s selfish, her own mother dies in front of her and she doesn’t give it a second thought. She falls in and out of ‘love’ like it’s going out of fashion and she puts all her trust in people she doesn’t even know the names of.
The blurb promise’s us a choice between Jonah – the boy she meets in school – and Caleb – the 3,000 year old vampire – but as soon as Caleb comes into the picture and Caitlyn takes all of two seconds to fall in love with him Jonah’s character may well have never even existed, the whole inclusion of his character was ultimately pointless, unless you count the fact that Jonah ended up at a police station being questioned in the middle of the night because he deigned to take Caitlyn on a date after which he never hears from her again.
Turned was like a mash-up of all the horrible bits from the popular vampire books around, the name of the series itself – The Vampire Journals – to the childish and dangerously stupid main character, the evil vampires and the 3,000 year old love interest, the she-devil trying to keep the protagonist and her love apart, the love interest giving up everything for a girl he just met but feels ‘connected to’, and bat wings – can’t forget those bat-wings. I’d think it was a bad spoof if I didn’t know any better.
I am not one for political-correctness, but I am also not a racist and when something stands out to me when I’m reading, it usually means it’s blaringly obvious that it shouldn’t be there. During Turned, it was the subject of race, I went to the most multi-cultural school in my country, I live in a country that is made up of many races from hundreds of countries, for me people are just people, there is no colour, there are no stereotypes. So when Rice makes a point of noting the group of black kids walking down the street in a gang acting suspiciously or the fact that Caitlyn is the only white girl at the school it really grated on my nerves. Oh but Caitlyn isn’t racist, she has loads of Asian, black and Hispanic friends and some of her biggest “frenemies” have been white. Not racist, right. I was almost angry at myself for getting worked up about it, but regardless of how much I hate the recent tamping down of free speech there is still a line drawn by moral decency.
Turned made for a quick read, but not an enjoyable one. I have the next in the series on my e-reader, but I am having an extremely hard time working myself up to reading it.
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“Oh. My. Gosh. I am gonna have to read the next book.”Morgan wrote this review Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No