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Turned: Book #1 in the Vampire Journals | [Morgan Rice]

Turned: Book #1 in the Vampire Journals

In Turned (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), 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....
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Publisher's Summary

In Turned (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), 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.

©2011 Morgan Rice (P)2011 Morgan Rice

What the Critics Say

"Turned is an ideal story for young readers. Morgan Rice did a good job spinning an interesting twist on what could have been a typical vampire tale. Refreshing and unique, Turned has the classic elements found in many Young Adult paranormal stories. Book #1 of the Vampire Journals Series focuses around one girl…one extraordinary girl!... Turned is easy to read but extremely fast-paced.... Recommended for anyone who likes to read soft paranormal romances. Rated PG." (The Romance Reviews)

"Turned grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go…. This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found. Morgan Rice did an awesome job bringing the reader into the story. She also made it easy to root for Caitlin and want desperately to her succeed in finding her truth…. I will be looking forward to the second book in the series." (Paranormal Romance Guild)

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    mary toronto.ontario canada 12-16-14
    mary toronto.ontario canada 12-16-14 Member Since 2014

    i am good person and a caring person and if you want to know more about me just ask me

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    "morgan rice has great books"
    What made the experience of listening to Turned the most enjoyable?

    i did not have to turn pages and strain my eyes to read i really enjoyed listening to it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    caitlin and calb because i think the were made for each other


    Have you listened to any of Brianna Knickerbocker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no this was my first time


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the vanpire jurnal part 1


    Any additional comments?

    i have listened to other books form morgan rice i realy like her

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Blackerby CLINTON, UT, United States 04-03-14
    Brandy Blackerby CLINTON, UT, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "Morgan is Amazing at writin Vampire books & more!"
    What did you love best about Turned?

    I am a huge fan of Morgan Rice her description of everything is amazing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE VAMPIRES!! <3


    What does Brianna Knickerbocker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a good person to read the door
    Story!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read Morgan Rice's books your missing out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dasarae Locust Grove, VA, United States 03-27-14
    Dasarae Locust Grove, VA, United States 03-27-14
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    "Typical, but decent."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator was ok, I just wasn't too into the story. Based on the summary it sounded right up my ally, but just felt a tad too juvenile for my taste. This is just my opinion and I would never disregard the author. Everyone has their own taste.


    Has Turned turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-11-14
    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I will pass on this series"
    Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Brianna Knickerbocker?

    No. The story premise has potential but the writing is simple and uninteresting. The narrator was leaden and slow.


    Would you recommend Turned to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I'm normally a big fan of books about newbie vampires but I didn't like this book at all. The protagonist, I can't call her a heroine, a slow witted 18 year old who seems to fall in love with any attractive guy who treats her nicely. Through the course of this blessedly short book Caitlin discovers she is a half-vampire when, after her 18th birthday, she suddenly develops a thirst for blood and super speed and strength. Unfortunately her first blood lust has her draining a Russian singer at Carnegie Hall during intermission though she can't really remember what happened. She wakes up in a dumpster with a sudden allergy to the sun and still hasn't quite figured out what may be wrong with her. Clueless that the police and FBI are searching for her she is captured by the "evil vampire" coven. They are convinced she must belong to an invading coven and attempt to torture her with holy water. Shocked that she is immune she breaks free and is rescued by a "good vampire" who is convinced she is "the One" who is foretold to start the final vampire war and lead them to the "sword of power" that will save everything.


    What didn’t you like about Brianna Knickerbocker’s performance?

    Slow, very few inflections. I wasn't impressed with how the character was written but it was made worse by the dead delivery.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment with a female character who seemed destined to be rescued by the hunky man while being constantly befuddled by events.


    Any additional comments?

    Caitlin makes Bella look like a freaking genius but there is some potential with the character. Problem is she must be rescued by the hunky good vampire and swoons happily in his arms. I dislike the character enough to not even give the series a chance. I recommend a pass on this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-31-13
    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great plot, great charaters, bad reading"
    Would you listen to Turned again? Why?

    No I wont listen again. Book 2 is same reader but much better...........its worth listening to this book so you understand the characters more later on. But thats all!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Line Rohnert Park, CA, United States 03-23-13
    Jennifer Line Rohnert Park, CA, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Narrator Ever"
    What would have made Turned better?

    Nothing. The narrator was the absolute worst on Audible, so bad I couldn't finish listening to it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I will finish reading the book and adjust my rating accordingly. I rated it in all areas, as it wouldn't let me just rate the performance. I would hate to lower a score for an author's work because of a terrible narrator, which is why I gave it 4 stars.


    What character would you cut from Turned?

    The narrator was terrible. She speaks slow and in a monotone. I've never wanted to return a book because of a narrator until this one and I have over 300 books in my library. She is totally flat in speaking. There is no emotion. I think the Text to Speech feature on my Kindle could read this better, and that is pretty much the way this narrator read the book. Just reading the words and pausing at the end of the sentences. I had a hard time starting this book & thought maybe I could get into it more if I listened to it & that was a really bad idea.
    I really can't think of anything nice to say about the narrator at all. Her voice was childish, on top of boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Save yourself & read the print version. this will be the first book I'm returning due to the poor worrk of the narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mapally phila, pa 02-18-13
    mapally phila, pa 02-18-13 Member Since 2010

    Mary Ann

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    "The narration was more than I could stand...."
    What would have made Turned better?

    I TRIED to get through even a quarter of the way through this book, but the narrator spoke so slowly and in a teenage whine, that I just couldn't stand it. 2 minutes into the book I knew it was going to be an issue with the VERY slow cadence of the narrator. Unfortunately, the content never had a chance. The part I did listen to wasn't particularly interesting... I'm disappointed and sorry I wasted the money on the audiobook.

    I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and I would have to say this is the worst I've ever heard. :(


    How could the performance have been better?

    The speed and cadence of the reading was just unbearable.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX, United States 10-23-12
    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX, United States 10-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hmmmm...I'm not sure where to begin"
    Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Brianna Knickerbocker?

    I would possibly try purely out of curiousity. If Morgan Rice ended the book so abruptly just to get you to read the next, then kudos to her. Goal achieved. If the ending was suppose to be a "good stopping point" then I think she needs rethink her writing career.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Morgan Rice? Why or why not?

    Again, only out of curiousity, but I'm not in a hurry.


    Did Brianna Knickerbocker do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did an good enough job. Sometimes she could've picked up the speed of her narration, but otherwise I think she did good for the tone of the book.


    Did Turned inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to write this review.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot wasn't all that bad, but the author tried so hard to make a mystery, that she forgot to also give us some answers in the same book. The main character got a bit irritating after a while, but the story ended before I truly got the urge to mentally b-slap her for being so stupid.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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