Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals) Summary

"TURNED is a book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!"

The #1 Bestseller!

TURNED is book #1 in the #1 Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, which includes eleven books (and counting).

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…

"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

Book Reviews


Turned5 star

Wooowww!! I have no words to say about this book except for freakin’ awesome. I loved it so much. From the mysteries, to the romance, to the wars. It was really good. I was able to finish the book in one sitting. This book is an edge-cutting book I definitely rate this book 100,000,000.55


Um2 star

I sampled the book and even then, it’s still really cheesy and cliché.25

Hobbles the Goblin

Great story, but needs some better editing.5 star

I thought the story was great! Some of the things in it was a little cringe but overall love the storyline. It has a good bit of errors though. That was a bit irritating.55


Turned2 star

It’s a good concept and all, love most of it but I just can’t get over the Hallmark Christmas love bonding between Caleb and Caitlin and Jonah. Caitlin and caleb knew each other for about 4 hours book time and she’s already saying why don’t you love me essentially instead of focusing on her imminent death or the apocalypse and obsessing over Jonah seconds after they meet. It just doesn’t make any sense even if she has issues stemming from not knowing her dad and being 18. It kinda takes away from the whole theme of the book to the point I can’t finish it from the cliché-ness of it25


Not what I was expecting...very juvenile2 star

If you decide to proceed to read this book Beware the plot is kind of confusing and kind of juvenile it’s not my cup of tea but maybe it’s for somebody.25


Boring1 star



Too short3 star

I feel like this book just skimmed the surface and never got deep into the story. It’s a turn off that there are 12 short stories to buy. I would rather read 3 or 4 longer novels. I definitely don’t consider this on par with Twilight or The Vampire Diaries. I probably won’t bother with the rest of the series. It just didn’t have enough detail to draw me in.35


I was expecting more3 star

The storyline kept building but there was no real climax/high point. A book should have a high point, not just end after everything has just begun35


It’s bad... really bad.1 star

Complete waste of time15


It’s like a sample book3 star

It’s like a sample book that takes too long to get anywhere. The elements of the story are interesting, but the plot development is not.35

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