Release Date: January 24, 2011
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Dates Read: July 24 - August 6, 2012
How Acquired: Free Amazon download
Description: 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… (Taken from Goodreads.com)
My Review: I wasn't sure this book was going to be any good considering the fact that a) I'd never heard it mentioned on any of the book blogs I follow and b) it was a free download. But, I was pleasantly surprised. Turned follows Caitlin, a high school student, as she encounters several changes in her life. Unbeknownst to her, she has deeper problems than just a crappy mom and having to move around a lot. I would have liked it if the book were a bit longer. I wanted to see more interaction between her and Jonah. And also her and her brother. The ending of the book was decent, but completely left you hanging. Clearly indicating that you should run out and by the second in the serious (which, unfortunately for my wallet, is not free). Overall it was a fun read. A little too short to contain all I thought it could have, but it worked.
My Rating: Really Liked It