Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals) - Morgan Rice

Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2011-01-28
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4
From 2,873 Ratings


"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


  • It was good but...

    By AidynH
    Turned was such a good book and because I am still in school I would read it for homework and relaxing with my ferrets and everyday I would be soo exited to come home from school take my ferrets out and start reading!! But then I finished the book... I was like I am going to start reading the next one but then I realized that it costed money.And I am not aloud to have money on my phone, and also the books started to get expensive like for ex. the last book is 7 dollars for 250 pages I would pay for the books if there were more pages! That is all! P.S I would recommend this book if after you are done reading and want to finish the series and are willing to pay over $20 for all the books!!
  • Smh

    By hazard4109
    It’s easy to get caught up in the action; very fast paced but what started out as a book with great potential, went downhill in the middle (fast) Ridiculous errors makes me feel as if the author had one thing on her mind; paycheck. I couldn’t put it down but I refuse to pick the next one up as she obviously has no respect for her readers; banking on her name. She is talented but put no effort into this. HAZARD.4109
  • Awesome

    By Alayzahpup
    It was so good it had me in the edge of my seat
  • Weak writing, only half a book

    By Opera&Bullwhips
    I understand that the first book of a series is given free so that the author can introduce their writing to the reader. It's a risk, your work is worth something, and you won't get paid until the reader buys the remaining titles in the series. I have happily found many authors this way. However, and you knew that was coming, this is the second series I've started with this author and haven't been impressed enough to go forward. It appears to me the author rates the quantity of writing over finding the weaknesses in the characterization, motivation, maturity, plot, believability and everything else. Yes, the grammar is fine, descriptions are fine, plot premise is fine, but that's it.
  • Vampire fanatic

    By Jessica333M
    This was definitely not in the league of Twilight or TVD as the review said. It was decent to read but seemed like an incomplete ending which I had anticipated towards the end. Repeated Character names often. Also there were many typos as if it was never edited.
  • Terrible

    By Airelstar
    Just terrible. Pure copy of twilight with to much political crap. I read to escape not to deal with it while reading.
  • Too many grammatical or typographical errors for me to continue reading

    By irwinnay
    Please have someone edit the books before publishing them.
  • Turned- Fantastic start! By Cincy Kid 68!

    By JC Cincy Kid
    What a surprise start in a Vampire story. Very compelling and look forward to the next installment. Mr. Rice doesn’t disappoint that’s for sure. JB
  • You need a better proof reader.

    By Labor locker
    Too many simple spelling errors. I am the spelling errors Qween! Never been able to spell really good.
  • What I think

    By 💋🐉🕸💫❄️💧💨🔥💋
    This book was awesome is the first in a series and I read it with pasión now I think is a little to short there’s many other ones that I cant wait to finish but I think is done on purpose so we have more book to get .