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 3,226 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


  • I didn’t like it

    By fsmaharam
    I read a lot of Vampire books and I thought it wasn’t very good. The characters were rushed through the story and it ended abruptly. Wouldn’t recommend it. :(
  • Fast Paced and Easy Reading

    By readytoread!
    Easy to read and fast paced.
  • Good but needs work

    By boi4343424242;232
    The book itself and story is pretty good. The way it is written is like 3rd grader wrote it. Words jumbled, wrong spelling or even wrong names used.
  • Would read the Next one

    By wutwhereami
    Read the first book in a few hours. Some very small grammatical errors, not many. Felt as if romantic feelings were a little rushed but overall it was a decent quick read
  • Um….sure

    By astrosami
    What I’m the instalove quirky angst was I into as a child?
  • Turned

    By AsianKidKaley
    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.
  • Um

    By 😎YouBet
    I sampled the book and even then, it’s still really cheesy and cliché.
  • Great story, but needs some better editing.

    By Hobbles the Goblin
    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.
  • Turned

    By idonthaveanicknamefoff
    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 it
  • Not what I was expecting...very juvenile

    By 😊❤️😘😍🙃🖤🙃😝🤍🙃
    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.