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: 4.5
From 2,361 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


  • 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 .
  • Excellent

    By Rybaxel89!
    The best vampire book I’ve read in ages
  • Turned

    By Bubbiof2
    A great read.
  • Awesome book

    By faithzar
    This book is a definitely a page turner!!! I read the book in one day.
  • The series

    By Dreskiez
    So first off, the grammar is absolutely horrible! I can barely read it without getting frustrated. The author will be talking about someone in a sentence and have the wrong name of the person they are talking about. It would be a great read if there weren't so many grammatical errors.
  • Amazing

    By Nightgoddess23
    This book was amazing! I loved it so much and was hooked by the second page. Definitely a must read!
  • Bad

    By s_morg
    The plot seemed rushed, under developed, and it felt as though the author plucked about 7 chapters out of the middle and only barely connected what was left and leaving huge ridiculous gaps. The main character met a man and fell deeply in love with him within, literally, 2 chapters. I wasted my time.
  • 😒

    By Neaner 55
    Potential is there. It definitely needs a new editor. There were so many mistakes, at least every other page, that it was hard to stay focused when reading. The main character was all over the place with emotion that it just doesn't make sense. I've read 4 books in the series hoping there would have been some improvement, it only got worse. I'm disappointed because it could've been great.
  • Just not good

    By Jcecmcoc
    This should be the first half of a book. It just stops... There are literally no answers to any questions. Spends way to much time on "inner monologues" of one character and not nearly enough on the actual story. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone...
  • Disappointed

    By DH Loves Reading
    I read the entire book with the hope that it would get better, but unfortunately it didn't. The timing was WAY off in this book. I have read a lot of cheesy love at first sight books and I can enjoy them if the story and plot is good. I couldn't get past it with this one. Wasn't worth the read. I can go into detail, but it's not necessary, just find something else to read :)