Monday, 7 December 2009

Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide by Annette Pollert & L. J. Smith

You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Prepare to test your Night World knowledge with trivia questions from all nine books. Best of all, L.J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you've been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide.

I remember reading my first Night World book in my secondary school library about ten years ago, and thinking it was the best series I'd read since The Famous Five. It's no longer my favourite series (hello, Twilight), but I still love it, and I think a lot of today's supernatural fiction owes a big thank you to L. J. Smith's fantastic imagination.

Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide is a must-read for fans of these books, and is an entertaining compendium of facts, figures, quizzes and information. I patrticularly like the original US cover gallery, and the interview with L. J. herself. It's fascinating to get an insight into her mind, and her letter to the fans is nothing but sincere.

You'll be a Night World expert by the time you finish this book and, after reading the Strange Fate excerpt at the back, no doubt you'll be counting down to its release just like I am. Everything you ever wanted to know about the characters and creatures is present in this fan guide, and I can't wait to see if a similar Vampire Diaries volume will follow.

8 comments:

Letter Garden said...

Thanks for remembering me that this book exists! Night World is one of my fav series, but all L.J. Smith books are extraordinary. ♥♥♥

I Want To Read That said...

I've only read the first in the series (many years ago) - I have them and really need to read them. This sounds like a great companion - thanks for the review:)

Rhiannon Hart said...

I adore the original covers and had to buy the vintage series off ebay. So spewing that the original Strange Fate cover wont be used! Must look out for this guide though, cheers.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I was just told today that I won a copy of this and the first installment. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I haven't read the Night World series yet. I didn't love the Vampire Diaries so I was a bit hesitant. Your enthusiasm has changed my mind!

Chicklish said...

Great post, and the book sounds really interesting! I keep forgetting that L.J. Smith's books first came out way before the recent wave of paranormal YA.

LovesSam said...

This souns fab!! Never yet the Night World series, so may have to have a looksie

Kate said...

I have the Night World series at home but I haven't read it yet. I must get round to reading them.