Secret Vampire is a young adult novel by L.J. Smith (not to be confused with her Vampire Diaries books). It is the first book in the Night World Series. Secret Vampire is, of course, an introduction to the secret world of vampires, witches, and other supernatural creatures of the night world.
Poppy’s best friend (and secret crush), James, is devastated when he learns that Poppy has terminal cancer. But he has a secret. He is a vampire. Desperate not to lose Poppy, he breaks all sorts of Night World laws to try and save her. It is a tale of loss, love, and blood exchange.
Secret Vampire is a quick, entertaining read, but is unfortunately very forgettable. There’s nothing new here, nothing unique, and nothing that makes me fall in love with any of the characters. It’s simple and sweet, a perfect read for a sick day or for just being lazy on the couch when you don’t want to think much.