LJ Smith – Night World Series Reading Order

by Maryse on April 22, 2009 · 16 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

About book #1:

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy’s only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It’s a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.


Some short stories that are free to read on the LJ Smith website that are pertinent to the Night World series (specifically – the currently unreleased “Strange fate” book):

  • Brionwy’s Lullaby (“This is a story from the Night World book Strange Fate about the future”)
  • Thicker than Water (“This story is about what happens to Keller and some of the other Night World characters during the night when the Apocalypse finally comes about. You don’t need to have read Strange Fate to understand it—which is a good thing since Strange Fate hasn’t been published yet”)
  • Those Who Favor Fire (“This is, at last, the continuation of the story of Ash Redfern and Mary-Lynnette Carter.”)


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

M. Auer May 20, 2009 at 4:44 PM

When will the next book be released?
(Strange Fate #4)

Please and Thank You

Allie April 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Ya when will Strange Fate be released?

max June 1, 2011 at 9:35 AM

when will Strange Fate be released in Malaysia?

Annamay June 7, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I am going crazy waiting for the next book. When is it going to be out in Utah.

rumeena July 3, 2011 at 4:24 PM

when is the series coming out ??? badly want to see it :D

Allie July 3, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Please!!!! TEll us I’m going crazy!!!!!!!!!!

Maryse July 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Well they are releasing something from L.J. Smith this fall (Secret Circle) ;) Here’s a quote, and then a direct link to an article I found:

“The CW will be premiering the ‘Secret Circle’ this fall with their new lineup. ”


Here’s another link and quote regarding why:

“L.J. herself said her vote was for “Night World,” yet “Secret Circle” seems to have won out.”
“By adapting “Secret Circle” instead of “Night World,” The CW is seemingly hoping to replicate their winning formulas of high school dramas like “Gossip Girl” and supernatural series like “The Vampire Diaries” (without doing vampires and werewolves all over again).”

Here’s the link to that MTV article: http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2010/10/21/lj-smith-secret-circle-vampire-diaries/

Hope that helps :)

eloise drachenberg July 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM

hi i am just wondering about night of solstice is it a part of the night world series thanks x

Mandy October 8, 2011 at 2:05 AM

I have been waiting for a long time to read the next book that is the most reason they might not be putting it on the air we have had to wait so long we have just dropped it out of out minds but I still look for it every time I go to the store but am about to give up have started reading other thing to keep me busy

zie October 13, 2011 at 4:35 AM

will u ever finish the nite series?? when ever will strange fate be released?

Pixie June 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I cant wait for Strange Fate to be released

thea July 29, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Hey Maryse,

I have been waiting for over two years now for Strange Fate to be released, and it still hasnt been. At first on so many different sites, they all said different dates and they havent been right at all. Is there any way for you to find out when it comes out???

Morgab August 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I love these books. I was wondering when the release date is in Virginia. I am UBSESSED with these books. And is Dark Visions and The forbidden game part of the night world series?

josie November 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM

i like the third book out of all of three them that are out. i can’t wait for the last one to come out

Steena December 31, 2012 at 6:59 AM

I’ve read all the Night Series. I just like Night World books. I hope that the last one will be release very soon.

aniya March 22, 2013 at 5:42 AM

I didnt read any of the books yet but I only have the No.2 so do I have to read them in order ?

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