SERIES: The Vampire Diaries: The Return #3
AUTHOR: L J Smith
PUBLICATION DATE: March 15, 2011
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen , an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
PAGES: 567 pages
RATING: 3 stars
***This review contains spoilers***
This book cannot get more than 3 stars because though it was great overall, one detail completely ruined it. Damon Salvatore dies. Sorry, but this just completely obliterates my good opinion of the book. It does imply at the end, that Damon will come back, but that is a tainted promise after watching him die so painfully.
It really and truly saddens me that this is how The Vampire Diaires series ends…..Yes, I am aware that there are 3 more books slated to be coming out, but guess what? They aren’t written by LJ because the stupid publisher took the project away from her and I’m sorry, but I REFUSE to read any book that tries to follow the plotline of the book series that wasn’t written by LJ.
TITLE: Secret Vampire
SERIES: Night Worlde #1
AUTHOR: L J Smith
PUBLICATION DATE: June 1, 1996
PUBLISHER: Archway Paperbacks
PAGES: 242 pages
RATING: 2 stars
Unfortunately this book only gets 2 stars. I was a little disappointed with this story. I adore L J Smith’s The Vampire Diaries series, so I had high expectations, but if fell short. The whole story seemed rushed to me. The beginning was interesting, but rather slow. There was an urgent need to turn Poppy before her disease killed her and that worked fine for me because it felt realistic. After she was turned, everything happened so fast and was wrapped up too almost too neatly. The main villian gave up without a real fight and there was no real celebrating the victory for the hero and heroine. I’m honestly not sure if I will read the next book in this series or not.