The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

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I was inspired by my love of Vampire Diaries on the CW Network to read the books from which the spun-off.

Thus, I sent a request to my local library and was able to receive The Vampire Diaries anthology of The Fury and Dark Reunion.

Unfortunately, these two books are the third and fourth of the series.

Fortunately, Ms. Smith writes simply enough for me to get relatively caught up with where the first two books left off.

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

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The Fury starts with Elena being woke up dead by the struggle taking place between Stephen and Damon. And she’s hot for Damon…who I not-so-secretly route for on the show…instead of Stephen.

More than the story, I was captivated by the differences in the book from the show.

One obvious difference is evident from the cover…Elena is BLONDE!

Also, there is no little brother but I may have to read the first books to determine if the little girl in his place is her little sister or a little cousin.

Oh, and Bonnie…yeah, she’s still a witch…only she is a ditzy lil’ red headed white girl….yet, she is charming in her own way….

And she really shows some strength in the second book, Dark Reunion.

In Dark Reunion, Elena is even more dead, so the story is told from the perspective of Bonnie…

Like I said, Bonnie really comes into her own in this story and she’s uses her hookie pookie to call Stephen and Damon back to Falls Church (nope, it is not Mystic Falls in the books) to fight yet another unknown evil force.

Once again, I’ll let you read the story yourself to find out the rest of the who and what.

The books are ok but you have to be willing to separate yourself from the story on the ol’ boob tube and read them as stand alones.

I give them three stars out of five only because I found a few holes in the stories that need to be plugged.

Happy Reading!

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2 comments to The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

  • It's spooky I came across this as I have just read the same book and was about to write it up on my blog…I haven't read the first two either but unlike you I haven't managed to catch the show yet…But here in the UK the book cover is taken from the show so I was a bit shocked with Elena being a blonde and not a brunette like on the cover, it threw me for a little while…


    • admin

      Hm, very interesting comment about the covers being different in other countries. Perhaps the publishers think that the reading demographic in the UK is different than in the US.


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