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Monday, February 16, 2009

Book Review: The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall by L. J. Smith:

Elena Gilbert is alive—again.

When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back.

Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.

Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . .
But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena's blood but her death.

What i thought (Review): Told in L.J. Smith's trademark style, this new installment in the Vampire Diaries will have readers gasping for more. Though much more gruesome--and gory--than others, this book truly is a perfect night-time read. The crazy twists and turns will have you turning each and every page eagerly.

Sorry guys, but this book mainly focus's on our bad boy Damon. Stefan is barely even in it--though that may be because he was forced away against his own will . . . well, i'm not going to spoil it. Damon really opens up in this novel. You get to see the side that he really tries to hide, and cant help but feel sorry for him.

The creepy new characters and eerie new plotline will not disapoint. Trust me, this book is absolutely fantastic, but you should be aware of the fact that this is not a book to just be placed on a shelf.

this book is unique in everyway. The gruesome images spelled out before you cannot be repeated in any other way. A haunting story, not without hope, The Return: Nightfall is impossible to ignore.

If you have read this and are looking for more, please visit L.J. at



prophecygirl said...

Thanks for the review!

I love vampires, so I really think I should read these!

simply nerdy book reviews said...

YOU WILL LOVE THEM! one of my fave vamp series (emphasis on SERIES)

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Unknown said...

I've got to read this series already. :)

simply nerdy book reviews said...

robin_titan: have you read any of Smith's other books?


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