The Ripper (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #4)
Haunted by the past . . .
The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan assumes the worst...more
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Now that I have read the book I must say that I'm slightly disappointed. Mainly because they didn't finish the whole story in this one book but that the second half is in the next book coming out in January I believe. Also the title, The Ripper, made me think we were going to learn about Stefan's days when he was called that (at least the current season of the show says he was called that sometime, when he was is boston sometime or was it Chicago during the ...more
If you didn’t know this before, then here you go; this cover is created using the promo photo of season two of the hit TV series The Vampire Diaries . Yep, this is why this cover is gorgeous and I had no idea how beautiful Stefan’s eyes are until now .
I am a huge fan of L.J. Smith’s writing style although I recently knew that Stefan’s Diaries aren’t entirely written by her, but I still like it.
I have read the previous 3 books in the series and you can find my review of th ...more
And one fact that I really dont like is that they change the storyline from the book to the series even though it is clear on the cover that this ...more
As a huge fan of the extremely popular Vampire Diaries television drama series, I was also keen to get ‘stuck-into’ L.J Smith’s book series (of the Vampire diaries and Stefan’s diaries). Beautifully blending paranormal themes with a fresh, contemporary feel ‘The Vampire Diaries’ books are current and classy within this highly competitive genre. If you enjoy Young Adult fiction with a darkly sinister, spinechilling twist then I highly r ...more
This is book 4 in the STEFAN'S DIARIES series. This series is not penned by LJ SMITH but by 2 other authors. 1 of whom works on the tv series (Julie Plec). Many are and are not fans. They feel it is an insult and sell out to the actual VD series by LJ Smith. I actually love this series & prefer it to TVD by LJ. LJ's books are rather good I just did not "connect" to them. I guess it could be because I watched an entire season on tv BEFORE reading them so St ...more
Anyways, this is about the originals vampires. I really enjoyed it, reading these books are always a quick read and very much enjoyable. Stefan is in London to get away from Damon as well as the originals like Klaus that he was dealing ...more
Oh, and if you think it has ANYTHING to do with the show (I mean come on, it has one of the actor's face on the cover), you are so wrong! Do not make the mistake and think it will give you insight as to what is going on TVD. It has none!
Pryč je i Stefan z New Orleans a z New Yorku.
Po dvaceti letech Stefan ještě pořád dodržuje svůj morální kodex. Živí se jen na zvířatech a neubližuje lidem. Snaží se co nejlépe začlenit do společnosti a momentálně dělá správce na jednom malém statku vzdáleného pár hodin od Londýna.
Jeho pomíjivý klid končí, ...more
Here is the summary of the book:
Haunted by the past . . .The ye ...more
This one's called The Ripper...So Stefan's already gone bad again? GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER STEFAN AT LEAST DAMON IS CONSISTENT
Edit: (view spoiler)[My bad, not Stefan this time (hide spoiler)]
Summary of the Story
Stefan has a new "foster" family again! YOU THINK HE'D LEARN THAT HIS PRESENCE ONLY BRINGS DEATH BUT HE DOESN'T!
(view spoiler)[He travels into the city with the man he works for and pretends he wants to visit with family. He sees in the newspaper that a vampire has ...more
I struggle a lot more with this, not because it has some heavy, interesting content, but because I am stressed out on project making.
We are in London. As much as I love this city. No. No. No. I am not interested.
Did you expect a Ripper Stefan, cause I did. And did I get it? Of course...NOT.
*you get this for an entire novel.*
I truly hated the female protagonist, Violet. From all my heart. It is not even funny. I am starting to ...more
Non Spoiler Synopsis:
This novel follows Stefan living in England on a quiet country farm with a family he adores, and is adored by. However, in London murders have been happening under the hand of 'Jack the Ripper'. Stefan stays in the city to investigate, fearing his brother Damon or even the evil Klaus are behind them. Throughout the story, Stefan struggles with the turmoil and deat ...more
Natürlich treffen auch in diesem Band Stefan und Damon wieder aufeinander. Doch anders ...more
Kniha sa - podobne ako predošlé - drží určitej dejovej línie, zväčša problému ...more
U tohohle dílu jsem ale možná udělala trochu chybu, protože jsem si právě dovolila mít jisté očekávání, které se ale bohužel nekonalo. Kvůli originálnímu názvu (The Ripper - ten český mi mimochodem přijde trochu mimo) jsem si myslela, že kniha bude obsahovat hodně ...more
Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec picked up the rights ...more
Bit of a mindfuck that there are four Vampire Diaries canons...
The original books as written and continued (as fanfiction) by the real LJ Smith.
The original books as started by the real LJ Smith and continued by the ghostwriter(s).
The TV show with backstory as established within itself.
The TV show with backstory as established by these prequel novellas!
If you're going to bother to write a set of stories based on a TV ...more
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th ...more