Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1)
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 wer ...more
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Well...I thought the book was...BORING! This book was, like, so lame and I think the previous book (Dark Reunion) should have been the best ending for the Vampire diaries, but no...How could that be? -_-
L.J Smith- *yawning and thinking* I am bored. Which book should I ruin?
Night World? Nah!
Dark Visions? Nah!
The Secret Circle? Nah!
Forbidden Games? Nah!
Well, How about The Vampire Diaries?
Umm...Yeah! That sounds go ...more
There were concepts that did not hold true to the original series (such as the vampire powers) and characters were doing things they would never do. Perhaps this should not have been written in Damon's POV, whatsoever. It RUINED him. Ghosty Elena? Lovely love love? Mutt? The hell?!
There were a few bits of new information and a scene here and there that I really, really enjoyed. There were also old questions which were answered...only, I realized I didn't really want it all spelled out for me after all.
The writing style was just...wtf. WTF. Normally, Smith's writing style is very clear and concise, ...more
That said- I think that L.J. Smith did a remarkable job picking up the series again. Throughout the Vampire Diaries, Smith has woven in various supernatural mythologies; not limiting herself to vampires, she has incorporated werewolves, witches, ghosts, and even angels. In this new i ...more
The biggest problem I had was the characters and setting in this book just didn't seem like they fit with how they were portrayed in the first four books. This book supposedly picks up righ ...more
Though Stefan and Angel share a lot in common. Spike and Damon; however, are nothing a like in my opinion. I liked Spike, but I love Damon. I might have been the only person who was happy when Buffy and Spike ended up together (or maybe not), anyway I'm hoping if these characters and a ...more
I'm not going to sugar coat anything. This book w ...more
The characters really gets into our nerves.
Stefan is really pathetic. The way he calls elena ''My love'' is really annoying.
Elena is the same.As a spirit, she did some crazy stuff.
Bonnie,as usual was ...more
I think I got to page 57 when I just couldn't continue. And it takes a lot for me to not finish a book!
Stefan is lured from Elena as the town is falling apart. Very strange things are happening. This book has two "malach" who are trying to destroy the town. There is possession, seduction, and self-cutting. In the se ...more
Series: Vampire Diaries: The Return #1
Author: LJ Smith
Overall Rating: 2.7 stars
This is a series that should have ended with Dark Reunion. I know a lot of people loved this book, for the life of me, I can't see why, but hey each to their own. This book was just so boring. I couldn't care less about Elena, I didn't even like her that much in the original books, never mind this new version of her. Th ...more
Basically the story took place right after the event in book 4: The Union/Dark Union. After dying as a vampire to save her lover, Elena was restored to life as human at the end of book 4. At the beginning The Return: Nightfall, she had to start a new life with Stefan in secret (since most of the town people thought that she's dead)
But for some reason Elena wasn't just a mere human anymore, after returning from The Other Place, now she ...more
At the end of the last book, Elena had been turned into a vampire, then killed, then brought back from the dead six months after actually dying. Now she is some kind of borderline ghost/angel. She doesn't remember how to talk, and she floats, and has healing powers. Everything's great except Caroline is acting very weird and Damon go ...more
It was only after the CW picked this up as a show that I started reading THE VAMPIRE DIARIES last month. The first omnibus (books 1 & 2) was decent, and the next omnibus (books 3 & 4) was so-so. However, nothing prepared me for this book. The lack of continuity, poor writing, limited character development, and an entirely too long narrative combined for a very unsatisfying read.
The first concern was its lack of continuity. Though the story picks up seven d ...more
I'll forever love your old stories Ljane, but this one fell far short of expectation. I would not have even bothered to finish it if I didn't know what a great author you're capable of being. I hold out hope for Strange Fate, but not much.
Pages/Length: 14hrs and 5mins
Genre: Young Adult; Vampire
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: TRIANGLE!
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 1.5 stars
All out of ten
World Building: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: Vampires...
Worst Part: I am lost as crap.
Thoughts Had: huh?!; EXPLAIN!
Continuing the Series: eh.
Short Review: I have seen enough of the show Vamp ...more
I realize that this is her first published book since coming back to the writing world, but I pray that her next attempt lives up to her previous standar ...more
So I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out this new book was being added to The Vampire Diaries series. Somehow I missed the release date and stumbled upon ve ...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