Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1)
Η Έλενα ήταν νέα και όμορφη σαν ηλιαχτίδα όταν συνάντησε τον Στέφαν, τον ερωτεύτηκε και, για την αγάπη του, έγινε βρικόλακας και η ίδια. Για να σώσει την πόλη της και να συμφιλιώσει τα δύο αδέλφια-προαιώνιους εχθρούς, τον γοητευτικό Στέφαν και τον επικίνδυνο Ντέιμον, επέλεξε να πεθάνει.
Τώρα η Έλενα έχει τρομερές δυνάμεις και το αίμα τ...more
If you REALLY liked this book, please don't read my review below.
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
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
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
And I mean..weird. Bizarre..Whatever.
I thought maybe this one would try to be like the TV show a little bit, since it was published a year after the first season. But I was very very wrong.
I am still trying to figure out if this is truly L.J. Smith writi...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!
I'm not going to sugar coat anything. This book w...more
The beginning of The Return: Nightfall was a bit confusing and slow with Elena’s ‘rebirth’ and whatnot. It took me time to get invested in the story, and then later, I felt it was going on too long. It seemed breathy at the end, like it just had to be wrapped up somehow. There were a lot of threads going, a lot of go...more
Where is the cool plot?! Where are the cool characters? Where is everything I loved about the series?!
I can't beleive how stupid this book was. When I FINNALY finished it, I felt so... frustrated. Japanese mithology?! WTF?!
There was another thing that totally surprised me: Internet phones, capable of making video calls in the 90s? How is that possible? L. J. Smith has completely implicated past and present.
I don't think that she should have wri...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
Some of the parts of the book l...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
you have to read this like a completely different book from the rest of the series though (which it sort of is since it's part of it's own separate trilogy). i mean there's a lot of boundari...more
I'm not going to sugar coat anything. This book w...more
Later on, Damon meets a Shinichi, an evil kitsune/Japanese fox spirit,...more
It is a little more edger than the last two, with more dark and seductive elements to it which I found fit further into the Gothic theme of the books. For fans there is more adventures with Meredith, Matt, Bonnie, Elena, Damon and Stefan and of course the regulars such as Caroline and a welcome bigger appearence from Mrs.Flowers (Stefan's Landlady).
The Return: Nightfall, the first novel of her new Vampire Diaries trilogy and her first new book since 1997 (Witchlight), picks up a week or two after the first quartet l...more
Elena gets better soon enough, but only after a sequence of very confusing things that...more
Ok, Gillian was correct, these books get worse. This is possibly the second worse book I have ever read. And I read a lot. So now, I have to say with trepidation and worry, what am I going to do with the last book?
Unbelievably unrealistic and the jumps in logic was incredible. I get the impression that the author L.J Smith try to put as many monsters and mythical creatures into this series as she possibly can. In the process she irritates...more
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 the Bay Area of Califo...more