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The Compelled (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6)

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When Damon is taken captive by ruthless vampire Samuel, Stefan is determined to rescue him before it is too late...even if it means seeking help from the most unlikely of places. Stefan forms a tentative alliance with a coven of witches in order to save his brother, only to learn that Samuel's end game is far more sinister then they could have imagined. With Samuel on the ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 2012)
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Nov 24, 2011 Francie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oh my Damon Salvatore!! How sexy does Ian look on this book cover? I might need to buy this first, just so I can have something to stare at late at night.
Nov 24, 2011 Alex marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
DAYUM! He's hot!!!!!!!
Jan 19, 2017 Brady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a great ending to an awesome, adventurous series. Kinda sad that it had to end though to be honest. I want to find out more about what happened in Stefan's and Damon's past. An idea would be to create a series based off of Damon as the main character in the book rather than Stefan. Who knows, maybe he also kept journals to write his memories in?
Melyssa Dawn Michaels
From the first day I picked up my very first Vampire Diaries book, back before the show was even a thought in anyone's mind, I always wanted to hear more back story on the brothers Salvatore. Within these 6 books, I got a piece of what I was searching for.

Yes, these books are written with more of the show history in mind, but what doesn't change from the original books to the show is the way the brothers interact with one another. Reading these books was like taking a walk through episodes of t
Richard Denney
Vol. 1 and 2 were the best.
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Sep 26, 2013 Lina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The name of the book is The Vampire Diaries and I choose to read this book because it is base on the television show and it takes about the past that wasn't mention in the show. The main character is Stefan since this is the Stefan's diaries and it talks about his life in the past. This book is mostly about that Stefan wants to kill a vampire name Samuel and he tries to make a plan to kill him. The author or this book is L.J. Smith who is an American author of young adult literature.
The main c
Jun 08, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, Overall this whole series is a lot better than the original Vampire Diaries Series..Possibly since this series is ALOT newer than the one made in the 1990's. However I wish the ending was a little different. That Stefan would've at least had some type of relationship in this book. Damon & Stefan always fighting, gotta love that.
Stacy Spoonster
Stefan's diaries #6

These books are ok. They follow more of the mythos of the tv show. The writing is so-so. I believe this series is written by someone else (not L.J. Smith) and they are not as good as the original books that she wrote. I would recommend for fans of the show.
Aug 28, 2013 Kika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Možno som čakala na záverečný diel trošku viac. Ako páčilo sa mi to ale možno som si myslela, že tam pôjdu aj ďalej, je to trochu blbý koniec ale zároveň aj pekný. No určite by sa v tom dalo pokračovať....

Khalia Hades
May 14, 2014 Khalia Hades rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
the book is in excellent condition! im very happy with my purchase! didnt have any issues! & Damon Salvatore is on the front cover!! the man is gorgeous!! okies but seriously...its a must buy!! every Vampire Diaries fan should own EVERY...SINGLE...BOOK! =)
Wendy Mills
Oct 26, 2016 Wendy Mills rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stefan and Damon’s are assisted by local witches in their quest to destroy the vampire Samuel, who has set his sights on conquering all of London. They succeed in killing him, and for the first time in a long while, they are free to just be vampires…and brothers once again.
Apr 07, 2012 Smash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Becky Courage
The Compelled is the sixth and final novel in the Stefan's Diaries series, which is a spin off series loosely based on the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith.

Non Spoiler Synopsis:

This novel sees Stefan and Cora trying to get Damon back from the evil vampire Samuel. The pair enlist the help of a coven of witches and must get them on their side in order to get Damon back, and to save London from the plans Samuel has for total destruction and control.

Loose ends are (kinda) tied up in this concluding n

So I just started reading this book and I can't wait to finish it. Only one victim left. Mary Jane Kelly if I remember correctly. I think that was the last victim of Jack the Ripper... Can't wait to see how she's described in this book. What I like about this series is that they actually kept everything the real Jack The Ripper did back in autumn 1888. From the victims he killed to the places they were found and the letter he sent to the press. Truth be told, if vampires
What I liked:

-The use of British words was a nice touch Smile. I loved it.
-The beginning was pretty good. It was the 2nd best part in the book.
-I got intrigued when Elijah was mentioned near the end of the book. Which is the best part in the story.
-The characters in this sequel were all very good. I’ll miss them all :).
-The fightings were nice.
-As usual, the end was great! It made me anticipate what to come despite my disappointment.

What I disliked:

-It was so predictable. Things were startin
Tereza S.
Seriál Upíří deníky, na nichž je tahle série založena, jsem přestala sledovat skoro před rokem a vydrželo mi to až doteď. Dřív se mi to líbilo, ale potom z toho tvůrci začali dělat šílenou slátaninu a už se na to nedalo dívat. Nicméně Stefanovy deníky jsem si i tak docela oblíbila, hlavně asi proto, že tam vůbec nevystupuje Elena. Bavilo mě dozvídat se, co všechno Stefan s Damonem zažívali poté, co se z nich stali upíři. Proto tuhle sérii považuju za daleko lepší než celý ten slavný seriál. Na l ...more
Presenting The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6 The Compelled .

Here is the summary of the book:

The story arc of Stefan's Diaries continues in this sixth installment. Control or be controlled . . .Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine's death by destroying the Salvatore brothers. Reeling from Samuel's latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Toget
Dec 21, 2016 Kristie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THANKS for being the last book. I m FINALLY free
Carly Fries
Before I Read the book...


Summary of the Story

The gang wants to take care of Samuel once and for all. (view spoiler)
Linda Jaejoong
Jan 06, 2017 Linda Jaejoong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-until-2017
Damon und Stefan nehmen den Kampf gegen Samuel auf, doch alleine können sie ihn nicht besiegen. Durch Zufall retten sie eine Hexe vor Samuel und sichern sich promt die Hilfe von ihr und ihren Freunden im Kampf gegen Samuel. Doch sind sie stark genug ihn endgültig zu besiegen?? Und was passiert wenn sich der volle Hass eines Bruders gegen den Anderen richtet??

Endlich ich das große Finale da und wir lernen viele neue Leute kennen. Stefan, Damon und Cora sind zusammen einfach der Hammer und man bek
Jess Swann
Ouf... j'ai fini la saga ! Ce dernier tome ne m'a pas plus convaincue que les précédents, l'écriture est simplissime et les personnages peu approfondis, exception faite de Stefan, mais je n'ai jamais été passionnée par ce personnage... Sur le fond, l'idée de reprendre l'histoire de Jack l'éventreur est toujours bonne mais j'aurais aimé que ce soit un peu plus approfondi, ici on a vraiment l'impression d'être dans du "fastread", vite écrit, vite lu et pas très bon... J'ai tout de même aimé voir ...more
Nov 02, 2012 Jaimie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 21, 2012 Suzie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still stand by my previous comments that this, together with books 4 & 5 of Stefan's diaries, really should have been 1 book rather than 3 ridiculous pamphlets. I know that the screenwriters have taken over this series from the original author, and whilst it stays closer to home and the great TV series, the writing style is more like a quick TV episode rather than a novel.

That being said, I do like the screenwriters' styles more than the original author who just took such a ridiculous tang
Alaina Hulvey
Dec 06, 2012 Alaina Hulvey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this book was on par with the previous book. Pretty good wrap up for this story line. Loved the bromance between Stefan and Damon and also the interesting Cora. Though Stefan did get a little too whiny for my taste after a new characters death. Wish that particular character wouldn't have been killed it was lame being that it could have been prevented imo. Oh and enough with the self loathing Stefan. That's why I think him and Elena are perfect for each other, with their whole emo love affa ...more
I finally glad the whole Samuel thing has been cleared up. I hate that they separated this story into 3 short book when I long one would have been nicer, but I was able to get this one at the library so that was nice. I think they could have wrapped it up sooner. They kept trying and trying to get Samuel and for silly reasons he kept slipping though their fingers. I hope they continue to write Stefan diaries book. I look forward to what happens next in their lives. I know Stefan gets back on hum ...more
May 15, 2012 Joti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Courtney Johnson
This was a good book. It was interesting to see the witches and how they interacted with the vampires. I was sad when Mary Jane died because Stefan was helping Damon. However, I was glad when Samuel was defeated. Cora then went off to start a new life and Stefan and Damon decide to split up with the promise to meet up in 25 years. I didn't really feel like this was a good ending to their relationship but I suppose VD continues that. I don't think I would read this again but it was interesting to ...more
"I will think of you and remember you, for eternity."
I think these books were and are an absolute fantastic prequel to CW's The Vampire Diaries, made even better when written by a ghostwriter.

Even though the books did not stay true to the show, I found that they kept me enthralled the entire way through.

Apparently the 7th book was rumored to be released sometime late, but all information relating has since been dormant. sigh

I am so sad to see them go.

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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
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Other Books in the Series

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries (7 books)
  • Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #1)
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  • The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #3)
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