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Strange Fate (Night World #10)

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  1,496 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Sarah Strange is a normal teenager with annoying siblings and a crush on two boys, Mal and Kierlan, who happen to be her best friends. But Sarah also has visions of a place where dragons darken the sky and feast on humans. When Sarah confides in Mal and Kierlan about her visions, she discovers her friends are not who they seem. They are part of the Night World. And they be ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published by Simon Pulse
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J.D. Stroube
I just read that L.J. Smith is currently working on more books for the Secret Circle and Forbidden game series. Is she kidding? Come on! She keeps making excuses about how she has to take her time in order to write Strange Fate well. Maybe if she stopped writing books for the other series... she would have finished Strange Fate by now! I am actually very irritated with her. I understood when I read about her family issues, which was why she took such a long break from writing. I even understood ...more
Dec 29, 2014 Tabatha marked it as sequels-to-read
Shelves: i-want-this-now
You can check out other reviews on my blog:

I'm giving all readers a fair warning that there will be no fluffiness and cat gifs today. There'll be emotive language and serious topics.

*Deep breath*

I'm going to assume that L.J. Smith is never going to read this review because despite some, admittedly cute, pictures of a dog I really have no proof that she is still around.

But on the off chance that she is alive and finds herself on this very page then I'd like to say a couple of things.

Firstly, hi
Feb 09, 2013 Sarah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I came to a strange realization recently. I have been waiting for this book for 15 years, over half of my life.

That is a bit disturbing.
Dec 11, 2012 FragmentsofInk marked it as to-read
Shelves: boycotting
I think I was about 10 when I read all the books in this series (Night World), the four original Vampire Diaries books, and all Secret Circle, Dark Visions and Forbidden Game series books. LJ Smith and Christopher Pike were probably my favorite authors when I was young....

My point: I clearly remember finishing the very last page of the 9th book in the Night World Series - claiming I could look forward to the 10th and final book in the series coming soon to a store near me!!!! I probably had some
Apr 02, 2013 Tina marked it as to-read
Shelves: eventually-buy
wow you know you've been waiting too long for a book to come out when even goodreads removes the date of release

update: release date is December 31st 2030... when this comes out (if it does) im throwing it back at the author... the original release date was 1998 come on already please
Nov 23, 2013 ☽Ƹɱɱɑ☾ marked it as to-read

It. Has. Been. 15. Years.
I have not been waiting for 15 years, more like 3, but I feel bad for everyone who's been waiting longer. Or just waiting at all.

So on her blog she says she's writing two books for Strange Fate, so it's taking her longer. That's fine, but only if she hasn't published lots of books since 1998. Oops, she has!

So according to Barnes and Noble, Strange Fate is coming out in 2030.

Can you deliver Strange Fate to my nursing home?
Apr 22, 2014 Cece marked it as to-read
UPDATE 3/2/2014: Yeah, maybe I should just accept the fact that this book is never coming out, albeit it saddens me to no end. The below rant I wrote about two years ago. Two years ago, LJ Smith told me it would be coming out soon. WHEN IS SOON???
I have the feeling she's left this series to rot. I'll have trouble moving on, but moving on is the way to go. I've got a whole lotta book series out there to read, and their authors are actually willing to finish them!


Jul 30, 2012 Alexandra marked it as to-read


I was doing some research today and I learned that L.J. had taken 10 years off of not writing. I learned that she had personal family issues. I believe family is the number one most important thing in the world so I understand why she hasn't gotten this book out yet. When things start to alter your life you can lose your motivation for anything you do. L.J. must have lost her motivation and took a long break. It is okay now though because would you want her to write Strange Fate in a s
Jun 24, 2012 C marked it as to-read

Did it take.
So long.

While I go just waiting for this book, L.J Smith is probably sitting there, writing it like [image error]

I just want to read it.
I just realized that I have been waiting 14 years for this book. 14.
That is disgusting. With all of the demand for this book, I can't believe the publishers have not made her write it.
They had the audacity to re-release the first 9 - that should have meant something. But the years on that are coming and going also.
She can say all she wants about "taking time." When she was sick it was understandable, but the way she pumps out books now this is ludacris.
Jamile Silva
*July 22, 2013 Update*


I've been awaiting for this book for years, y am i being tortured this way? :'(

WHOA, where is the publication date?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?




and i WILL read u O.O


Nov 14, 2012 Amanda marked it as to-read
This book was originally supposed to be published in 1998. NINETEEN. NINETY. EIGHT.

I was 13 in 1998. Now I am 27. I have absolutely zero sympathy for LJ Smith. Finishing the Night World series should have been prioritised over starting new projects and writing new series or extending existing series. I can't lie, even as disappointed and jaded as I am, I will probably still read the book if/when it finally gets released. But I wouldn't be surprised if this never happens. All you guys who are mo
Nov 09, 2012 Lucille marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-have-now
Update: So, is the audiobook version out now? Ms. Smith should just self-publish it. She has enough money to do that. And I know that a lot of people would buy it. Because seriously, I just want to know how this series ends.

As of now, the expected publication is in October 20, 2012. This may change.


Wait. What? Is this true? I'm calm? Well, I've only just been waiting for this since 2009. Three long, agonizing years. So, no, I AM NOT CALM.
♥  Erika  ♥
Jan 02, 2012 ♥ Erika ♥ marked it as cant-wait-to-read
I seriously can't wait any longer!!! I hope it comes out soon, the dates keep getting pushed back from 2010 to 2018. I wish it would be released already! It is a shame to see such a great series come to an end, hopefully this final book will match up to be as good as the others!
Mar 17, 2015 Luke marked it as to-read
Okay, this is killing me.

I know I have only read the first collection, with Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Spellbinder, but I am excitedly anticipating Strange Fate. At some point, I have to get my hands on the other two collections, but what holds me back from reading them is how I'll probably have to wait even longer for Strange Fate.

Seriously, I hope Strange Fate comes out later this year, or maybe even early next year, because it is getting beyond ridiculous. It annoys me that so
kitty cué
Jun 10, 2012 kitty cué marked it as to-read
We don't care about Vampires Diaries. Finish this book, I have been waiting to long! AND SERIOUSLY TWO GUYS?! No, I want one you can only have one soul mate (they've said it through all the freaking books!)

LJ Smith, get with the program.

P.S. I was hoping for three stories.
Mar 05, 2013 Mallory marked it as to-read
Ha Ha has anyone seen Barnes and Noble's new release date for Strange Fate! Either someone is making a joke or someone had to mistype because it says....publication date: 12/31/2030. I know, right!
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Aug 27, 2012 Ana Carter シ marked it as to-read


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Edit: august 27, 2012 (#2)


Nidhi Thomas
Mar 06, 2015 Nidhi Thomas marked it as to-read
What do I see! July 10th! :O 2012! that's..that's....AWESOME!
Wait. Wait. No. Nope, wrong she hasn't said anything about the release date....


It is now the year 2015 and there is still no news of this book coming out. I really do think that this book may never come out. Also I feel like now there is so much pressure on this book that if it turns out bad, the readers (who have been waiting a long time) will be more enraged. Personally, I would just be happy to have completed the series becau
Jinan H
Feb 15, 2014 Jinan H marked it as to-read
oh for God's sake publish it already!!

2nd of March 2013
I am seriously scared that I die before she publishes this.

16th of February 2014
Am I still waiting for this book nope I don't think so
Jun 11, 2009 Janni marked it as to-read
I've been waiting on this book something like a decade now. Rereading all the others in anticipation of its (hopefully? please?) release. :-)
.·:*¨ × Shannon♥Loving Tomas Vrbada Like Woe × ¨*:
For everyone anxiously waiting, here's an preview L.J. posted

EDIT: 02/08/13

Brand new chapter 1!

Great, the reason she's making this book so big is because of adding MORE pointless details just like Shadow Souls I love Ash and all but UGH. L.J.'s never gonna learn, is she?

EDIT: 09/07/13

Honestly, I'm not looking forward to this at all. It's already been glaringly obvious since Nightfall came out and the info she's menti
Jan 07, 2014 Sophie added it
this is never even gonna end up being written. I loved the original 4 VD books, and that lead me to read the Nightworld books at least 5 years ago. And sorry LJ Smith, but the rest of your newer books suck. Like reeeeaaaallllyy badly. Besides the Forbidden Game series, I loved that too. But the books have gone down the toilet. I gave up on the last VD series but with the co-author, the writing was terrible, as was the plot. Don't even get me started on Dark Visions and the Secret Circle. Then th ...more
I read the first Nightworld book the month it was released. I don't even know how long I have been waiting for this book now, but I was still in school at that point and I'm 31 now.

George R Martin writes books faster than this. Enough said.

Apr 02, 2012 Kiera marked it as to-read
i really NEED to know who dies so i can mourn them and get on with my life i'm ready.
Apr 02, 2012 Cheese marked it as to-read
Finish this fucking book before you continue your series destroying rampage.

Though at this point, I have no doubt this will end up as crappy as that drivel you call a continuation of The Vampire Diaries.
Yennhi Nguyen
Jul 02, 2012 Yennhi Nguyen marked it as to-read
This book is taking so long to be published that I'm forgetting all the characters names -__-
Amy Gideon
Jun 23, 2012 Amy Gideon marked it as to-read
So only been waiting for this to be published for over 10 years. I keep holding out hope that one day will be today.

I do find it annoying that she's releasing more books in the Secret Circle. It ended great! I don't want these new books written so far apart from the previous conclusion to mess it up.
Feb 15, 2014 Emma marked it as to-read
I will not read this book. I do not believe that it will ever actually reach the selves and if it does I do not remember what happened in the other books and will not bother rereading them. Perhaps this is the reason her publisher has begun using ghost writers for her work. I understand that life can get in the way but almost two decades letter and she couldn't even find any time at all? With 200 words a day she'd have a book. If she doesn't want to write the book or finds herself disconnected w ...more
Margaret Ushman
Jan 19, 2014 Margaret Ushman marked it as to-read
I haven't waited as long as others, but seriously, just finish writting the book! Soooo many excuses, and now their will be a fanfiction on amazon from the vampire diaries before the book even has an official release date that will stick! well....that is unless barnes and nobles date of 2030 is correct :D
I also have a pretty good memory and I can scarcly recall what the previous books were about -_- by the time the book is written, we'd have to pick up the earlier 9 books to reread just to refr
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Other Books in the Series

Night World (10 books)
  • Secret Vampire (Night World, #1)
  • Daughters of Darkness (Night World, #2)
  • Spellbinder (Night World, #3)
  • Dark Angel (Night World, #4)
  • The Chosen (Night World, #5)
  • Soulmate (Night World, #6)
  • Huntress (Night World, #7)
  • Black Dawn (Night World, #8)
  • Witchlight (Night World, #9)
The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) Night World, No. 3 (Night World, #7-9) Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #1) Night World, No. 2 (Night World, #4-6) Night World, No. 1 (Night World, #1-3)

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