Strange Fate (Night World, #10)
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Strange Fate (Night World #10)

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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
Oct 03, 2013 Tabatha marked it as sequels-to-read
Shelves: i-want-this-now
You can check out other reviews on my blog:

YET ANOTHER EDIT* (April 11th 2013)
(Alleged) Release dates:

Barnes & Noble:
"This item will be available on December 31, 2030."

"Release date: April 1, 2013"
THIS ONE, was a fudging April fools. I'm not even kidding.

"Feb 2014"
Let's face the facts, doesn't look as if we'll be meeting Sarah Strange anytime soon..

ANOTHER EDIT*(September 20th 2012)

"The epic STRANGE FATE cuts that long time down to a year, so that you...more
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...more
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
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.
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...more
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.
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?
♥  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!
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.
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.
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...more
Apr 03, 2013 Luke marked it as to-read
Shelves: lj-smith
Strange Fate is the tenth and final book in the Night World series by L.J. Smith.

When will this book come out? I don't know. Maybe it will be worth the wait. L.J. Smith has implied this is a very, very long book. (My guess is 1000-and-something pages.) And maybe she's taking longer so that she can perfected it for her readers.
Why not have it at its best? Will it hurt? No. Give it time, you never know. L.J. Smith could be finished with it by tomorrow. But I think she said she'd like to finish i...more
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

☮ & ♥

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!
Ana Carter  シ
Aug 27, 2012 Ana Carter シ marked it as to-read


Edit: august 27, 2012



Edit: august 27, 2012 (#2)


Nidhi Thomas
Aug 16, 2012 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....
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. :-)
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
.·:*¨ × 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...more
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 03, 2012 Jade marked it as to-read
This is really pissing me off now! it took her two years to release all nine of the night world series but we have to wait over 10 years for the next one to come out. If she stopped writing for her other series, she would have strange fate wrote years ago!
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.
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.
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 -__-
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
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is anybody else waiting for this book too? 28 77 Aug 13, 2014 02:29PM  
Does anyone know when bit will be released? 2 25 Apr 28, 2014 07:14PM  
audio book?!?! 1 5 Aug 19, 2013 12:18AM  
*Night World*: A baby for the Strange Fate 12 48 May 03, 2013 08:15PM  
WHO HAS 2 SOULAMTES?! 2 17 Apr 27, 2013 08:05PM  
where can I find this? 18 406 Jun 26, 2012 08:26PM  
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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
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The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) Night World, No. 3 (Night World, #7-9) Night World, No. 2 (Night World, #4-6) Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #1) Night World, No. 1 (Night World, #1-3)

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