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The Passion (Dark Visions #3)

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Kaitlyn Fairchild and her four psychic friends nearly escape from the evil Mr. Zetes ? until Gabriel defects to the Institute. Desperate to break the intimacy of their telepathic link, he becomes the enemy and hunter of Kaitlyn's group. Rob is determined to destroy Gabriel if he has to?but Kait can't let that happen. On her own, she leaves her friends and returns to the In ...more
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Published April 20th 2010 by Brilliance Corporation (first published April 1st 1995)
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Sarah
I think this was my favourite of the three books (view spoiler)



8 out of 10
Abbie
Jan 17, 2016 Abbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just like the two previous books, this wasn't quite so good as I remembered it being, but it was still a decent read.

It was nice to revisit an old favorite.
Anna Pavlíčková
Teď, když už mám poslední díl Temných vizí za sebou, si říkám, že to zase tak špatné nebylo. Jo, kdybych neměla mezi tímto a předchozími díly takovou propast, tak by se mi to asi líbilo mnohem víc. Navíc mám pocit, že se většina nepodstatných scén dala klidně vypustit. Plus mi tentokrát Kaitlyn docela dost brnkala na nervy. Byla vždycky takhle nesnesitelná?
Sakinah
Jan 29, 2015 Sakinah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-english-books
Finally finished the trilogy
So beautiful
The review will be written under The Dark Vision the whole book.
Connie
Feb 05, 2016 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Source: I own a bind up of this trilogy.
Cost: Free gift

Title: The Passion
Series: Dark Visions #3
Author: LJ Smith
Overall Rating: 4 stars

Basically, what I've concluded is that, although I've enjoyed reading this trilogy, it's not my favourite LJ Smith work.

I really liked how much we got to see Gabriel in this book, he is by far my favourite character in this book, and I think the third book was definitely worth waiting for. I felt more connected to the characters in this one, I was so i
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Keertana
Jun 25, 2012 Keertana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Passion is such a fitting name for this last novel in L.J. Smith's Dark Visions Trilogy. In this installment, Kaitlyn is forced to travel to the Institute, take advantage of Gabriel's feelings for her, and destroy Mr. Z's evil plans. Having convinced Gabriel, Joyce, and most of the warped up members of the Institute of her loyalty, Kaitlyn must somehow plan to destroy the crystal and keep the shard of the Fellowship's pure crystal from falling into Mr. Z's power. However, little does Kaitlyn ...more
Debra
Nov 12, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: projecttbr-2015
For a more detailed review, check out my review below:

Debra's Book Cafe


Debs :-)
Octavia
Jul 11, 2016 Octavia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
Review for full series

Dark Visions is my second experience with LJ Smith. I started with The Vampire Diaries series, which was a somewhat of a letdown for me as a big fan of the show. I was iffy on starting another LJS book, but I'm glad I did. Dark Visions turned out to be just pure fun!

This is by no means a perfect series. Compared to nowadays YA books, I have to say that Dark Visions could come off as somewhat unoriginal. I mean, you've heard it before- loner girl with dead parent and magic
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Daniellesof2014
Gabriel has been found. Found as the Enemy. Now that Kaitlyn and the others have the shard of the pure crystal, he wants it, but only to give it to Mr. Zetes. He convinced himself that he was evil and not half and half, he was pure evil, he would even hurt Kait if he had to. He did just that but was unsuccessful to retrieve the shard because Tony had shown up (Marisol’s brother). He goes back to the institute to tell Mr. Z that he was wasn't able to retrieve the shard but can’t make himself do i ...more
Kaisa FireFlie
Nov 02, 2013 Kaisa FireFlie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poslední díl, který jsem musela přečíst už jenom tak nějak proto, že mám ty další. Musím litovat, ale zároveň jsem ráda, že už to mám dodělané a mohu se věnovat nějaké příjemnější četbě. Poslední díl měl asi šokovat, ostatně ze začátku jsem byla nadměrně spokojená, ale pak opět začalo to, co provází celou sérii docela permanentně - klišé.
Katie se tentokrát trochu projevila, konečně udělala něco pro Gabriela a vrhla se po hlavě do nejtěžšího úkolu, který ji za tu dobu asi čeká. Přestala se spolé
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Teryna90
I'm having a really hard time rating this book, and it's whole series. I wanted to love this series but I just couldn't!

I didn't dislike it as you can see -> 3 full stars!

And I pretty much enjoyed the ride, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten to the end of this series. BUT STILL... Something was missing, I didn't fall for the characters. Mostly the main one. Kate.

Need to get back on this review, I'll have more time to straighten my thoughts and put them down in words.

Full review to come.
Pottermnm Montse
It was ok I guess.
Aaronlisa
Feb 15, 2016 Aaronlisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
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Darcy Stewart
Nov 20, 2009 Darcy Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. The ending is perfect. Some of it you expect but some of it you don't. At first I though tit would be another vampire novel but it isn't. This is great for any teen to read who really likes fantasy. The book shows some evil, but it just briefly touches it. The book has some tense moments in it. I couldn't put this book down. I found this to be very exciting. LJ Smith has gotten me to read everything she has written. I didn't find a moment of dullness.
Sherley
Oct 26, 2015 Sherley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 5/5


Cover: 3/5 - Not a huge fan of the photography or artwork


The Passion is the last book in the Dark Visions trilogy by L.J Smith. The book starts off with Gabriel now being a part of Mr. Zete's side, wanting power and control. Over the course of the novel, the reader gets to experience newfound feelings characters have for each other.


I thought this book went by fast meaning something new and interesting was happening every time I turned the page. The plot was amazing and the overall ch

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Marina
Jul 16, 2014 Marina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
so this book turned out to be a good ending to a great series! However, I liked the first book the most, it was like nothing I've read before, really interesting topic, great characters! But both the second and the last book in this trilogy had a few moments where I was just thinking "ooohkay....". I didn't like the idea with the Fellowship ,especially because they seemed so weak to me (but Mr. Zetes is supposed to be so afraid of them?). Plus, I didn't like how the relationship with Kaitlyn and ...more
Claire (not Danvers)
This could be a tv show! Why is this not a tv show? Why is The Vampire Diaries a tv show and not this???

This book deserves a tv show and I sort of imagined it as a tv show in my head. It's both dramatic and cheesy. It reminded me of the ending of an R.L. Stine book (and his books were turned into a tv show!)

So much eye-rolls for this to be honest. The whole execution in the plot kept building up into something more- something I wouldn't have expected. Kinda like the ending of Shatter Me. Crazy,
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Annikka
Dec 22, 2012 Annikka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
3,5 hvězdičky
Nebýt toho konce (view spoiler) bych dala i víc, docela dobře se to četlo :)
Nocte
Nov 13, 2010 Nocte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
just love the ending when they say "i love you"
Maťa
Krásne finále série :)
Sycho
Nov 04, 2014 Sycho rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Visions is a trilogy made up of The Strange Power, The Possessed, and The Passion. I read all 3 of these books together, so I am only doing one review.
I liked the basic idea and the plot of Dark Visions. In my opinion, this is a great series ruined by very unlikable characters. I hated Kait and Rob with a passion. I never saw anything in their relationship. There was no feeling in it, and it felt forced. I think Gabriel could have been better if we could have had more from his perspective.
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Mae
Dec 11, 2011 Mae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review serves to offer my opinion on the entire trilogy, especially since the three books form one grand story which I had to finish in three days (yes, my sister was appalled). What can I say? I had previously read every single one of L.J. Smith's masterpieces, and I was stoked, so to speak, to find out what this was about. I finished my homework in a rush and curled up in bed with my precious new friends.

The entire series deserves a 4.9-star average rating. The story centers on five kids
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Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
The Passion is the third and final book of the Dark Visions trilogy by L.J. Smith

Gabriel left the four others, Anna, Rob, Lewis, and Kaitlyn, to work with Mr. Zetes. He is determined to get a shard of the crystal they have nobody the cost and demonstrates to them that he means business. Kaitlyn realizes that she has to do something about Gabriel and decides to sneak off and pretend to join the Institute because the crystal needs to be destroyed. When Gabriel finds Kaitlyn, she tells him she came
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Becky Courage
The Passion by LJ Smith is the third and final book in the Dark Visions Trilogy.
Here is a spoiler play by play of what happened in this novel:

The novel starts off with Gabriel having changed sides. He is now on a quest to be evil and powerful, and is hunting Kait, Rob, Anna and Lewis (the gang) to get the crystal. In his mind, he is pure evil. He’s against them all and shows no mercy. He is working for Mr. Zete’s and is back at the institute. Lydia also ran away with him to be back under the co
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Petra Sýkorová
Lisa Jane Smith žije v Kalifornii, kde stále svítí sluníčko... kromě dnů, kdy prší. Má kočku a hromadu knih. Většinu svých nápadů získává ve spánku. Netuší, jestli jde o nějakou zvláštní magii, ale prostě ráda píše. Do paměti čtenářů se zapsala díky své úspěšné a téměř nekonečné sérii Upíří deníky. Nutno podotknout, že díly, které se v současné době vydávají, už nepíše ona, pouze na obálkách najdeme její jméno. Sama autorka k tomuto prodlužování sérií a psaní pod jejím jménem řekla, když jako ml ...more
Hanulla
Feb 11, 2013 Hanulla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
V předešlém díle se Kait, Robovi, Anne, Lewisovi i Gabrielovi povedlo dostat k Bratrstvu, tajemným lidem, kteří ovládají stejně nadpřirozené schopnosti jako oni. Dostali od nich úlomek čistého krystalu a jako cíl si vytyčili zničení toho v Institutu pana Zetese.
Jenže to nebude tak jednoduché. Gabriel od nich odešel k panu Z., aby se mu dostalo úcty, kterou si zaslouží (jeho vlastní slova) a teď je pronásleduje ve snaze získat krystal a zabránit jim ve zničení toho druhého. Jednoduché, říkáte si.
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Brina
Oct 26, 2011 Brina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nachdem Gabriel und Lydia verschwunden sind und der Kristall des alten Volkes zerstört wurde, sind Kaitlyn, Rob, Lewis und Anna wieder auf sich alleine gestellt. Für alle ist Gabriels Betrug nur schwer zu begreifen und sie müssen sich weiterhin vor Mr. Zetes und seinem Kristall verstecken. Als Gabriel die Vier in ihrem Versteck findet und nach einem misslungenen Angriff wieder verschwindet, steht für Kaitlyn fest, dass sie etwas tun muss. Sie packt heimlich ihre Sachen und trennt sich von den an ...more
Tereza S.
May 30, 2013 Tereza S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Konečně se mi po dlouhé době dostal do ruky poslední díl téhle série. Podle mého názoru jde asi o nejpovedenější sérii z pera L.J. Smith, které jsem od ní četla, přesto je to ale pořád jenom o trochu lepší průměr.

Příběh pokračuje tam, kde skončil v předchozím díle, kdy se Gabriel přidal na druhou stranu. Ostatní členové skupinky se schovali u rodiny bývalé zaměstnankyně Institutu, aby je pan Zetes nevystopoval. Tady jsem se trochu bála, že jakmile budou naši hrdinové objeveni, opět začnou utíkat
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Drusie's Biblio
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Esraa Bassiouny
This post is originally posted on my blog http://sofeelfree2read.blogspot.com/

I've finished my first paranormal fiction and I think I liked and I'll read more of paranormal fiction.
In this book Kaitlyn went after Gabriel back to the institute 'cause Rob said if he had to kill him to destroy Mr. Z and the crystal, so she went to destroy the crystal without killing Gabriel. Gabriel in this book turned oh, so bad kinda guy, but still I knew that he was good underneath and it was true, he was goo
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“You love her, don't you?' [Rob] said to Gabriel.
Gabriel finall seemed able to break their locked stare. He looked away, at the carpet. His face was bleak.
Yes' he said
More than anything,' Rob persisted. 'You'd crawl on your belly over broken glass for her. Easy.'
Yes, damn you,' Gabriel said. 'Happy now?”
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“Kaitlyn is that kind of girl that might be too interesting, might tempt you to get involved... A girl who challenged him, who could be my equal... Her mind was a place of blue pools and blazing meteors... She stood slim and proud as some medival witch princess against dawn."

-Gabriel”
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