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L.J. Smith
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The Vampire Diaries [3/4] (The Vampire Diaries #3-4)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  52,978 Ratings  ·  1,722 Reviews

Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired.

Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he's determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all - whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy.

Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his t
Published by cbt (first published December 26th 2007)
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Aug 01, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember even then being annoyed by the hack writing, but overlooking it because of the fantastic nature of the stories. I mean come on, who wouldn't fall for a tall, dark handsome vampire with an Italian accent. I'm only h ...more
Nov 23, 2010 J.Elle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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So, this was the second time I read The Vampire Diaries and I still loved every single part. The insta-love and the love triangles just don't bother me when it's written by L.J. Smith.
There is no denying that the Vampire Diaries novels get even sillier as the series progresses. I'm talking about things on the order of the spirit of a nineteenth-century town founder rising from the beyond to warn the main characters of their impending doom. They also suffer a bit from the "I've killed my leading lady repeatedly, now what do I do" syndrome typically only faced by soap opera writers, as well as from the problem of having to rehash old news for readers who have potentially jumped ...more
Jenna Santero
I've been whatching the vampire diaries on tv and I thought it was great. It had action and romance in all the right places. So I was super excited to read the books. I usually read the book first before I whatch anything based off of it to see the differences. Im glad I didnt this time or I would have never EVER have seen the tv show. I dont even know why i gave this book 2 stars. It doesnt deserve it. AT ALL. Where do I begin? Alright the characters.

Elena- She is a selfish BITCH! all I hear fr
Jul 15, 2009 Tatiana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romancelandia
I am a big LJS fan, love her other series "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Game," and hate giving "Vampire Diaries" such a low rating, but I have to be honest with myself - this series just wasn't good. It obviously lacked planning, it was not very well structured and at some point got just plain bizarre. In fact, I am not quite sure why LJS decided to continue on with this rather weak series 15 years later.

While I enjoyed "The Struggle" and "The Fury," the series went downhill in "Dark Reunion
Aug 30, 2010 Ana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading the second bind-up of Vampire Diaries as soon as I finished the first one. I couldn't stop reading. Especially when The Struggle ends with Elena's death - theoretically. Because she actually transforms into a vampire. She was almost drown, and she kinda died, but she had enough of Stefan's blood in her veins to help her stay... un-dead. And.. whoa! She thinks Damon is her boyfriend. I still dunno why. Well, yeah, she finally remembered after about 4 chapters, but still... Anywa ...more
Jan 01, 2016 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nicole by: Jamina Fritts
Volumes 3 and 4 definitely improve upon the previous volumes. The plot really got crackling, and I liked how the characters worked together to try to deal with their problems. Elena went in a direction I didn't expect. I liked the way her changes and problems were handled. Bonnie and Meredith really rose to the challenge. Bonnie remains my favourite character in the series, with her sense of humour and determination. I also liked the addition of Alaric. This series has much of what the Twilight ...more
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Feb 20, 2015 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm going to divide this review into two parts, since it's actually two books in one :)

I think I liked the Fury more than I liked Dark Reunion, because Elena was such a Mary Sue in the forth book I almost wanted to cry. (view spoiler).

In the Fury, Elena changes after some sort of dark force kills her.
Aug 01, 2015 Siobhan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m sure that like a few people I picked this up after starting to watch the series. I know what you’re thinking (I think it myself) the whole ‘do not expect them to be the same’. But can I just say, wow. The differences were larger than I expected. I was shocked with the differences between the first two books and the show but even more so with these.

As with the first two what I loved about the books is that there are things which are hinted at in the show but never really crop up. Getting to r
Yasser Maniram
Mar 27, 2014 Yasser Maniram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came into this series have first watched the television series. While the storyline and character descriptions vary slightly, I am finding it thoroughly entertaining.

With that said The Fury and Dark Reunion are no exception. Fans of the television series should look at this origin material (and that in The Awakening and The Struggle) as another adventure or a parallel universe. The plot is meticulously unveiled for the reader and the writing style is so contemporary and refreshing that I find
The only reason I chose to read this series was because the TV show was on hiatus.

In the 3rd book "The Fury", Elena died, came back as a vampire, and had all the narcissistic plots evolved around her... In the end, she died again. In the 4th book “The Dark Reunion”, the gang, sans Elena, battled the evil force. This time, the focus was on Stefan. The similar villainous plots ensued and the gang was losing to Klaus (the Original). Then, lo and behold, Elena the spirit materialized with the unqui
Jan 08, 2010 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Elena died and became a vampire and she eats some of matt and it makes him go crazy. But she becomes herself and realizes that she loves stefan and always wants to be with him. But things so crazy when they realize that damon wasnt the one that did all the awful things to her and stefan. It was someone else. then dogs start attacking people and things start going really crazy.But in the end elena finds out that damon could be good and they find out the Other power is Katherine! She decides to ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Sarah Marie
The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith

Third and fourth in The Vampire Diaries series

4.25 stars

Elena has changed and she’s no longer human. Stefan is tormented after losing Elena and determined to end the feud with Damon that’s been going on for centuries. Damon finally has claim over Elena. But enemies are popping up and will they be able to overcome their differences to defeat their enemy? The Fury and Dark Reunion are what I consider to be the strongest books in The Vampire Diaries series. Th

Anavie Alegre
I’ve finally finished the original series of The Vampire Diaries and I can’t help but think why do most of the characters here in this series seem to be so judgemental towards Damon? They always blame him for everything, I know that he’s cold and everything but I think that he’s the kind of person who actually cares but he doesn’t let anyone see it. I really liked the part in the Dark Reunion where he helped Stefan when Stefan was about to be killed by Klaus.

“Stay away from my little brother.”

Dec 28, 2009 Yoon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Nov 30, 2009 Evilynn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, horror, ya
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I have too many other books lying around waiting to be read for me to waste anymore time right now on this one, seeing how it's not holding my interest at all.

I love,love,LOVE the show... so maybe that's why I'm having a bit of a hard time really feeling this one.

As always, TEAM DAMON!!!!
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
This book was far from perfect, and it was bad, but it was also amusing? I don't know. I've read so many bad books, that this one seems kind of harmless. I don't know.

More articulate review to come?
May 30, 2016 Octavia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star
Edit: I lowered my rating from 3 to 2 after watching the show. This is just so blah compared to it and looking back on reading this, I only remember what I didn't like.

What I Disliked:

I hadn't read any LJ Smith before this book, so I wasn't sure what to expect with this one.

I feel like author was very blunt in her writing and didn't leave anything to be wondered. I feel like she could have been a little more descriptive rather than just telling everything like it is (telling not showing?). I sup
Comicfairy (Leanne)
I grew up on LJ Smith and though this is a good series, she has better. In terms of general environment, the books are definitely spookier and more atmospheric than their TV counterpart. In terms of actual plot, I would honestly just recommend the TV show. I don't think I've EVER said that before in a review, but it is true in this case. Stefan and Elena (in the books) are a very boring couple. I was always disappointed that Elena did not end up with Damon in the books, who was always more intri ...more
Jul 04, 2011 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what I was exactly expecting of this book, but it was given to me free, along with the previous volume, so I thought I might as well try it out. My best guess is that this is a book that was written to appeal to teenage girls who have an idealised version of romance and don't care much about plot, characters, or writing: all the characters in the book are boring, the plots (and calling them that is a stretch) are poor, and the writing is simple and bland at best. The book was an eas ...more
Amy P.
Aug 08, 2010 Amy P. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

After her death Elena returns to the series, but this time as a vampire. Confused, but not alone with Stefan still be her side, Elena struggles to understand what tried to kill her. It becomes apparent that although Elena is a vampire due to the exchange of blood with both Damon and Stefan, it was not Stefan, the villain thus far, which tried to kill her at the end of the last book. Instead, it turns out that the brothers’ past comes back to haunt them and Elena must give the ultimate sa
Feb 28, 2010 Jess7391 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This particular edition of The Vampire Diaries consists of the third and fourth books of the series (what many thought was the conclusion until the release of the fifth installment this year - more than 15 years later). The third and fourth books are entitled The Fury and Dark Reunion.

Honestly, I really like this series. It could have something to do with the fact that I'm a huge fan of vampire-lore, but there's also a great love storyline in the series, as well a friendship, family, etc. This
Jul 14, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy, series, ya
This is the second bind-up for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. The Fury and The Reunion were originally published as two separate books; in fact, The Reunion was published some time after The Fury, which effectively closes the trilogy begun with The Awakening and The Struggle). In The Fury Elena, alongside her friends Bonnie and Meredith, struggles to control her nature and discover the source of the evil Power that is haunting Fell’s Church. She knows that the only way it can be defeated is if the two vam ...more
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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 (4 books)
  • The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1)
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  • The Fury (The Vampire Diaries, #3)
  • Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #4)

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“Katherine," he said. He was still smiling.
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"Yes, Damon?"
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