This book did not keep my attention, until the end, then I was completely caught up in it again. I'm not sure what exactly what it was about the storyThis book did not keep my attention, until the end, then I was completely caught up in it again. I'm not sure what exactly what it was about the story that bothered me so much in the first half of the story. I think I missed the Elana/Stefan interaction. I have nothing against Bonnie and Meredith, they have always been great characters, but for me they work better secondary rather then primary.
I did enjoy the concept of the story, one of the oldest vampires comes to Fell's Church and causes problems. But there was a level of personal interaction that I felt was missing. It was beyond romance. Elana had a way of tying everyone together.With her missing from the story in physical form until the very end I felt the loss of the group of friends.
About mid-way in this book I was not planing on reading the next, but the end pulled me back in and I couldn't wait to start the next.
This book has some interesting twists. Someone is terrorizing Fell's Church a new mystery evil that has taken over Fell's Church. The trouble in storeThis book has some interesting twists. Someone is terrorizing Fell's Church a new mystery evil that has taken over Fell's Church. The trouble in store is more then they could have imagined and the results of the evil is more then expected.
Bonnie learns more about her powers. Damon learns he is not quite as evil has he would like everyone to think he is. Stefan both gains and looses a lot. And last but not least, Elana goes through the most of all. The ends in a surprise that shows the true colors and strength of each character.
One of my favorite parts of this book is that you get to learn a lot about Stefan and Damon's past. Where they came from, how they were turned vampire and most importantly, what came between them.
I hated putting this book down. The book had such a fast pace that it keept me interested from start to finish....more
This book picks up where the last ended. And of course there is lots of trouble on the verge of happening. Between Caroline, and Damon, there is no reThis book picks up where the last ended. And of course there is lots of trouble on the verge of happening. Between Caroline, and Damon, there is no rest for Stefan and Elana. With the help of Bonnie and Meredith everyone gets out mostly unscathed and surprisingly, Damon is not the baddest bad.
As Caroline tries to destroy Elana's reputation. She steals Elana's diary a perfect weapon filled with secretes. Damon continues tries to steal her away from Damon. A feat he has put a lot of effort into with few results. Damon could have never guessed what his efforts would lead to.
Stefan takes the ultimant leap with Elana when he asks her a very big question, one that drives Damon off the edge. Elana's family is not 100% on board with the marriage either. This is a wedge that is the start of a deep cut that will tear many apart.
After the Founder's Day ceremony Elana runs out of fear to a place she thinks she will be safe But safety in Fell's Church is hard to find, and unfortunately Elana misses her mark and it sends her down a path much different then the one she had hoped to be on. ...more
It happened again, Dark Reunion re-captured me at the end and I had high hopes for this book. However, at the end, I'm calling it quits, at least for It happened again, Dark Reunion re-captured me at the end and I had high hopes for this book. However, at the end, I'm calling it quits, at least for now. There are two more books that were actually written by L.J. Smith in the series. Eventually I'd like to finish them, but for now I am done.
The thing that angers me about this series is the turn that some of the characters have taken. Elena's character has grown and become strong, but I don't think that is true of most of the others. Caroline, in particular has taken a turn for the worse, she has turned evil out of spite. Stefan and Damon haven't really changed all that much, but I've never been overly fond of the way they have been portrayed. Damon in particular, about mid way through this book I was excited about the development in his character, but in the end he was the same old same old. Bonnie and Meredith have always been some of my favorites, but have been fading from the story line.
In this book the evil has truly taken over the town and as usually it is after Elena. But it is attacking from the outside in. Damon is one of the first under the evil influence, preceded only Caroline who has in a sense made a "deal with the devil". Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt and Elena have their work cut out for them in defeating the evil after Stefan was kidnaped. In the end Elena finds her powers and saves the day.
I hope that when I do decide to continue on with the series that the adventure that Elena, Damon and Matt have started ends with a happen ending.