Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Compelled (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #6)” as Want to Read:
The Compelled (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #6)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Compelled

(The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6)

by
4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,362 ratings  ·  116 reviews
The sixth book in the New York Times bestselling series by L.J. Smith.

The Compelled is the sixth and final book in L.J. Smith’s bestselling Stefan’s Diaries series, which reveals the backstory of brothers Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries series. This paperback features cover artwork from the hit CW TV series The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley,
...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by HarperTeen (first published 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.17  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,362 ratings  ·  116 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Jay
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a great ending to an awesome, adventurous series. Kinda sad that it had to end though to be honest. I want to find out more about what happened in Stefan's and Damon's past. An idea would be to create a series based off of Damon as the main character in the book rather than Stefan. Who knows, maybe he also kept journals to write his memories in?
Lina
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The name of the book is The Vampire Diaries and I choose to read this book because it is base on the television show and it takes about the past that wasn't mention in the show. The main character is Stefan since this is the Stefan's diaries and it talks about his life in the past. This book is mostly about that Stefan wants to kill a vampire name Samuel and he tries to make a plan to kill him. The author or this book is L.J. Smith who is an American author of young adult literature.
The main c
...more
Melyssa Dawn Michaels
From the first day I picked up my very first Vampire Diaries book, back before the show was even a thought in anyone's mind, I always wanted to hear more back story on the brothers Salvatore. Within these 6 books, I got a piece of what I was searching for.

Yes, these books are written with more of the show history in mind, but what doesn't change from the original books to the show is the way the brothers interact with one another. Reading these books was like taking a walk through episodes of t
...more
Heather
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, Overall this whole series is a lot better than the original Vampire Diaries Series..Possibly since this series is ALOT newer than the one made in the 1990's. However I wish the ending was a little different. That Stefan would've at least had some type of relationship in this book. Damon & Stefan always fighting, gotta love that.
Richard Cardenas
Sep 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Vol. 1 and 2 were the best.
Nicole
Compelled had a slow start. A bit to slow for me. Untill the end I was waiting for something epic to happen. Not that the ending was fireworks, but definitly the best part of the book.

Damon and Cora were both entertaining. The rest of the charcters not so much.
The witches could have been stronger / more powerfull and awesome.
Henry and Samuel were more of the same.
Stefan is feeling guilty about everything as usual.
Damon is funny and kind of a badass with a small caring heart undernite.
Cor
...more
Isabella
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
I enjoyed this and I am happy with it and I am pumped I can start the tv show now yay.
Wendy Mills
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stefan and Damon’s are assisted by local witches in their quest to destroy the vampire Samuel, who has set his sights on conquering all of London. They succeed in killing him, and for the first time in a long while, they are free to just be vampires…and brothers once again.
Stacy Spoonster
Stefan's diaries #6

These books are ok. They follow more of the mythos of the tv show. The writing is so-so. I believe this series is written by someone else (not L.J. Smith) and they are not as good as the original books that she wrote. I would recommend for fans of the show.
Khalia Hades
Aug 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
the book is in excellent condition! im very happy with my purchase! didnt have any issues! & Damon Salvatore is on the front cover!! the man is gorgeous!! okies but seriously...its a must buy!! every Vampire Diaries fan should own EVERY...SINGLE...BOOK! =)
Smash
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
DAMON IS SOOOOOOO HOTT
María Victoria Pérez
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vampires and witches work together to fight a common enemy. Stefan and Cora save a young witch from being another victim of "Jack The Ripper", and in return, her coven helps him rescue Damon, prisoner of Samuel. After a risky battle, Stefan gets to save his brother and take him to the witches' home, but Damon is very ill. In his fever dreams (moment when we can see Cora taking care of him as sweetly as a girlfriend would... :) :) ), a phrase slips from his lips: "He needs a heart". Because legen ...more
25tmgoins
Aug 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
it looks good
Simone
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adored this series, i could not put the books down.
Definitely recommend this series.
Carol
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved this book, loved the series
Ash Night
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, I really did, but it felt dragged out.
Bianca
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: zu-verkaufen
The amount of times Damon and Stefan fought Samuel, lost and still lived was just ridiculous.
Becky Courage
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
The Compelled is the sixth and final novel in the Stefan's Diaries series, which is a spin off series loosely based on the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith.

Non Spoiler Synopsis:

This novel sees Stefan and Cora trying to get Damon back from the evil vampire Samuel. The pair enlist the help of a coven of witches and must get them on their side in order to get Damon back, and to save London from the plans Samuel has for total destruction and control.

Loose ends are (kinda) tied up in this concluding n
...more
Bailey Hanyon
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore have been on a long journey since 1864 when the love of there life, Kathrine Pierce turned them into vampires. They have faced a lot of evil but none quit like the one they are about to face. Samuel a ruthless vampire is after the Salvatore brothers to avenge Katherine's death by destroying them. Looking for help and a safe haven Stefan and Damon turn to a coven of witches. Together they all discover Samuel's evil plan and have to stop him before he gains ...more
Isabella
*BEFORE READING THE BOOK*

So I just started reading this book and I can't wait to finish it. Only one victim left. Mary Jane Kelly if I remember correctly. I think that was the last victim of Jack the Ripper... Can't wait to see how she's described in this book. What I like about this series is that they actually kept everything the real Jack The Ripper did back in autumn 1888. From the victims he killed to the places they were found and the letter he sent to the press. Truth be told, if vampires
...more
Randa
What I liked:

-The use of British words was a nice touch Smile. I loved it.
-The beginning was pretty good. It was the 2nd best part in the book.
-I got intrigued when Elijah was mentioned near the end of the book. Which is the best part in the story.
-The characters in this sequel were all very good. I’ll miss them all :).
-The fightings were nice.
-As usual, the end was great! It made me anticipate what to come despite my disappointment.

What I disliked:

-It was so predictable. Things were startin
...more
Aparajitabasu
Presenting The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6 The Compelled .

Here is the summary of the book:

The story arc of Stefan's Diaries continues in this sixth installment. Control or be controlled . . .Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine's death by destroying the Salvatore brothers. Reeling from Samuel's latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Toget
...more
Carly Fries
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Before I Read the book...

LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES HOORAY AT LAST I'M SO SICK OF STEFAN SORRY NOT SORRY

Summary of the Story

The gang wants to take care of Samuel once and for all. (view spoiler)
...more
Chriss
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers (kind of) ahead. A satisfying conclusion to another epic series

I'm really sad this is over but glad at the same time because I feel it wrapped up where it needed too. It was a thrilling finale to the story and although it was frustrating at times (like samuel -I get he's a vampire who's integrated into London's high society but it shouldn't have taken three books to kill him. I was hoping there would be a mention of Klaus or how Samuel was an original/old one but there wasnt) I was kind
...more
Jaimie
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Alaina Hulvey
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well this book was on par with the previous book. Pretty good wrap up for this story line. Loved the bromance between Stefan and Damon and also the interesting Cora. Though Stefan did get a little too whiny for my taste after a new characters death. Wish that particular character wouldn't have been killed it was lame being that it could have been prevented imo. Oh and enough with the self loathing Stefan. That's why I think him and Elena are perfect for each other, with their whole emo love affa ...more
Suzie
Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I still stand by my previous comments that this, together with books 4 & 5 of Stefan's diaries, really should have been 1 book rather than 3 ridiculous pamphlets. I know that the screenwriters have taken over this series from the original author, and whilst it stays closer to home and the great TV series, the writing style is more like a quick TV episode rather than a novel.

That being said, I do like the screenwriters' styles more than the original author who just took such a ridiculous tang
...more
Katie
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I finally glad the whole Samuel thing has been cleared up. I hate that they separated this story into 3 short book when I long one would have been nicer, but I was able to get this one at the library so that was nice. I think they could have wrapped it up sooner. They kept trying and trying to get Samuel and for silly reasons he kept slipping though their fingers. I hope they continue to write Stefan diaries book. I look forward to what happens next in their lives. I know Stefan gets back on hum ...more
R.
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
☆∞Literary Follies∞☆
I am a sucker for this series. Sure it's a bit silly, but I like how it tells us about Damon & Stefan B4EY (Before The Elena Years) I liked learning the more in depth story behind their turning, the human years, the adventures after they were turned, their hatred for each other but how that brotherly bond keeps dragging them together, etc.
I am waiting to hear more in depth about katherine though. I would LOVE a story about her, her human life, how she turned, her time with the Orignals, etc
...more
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Love You to Death — Season 3: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries
  • 100% The Vampire Diaries: The Unofficial Guide To The Vampire Diaries
  • A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries
  • Vanquished (Crusade, #3)
  • Tantalize: Kieren's Story
  • Charmfall (Dark Elite, #3)
  • The Vampire Diaries #1
  • No Such Thing as Immortality
  • Soul Bound (Blood Coven Vampire, #7)
  • Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses, #9)
  • Lenobia's Vow (House of Night Novellas, #2)
  • Hunted (Vampire Beach, #6)
  • All Hallows (The Morganville Vampires, #6.6)
  • Almost Everything (Vampire Princess of St. Paul, #3)
  • House of Night #2 (House of Night: The Graphic Novel, #2)
  • Dark Congress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7-8, #8)
See similar books…
88,105 followers
I have a new blog about my Vampire Diaries fanfic.
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...

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

Other books in the series

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries (7 books)
  • Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #1)
  • Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #2)
  • The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #3)
  • The Ripper (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #4)
  • The Asylum (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #5)
  • Balthazar (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #7)