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Jagd im Morgengrauen

(The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  5,120 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Destined for danger...

Elena has faced countless challenges - escaping the Dark Dimension, defeating phantoms, discovering she's a Guardian. But nothing compares to choosing between the two loves of her life: Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Elena has reunited with Stefan, while Damon, hurt by the rejection, has become dark and unpredictable. Now Elena's torn between saving Damo
Paperback, 446 pages
Published May 2013 by cbt (first published 2012)
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Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: never-ever-reads
I won't read any of the ghostwritten books for The Secret Circle series or The Hunters series. By giving a 1 star to these books, I'm showing my dislike for Alloy Entertainment & HarperCollins for firing L.J. Smith. They are not allowing her to write her books the way she wanted, because they only care about what sells and don't have any respect for story telling at all. I personally am a Stelena fan, but just cause I want a story to be one way doesn't mean it should be. They're not mine or ...more
May 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
F**king sucked.............Elena should of chose Damon!!!!!!!!! Way to f**k the series up!! The book was a complete waste of time. The whole series was suppose to be about Elena's journey BUT SHE NEVER CHANGED and she stayed with stupid @ss Stefan..............
"The moral of the story is you can cheat as many times on your boyfriend as long as he takes you back everytime..."

To be honest Stefan needed to grow some balls and put Elena in her place...And Elena needed to grow up and realize the perso
Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones
Random update
There are Stelena fans, and Delena fans, and Bamon fans, and Team Salvatore fans, then there are team hit Elena in the head with a brick, Damon and Stefan become proper brothers, everyone else get on with your lives because by this point i don't care about any of you, you arent even the same characters anymore fans...guess which one i am. ;) xxx

UPDATE-25th October 2012
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Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I've emailed to LJ Smith, she responded to us fans that we should continue reading the books, even though it's not hers. As obvious as it seems that the Hunters series is not written by her (loss of the fierce intensity to the plot) we are still her dedicated fans and curiosity is truly killing us, about who Elena chooses. But as a fan, I'll read it to support her but I personally would like to know how Ms. Smith wanted to end the series. After all, her last book (Midnight) ended off with Dam ...more
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Stars to show support for the book. I am sad that there is a ghost writer but, there is nothing anyone can do about it. I love the series and I will read them no matter what. I was and always will be a Delena fan. Even if that is a lost cause.
Hazel Grace
Nov 05, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition




Delena comment:
How many times has Elena stepped on Damon's heart? If you counted up all the times you'd end up with a book bigger than Midnight...The ghost writer only worsened it. I love LJ for trying to put my fan
Jan 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Destiny Rising, created by L.J. Smith (written by somebody), is the third and final book in The Hunters Trilogy as well as the tenth and final book in The Vampire Diaries novel series.

****may contain spoilers****

Elena has faced countless challenges—being in a deadly love triangle between Stefan and Damon Salvatore; turning into a vampire; sacrificing herself for Stefan and Damon by killing Katherine, along with her; killing Klaus
Kat 🦄
Jul 30, 2012 marked it as not-to-read  ·  review of another edition
I think there are many reasons why I don't want to read it. After the whole "L.J. Smith got fired" thing I want to give the first six books five stars only because they were written by the real author-the person who came up with the story.
Oct 11, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

They are still writing this book series? the author better find another thing to do, he/she is destroying the reputation of vampire diaries.
Baley Sipple
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please tell me this is the last one...

To start right off the bat, I pray to God and all that is holy in this world that there will never be another Vampire Diaries book, except if it were one to set right every crap-tastic thing that happened in this one. As you probably know from my previous reviews, I’m a huge Delena fan, and this book completely ruined every chance Damon and Elena ever had. Very well, I could’ve lived with that. What I can’t live with is that in the nine or more books this series has taken, nothing ever changed.
Oct 13, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMG! A VD cover model with a NORMAL SKIN TONE?!

Although, thank you Harper for letting LJ keep the title she came up with for another book. At least you have a little bit of a heart. (Props to the people in the comments who let me know of this occurrence.)
Feb 09, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have 100 more pages but we know it's not gonna get better...3more books and i'll finally finish the series i started in 2012

wow...the last 100pages are complete was's a 1,5 star book.can't wait for the 11th installment
Oct 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What are they doing to this wonderful series???? Please people; stop writing this garbage that you are trying to pass as VD material...I am so angry and disappointed after reading this book I feel like crying. This book is badly written, boring, senseless and so dull it made my head hurt. The reason why these ghost writers don't leave this series alone escapes me. I do not understand why they are butchering those beloved characters into parodies of themselves. It is SAD... SO, SO SAD! Don't even ...more
Oct 03, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-never-read
I won't read any of the ghostwritten books for The Secret Circle series or The Hunters series. By giving a 1 star to these books, I'm showing my dislike for Alloy Entertainment & HarperCollins for firing L.J. Smith.

*On another note - spoilers*

I asked a friend about the end (no, I didn't bought the book!) and she told me Elena stays with now I'm super happy I didn't bother reading this book! After all this crap...Stefan? Really? That's the best you can do? I admit I would have re-
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ο καιρός περνάει πάρα πολύ γρήγορα, τελικά. Όταν σκέφτομαι πότε ξεκίνησα να διαβάζω τα βιβλία της σειράς "Vampire Diaries" και που βρίσκομαι σήμερα, σχεδόν σοκάρομαι. Αλλά αυτή είναι μια πονεμένη ιστορία που σχετίζεται με το ότι μεγαλώνω και που καθόλου δεν σας νοιάζει. Λογικό! Τέλος πάντων, το δέκατο βιβλίο της σειράς κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός και μετά από πάρα πολύ καιρό, οι αναγνώστες και φανατικοί της σειράς της Smith, θα μπορέσουν στις σελίδες του να βρουν στοιχεία τα οποία με κά ...more
Stephanie Bain
I definitely just read it to read it and get another book for my yearly goal... cause i swear its a blur but oh well... still counts right?
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elena faces many decisions in this book in the Vampire Diaries: The Hunters. Her first decision was to choose between the two beautiful Salvatore brothers. She chooses Stefan and Damon isn’t too happy. She also learns that she has the option to be a Guardian of earth. She doesn’t want to be one because of how nasty the Guardians can be and she doesn’t want to turn into one of them. But there is a new threat to the world and Elena and her friends will do whatever they can to save it from the dang ...more
Laura Salvatore
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-books
The Vampire Diaries are a series of novels (1-10) written by L.J.Smith. Can I first point out that the TV show is BASED on the novels, not the other way around. I picked up the first and second book in early December 2011 and was hooked by the end of it. I loved the plot, the characters and even the damn setting was amazing and made the novel much more effective. I was literally screaming at the end of the second novel.

With that being said, I bought the third, fourth and fifth books a couple of
Kimberly Bailey
Oct 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
well, im disappointed with this book! i am a super delena fan and this book was nothing but stelena!! i just dont understand why elena does damon the way she does. damon would do anything for elena and instead she chooses boring stefan. elena always has fun with damon and she smiles and laughs and has a good time. stefan is always serious and it seems like she never smiles that much. i think she made a wrong decision in the brother she chose. she said her and stefan would be together forever and ...more
Disclaimer: Yes, I am aware of the ghostwriter issue. I'm also aware that L.J. Smith finetunes her answers, so if you're a D/E fan, she says she was fired for wanting D/E; if you like B/D, she says she was fired for wanting more of them. Etc. Long story short: I bet there were a lot more reasons she was fired than she'll ever say, and since the publisher isn't divulging anyhing, the readership will never know the whole story.

Oct 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It sucked. There is nothing else I can possibly say about it.

On a side note - I read the book online, for free. I refuse to buy it because I don't support the fact that a publishing company ruins good literature for the sake of profits and popular opinion. If only L.J. Smith had finished the series the way she wanted to... if only.

Kaylie Newman
Sep 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
these ghost -written books are terrible. Elena was a complete character with her own personality. Part of this personality was her stubbornness and an unwillingness to give up. in these new books she has had a personality transplant and is now a whiny brat where she was intelligent and scheming. Prone to give in wher she was stubborn and unswerving.
Carly Fries

Before I Read the Book... better realize in this book that choosing Stefan was a mistake. bitch.

Summary of the Story

Before the gang can stop a still alive (maybe next time make sure the bad guy is actually dead before leaving the room, just a thought) Ethan from resurrecting Klaus, the unthinkable happens. (view spoiler)
Mary Ann Kackley
I've avoided publishing this review--I finished over a week ago and just couldn't bring myself to give a Vampire Diaries book a slash, but here goes.

Yet another trilogy in The Vampire Diaries novel series (the Return was the last trilogy written by L.J.Smith), this ‘should’ be the last book in The Hunters series. I started with the very first Vampire Diaries book after the TV series started, so I feel invested in the story. Even though ghostwriters took over, I’ve stuck with them. Don’t mind say
Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]
Okay, I did not see that bit at the end coming. I’m curious if that twist will be used in the last three books =]
Oct 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful. No one grew or changed. They changed into husks of what they once were. The SE love story should have been better. it lacked heart because of what Elena did in the return series-but also what she didn't do in the Hunters series.

Elena is trash. She doesn't deserve to be a guardian. And that whole Katherine 180 was awful. Klaus yet AGAIN. Christian killed off right out of no where. Klaus killed like in five seconds. Author tried but really failed to follow the changes LJ made in the return
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-yabancı
Bir serinin daha sonuna gelmiş bulunuyoruz, hayalet yazarın hikayeyi devralmasından sonra dizi senaryosuna dönen kitaplar tamamen yüzeyselleşen karakterler için olabilecek en ideal son ile bitti (dizinin ve kitabın en bahtsız karakteri Matt gene kaldı ortada). Bu aşamadan sonra yeniden bir vampire diaries kitabı ancak içinde Elena yoksa ve sadece Damon ve yeni hayatı üzerine bir spinn-off olursa okunur tıpkı VA gibi.
Mar 08, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I think that's Bonnie on the cover can't wait for that book to come out.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, read-2017
I am so happy with this ending and everything that happened. I totally did not see that ending coming but it is so good and I am happy. But poor Matt. He will find someone I hope.
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