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Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries #4)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  20,952 Ratings  ·  686 Reviews
Elena rises from the dead to recreate the powerful vampire trio. Summoned by Elena, Stefan keeps a promise to her and fights the most terrifying evil he's ever faced. Joining the brother he once called enemy, Damon battles this new horror with strength, cunning, and deadly charm.
Mass Market Paperback, Reissue, 287 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1991)
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Shreya Sinha (aka Divyanjali Sinha) This book is really interesting, and has a series of unexpected events one after the other. You will really enjoy it if you have read the first three…moreThis book is really interesting, and has a series of unexpected events one after the other. You will really enjoy it if you have read the first three books.(less)

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Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the finale of the series and it ended with a bang. I pretty much figured out who this other very strong power (different Power from the last book) was from the very beginning. And I made the correct guess. I loved the ending of this series, so much more than the last book. This conclusion redeemed the previous book. I felt it was justifiable and fitting retribution, but I don't want to give it away. This is a well-written series and I highly recommend it to the ages 14 and up. The Twilig ...more
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read this in high school and really enjoyed it! That's about all I can remember.
Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
1. I like the dynamic of the group minus Elena.

2. I think this is Damon's best book. He gets the most screen time and we get to see a touch—just a touch—of sensitivity.

3. Stefan gets a little more ruthless in this book. That's hot. But he's also the most insufferable here, which negates the added hotness.
In my reviews thus far for The Vampire Diaries, I've neglected to mention how undeniably spooky they can get. Especially if read at night, in the dark. And Dark Reunion only upped the fright factor. I didn’t know what to expect without Elena around full-time, but Bonnie took up the reins expertly, even if she was a little scream-y. As did Matt, who I'm happy to see moving on, and steely Meredith. The Salvatores also filled in nicely (though you can never have enough Damon, in my humble opinion, ...more
Perla Suarez
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Acabaron corriendo uno hacia el otro, y luego cayeron al suelo juntos, abrazados, cada uno aferrándose tan fuerte al otro como era posible. Ninguno de ellos pronuncio una palabra."

Este libro es excelente.

Me gustó mucho el libro, y el final que le da a la saga, es tanto esperado como inesperado en algunos aspectos.
La forma en la que van pasando los acontecimientos me parece buena; y como van ligando lo que pasa en el presente con sucesos pasados me parece un buen detalle.
Me gustó el hecho de q
Even with distractions, I read this book in about 4 hours. It was totally awesome. I was thinking that the ending would be another one that I'd be totally dissatisfied with(*cough cough* "Pearl of the Soul of the World" from the 'Dark Angel Trilogy' *cough cough*), but it's refreshing to see that love can WIN! Here's a spoiler though. I just wonder, is Elena a vampire still or is she human at the end. And did everybody end up seeing her goodies? That's what it seemed like when they kept talking ...more
Heidi Hardin
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves The Vampire Diaries or Vampire Novels.
Ok, so... two words... MUCH BETTER! Haha. After reading the last Vampire Diaries book, I wasn't sure that I wanted to continue with this series. It was frustrating me for a few reasons. However, I am VERY happy that I stuck with it and have now read this book. Wow!

First off, Elena is finally showing an admirable side to her. If you have read my reviews on the other books, you know that I am not too fond of her character. This goes for the TV show as well. But, this was much better. She is finall
Angel M Tayup
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Al fin, chicos, esta fue mi ultima relectura del año pasado, de aquí en adelante el mundo que presenta esta saga es totalmente desconocido para mi. Aun así, este era el libro que menos recordaba con exactitud, por lo cual me ha encantado volver a pasearme una vez mas entre sus paginas.

Contando con el mismo formato principal de un narrador en tercera persona y un total de dieciséis capítulos, esta entrega viene cargada con mas puntos de vistas que sus anteriores, entre ellos los de Matt, Stefa
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Jul 03, 2011 rated it did not like it
Oh c'mon! First 100 pages are boring, and other 25 are stupid! :S And at the end even Elena is alive...oh please, give me a break! -.-'
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire
OMG! This made me cry. Stefan's love for Elena was so deep, I guess no one can understand that. But still mystery is that how will Elena falls for Damon?
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite, 2018
Hey...just how the heck did Elena come back to alive?

Did I miss anything??
Supernatural Book Club
Sep 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, must-reads
I will begin by saying: No, I do not watch the T.V. show, nor am I at all interested in it.

I am not an avid "boob-tuber."

Back to the Vampire Diaries series review: I feel in love with these books many years ago when I was still in high school. I am now 29 years old and to this day I feel the fondness with which I still remember the ending to this series and have absolutely loved it.

I have not read the semi-recent revival books that L.J. Smith has written. I think she is a talented author, but th
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bad-reads
1 for Stefan. 1 for Damon, Matt and Meredith.
It was all Bonnie and Stefan. Though I am happy for the later one, (he finally *somewhat* acted like a hero) Bonnie was annoying. She had always been. The writer had tried to replace her with Elena maybe. Or maybe the book was written in her honor. Anyhoo, she never deserved this much attention. The only thing she did was behaving like what in Stefan's case was a typical stupid human having her eyes all the time on Damon and a little bit on Stefan a
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Ok-since I have already reviewed previous books in this series, I will keep this brief.
What I liked: Bonnie's POV on this story. It was a nice changed from Elena and gave us deeper insight to another character. I still like the pace the the series for a quick read.
What I did not care for: Still a lack of character depth and writing style could use more detail for the age group. The writing style is for that of an elementary child. Not a teenager. I wish authors would challenge our youth more! Al
This only gets a 3 because I enjoyed how it ended. The TV series is defiantly better, I really didn't like how the characters where portrayed in these books, other than Damon and Bonnie everybody else was so different from the TV series and honestly the TV show made sooo many improvements 😂
Could read without dropping it but not interesting either.. Reading this book reminded me again how much better the TV show is compared to the books..
Kathy Cordero
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Antes que nada deben saber que siempre he pensado que la historia base de Vampiries Diaries es muy buena, pero definitivamente la autora esta empeñada en revolver demasiado la historia, primeramente ya me queje sobre la muerte de Elena, pero aun así...empezar la historia del lado de Bonnie...?? creo que esa sea la mejor forma de empezar, realmente no se porque pero no es ella el personaje que mas llame la atención. Además de eso, Stefan sigue siendo realmente miserable y a Damon se le ve de ...more
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Re-reading this series as an adult, I was a little less enamored of it than I had been as a teen. But, it was never my favorite L.J. Smith series, anyway.

I am convinced that, were these characters real and I had to deal with them in my high school, I would have despised our series heroine, Elena, and steered clear of her group of minions. Let's face it, though, we don't read books for the sake of comparisons to reality. At least, not vampire books. So, even though Elena is not remotely likeable,
I was introduced to the Vampire Diaries world by chatting with some friends of mine. I soon watched the TV-Series (both 1st and 2nd season) even before reading the books. Maybe it was a mistake because the TV-Series is wonderful, it immediately got my attention and I became addicted to it (and still I am … I impatiently wait for the next episode!). This has in part or thoroughly influenced my POV and my final judgement. In fact, when I eventually decided to read the books I got disappointed. I u ...more
Debora M | Nasreen
Bene, ed anche questo capitolo del Diario del Vampiro è andato. Considerazioni? Bene, a questo punto devo dirverlo... mi sembra veramente assurdo iniziare una saga di libri dove il PRIMO è il più scadente e dove tutto gli altri sono un crescente continuo di suspance e intrighi. Benchè sia una collana scritta per i più giovane e TOTALMENTE differente dai vampirucci della Meyer (ho amato anche quelli anche se in modo differente) il libri di L.J.Smith sono una continua sorpresa. Per tutti coloro ch ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Maria Belen Paz Mena
Definitivamente es el mejor libro. El más interesante y el más emotivo. Que Elena no sea la narradora principal le ha dado otro toque, ya que su descripcion de las cosas es bastante superficial.-
Es el libro que más me ha gustado.-
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Το 4ο βιβλίο της σειράς "Vampire Diaries" βρίσκεται και επίσημα στα ράφια των βιβλιοπωλείων και έπειτα από αναμονή πέντε μηνών, μπορούμε να το έχουμε στα χέρια μας. Και αν οι προηγούμενες συνέχειες είχαν να κερδίσουν το στοίχημα της διατήρησης του ενδιαφέροντος των αναγνωστών, η συγκεκριμένη ανεβάζει τον πήχη ακόμα πιο ψηλά καθώς, πρέπει να παρακολουθήσουμε τις εξελίξεις, έχοντας ωστόσο χάσει την πρωταγωνίστρια της ιστορίας, την Έλενα, η οποία και πέθανε στο τέλος του προηγούμενου βιβλίου. Πραγμ ...more
Oct 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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Mishel Forte
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
**Please keep in mind that I write these reviews assuming you have read the other books in the series. In my summaries I pretty much sum part of the story up, which may contain spoilers to past books.**

It's been about six months after Elena's death and both Stefan and Damon have left Fell's Church. The town is slowly returning to normal. And although both Bonnie and Meredith miss Elena terribly, they have to move on. At a surprise party for Meredith's 18th birthday, the girls decide to try to co
Marija *Who Cares If One More Light Goes Out? Well, I Do*
Oh. My. God. That. Was. The. Stupidest. Ending. Ever. Written.

Can you believe this?! All happy and together again, and poor Damon left alone. Again. I wanted to throw up after reading this. They're all like "Oh, Damon, you're not much different from us. Please stay." and when he turns around and go, they all stay celebrating like nothing ever happened. Kill me now!

Don't even get me started on Bonnie. After Elena died, the book was in her POV and all of a sudden, every boy wants her. Even Damon l
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Andrea Ika
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think if one wanted to read a Vampire Diaries book, then Dark Reunion would be a good one. Even though it's the fourth book, it wasn't confusing to read. There is also a lot of recap explanations of the previous 3 books.
The Reunion, also known as Dark Reunion, is the fourth book in the Vampire Diaries series by L. J. Smith. This series has a TV series of the same name adapted from it, however the book and TV show contrast quite a lot. I started reading this series after watching the TV show an
I have complained about Elena countless times, about her shallow personality, her whining voice, her stupid let's-not-ask-for-help attitude... Now I found out, The Vampire Diaries without Elena is even worse.

We now follow the story along from Bonnie's point of view. We never saw that much from her as a person in the other books. As it turns out, this was for good reason. Bonnie is just a bit of a boring character. She is a support character, a secondary. She is not a main. She has not enough dep
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