» The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls, L. J. Smith

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The Vampire Diaries:  The Return:  Shadow Souls, L. J. SmithThe Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
Series: The Vampire Diaries
Published by HarperCollins on 2010-03-16
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover
5 Stars

On the run . . .Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. While her friends Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over their town, Elena goes in search of Stefan.In order to find him, she entrusts her life to Stefan's brother, Damon Salvatore, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. Along with her childhood friend Matt, they set out for the slums of the Dark Dimension, where Stefan is being held captive. It is rumored to be a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live enslaved to their supernatural masters. . . .Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?Back in Fell's Church, Bonnie and Meredith have made some dire discoveries. They hastily try to follow Elena and warn her—only to be caught up in Elena's most dangerous adventure yet.

My ThoughtsGreen swirlsGreat book!  Great characters!  Awesome adventures!  I’m so torn between Stefan and Damon.  It’s weird.  In the books I’m more pro-Stefan but the tv show has me pro-Damon.  I mean c’mon… who doesn’t like a little “bad guy”?  He’s awesome.   I love Stefan too, but he’s just not as dangerous as Damon, which I think is what I’m drawn to.

I can’t imagine ever leaving Stefan though.  He completely would not deserve that but Damon also deserves to be loved.   In the book, I’m kinda hoping that Bonnie gets him.  In the tv show?  I’m routing that Elena will get him.

I shouldn’t compare the two though.  They seem to be going in completely different directions and the tv show is missing a very important character.  One of Elena’s best friends no less!

Can’t wait for the next one!!  YAY
Green swirls
Awesome I loved it

About L. J. Smith

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 the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses.

She loves to visit a friend’s little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike. Once, while hiking, she saw a snow-white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile. She also likes to collect things: angels (they remind her of her late mother), tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children’s literature, and books about quantum physics–especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe. A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood (a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters), and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.

Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia. Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen. Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar (analyze that!). She doesn’t have a favorite TV show, because she doesn’t have time to watch TV (and only owns one for playing movies).

Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting af

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