Friday, March 5, 2010

Vampire Diaries Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith

Released: 2009

L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries Return: Nightfall is written about 15 years after the author wrote the first four books of the series; The Awakening, The Struggle, The Fury, and Dark Reunion. This is GREAT for fans like me, who read the series years ago and have been praying for it to pick up and continue! (Thanks to the onslaught of novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series). Despite the 15 years passed in real life, the book actually just picks up and leaves off where Dark Reunion did, in which Elena is human again, and back with special powers after her numerous transformations in the aforementioned novels.

Of course the series and characters are more modern now; they all carry cell phones and pop-culture references are used in more abundance throughout the novel. We learn more secrets about Stefan's landlord Mrs. Flowers, and we are introduced to some new manga-like characters that provide readers with a new fresh, feel toward the series.

L.J. Smith was absolutely BRILLIANT to step forward and revive her vampire series. Her writing style is renewed and very much changed to reflect the modern style desired by so many readers these days, especially teens. Lovers of vampire lore will absolutely enjoy this book, and they would be even smarter to check out L.J. Smith's earlier novels, including outside the vampire series. Nicely done!

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