This book is slightly better than Shadow Souls & Midnight, purely in terms of being coherent. The words make sense and there is less of what sounds like gibberish. The story, once again, has a lot of potential. But L.J.Smith has bitten more than she could chew. She has tried to incorporate every kind of mythical creature in this book. As always, could've been a great story if it was written by an author who knows how to write.
This is a story of how Elena with her gang, and the Salvatore boys save Fell's Church. There is a promise of a lot of epic moments in the book. However, each part ends up in a sad anticlimax. Damon turning human in the previous book was nothing but a sham, to lure the readers to buy this book. He simply and very easily manages to turn into a vampire again, and there is hardly any interaction with the main characters of the story while he does so. They have to cross across a long distance to reach a place that holds the solution to saving their town. This journ
ey is supposed to be very tough and have tests of wittiness and courage..except that it doesn't. All they do is walk over a frozen lake that remains frozen, oh, except that it cracks a little. And then they cross a narrow bridge 100 yards long which they simply walk across slowly. WTH? Shinichi, the main villain from the past 2 books dies simply by talking! And then Damon dies all towards the end, but wait he's not dead, oh no he is dead, oh wait he can be saved...oh no he can't..he gone...oh no he's back. Don't worry, its just another sham to add 500 odd pages to the book and make us buy the next one.
I really wish L.J.Smith would at least make an effort to sort out her story's characters in her head before publishing book after book. Most of them don't make any sense or follow logic.You'd think after surviving for over 500 years in this world, one would develop some kind of personality. But this character is just a useless wallflower, till he opens his mouth to talk with Elena and sounds so pathetic that it makes me want to puke. He refuses to think or act because he feels that Elena wouldn't like it or allow him lol! The whole Stefan Elena love story made sense in the first book only, when she was the college bitch and he was the new hunk in demand.
Elena is no better than Caroline, but for some mysterious reason she still gets to be the queen on the universe. She uninhibitedly exchanges blood, vampire equivalent of making love, with Damon all through out the last book. In this book, she doesn't want to be a maiden any more and chooses Stefan to do her bidding. And she is still portrayed to be some kind of a perfect person, epitome of all beings alive!!
Everyone all of a sudden starts hating Damon in this book, not trusting him and treating him like an outcast. This makes no sense what so ever after the last book, especially with Meridith, Bonnie & Elena not trusting him with all the time they spent together in the Dark Dimension in the previous story. His is the only character that is interesting, thats perhaps because he sees everyone for the pathetic excuse for living (or undead) beings all other characters in this story are.
The guy with the wolf and falcon, what's his name, hmm I don't remember, and I'm past the point of caring after 2 books he's been a major part of, but no one knows who or what he is. Why am I still reading the series? I suppose because I've read 7 books so far and I can endure them for 3 more days it will take me to read all 10..just some kind of compulsive thing to finish what I've started. But if you are lucky enough to not have read other books, don't bother wasting your time with Vampire Diaries books, they are just not worth your time.
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