en-The Vampire Diaries: The fury - L. J. Smith review


Elena Gilbert has risen from the dead as a powerful vampire. But she still finds herself caught in a deadly love triangle with Stefan and Damon. Tormented by losing Elena, Stefan is determined to end his feud with his brother Damon once and for all--whatever the cost. And Damon at last possesses Elena, but his thirst for revenge against Stefan poisons his triumph. But when the oldest, most vile evil force threatens Fell's Church, all three must band together to save the town.

My TBR-Jar chose the third book in The Vampire Diaries series. I was so stoked to start the third one. I've read 4 books in the series, years and years ago when the Tv-show started to become a hype in Belgium. But I never finished the series. For no particular reason, just started some other books, I guess. But to be honest. I totally forgot their stories, so I decided to start the series all over again. I've already finished the first 2 books a couple of months ago, and now the third one.

I had trouble getting into the first book because of the differences between the book and the tv-show. Like everything is different even the characters are. This feeling vanished after a while, and I was totally into it. I did not have the same feeling with the second and the third book.

This book knows how to keep his reader's attention. The book had my attention from the beginning and hold it until the very end. It starts so mysterious and you continue reading because you just want those answers and you can't let it go anymore.

The scenes weren't as detailed as I hoped they would be. I felt like I was still missing something during the scenes that were 'tense'. I missed more details and background descriptions. There were details, but not enough for me. I wasn't always able to picture the scene in front of me and I think this is the reason why.

The characters are well written and more detailed than the scenes. This is in the book's advantage and brings it to a whole new level.

Short summary: I really liked the book and I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend it to the tv-show fans, but you must keep in mind that it is totally different from the tv-show. I'm so happy I read it and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series.

  • Author: L.J. Smith
  • Genre: Young Adult
  • Themes: Vampires, werewolves, kitsune's
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Published: 1991
  • Pages: 414 pages
  • Rating: * * * *