When I first returned to blogging, I mentioned that I had started reading The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith. This is a young adult series about a small town that has a lot of psychic power and it attracts all kinds of supernatural creatures. Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall is the latest in this series of books.
As I mentioned before, I’m not sure if I would recommend this series to anyone. But nevertheless, I am hooked on it. I am a sucker for a series, especially a young adult one. I”m not sure why a 34-year-old mother of two little ones would get hooked on these type of novels, especially when this one isn’t the greatest. I think part of the allure is the intense romance between the teens that always sucks me in. It’s fun to read and remember the strong emotions of that time in my life. And, looking back as an adult, it’s not nearly as painful. I can appreciate it on a different level now.
This book is quite different than the Twilight series and it is not nearly as good. I don’t like the main character in this one as much as I like Bella. In fact, I don’t like most of these characters as much. But, there is more of a variety of them which keeps the story interesting. We have werewolves, witches, vampires, etc. And, of course, the “bad-boy.” I think Damon is the most interesting character in the story with, at least, some complexity.
This latest novel is the continuation of the last books. There’s new evil to fight and relationships continue to be tested. This story actually gets kind of confusing and I didn’t always understand what was happening. It was a little convoluted even for a “fantasy” type story.
But, the author did leave us hanging at the end, promising a next one…..And, of course, I’ll read it!