The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall

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Harper Collins, Apr 7, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 608 pages
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The first book in a new trilogy from L. J. Smith!

Elena Gilbert is alive—again.

When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back.

Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.

Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . .

But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena's blood but her death.


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This book is utter nonsense . Writing at its worst. - Goodreads
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The plot just felt worn out, been there done that. - Goodreads

Review: Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1)

User Review  - Annette mathews - Goodreads

This is one such book, where the show is million times better than the book. This book is utter nonsense . Writing at its worst. I wonder if Smith knew what she was writing.Words which made no sense ... Read full review

Review: Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1)

User Review  - Mizuki - Goodreads

Somewhere between 1.5 stars and 2 stars. *slight plot-spoiler* Basically the story took place right after the event in book 4: The Union/Dark Union. After dying as a vampire to save her lover, Elena ... Read full review

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L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, including The Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about her latest book.

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