On the run....
Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. While her friends Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over their town, Elena goes in search of Stefan.
In order to find him, she entrusts her life to Stefan's brother, Damon Salvatore, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. Along with her childhood friend Matt, they set out for the slums of the Dark Dimension, where Stefan is being held captive. It is rumored to be a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live enslaved to their supernatural masters.
Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?
Back in Fell's Church, Bonnie and Meredith have made some dire discoveries. They hastily try to follow Elena and warn her - only to be caught up in Elena's most dangerous adventure yet.
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©2010 L.J. Smith (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
I can't believe is it the same writer. Obviously, L.J. Smith has grown enormously as a writer. The characters are far more multi-dimensional and the plot is less predictable. World building is phenomenal. And I am officially kind of in love with Damon. Who would have thought!
When is Midnight coming out on audio book? I can't even imagine it without Rebecca Mozo's terrific narration.
I loved how much time was put into Damon in this book. I do not understand why she is with Stefan. This book was one of my favorites in the series. I would reccommend it if you enjoy the television series vs. the books. This one felt like it was definitely influenced by the TV series.
first i must say , im a fan of the tv show and the first couple books. they seem to be getting more stupid as they go. this book has been an absolute nightmare to listen to, but since wasting a credit on it i felt i had to finish. im actually beginning to hate elena and bonnie!
seriously I don't want to know this much about Damon and honestly why, why, why Elana why??? is what I kept saying repeatedly throughout first half. Just so you know, I warned you hehe. But I was glued to it to know what happened to Bonnie, Meredith, Stephan, Mrs. flowers, Matt, and Fell's church, on the edge of my seat.
the book was ok. but i do not like the narrator at all. i should have remembered that from the last book!
such a shame - I read the first 4 books when I was in high school and loved them. I reread them when the show aired and loved them as much. These next 2 books were horrible. I barely made it through the 2nd book and will not be reading anymore.... As Much as I loved the first 3 thats how much I hated the last 2.
Unfortunately, I didn't like the book. I have read/listened to all the vampire diaries books thus far and have to say this one is the worst. The plot is different. It picks up where the last one left off. I think the story is viable, but that gets lost in the way that Smith makes Elena drone on & on about things. In all the books before this one, Elena is a strong character with believable qualities. What happened in this book? all of a sudden her morality is out the window and she does not behave like the woman who has set out to the ends of the darkest dimensions to find her true love. instead she behaves like someone who is bipolar as soon as there is anything to do with Damon. "I love you Damon, kiss me. Oh, I can't do this, I love Stefan". Once is steamy, romantic twisty fun. 40 chapters of that gets a bit much. I realize she's supposed to be a high school level teenager, but Smith thus far has written her like a young adult who is capable of making adult decisions. The childish portrayal of Elena in the book is disappointing. 1/2 way through the book, it seems like Smith uses Elena to become a champion for woman's rights and tries making a statement about freeing the oppressed people. Come on. This story is about love, vampires and some action. Why does Smith feel that Elena all of a sudden has to be Abraham Lincoln and emancipate the entire dark dimension from slavery? Should have just left that one alone. At times the book felt like Smith kept going with descriptors just for the sake of increasing the size of the book. instead of adding to the story, the excessive description of things became distracting and is a major detractor. it won't hold your attention for too long. I tried reading the book but found I couldn't get very far with it. I changed to audio so I could zone out the boring parts without hurting my eyes. Bottom line is, read it only if you're a die hard fan and you feel you absolutely HAVE to.
I love this series! I'm a fan of the whole series & the show. The only thing that irritaed me in this series is some of the characters get on my nerves & make me mad :) The irritating characters in this series aren't as bad in the actual show. I recommend reading this series at least once. I've read it a couple of times.
Who needs the mall?
I'm vested. I have to finish the series, but I did it grudgingly. This book was better than the last several. I enjoyed the Dark Dimension and the focus on Damon.
I'm on Team Damon and Elena keeps refusing to make a decision. It's getting old.
Yes, I thought she did an excellent job making the voices sound different.
God, no. We have The Vampire Diaries and Ian Somerhalder. All is right with the world.
Read Stephan's Diaries. They are actually terrific and they match up with the TV show.
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