• The Salvation: Unseen

  • The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation, Book 1
  • By: L. J. Smith, Aubrey Clark
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The greatest threats are the ones unseen....

For what seems like the first time, Elena and her friends are happy. Elena and Stefan have built a home for themselves in Dalcrest, and all of Elena’s friends are as in love as she and Stefan are. Even Damon is enjoying visiting his favorite old haunts in Europe, and is more surprised than anyone that he’s traveling with Katherine. But lately, Elena’s Guardian senses are on edge, and she can’t ignore the feeling that danger is coming.

When a new threat arrives in Dalcrest, Elena’s worst fears become a reality. Soon, she and Stefan are battling a vicious Old One who is always just out of their reach. And when Damon and Katherine are confronted with a strange and mysterious enemy, Elena worries the attacks are linked.

As dark forces close in, Elena, Stefan, and Damon struggle to survive the only way they know how - together. But their lives are hanging in the balance, and every moment they share could be their last....

©2013 L. J. Smith and Aubrey Clark (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Featured Article: The Vampire Diaries Character Guide


The Vampire Diaries is a sweeping saga that revolves around Elena Gilbert, a young mortal woman living in the small town of Fells Church, Virginia, and Damon and Stefan Salvatore, vampire brothers who are vying for her affections. Forces of good and evil play out across the town as nearly everyone they know becomes wrapped up in paranormal intrigue, especially when old enemies and ancient forces come to visit. Spanning 13 novels written over 20 years, the series has inspired a long-running television adaptation and unofficial spin-offs. Needless to say, there’s a lot of characters to keep track of.

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Awesome

This story has quite a few twists and turns that mirror what I anticipated after watching The Vampire Diaries TV series.

While the story does not focus on Bonnie or Damon as much as the previous installments, I still thought that this was a very good book.

The writing has gotten so much better since I first began the series and I actually enjoy the story now versus within the first three or four books.

What I thought was interesting was that Damon and Katherine become friends who are traveling around together. Matt finally finds a girlfriend that he really likes but he isn’t sure that he can share the big bad secret with her. Bonnie expands her magic. Alaric still doesn’t have as big of a role as he does during the show but that’s alright. No Tyler or Caroline. Stefan and Elena are insufferable like usual. The Wolf Pack is still around.

I think the biggest thing for me to get used to and comparing the TV series in the books is that Elena is apparently this kick ass magical being and the backstory for how she became that has been very enjoyable to read. In addition, Catherine isn’t as much of a badass or a threat as she is in the tv show, which adds an entire layer of missed storytelling opportunity but that’s okay.

The twist at the end got me though and I wonder where it will go from here. 😢

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Entertaining series

L J Smith consistently takes interesting characters, incredible plot twists, romantic tensions, and everyday fears and doubts and weaves stories that leaves you missing sleep to buy the next book to experience what happens next.

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Least interesting of the whole set

Not worth the read and rushed. The whole thing didn’t really elaborate on major things left unanswered

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Narrator Auto Voice

The experience was pretty dull. The narrator was or sounded to be an auto generated voice.