The Vampire Diaries. The Hunters Vol. 1 Phantom.

Author; LJ Smith

Publisher, Harper Teen (Division of Harper Collins) Australia.

RRP; $19.99

ISBN; 9780062119482

Paperback- Supernatural.

Published; 2011.


Review by Vicki Griffin


Since meeting the irresistible vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert has been to hell and back. Now that she and her friends have saved their hometown from a demonic spirit, everything can finally go back to normal. But Elena should know better than anyone that Fell’s Church will never be normal.

Elena Gilbert and her friends saved Fell’s Church from evil spirits bent on destroying it, but the town’s freedom came at a price: Damon Salvatore’s life. Damon’s death changes everything. He and his vampire brother, Stefan, had been locked in a vicious battle for Elena’s heart. Now that he’s gone, Elena and Stefan can finally be together. So why can’t Elena stop dreaming of Damon? As Elena’s feelings for Damon grow. Elena has been to hell and back, but this demon is like nothing she’s ever seen. Its only goal is to kill Elena and everyone she loves.

The Vampire Diaries is fast paced and will have you gripping the edge of your seat with anticipation. There are quite a few of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ however I did not need to read the others to be immersed in this tale of deceit, love and gore. It is one book that could stand on its own. The characters are real and one keeps urging Elena and Stefan to finally get together but obstacles are created that will take one’s breath away as to why they can’t. It is the darkness which is ominous throughout this tale of love, sacrifices and horror!

If you like supernatural and especially vampires this is a definite read full of suspense and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished! If you loved Twilight you will love this series. The Vampire Diaries would also make a great gift for someone.


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