The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #3) by L.J. Smith , Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec

28 Apr
The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #3)

The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #3)

by L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by HarperTeen
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
In the heart-racing, captivating conclusion of Stefan’s Diaries, fans of the hit CW television show “The Vampire Diaries” finally find out how the once inseparable Salvatore brothers became mortal enemies 256 pp.
Yes! The vamps are *cough* alive and well. And this is why I have such a problem with it. It’s clearly not L.J. Smith. Her name does appear on the books – along with two others. I’m unclear on how much input she had in this arc of the series but given that she has now been fired from the books and how totally different the style is from her recent Vampire Diaries books I can only assume not very much. If I am wrong, I apologize but sadly this version is 100% better than the last arc she wrote alone which I seemed to be buying solely on some sort fan devotion and not because I felt they were good. This though is truly good.

The Salvatore brothers both end up in New York. Coincidence? Or is one maybe planning on toying with the other? Stalking the other? They do both end up connected to a high society family – surely that is a coincidence? And as always they end up wondering if they are really each others biggest problems or if they need to play nice with each other — if there are things out there so much bigger and badder they are, so maybe they at least need to pretend to be friends again if only long enough to figure out what in the heck is happening around them.

So long as these books keep going this route, I’m in – whoever has taken over has figured out what was missing. Hopefully now that L.J. Smith is free of them she can find whatever it is she was missing in her future books, which I am also in for


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