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Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up–This second installment in a "Vampire Diaries" subseries picks up exactly where Nightfall (HarperTeen. The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. New York Times bestselling seriesThe Return: Shadow Souls is the sixth book in L.J. Smith's New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series. Elena Gilber.
Before that it was still a little weird and I didn't love it, but it wasn't all that bad, I was interested. Besides, most of her other books are a bit odd- usually in a good way- so I expected as much. I think she could have pulled it off as another series entirely. I've read, and own, a few of her other books to know as much. At the moment? I'd prefer to watch every episode of The Wiggles back to back The Wiggles Really guys, if you started with the TV series just stick to them, if you've read the other four, do NOT go any further.
It's just not worth the time, money or intense mental and emotional pain. Unless you read it as a joke, than you'll have one hell of a time. Mar 16, Mrs. Missive rated it it was amazing. Thank Goddess that LJ Smith returned from the invasion of the body snatchers that wrote her previous book. Shadow souls brought back the Elena we loved in the first four books, smart, brave, selfless, and just a smidgen shallow Even though a lot of the action ta Thank Goddess that LJ Smith returned from the invasion of the body snatchers that wrote her previous book.
Even though a lot of the action takes place in the minds of Elena and Damon through telepathy the stories you find in them are so beatiful it reminded me of why I love reading her books in the first place.
You have to get through the first pages where for some reason Smith decides she needs to try and summarize 5 previous novels to move forward with this story but after that I'm happy with my download. I highly recommend to any fan of LJ Smith. And as a happy side note So bad that I started a drinking game: That probably was the only reason I finished the book.
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Though the ending was intriguing, and I'll probably make myself read the last book in the series. Well, what can I say - I'm probably one of those masochistic people that just HAVE to finish series they started, even if they hated the first Bad. Well, what can I say - I'm probably one of those masochistic people that just HAVE to finish series they started, even if they hated the first book.
I'm like that. So here I come, last book of The return series! Sep 10, Z. Prefiero quedarme con el recuerdo de todo lo anterior que seguir leyendo esto a disgusto.
Sep 21, Amina rated it it was amazing. However, half way through the journey, they have to split up to create a diversion. And Matt secretly goes back to Fells Church. To her surprise, Bonnie and Meredith turn up. They enter the Dark Dimension via one of the gates and end up in a savage world.
The Dark Dimension is a world where vampire and demons roam free and huma his is the second book of the new series of Vampire Diaries and continues right after Nightfall. The Dark Dimension is a world where vampire and demons roam free and humans are slave.
To free Stefan, they have to look for 2 halves of a key to Stefan's cell. As disguise, the girls become Damon's slave. They pretend to "settle down" into the society of the Dark Dimension while beginning their mission.
After a lot of effort, they finally manage to rescue Stefan. On the other hand, back in Fells Church, Matt joins forces with Mrs Flower to investigate the strange events happening in Fells Church and try to find out the plan of the kitsune twins who are behind that.
When the gang return to Fells Church, Stefan receives a gift from the good kitsune who shared the cell with him in the Dark Dimension.
However, Damon's curiosity seals his fate. When he opens the package, he is turned into human.
It's a good but long read. This book explores more on the kitsune legend as the gang have to understand what kind of creatures the kitsunes are, in order to solve the riddle given by the kitsune twins which gives the location of the keys to Stefan's cell, and it was interesting to hear about the legend from the Japanese approach. We are also introduced to the new world of Dark Dimension and its inhabitants as previous books focus on Fells Church.
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They put more trust on each other and get closer. They even exchange blood a few times throughout the story and this deepens their connection. This is going to give interesting dynamics to the love triangle as the story moves on. I quite like the way the author describes Damon's inner conscious as a little boy after Elena exchanges blood with him, how he buried his deepest feelings.
Elena being able to leave her body and meet Stefan in her dream is also a good creation. However, I do feel like the author put too much emphasis or effort on the Dark Dimension adventure, rather than balance out on accounting what's going on in Dark Dimension and Fells Church. We only get a glimpse on what Matt is doing on the outside world. And I am not sure if I want to know every single detail of the girls getting ready for party and the design of their dresses!!
I do feel a bit bored during middle of the story until the climax in the end and the pace of the story picks up again. Last, but not the least, the biggest shock comes in the end of the story when Damon becomes human again. This is such as big cliffhanger. Obviously the gift is intended for Stefan as he wants to become human again to be with Elena I guess we will find out what happens in the next book. Oct 10, Audrey rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was so horrible that I could not even stomach to finish it.
I never really liked Elena in the series oddly enough I like her on the show though she was just snotty and vain, mostly putting down her friends that made a blood pledge to help her and really, come on win the brooding new guy at her school.
I just thought this book was poorly done and L. Smith was in a hurry to finish. I wanted to see more of Bonnie and Meredeth, who at least had some redeeming quality's, I was hoping th This book was so horrible that I could not even stomach to finish it. I wanted to see more of Bonnie and Meredeth, who at least had some redeeming quality's, I was hoping there would be some development between Damon and Bonnie.
And what was with Damon and Elena making out while the Elena's "true love" Stefan lies in a cold, dark, and moldy cell. Yes, definitely that's true love right there. I don't see why all the male characters and female characters in this book love Elena.
Of course, Elena has to be the one to save Lady Ulma or whatever her name was. After she is worshiped by just about everyone, because you know she's a human with angel powers and she's beautiful, kind, and just wonderful.
Please realize that last sentence is filled with sarcasm. Many people prefer the books to the show, but I disagree, at least in the show it build the relationship between the characters. The show is more practical too well as practical as a show with vampires and werewolves can be. But anyway, Elena just ticked me off, we never see who Elena truly is because her personality changes so much!
Stefan reminded me a lot of Eward Cullen, with the controlling quality, the brooding quality, and the Oh-woe-is-me-my-life-sucks-I'll-kill-my-girlfriend quality. No, just no.
I can't really say anything more about this book, it was atrocious, rushed, and basically pathetic. I only know that because I read the last few pages to see if it was worth the pain of finishing it.
It wasn't, the ending was even worse than the beginning. Damon as a human, and somehow I have a feeling that Elena and he will be even "closer" and who's knows maybe they will fall in love and live happily ever after.
Yeah, right. Any one who likes love triangles, roots for the underdog and like the bite of a vamp. If you have read the previous Vampire Diaries and have for some unknown reason not completly been swoon by the charming rogue that is Damon Salvatore, then by the end of Shadow Souls, i grantee you will be. As I turned the last page, i was left completely shocked and laughing in a goofy way.
Im not going to give a spoiler but the expected twist in L. J's books, is one that you would of never imagined. From this book, I have learnt that a good book, is cunning but has sublte clues towards the twis If you have read the previous Vampire Diaries and have for some unknown reason not completly been swoon by the charming rogue that is Damon Salvatore, then by the end of Shadow Souls, i grantee you will be.
From this book, I have learnt that a good book, is cunning but has sublte clues towards the twist at the end, while a great book, has a twist that will leave you breathless and with a palm shaped slap mark on your forhead from the 'durr' you expressed when you discovered the totally unforeseen twist.
J Smith has outdone herself, she has wrote a great book. Apr 04, Stef rated it it was ok Shelves: It took a long time for me to get enthralled into the story. It never really grabbed me. Volume 2 of Shadow Souls takes off right where Volume 1 left off. Elena, Damon and Matt are off to find Stefan who is locked away in a prison in some parallel hell like dimension. Demonic spirits trapped him there by tricking him that there was a way of becoming human in this alternate dimension.
In the previous book, Damon had been possessed by one of these demons. Through no fault of his own, he helped convince Stefan that this was possible. This only begins the unravelling of Damon. Elena gets glimpses of who Damon really is on this road trip to hell. He becomes vulnerable but still keeps his dark edge. Elena keeps falling deeper for Damon, regardless of her feelings for Stefan. The relationship between Damon and Elena is the only thing that kept me reading.
Flowers to rid the town of the demonic spirits and the kitsune siblings. The writing picks up more momentum and paints some pretty pictures as they work their way through this hell dimension.
We see the extremes of the hell population, from the trying lives slaves lead, to the rich rulers of the land. At times, the reader and the characters seem to lose track of why they are there. Things do get back on track though and the last quarter of the book finally gets into a better flow, the action increases and the ending had a great twist which made up for all the slowness of the some pages before it.
My main complaint to the book is that it was hard to relate to with all the aura talk instead of just raw emotion between characters. And all the terms regarding Elena and her crazy powers involving her invisible wings just was getting on my nerves. Otherwise, I would have been able to deal with the slow pace of the book better. Damon is the only thing that interests me and i'm curious as to what Caroline will birth, since Smith only hit the tip of the iceburg with her situation.
Stefan still seems like a bit of a whimpering little vampire and i hope he mans up. Nov 09, Tara M rated it it was amazing. Have you ever loved two people at the same time? In the book Vampire Diaries The Return: Shadow Souls by L. Elena Gilbert is a hardworking teenager with a special aura. Her life is in ruins and she is determined to fix it. Her vampire love, Stefan Salvatore was whisked away to a death prison. Stefan Salvatore only wanted to become human fore Elena, bu Have you ever loved two people at the same time?
Stefan Salvatore only wanted to become human fore Elena, but was tricked when Damon was possessed. The only person who could help her is his older brother Damon.
Her and her best friends Bonnie and Meredith must get to the Dark Dimensions, find both halves of the fox key, trust Damon with their lives, and survive long enough to free Stefan. Damon Salvatore is a womanizing vampire always dressed in black.
He's good at repressing things that he thinks are going to hurt him, but he can't hide the thing that hurts him the most, Elena. He loves Elena-first thing to make him care in centuries- but she loves Stefan. He wants Elena to become his 'Princess of The Night', while protecting the girls. Can Stefan survive until they can save him? Will Elena realize who her heart really belongs to? Shadow Souls was epic. It had a mix of everything; the love struggles of Elena in-between life threatening battles.
You could relate to at least one aspect of each character-the bond of best friends, the anger between siblings. The dialogue was very witty, making the book very lighthearted. It was the best book in the series-so far. It was the perfect length, just long enough to be the perfect read. I suggest you read this book after you read the beginning of the series. As Damon would say "Just do it! My review This book made me so sad. It was hard to even get into it. I had to resist throwing it across the room.
I forced myself to finish it because I had to know what happened despite my lack of interest in it if that makes sense. Caroline becomes some freaky thing you'd expect to My review Caroline becomes some freaky thing you'd expect to see in the "Exorcist". Elena has some pretty crazy just plain weird powers that show up randomly. I just was so disgusted and thoroughly disappointed in this book. I'm going to make myself download the next one, 'Midnight', just because I have to know what happens.
I'm pretty pessimistic that I will enjoy it though. What I learned from this book That perhaps I didn't enjoy this book as much because, to be simply put, I'm not in high school anymore. I just wish that you'd come back to us and write the way you used to!
The heroines in your books are supposed to be brave, strong-willed, independent, and not so obsessed with their own good looks! I get it, Elena's beautiful and all, but she really should no longer act like such a spoiled brat.
She died and was an angel and all that. She should act like she has more sense. Mar 22, Jenny Couch rated it really liked it.
So I really didn't enjoy the last book It was Stefan I think, I just can't take him, he is just way too Edward for me which unlike the majority of women around me is NOT a good thing. The lovely-love b. It's that damn Damon! Well my wish came So I really didn't enjoy the last book Well my wish came true and with sappy Stefan in prison we got to enjoy life without him and his lovely-love. I read through this book in 3 days and have to admit that I quite enjoyed myself.
Sometimes I forget that these are teen books so alas, no hot Damon action but my adult mind can still go there! Also a big plus? No Matt drama or sulking!!
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Yes he's part of this story, but the bulk of it takes place without him. Elena gets stronger, Damon gets sentimental for Damon and Bonnie doesn't faint too much another annoyance.
My only complaint is the Plan A, B and C View all 3 comments. Oct 14, Chelsea rated it did not like it Shelves: Just plain ol' weird. I don't feel like I can make accurate judgments as to whether or not the plot good because 1. I stopped paying attention after I got about halfway through, and 2. I wanna laugh every time I read a scene because the writing is just that bad. I can't take a damn thing in this book seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
It's that bad. The end chapter seriously pissed me off. Damon risked his life to come to another dimension to save his brother, and Stefan's gonna go off on him for making an honest mistake?! Have a little respect, man. If you have not received any information after contact with Australia Post, please contact us to confirm that the details for delivery logged with us are correct. We will then contact you with the appropriate action.
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Matt faints. Damon and Sage discuss the meaning of "Shi no Shi", the name of the prison. Damon thinks it means the "Death of Death," but Sage says it can mean "the new death," "the true death," or "The Gods of Death. Meggar, wearing new outfits made of sacking, and they take a carriage to the prison, where Elena notices a dimensional door in the lobby. On the way to Stefan's cell, Elena fears he is dead and almost faints.
She is horrified by Stefan's condition when she reaches his dungeon cell, and throws herself against its razor sharp bars. Stefan doesn't recognize them, but he smells Elena's blood.
Damon is overwhelmed and runs away, pursued by guards. Meggar injects Stefan with something that may help him survive for a few days. Meggar is unable to draw Elena's blood, which she wants to squirt through the bars, feeding Stefan via syringe. A white kitsune in the cell across from Stefan's pantomimes using the same method with Black Magic wine instead, which Elena does. Sage and the guards return, and Elena is dragged away from Stefan. Elena must be supported as they leave the prison.
Meggar says that the injection, Black Magic wine, and willpower should be enough to keep Stefan alive until they can get the fox key and rescue him. In the carriage, Damon asks if Stefan is dead and is shocked to learn all that Elena did for Stefan inside the prison, feeling he has failed his brother.
Before Blouddeuwedd's party, Lucen and Lady Ulma give the girls an overwhelming amount of jewelry, which doubles as currency in case they need to download their way out of the Dark Dimension.
The girls thank Lady Ulma, who thanks Elena again for having saved her and Lucen. They say goodbye to the household.
On the way to the party, Meredith and Bonnie discuss Elena's feelings for the Salvatore brothers. They are unsure of exactly who or what Elena wants. Elena and Damon, riding in a separate litter, overhear this conversation and are shaken. Damon says that there is a detail in the story of the brothers killing each other over a girl which everyone has missed.
They arrive at the party before Damon can reveal this detail. Elena and company believe the second half of the fox key is hidden in Blouddeuwedd's main ballroom, the Great Ballroom, which is outdoors and larger than a football field. The ground has been rolled smooth so that no one will trip while dancing. Lady Bloddeuwedd enters the party, a beautiful girl made of flowers who has been cursed to spend every night from midnight to dawn as an owl.
Damon and Elena run into a vampire who witnessed Elena's Discipline—he is the reason they were invited to the party. Damon agrees to perform their "hypnotist's act" after the crowd finds his "amulet"--the other half of the fox key. The guests begin digging up the grounds. Damon carries Elena up a set of clear crystal stairs inside Blouddeuwedd's clear glass house to look for the fox key. They are confronted by Blouddewedd, who informs them that they are in her private library, and refuses to answer their questions.
She doesn't like humans or vampires. Damon is offended and asks if she has seen Shinichi or Misao. She calls the kitsune thieves and says she encountered them running out of her house the night the Great Ballroom was rolled over. Elena thinks they dropped the fox key into the Great Ballroom floor. Blouddeuwedd then states that she is going to kill Damon and Elena.
Sage's dog, Saber, gets the kitsune's scent from the fox key and begins searching for their trail. Saber indicates that the kitsune were in the hydrangeas under the library window.
Sage takes a carriage and follows the trail leading away from the hydrangeas, in case the kitsune can be caught and the key half recovered. Damon and Elena prepare to put on their "hypnotist's act. She then begs Bonnie and Meredith to share the pain of the whipping to further lessen it. During the whipping, Elena overhears spectators whispering about forbidden starball orbs kept in Blouddeuwedd's library. She realizes that the key isn't in the ballroom, but in the starball room, and charges into the house after the whipping is over.
Blouddeuwedd is in her library, now in owl form. Elena thinks the fox key is in the owl's nest in the center of the room. Blouddeuwedd threatens to kill Elena.
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Elena attempts to explain what she's doing, but Blouddeuwedd continues to threaten her. Sage's falcon Talon arrives just as the owl begins to attack.
Talon distract Blouddeuwedd by dropping and shattering orbs while Elena searches for the key. Elena finds a metal object in the nest.
The giant owl pursues her down the stairs. She falls at the bottom, causing the owl to crash into the glass where she was standing moments before. Saber leads Sage and some party guests along the carriage route taken by the kitsune. They come to a crossroads, where Saber loses the scent, due to a local perfumery blinding his nose.
Sage picks a random direction, and Saber picks up the scent again. Saber leads the party up to a run down building, and Sage breaks down the door.
Back at the party, Elena gets out of the house and puts the two halves of the key together. They become a ring. Damon finds Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith just in time to save them from another attack from the giant owl. Elena tells Damon they have to leave immediately and that she never wants to come back.
Damon attempts to fight Blouddeuwedd with a huge shard of glass, putting out one of her eyes. He thwarts her attempt to carry off a random guest. Elena tells him telepathically that she has the key and that he can come with her or not, but she is leaving now.
Sage returns, and Elena, Meredith, Bonnie, and Damon all take his carriage to the prison. Sage has pillowcases full of star balls in the carriage, which he looted from the run down building. They abandon the carriage to the giant owl's attacks.
Elena and Bonnie make their way to the prison, desperately fending off Blouddeuwedd's attacks with pieces of glass and wood held over their heads. Damon catches up to them and protects Elena from another attack. At the prison, Stefan is in very bad shape, and thinks Elena is a kitsune illusion. She uses the fox key to open his cell and allows Stefan to feed from her as he is carried out on a makeshift litter.
Elena realizes that Blouddeuwedd will kill everyone, and is able to produce her Wings of Protection. They wrap around herself and her friends, and Blouddeuwedd crashes into them, killing herself.Damon has never concealed his love for Elena, and as the tension between them rises, Elena must face a terrible decision: Are you hurt?
The Golden Lily Bloodlines Series: While her friends Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over their town, Elena goes in search of Stefan. Meggar, wearing new outfits made of sacking, and they take a carriage to the prison, where Elena notices a dimensional door in the lobby.