New York times bestselling series

The Return: shadow Souls is the sixth publication in L.J. Smith’s New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series.

Elena Gilbert is once again at the center of magic and danger beyond her imagining. And this time, Stefan isn’t there to help. Stefan is held prisoner in the Dark Dimension—a world where vampires and also demons roam free, and also where humans are in ~ the command that their superordinary betters. To save the man she loves, Elena is forced to to trust her life to his handsome, however deadly brothers Damon. Damon has actually never covert his love because that Elena, and also as the tension between them rises, Elena must challenge a destructive decision: which brother does she really want to be with?

The Return: zero Souls is perfect because that fans of the struggle CW TV present The Vampire Diaries, as well together fans of the original New York times bestselling series who can’t wait to watch what happens next with Elena, Stefan, and also Damon.

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L. J. Smith has written over 2 dozen books for young adults, consisting of The Vampire Diaries, currently a fight TV show. She has likewise written the bestselling Night World collection and The Forbidden Game, and also the #1 New York Times bestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and also beaches in suggest Reyes, California, daydreaming around her recent book.

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Editorial Reviews

Gr 9 Up—This 2nd installment in a "Vampire Diaries" subseries choose up precisely where Nightfall (HarperTeen, 2009) left off. The evil kitsune twins, Shinichi and also Misao, have descended ~ above Fell"s Church and also inflicted pain and suffering top top the community. Also the mighty Damon to be tricked right into helping them kidnap Stefan and imprison the in the "Dark Dimension." Damon regrets being affiliated in his brother"s demise and agrees to take it Elena with him to rescue Stefan native his hellish prison. This expedition isn"t easy and also the riddlelike hints are twisted and also confusing. They are joined through Meredith and also Bonnie and also enter the "Dark Dimension," a location where human beings are the servants of vampires, demons, and also kitsunes. Allying themselves through all species of characters, they must find Stefan, start a rescue mission, and somehow get themselves back to Fell"s Church. Smith"s tale lacks the intrigue and appeal of the original series. The plot is disjointed and confusing, making specific parts slow and difficult to follow. The most promising advancement is between Elena and Damon. Damon shows his vulnerability through revealing to Elena the true depth the his feelings because that her. Together they end up being closer, Elena must come to terms through her emotion for both brothers and also where her love important lies. Acquisition where Smith has actually a pan base.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY