Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Reunion (The Vampire Diaries #4) by L. J. Smith

The Fury and Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #3-4)SUMMARY (from Goodreads)Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell's Church has ever known.

MY OPINION: 

The fourth book in The Vampire Diaries series is written mostly from Bonnie’s point of view. After a short period of respite, during which Fell’s Church recovers from the last manifestation of evil paranormal forces, strange things begin happening again.

Through an unlikely way, Bonnie is warned of a great evil which is threatening the town and its inhabitants. In order to fight it, Bonnie seeks the help of the Salvatore brothers, who for once seem to get along and try to work together although for different reasons. While the relationship between the brothers slowly changes, some intriguing information about each of the two is revealed.
Bonnie takes over the lead role in The Reunion. Although people consider her fragile, and her friends want to protect her, she is smart and resourceful and proves her strength when the least expected. She and the other characters give the reader plenty of surprises throughout the book.

In The Reunion, Smith keeps the secretive and suspenseful style from The Fury, leaving the readers on pins and needles about the development of events. The big battle between the good and the bad side is messy and hectic. Pandemonium ensues and everything goes on so fast it makes your head spin. Smith creates a tangible atmosphere which puts the reader right in the middle of action. Also, Smith creates tangible spiritual and subconscious experiences, which I liked very much.

I could say much more in this review, but I am rather making it vague as to avoid including spoilers. Overall, I loved the book, and I will probably have to reread it soon to really grasp all the tiny details. 

RECOMMENDATION: This is an action-packed continuation of the series, full of surprises. It is a fast and thoroughly suspenseful read which puts you in danger of wanting a reread. 

2 comments:

  1. I have wanted to read this series but haven't yet heard mixed reviews so haven't been too sure. Thanks for the great review.

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  2. I want to read this series, but I need to catch up with some other books first. It sounds like a great one.

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