The Compelled (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series #6)

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Control or be controlled . . .

Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine's death by destroying the Salvatore brothers.

Reeling from Samuel's latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Together they discover Samuel's plan is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Their only hope is to stop him ...

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Overview

Control or be controlled . . .

Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine's death by destroying the Salvatore brothers.

Reeling from Samuel's latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Together they discover Samuel's plan is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Their only hope is to stop him before he secures the power to control humans and vampires alike. If they fail, not only Stefan and Damon but all of London will fall victim to Samuel's spell.

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Thompson
Stefan and Damon Salvatore are brothers bonded by blood and with completely opposite views on vampirism. Damon likes the devil may care, do what you want, take what you need approach. Stefan prefers the quiet life with humans hiding his true nature. The pattern is always the same—Damon creates a mess and Stefan cleans it up. These diaries are a chronological account of Stefan's life as a vampire. The current crisis finds them in London in the late 1800s battling against a particularly vile and extremely deadly vampire named Samuel Mortimer, a foe whom they've failed to vanquish once already. Samuel has succeeded in compelling his way into the back pockets of the wealthy and the powerful. All he needs now is the heart of a purebred witch and he can take his final vengeance out on the Salvatore brothers whom he blames for killing his beloved Katherine decades earlier. A young girl, Cora, recently rescued from Samuel's clutches joins forces with Stefan and Damon as well as a secret coven of witches to bring down Samuel and save the city of London. These volumes may be read individually with the understanding that they reflect a timeline. The author does fill in a few blanks about Katherine, the woman who started it all. This fast paced, thrilling vampire adventure pulls you in immediately with familiar faces and a wonderful cast of secondary characters. The London of Jack the Ripper is portrayed quite well. What is most compelling about this story is the relationship between the two brothers, their motivations, their choices, how their vampire nature reacts to each other and the human world around them. Instead of the Twilight saga, recommend this series to fans of vampire fiction. Reviewer: Mary Thompson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062113986
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series , #6
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 163,813
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, including The Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about her latest book.

Kevin Williamson is the show runner and executive producer of The Vampire Diaries. His credits include the critically acclaimed television series Dawson's Creek and the blockbuster horror franchise Scream.

Julie Plec is the co-show runner and executive producer of The Vampire Diaries. She was most recently a writer-producer of the fan-favorite television series Kyle XY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Loved.

    Loved as always! I devour one of these boks in under 12 hours. Impossible to put down!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Damon&Stefan

    Damon and Stefan has always been fighting. Will it ever end

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

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    What I liked: The use of British words was a nice touch Smile.

    What I liked:

    The use of British words was a nice touch Smile. I loved it.
    The beginning was pretty good. It was the 2nd best part in the book.
    I got intrigued when Elijah was mentioned near the end of the book. Which is the best part in the story.
    The characters in this sequel were all very good. I’ll miss them all :).
    The fightings were nice.
    As usual, the end was great! It made me anticipate what to come despite my disappointment.

    What I disliked:

    It was so predictable. Things were starting to repeat themselves which is crazy!
    In conclusion to the previous sentence, I was bored to death. In addition to the predictability, the writer, (who is not L. J. Smith by the way!! 0_o), kept over describing each move, each breath, every time the weather changed, the house, the characters… It left no room for imagination! The point of reading fiction books is to get your mind somewhere else where you could imagine things. Unfortunately, the only part of this book where I had no idea what to come next was the ending.
    Oh My God Stefan! I used to hate him, then after reading the previous books I felt sad for him. In this book, I hated him again! He was so reckless…
    Agh! The events! I understand that this series is supposed to explain how Stefan became the vampire we now see in The Vampire Diaries TV show, but the things that kept happening were planned instead of just happening. Instead of creating other events and memories we don’t know how they resolved, yet, the events were based on current episodes of the show, therefore, I didn’t want to know how strong they fought Samuel after compelling Stefan or how they thought they killed him because I already know he survived and he met Stefan again!

    Conclusion:

    Oh! I’ve been disappointed :s. I had great expectations for this one because it’s the last book in this trilogy and I don’t know if there will be other sequels :(.

    Anyhow, I do appreciate this book. It had many favorite moments in it and the characters were lovely. It’s true it bored me, but at the end it had a different touch in it than the others in the series. It could have been much better.

    I don’t really regret reading it. And this was an honest review from me and it’s my point of view. Keep in mind that many readers have enjoyed it much better than I did and even gave it 5 stars :).

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Damon 4ever

    I loveed all steefan journal book. Cnt ww88 for this one

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Sexy book

    I love VAMPIRE DAIRIES

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    I love VD

    It was amazing loveitd

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Sexy

    These books are very romanticand sexy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    OMG DAMON

    Damon looks sooooooo HOT in black

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Wonderful read!!!!!!

    I love all the stefans diaries books but i dislike them fighting all the time!!!! But other than that i love the books. I just started on compelled and so far i am still loving it as usual. Lol

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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