The Ripper (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #4)

The Ripper (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #4)

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by L. J. Smith, Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec
     
 

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Haunted by the past . . .

The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan

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Haunted by the past . . .

The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan assumes the worst: This is the work of a vampire. And the more he learns, the more he becomes convinced that the killer is someone close to him—and that he can never outrun his past.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062113948
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series , #4
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
296,615
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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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The Ripper 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Ranousha More than 1 year ago
The cover: If you didn&rsquo;t know this before, then here you go; this cover is created using the promo photo of season two of the hit TV series The Vampire Diaries . Yep, this is why this cover is gorgeous and I had no idea how beautiful Stefan&rsquo;s eyes are until now . The storyline: I am a huge fan of L.J. Smith&rsquo;s writing style although I recently knew that Stefan&rsquo;s Diaries aren&rsquo;t entirely written by her, but I still like it. I have read the previous 3 books in the series and you can find my review of them on Goodreads . Anyways, the story begins in a slow pace, everything is cool and Stefan finally has a new life in England with a family who trusts and loves him. Then, along with Mr. Abbott, the man he works for, Stefan goes to the city side of England, London. While not 5 minutes in London, he hears the news of a serial killer named Jack The Ripper who&rsquo;s killing young girls in London with their throats slit. Of course, the first one he suspects is Damon. And since we all know Stefan by now, if you read the previous one which you should before getting into this one, he decides to find his brother and stop him. Nothing is simple. He finds a nice girl whose working in a bar and saves her from her mean boss then he hunts Damon down. When he finds him, things start getting ugly and the real action begins. To sum things up, the ending is not happy but it is satisfying. If there&rsquo;s anything I adore about these books (Stefan&rsquo;s Diaries) is the way they end, it&rsquo;s amazing! What I loved: Things started slow and clean and then very fast we were in action! I love this type of writings and I love how clean her writing is, there&rsquo;s totally no cursing!! <333 The story was just awesome and surprisingly not over explaining things which was cool because it left some part for the imagination ^_^ Although there are parts completely well described and explained which is needed in bloody scenes <3 The characters. All of them, even Samuel. The mentioning of Klaus!! I can&rsquo;t wait to see him as a full character in a book although I think he was present in this one&hellip; There are only 19 chapters which perfect. I don&rsquo;t think the story would have been better it there were more. The ending and the epilogue. What I hated: Nothing!!! What I missed from the previous books: I missed Lexi. I&rsquo;m a huge fan of hers, she&rsquo;s just a good friend. The characters: Stefan: He&rsquo;s been thru a lot and still found a way to be strong and caring. I keep hoping he&rsquo;ll think being a vampire is not a curse because you identify who you are or what you are in this case. Damon: Oh count DeSangue! I was completely blank in the first few chapters until Damon showed up! He adds this amazing scent and taste to the story. And when reading about him or him saying things, I totally picture Ian Somerhalder and think of how perfectly he suits the role ^_^. Violet: The poor girl who ended up&hellip;. well, you&rsquo;ll have to read to find out what happened to her but let me tell you that she loves Stefan as a friend and she really trusted him. I&rsquo;m hoping to see her in The Asylum. Samuel: I&rsquo;m having mixing thoughts about him, but, could he be Klaus?! He seemed too vengeful for a misunderstanding with Damon. Favorite quotes: No matter what came, be it murderer, demon, or Damon, I was ready. &ndash; Chapter 2. I followed her gaze, the sliver of the moon providing just enough light that I could see red letters written on the side of the building, each oxidized ch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Ripper is a great book! It descibes howl Stefen has struggles w/ in himself and how he deals w/ them. It re tells the tail of how Damon and Stefen became vamps and there bond and issues w/ each other. It also shows how blood is always thicker than water no matter what happens in your families lives. Great book and will read EVERY Vampire Diaries book written after this book.
Steph_G83 More than 1 year ago
The title of this book was deceiving. I thought that it was going to be about when Stefan was known as The Ripper, not involving Jack the Ripper. With that said, I do think that this was probably the best book in the series and I am looking forward to reading The Asylum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book filled with adventure, romance, and friendship
Vampgirl0101 More than 1 year ago
i have read all three of the other books they were so awesome i couldnt stop reading them and than today i went to the store and i was shocked that she made another book so i know that i am going to love this one just as much as the others one that i have read :D :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't even read this book yet so yall gonna have to tell me about it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go. Read it. Now. I love these tie ins!! I devour one of these books in under 12 hours!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read book
Lillian Mitchell More than 1 year ago
Theis books are so good. Damain is so hot in the movie but nothing beats the books. The diarys give more intel and desrciption so thats why I can't wait for this book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the greatest series ever because of stefan and damon and katherine, they are awesome :}
anastasiaoa More than 1 year ago
these books are from stefan's point of view and i must say, u know more of his past than what's shown in the tv series.the series is that good. trust me. i know.
Joel Alvarez More than 1 year ago
I cant wait. Its going to be awesome. I have read origins it was awe some. I am on bloodlust. But i cant wait for the 4 one.
Catherine Wakefield More than 1 year ago
Read the first three at first expecting another vampire book but this is way beyond that. The books keeps you on the edge of your seat to the point that you fall off in shock! Again cant wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im very concerned about Damon and Elena taking the cure together...im very scared that tvd will end after season six is over!!! Plz reply your opinion and if you agree with me. Thank you for reading! Xoxo, Liv Instagram: @Bonkai.Army Wattpad: @BonkaiArmy Twitter: @Malachai_isbae Tumblr: Bonkaifanfics Love my 2.2k Loves on ig!!! Plz check out my book Sired To Malachai on the site|app...WATTPAD get it on Google Play or Apple App Store. I dont know if its on Amazon...or Windows but you can check !!! Thx again...liv
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damen is sexy and dangerous!!!!!!!!!!! Stop spelling names wrong!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it to find out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think elena is good with stefan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She should be with damon hes hotter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does any one agree that elena shoukd be with steohen? ANYONE????????
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11 Obggu ? ? O
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Best book ever.I read every book by l.j smith.Love her