Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #2)
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Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #2)

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by L. J. Smith
     
 

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On the run . . .

Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. In order to find him, Elena entrusts her life to Stefan's brother: Damon, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul.

Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each

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On the run . . .

Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. In order to find him, Elena entrusts her life to Stefan's brother: Damon, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul.

Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?

Back in Fell's Church, Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over the town. Their research leads to some dire discoveries, and soon they are caught up in Elena's most dangerous adventure yet!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Allison Fetters
Evil has fallen upon Fell's Church in this installment of the "Shadow Souls" series. The malevolent kitsune twins, Shinichi and Masao, inflict pain and suffering on the town's inhabitants as they try to take over. Meredith and Bonnie research the source of the evil as they witness the effects of what is happening. At the same time, they are on trying to find their friend, the beautiful Elena Gilbert. Meanwhile, Elena Gilbert, Matt, Elena's friend who has been wrongly accused of being involved with Caroline, and Damon Salvatore, Stefan's mysterious brother, journey to the Dark Dimension where Elena's love, Stefan, is being held captive. The journey is not easy for Elena as she struggles with her love for Stefan and the strong emotions she feels for Damon. She finds herself in a dangerous love triangle that contributes to much of the angst felt within the book. This book is not for the faint-of-heart, as numerous dark sources are explored within. Reviewer: Allison Fetters
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This second installment in a "Vampire Diaries" subseries picks up exactly where Nightfall (HarperTeen, 2009) left off. The evil kitsune twins, Shinichi and Misao, have descended on Fell's Church and inflicted pain and suffering on the community. Even the mighty Damon was tricked into helping them kidnap Stefan and imprison him in the "Dark Dimension." Damon regrets being involved in his brother's demise and agrees to take Elena with him to rescue Stefan from his hellish prison. This trip isn't easy and the riddlelike clues are twisted and confusing. They are joined by Meredith and Bonnie and enter the "Dark Dimension," a place where humans are the slaves of vampires, demons, and kitsunes. Allying themselves with all sorts of characters, they must find Stefan, launch 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 certain parts slow and difficult to follow. The most promising development is between Elena and Damon. Damon shows his vulnerability by revealing to Elena the true depth of his feelings for her. As they become closer, Elena must come to terms with her feeling for both brothers and where her love truly lies. Purchase where Smith has a fan base.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061720833
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Vampire Diaries: The Return Series, #2
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
94,259
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.62(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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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.

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