Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaries Series #4)

Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaries Series #4)

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

The Final Conflict...The Last Deadly Kiss


Now she rises from the dead to recreate the powerful vampire trio.


Summoned by Elena, he keeps a promise to her and fights the most terrifying evil he's ever faced.


Joining the brother he once called enemy, Damon battles this new horror with strength, cunning, and deadly charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061059926
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: Vampire Diaries Series , #4
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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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"Things can be just like they were before," said Caroline warmly, reaching out to squeeze Bonnie's hand.

But it wasn't true. Nothing could ever be the way it had been before Elena died. Nothing. And Bonnie had serious misgivings about this party Caroline was trying to set up. A vague nagging in the pit of her stomach told her that for some reason it was a very, very bad idea.

"Meredith's birthday is already over," she pointed out. "It was last Saturday."

"But she didn't have a party, not a real party like this one. We've got all night; my parents won't be back until Sunday morning. Come on, Bonnie — just think how surprised she'll be."

Oh, she'll be surprised, all right, thought Bonnie. So surprised she just might kill me afterward. "Look, Caroline, the reason Meredith didn't have a big party is that she still doesn't feel much like celebrating. It seems — disrespectful, somehow—"

"But that's wrong. Elena would want us to have a good time, you know she would. She loved parties. And she'd hate to see us sitting around and crying over her six months after she's gone." Caroline leaned forward, her normally feline green eyes earnest and compelling. There was no artifice in them now, none of Caroline's usual nasty manipulation. Bonnie could tell she really meant it.

"I want us to be friends again the way we used to be," Caroline said. "We always used to celebrate our birthdays together, just the four of us, remember? And remember how the guys would always try to crash our parties? I wonder if they'll try this year."

Bonnie felt control of the situation slipping away from her. This is a bad idea, this is a very bad idea, shethought. But Caroline was going on, looking dreamy and almost romantic as she talked about the good old days. Bonnie didn't have the heart to tell her that the good old days were as dead as disco.

"But there aren't even four of us anymore. Three doesn't make much of a party," she protested feebly when she could get a word in.

"I'm going to invite Sue Carson, too. Meredith gets along with her, doesn't she?"

Bonnie had to admit Meredith did; everyone got along with Sue. But even so, Caroline had to understand that things couldn't be the way they had been before. You couldn't just substitute Sue Carson for Elena and say, There, everything is fixed now.

But how do I explain that to Caroline? Bonnie thought. Suddenly she knew.

"Let's invite Vickie Bennett," she said.

Caroline stared. "Vickie Bennett? You must be joking. Invite that bizarre little drip who undressed in front of half the school? After everything that happened?"

"Because of everything that happened," said Bonnie firmly. "Look, I know she was never in our crowd. But she's not in with the fast crowd anymore; they don't want her and she's scared to death of them. She needs friends. We need people. Let's invite her."

For a moment Caroline looked helplessly frustrated. Bonnie thrust her chin out, put her hands on her hips, and waited. Finally Caroline sighed.

"All right; you win. I'll invite her. But you have to take care of getting Meredith to my house Saturday night. And Bonnie — make sure she doesn't have any idea what's going on. I really want this to be a surprise."

"Oh, it will be," Bonnie said grimly. She was unprepared for the sudden light in Caroline's face or the impulsive warmth of Caroline's hug.

"I'm so glad you're seeing things my way," Caroline said. "And it'll be so good for us all to be together again."

She doesn't understand a thing, Bonnie realized, dazed, as Caroline walked off. What do I have to do to explain to her? Sock her?

And then: Oh, God, now I have to tell Meredith.

But by the end of the day she decided that maybe Meredith didn't need to be told. Caroline wanted Meredith surprised; well, maybe Bonnie should deliver Meredith surprised. That way at least Meredith wouldn't have to worry about it beforehand. Yes, Bonnie concluded, it was probably kindest to not tell Meredith anything.

And who knows, she wrote in her journal Friday night. Maybe I'm being too hard on Caroline. Maybe she's really sorry about all the things she did to us, like trying to humiliate Elena in front of the whole town and trying to get Stefan put away for murder. Maybe Caroline's matured since then and learned to think about somebody besides herself. Maybe we'll actually have a good time at her party .

And maybe aliens will kidnap me before tomorrow afternoon, she thought as she closed the diary. She could only hope.

The diary was an inexpensive drugstore blank book, with a pattern of tiny flowers on the cover. She'd only started keeping it since Elena had died, but she'd already become slightly addicted to it. It was the one place she could say anything she wanted without people looking shocked and saying, "Bonnie McCullough!" or "Oh, Bonnie."

She was still thinking about Elena as she turned off the light and crawled under the covers.

She was sitting on lush, manicured grass that spread as far as she could see in all directions. The sky was a flawless blue, the air was warm and scented. Birds were singing.

"I'm so glad you could come," Elena said.

"Oh — yes," said Bonnie. "Well, naturally, so am I. Of course." She looked around again, then hastily back at Elena.

"More tea?"

There was a teacup in Bonnie's hand, thin and fragile as eggshell. "Oh-sure. Thanks."

Elena was wearing an eighteenth-century dress of gauzy white muslin, which clung to her, showing how slender she was. She poured the tea precisely, without spilling a drop...

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Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaries Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 312 reviews.
PenningrothRac More than 1 year ago
Dark Reunion is the best book I've read in a while! It starts out a while after Elena died. Bonnie has embraced her psychic abilities, and is still grieving over Elena's untimely death. With Stefan and Damon gone, they're completely unprotected. In an attempt to get over Elena's death, Caroline and Bonnie throw a surprise party for Meredith and invite Sue and Vickie Bennett. This party goes horribly bad when the power goes out and terror sets in. When the girls find their way out of the house, they find Sue dead. Someone killed her. And they weren't human. Bonnie summons Stefan Salvatore for protection, and they try to find who killed Sue while getting over Elena. I really liked this book because of the suspense and the major twists, especially in the very end. The underlying themes of romance and terror bring all the. Characters to life. I recommend this book for anyone who loves paranormal stuff, and really enjoys reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was amazing and this book tied it ALL together!!!!!!!! I couldnt take my eyes off the book for one second!!!!! I finished it in about two hours without stopping!!! AWESOME BOOK I SOOOOOO RECCOMEND!!!!!!!(;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the vampire diaries books and the tv series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both Damon and Stefan are extremely hot so it makes it harder for me to chose just on Salvatore brother!
Jennie Williams More than 1 year ago
This series was really good. I started reading them because of the tv show and found out quick they are nothing a like, but if you can put the show out of your head. You would really enjoy them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The vampire diaries books and tv shows are way way way better than those stupid twlight books if you want something tjats great,read vampire diaries because compared to twilight twlight is GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sheena Rush More than 1 year ago
I am not very good at reading books. I would much rather watch a tv show.... but i could not put this book down! I loved the romance and the thrill of what could happen next. It really makes your heart race. I guess my only complaint would be that I need more Damon! The ending was great but Damon is my favorite and the way it ended with his character was stupid. I love that the books are not anything like the show. I can enjoy them both and not feel like im ruining anything for myself. I will be reading every book of vampire diaries. I just love them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series has an essence that keeps you awake at night wanting more. There's nothing quite like these books. You're a genius L.J Smith!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow such a good book coudnet belive it :) And i like damon and elena better because they have a better chemistry:) delena 4ever and ever !!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the ending it made me cry but i do wish it had more elena. i do love both the book series and the tv show they are both super great. And in the end the friends come together because they have been through a lot and,they maybe different but they are family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book i sone if the best books ever...... it reallly makes you sit there and go... WOW i wantto cry for joy because in the end you have all of the friends hugging, including the best whose name is Caroline and the sexy and mysterious Damon, and you have the perfect fairytale ending..... yea it may sound like an ending that a three year old would like but I seriously think that you could fill a bathtub with the tears of joy that you shed after finishing this book, Elena is alice and all is well for the first series of the VD's. Of course you have the rest of the series of this book that are coming out like the return series and the hunter series (both of which I have not personally read yet), but the ending to this series is amazing and the ending to the book is amazing..... TOTALLY RECOMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :):) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)...... P.S. sorry for the typos I typed this really fast on a touch screen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friends ask me why I am obsessed... I simply reply, "Damon and Delena."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the show!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Which one is the book caught up with vampire diaries the tv show.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just watch the tv show ir has a way better storyline than the books. The tv show is to die for and the book might actually kill you lol but im glad they changed everything around for the show because if it was like the book no one wiuld watch it... and im not trying to put down or be a hater it just simply isnt as good as it could be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book but i read the preview on the fury and i just amazed i swear im in love with damon he is so spooky
Alex82 More than 1 year ago
this one was really good!!!! she ended it really good, but it sad it the last book T_T
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Vampire Diaries. I just could not get enough. I enjoyed this book alot, but in my opinion it didn't live up to the expectations of L.J. Smith's other Vampire Diaries books. Some things in the books didn't add up to previuos knowledge given in the other three. But all in all, it's a great book and everyone should experience the this wonderful conclusion to the chronicles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damon and stefon cute-hott!!
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Its damon ans stephen STOP FIGHTING OVER US please and thank you love you fans
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I'm on team Stefan. Whose team are you are. Team Stefan or Team Damon you decide? Do you think should be with Elena? Tell on your posting for this book series. And tell your friends about the series get them to read them too. And tell each other about what team you are on? Bye for now B-) ;-p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The other books before this one gave me hope the best thing about the stories is damon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago