The Vampire Diaries #3-4: The Fury and Dark Reunion

The Vampire Diaries #3-4: The Fury and Dark Reunion

by L. J. Smith


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ISBN-13: 9780061140983
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Series: Vampire Diaries Series
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 23,621
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
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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The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion

Chapter One

Elena stepped into the clearing.

Beneath her feet tatters of autumn leaves were freezing into the slush. Dusk had fallen, and although the storm was dying away the woods were getting colder. Elena didn't feel the cold.

Neither did she mind the dark. Her pupils opened wide, gathering up tiny particles of light that would have been invisible to a human. She could see the two figures struggling beneath the great oak tree quite clearly.

One had thick dark hair, which the wind had churned into a tumbled sea of waves. He was slightly taller than the other, and although Elena couldn't see his face she somehow knew his eyes were green.

The other had a shock of dark hair as well, but his was fine and straight, almost like the pelt of an animal. His lips were drawn back from his teeth in fury, and the lounging grace of his body was gathered into a predator's crouch. His eyes were black.

Elena watched them for several minutes without moving. She'd forgotten why she had come here, why she'd been pulled here by the echoes of their battle in her mind. This close the clamor of their anger and hatred and pain was almost deafening, like silent shouts coming from the fighters. They were locked in a death match.

I wonder which of them will win, she thought. They were both wounded and bleeding, and the taller one's left arm hung at an unnatural angle. Still, he had just slammed the other against the gnarled trunk of an oak tree. His fury was so strong that Elena could feel and taste it as well as hear it, and she knew it was giving him impossible strength.

And then Elena remembered why she had come. How could she have forgotten? He was hurt. His mind had summoned her here, battering her with shock waves of rage and pain. She had come to help him because she belonged to him.

The two figures were down on the icy ground now, fighting like wolves, snarling. Swiftly and silently Elena went to them. The one with the wavy hair and green eyes—Stefan, a voice in her mind whispered—was on top, fingers scrabbling at the other's throat. Anger washed through Elena, anger and protectiveness. She reached between the two of them to grab that choking hand, to pry the fingers up.

It didn't occur to her that she shouldn't be strong enough to do this. She was strong enough; that was all. She threw her weight to the side, wrenching her captive away from his opponent. For good measure, she bore down hard on his wounded arm, knocking him flat on his face in the leaf-strewn slush. Then she began to choke him from behind.

Her attack had taken him by surprise, but he was far from beaten. He struck back at her, his good hand fumbling for her throat. His thumb dug into her windpipe.

Elena found herself lunging at the hand, going for it with her teeth. Her mind could not understand it, but her body knew what to do. Her teeth were a weapon, and they slashed into flesh, drawing blood.

But he was stronger than she was. With a jerk of his shoulders, he broke her hold on him and twisted in her grasp, flinging her down. And then he was above her, his face contorted with animal fury. She hissed at him and went for his eyes with her nails, but he knocked her hand away.

He was going to kill her. Even wounded, he was by far the stronger. His lips had drawn back to show teeth already stained with scarlet. Like a cobra, he was ready to strike.

Then he stopped, hovering over her, his face changing.

Elena saw the green eyes widen. The pupils, which had been contracted to vicious dots, sprang open. He was staring down at her as if truly seeing her for the first time.

Why was he looking at her that way? Why didn't he just get it over with? But now the iron hand on her shoulder was releasing her. The animal snarl had disappeared, replaced by a look of bewilderment and wonder. He sat back, helping her to sit up, all the while gazing into her face.

"Elena," he whispered. His voice was cracked. "Elena, it's you."

Is that who I am? she thought. Elena?

It didn't really matter. She cast a glance toward the old oak tree. He was still there, standing between the upthrust roots, panting, supporting himself against it with one hand. He was looking at her with his endlessly black eyes, his brows drawn together in a frown.

Don't worry, she thought. I can take care of this one. He's stupid. Then she flung herself on the green-eyed one again.

"Elena!" he cried as she knocked him backward. His good hand pushed at her shoulder, holding her up. "Elena, it's me, Stefan! Elena, look at me!"

She was looking. All she could see was the exposed patch of skin at his neck. She hissed again, upper lip drawing back, showing him her teeth.

He froze.

She felt the shock reverberate through his body, saw his gaze shatter. His face went as white as if someone had struck him a blow in the stomach. He shook his head slightly on the muddy ground.

"No," he whispered. "Oh, no . . ."

He seemed to be saying it to himself, as if he didn't expect her to hear him. He reached a hand toward her cheek, and she snapped at it.

"Oh, Elena . . ." he whispered.

The last traces of fury, of animal bloodlust, had disappeared from his face. His eyes were dazed and stricken and grieving.

And vulnerable. Elena took advantage of the moment to dive for the bare skin at his neck. His arm came up to fend her off, to push her away, but then it dropped again.

The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion. Copyright © by L. J. Smith. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. <%END%>

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twilightfan201 More than 1 year ago
It was pretty awesome if I have to say. There was lots of twist and turns that is what I liked the most about this book and the series things just fly in your face and you didn't know what was happening it was a pretty good read. Its a good reread too. If you like vampire books you should get this one. And it is so romatic too. lol
edwards_dazzle_instructor More than 1 year ago
This book had me laugh, gasp, and cry. The ending of The Fury was just so sad!!!!!!! I was crying for about 10 minutes. I reccomend this to anyone who loves vampire romance books. :):):):):):):):)
ganster More than 1 year ago
The twilight series is soooo uneventful in the first book while the vampire diaries is AWSOME!!!! Edward is the most idiodic charecter ever created. He does not want to be by bella but he draws her closer all the time. Bella had absolutly no reaction to Edward. Stefan and Elena are ment to be together forever EVEN WHEN DEATH SEPERATES THEM!!! The hatered between Stefan and Damon is incredably AWSOME!!! The vampire diaries is 20 TIMES BETTER THEN THE TWILIGHT SERIES!!! THERE IS MORE ACTION LESS LOVEY DOVEY STUFF AND THE EMOTION IN THIS BOOK HAS ME CRYING EVEN AFTER THE 3rd time reading it. THE TWILIGHT SERIES HAS NOTHING ON THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!!
elizabethbennet More than 1 year ago
This series keeps you wondering what will happen next and i think it is hard to find stuff like that these days. This book shows a bunch of emotion most of it is sadness but some good comes out to and some triumph. I really liked the way the second part of this book was told through bonnie she picked up where elena left off after her death in the diary. Bonnie is a sweet character and i cant wait till her and matt Huck up i really hope it will be in the 5the book. hope i have helped someone in there decision to read this book but because if you thought you new what was gonna happen to elena you were wrong it us surprising and a little far-fetch but it leaves you with a good feeling. and a feeling like what the heck just happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a good page turner, however there were a few grammitical errors in the book. I also found that the book does not follow the television series and I fee that the TV series is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the Twilight series I yearned for more of these types of books so I purchased the Vampire diaries and was not dissappointed. Different from Twilight but a great escape from daily life. I am a middle aged woman who loves reading young adult books! I love the character, Elena and the relationship she has with her girlfriends who stick with her. It's not a deep, thought provoking read but it is action packed and a good read just to get away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book series a nice easy read... They definitely kept me interested and wondering what was going to happen... I've since found out that they are now going to make a series of these books soon... Should be interesting... Read this series if you are into the Vampire/Supernatual. You won't be disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books and charachters are great, with just enough realism and fantasy. The love story and attraction to others is real and what most people go through at one point but shows love concers all!
violetbee More than 1 year ago
I first picked up this series because of the tv show, but I found that I didn't enjoy it as much. However, I found myself coming back for the next book and the next. This series is filled with unexpected twists that I love, and I always enjoy this author's books. If you read the 3rd book and think "OMG, this is b.s. and I'm not even going to read the next one", just read it. It gets better.
AnakinFanatic More than 1 year ago
I bought the books because I liked the new series on WB. The books were overall exciting and much more tense than the show. Also, the show seems to stray from the book at many points. The books are almost on a different level than the show. If you do not want to have your opinion of the shows tainted wait to read the books. However, like the transition onto the screen of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Lord of the Rings, there is always room for a little straying. The books are a great read and any Vampire lover will want to read them.
NEP More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I first encountered this series when I watched the television show. I wanted to read ahead to see what might be coming. I was really surprised with the depth of the characters and the really gripping writing. I know this is "Twilight's" year, but I think this story was far more enjoyable.
Rachiee More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I'll never forget the ending and how the characters work together for the greater good. Make sure you read The Return of the Vampire Diaries to see what happens next!
spanish-lullaby More than 1 year ago
this was so good! definately better than the first. it had more of a plot to it. i also liked the dark reunion in bonnie's perspective. it gave you more insight on her character. Definate read! one of my new favorites!!
ana83 More than 1 year ago
hmarnold01 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the series and would definitely recommend others to read. It is definetly one that I will read again.
NM15 More than 1 year ago
these books are good if you like twilight you will like vampire daires put the twilight sega is way better in my head i thought they are both amzing books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was a very easy and fabulous read. Kept my interest throughout the entire series with no problems. Read the entire series within 1 week I couldn't put the books down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
would recoment this book to a friend
Edwardmyhero More than 1 year ago
It was better then the first. I could never put it down.
_Chrissy_ More than 1 year ago
All I can say is I can not wait for The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall to be released in Feb. (2009)! The 2 books in this second book were AWESOME! I laughed and cried! I was happy and mad. Very Good! An emotional rollar coaster ride. So many twists and turns. LOTS of action. Speechless! LOVE IT!!!! Counting the days for the continuation. Damon is the bad boy you LOVE to hate!
Ladybug76 More than 1 year ago
LJ Smith is an excellent writer... she has a wonderful imagination for the paranormal.. this series is so well written.. I enjoyed it immensely. Elena and Stefan are such a hot couple...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book adds a whole new twist to the love story and adds some bad guys that keep you on the edge of your seat.
-bookworm- More than 1 year ago
and I'm rooting for Damon. This book is the second in the rollercoaster romance of Elena and Stephan. Elena totally defends her men against an old friend who threatens to tear them all apart. Elena kicks some major but with her new vampire self!!
Nightmare More than 1 year ago
Overall the book was good. There was definetly plenty of action and suspention. But all books have their ups and downs, and in my oppinion, this book has more downs.

First of all, I think that the book pregressed wway to quickly. Honestly, there wasnt that much description when it came down to the characters like Elena, Stefan, or Damon. The setting was good though. I like stories that take place in teenager-ville. lol. But I wished that the author made the characters more descriptive.

Another thing I didnt really like was how simple the writing was. I mean, this is supposed to be a creepy, dark, nightmarish love story, right? Shouldnt the vocabulary be more adaultish?

Like I said, this was my oppinion. I liked the book enough to read the 3rd and 4th, but its not my favorite series.
midnighttwilight101 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Vampire Diaries series by L. Jane Smith is one of the best vampire series/book ever written (in my opinion). After I read them I found out they were first written in the 1990¿s, and I was so surprised! I loved the story, and the new covers!