The Vampire Diaries, The Hunters: Phantom By L.J. Smith

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Hello everyone, I had finished this book about four weeks ago but I have been way to busy to write a review. This is the eighth book in the Vampire Diaries series and the first in the hunters sub series. When I first started The Vampire Diaries series I really loved it but after I watched the TV series, the books always seemed boring to me. To tell you the truth I wasn't really looking forward to reading the series but I was curious how they would handle the new sub series, that and I hate giving up on a series. Here is the synopsis:

"Since meeting the irresistible vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert has been to hell and back. Now that she and her friends have saved their hometown from a demonic spirit, everything can finally go back to normal. But Elena should know better than anyone that Fell’s Church will never be normal. In Phantom, a dangerous new threat sets its sights on Elena. And this time she can only count on one Salvatore brother to protect her."

I didn't have very high expectations for this book. I only read it for the sake of reading it but I was disappointed by this book. At the start I thought it would be OK, it had the basis of a great storyline. It involved names appearing and when the appeared the person would have a something happen to them that could kill them. I know that I'm being a bit vague but I don't want to give too much away. L.J. Smith's style of writing is a bit old fashioned for my liking which is understandable as the first Vampire Diaries book was published in 1991. That's 20 years ago so you can understand why the are a little old fashioned but I think she could have updated them a bit. I would recommend this book to people who don't mind a less modern take on the world of vampires. I would rate this book as 2/5 stars. I hope you enjoyed my review.

My favorite quote:
This was hard to pick as none really stood out to me.

"Damon gave her an almost shy smile—which was funny, because Damon didn't do shy—and shrugged. “Well, princess? You wanted me to be here with you, didn't you?”
As if a rubber band holding her back had snapped, Elena leaped out of bed and hurtled into Damon’s arms."

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6 People dared to comment.:

Hanah said...

Suprise Suprise the vampire diaries, i did not see that book being reviewed!!!! Haha LOL

Hannah said...

LOL i can't even spell my own name!

jesspoole said...

I'm in the same boat, I'm only on the 3rd book (The Fury) and its not as good as the show. I can't believe how much is different from the books, but the show is more interesting

Emily said...

I know what you mean, the tv series is a LOT more exciting. I found the books a bit of a letdown but loved them before I watched the series. I think that if they renamed the series and characters the tv series could pass for not being based on TVD. Btw thanks for commenting, it's always nice to here others input

Becky said...

Hi I'm Becky :) I popped over from your goodreads books, blogs, and authors page.
I like your blog, I think it's great! :)
I just thought I would mention, because I'm not sure if your aware of it or not but this vampire diaries book was written by a ghost writer.

Emily said...

Hi Becky! I got a little freaked out then because I read 'Vampire diaries was written by a ghost' and totally missed the writer bit haha. Yes I knew weird if you ask me.

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