Thursday, December 15, 2011
Book #59 of 2011: the Vampire Diaries; the Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith.
I had been warned ahead of time that this was bad. But, my general inability to give up on a series when I have pretty much any interest at all in the characters made me think that I should give it a try anyway. That was probably a mistake.
The first four of these books were out by 1992. This one was released in 2009. That extensive time period did not do the series any good. The characters have cell phones now, but also tend to use random foreign phrases for no reason whatsoever.
brought back to life as a naked human of some sort at the end of the prior volume, is now some sort of weird human-spirit hybrid who can float and fly and, apparently bust out random wings with different skills that we only find out about during the final third of the book.
Meanwhile, the plot points required to shift the focus from Stefan to his less noble brother Damon seemed...designed only for that purpose and not to present a coherent narrative.
There are more books after this, but I think I am convinced to pretend otherwise.