Monday, September 14

Vampire Diaries Vol 2: The Fury & Dark Reunion

Monroe and I, in preparation of the TV show, have continued on reading more Vampire Diaries. Here is our discussion of Volume 2, which features book 3, The Fury, and book 4, Dark Reunion.

Note - there are spoilers for books in Vol.1 and Vol.2.
Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired.

Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he's determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all—whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy.

Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or can they come together to face one final battle?

ames: So Monroe, what did you think of Vampire Diaries Vol. 2? Myself, I really enjoyed book 3, The Fury, but did not enjoy book 4, Dark Reunion, as much. You?

Monroe: Umm...well I did enjoy both books pretty well. I have to agree and say I think I liked the third book better and it got pretty exciting there towards the end! I think I missed Elena in the 4th book BUT I really started to get attached to Bonnie. You really got to see Bonnie embrace her abilities to the max!

And how weird that her and Damon got close. That almost proves right there that Damon just wanted Elena because Stefan did.

ames: Ok book 3 - Lots of drama. Elena has been turned into a vampire and at first she doesn't remember who Stefan is and thinks she lovesDamon. But as time passes, she remembers who she was and that she loves Stefan. However, it quickly comes to light that Damon isn't the one that drove her car off the bridge, resulting in her death (at the end of book 2). There is some other force at work in Fell's Church and so Elena gets her group of friends (no one else can know she's undead) and Stefan and Damon to work together. Elena at this point in the series feels more for Stefan and Damon is...I don't want to say jealous, but he acts like he's hurt when Elena always picks Stefan over him.

In the 4th book, Elena is truly dead and working from beyond the grave to keep her friends and loved ones safe - because yet again, there's another even more evil power in Fell's Church (Elena dies in book 3 killing her killer). And here the truth of the matter is revealed - Stefan is completely alone in the world and bereft and heartbroken. Damon...not so much. He goes back to killing and drinking and he just doesn't seem to miss Elena as much - which proves to me that yeah, he didn't really care for Elena.

However - my problem with book 4 is the fact that yes Elena is dead - her body is buried in the ground and has been rotting for 6 months. and then BAM, at the end of the book she's magically alive. It feels like a total cop out.

But it did make me sad when Elena disappeared and Stefan screams her name. Awww.

Monroe: Ya...well I think Damon cares for her just not in a deep way. We see he somewhat cared for her when she came back in the 4th book and he laid his jacket over her because it was cold out.

And well you know me...I totally lived up to my Mary Sunshine attitude and was just happy she was back! Lol Was it a cop out...probably BUT I was just happy to see the gang back together. :o) And it did break my little heart hearing Stefan scream her name! :*(

So what did you think about Bonnie and Matt getting close?

ames: I thought it was very cute that Bonnie and Matt appear to be getting closer. Matt was really devastated by Elena breaking up with him, I mean he would still do anything for her kind of thing.

My problem with the 4th book wasn't with Bonnie. I think she's a cute character.

Meredith though - Meredith has secrets and she keeps things from other people. I can't see good things coming from Meredith further on in the series.

Are you going to continue on with this series?

Monroe: Ya Meredith does seem fishy and idk if I completely trust her.

Well I don't totally ADORE this series...I like it...enough to read the next book yes. Will I break my leg to get to the book store or sell my soul for the next Ill wait to see if my used book store has it. What about you? You gonna continue or will I have to MAKE YOU? Lol ;op

AND I still am watching the show! :o)

ames: I don't think I'll continue on with the rest of the series. And yes, I'll keep watching the shows.

Ok, so my grades are - for the third book - B- and for the 4th book a C+.

Monroe: Alright I have to agree with ya...B- and a C+...I still say the 2nd story is the best outta all of them! :o)


Mollie said...

Did either of you read the Christopher Pike vamps books back in the day? I saw they were being re-released too..... might want to check them out too! :)

Monroe Dawson said...

I know I havent...not sure about Ame though. It might be worth checking out! Thx for the heads up! :o)

~ames~ said...

Mollie - I did read CP back in the day!! I loved those books. There was an awesome sci-fi time travel one that just blew me away.

Anonymous said...

hey have you guys ever read Stephine Meyer books they are great the resent one is "The Host" but I personally think shes going to make that a series and then there the other one the Twillight saga and she coming out with another book with that series itll be called "Midnight Sun" so..ya do you guys have any recomandations??

Monroe Dawson said...

Yup Ive read all of Steph's books...I loved The Host and she is supposed to start it as a series so thats exciting! Hmmm...for recommendations it just depends...paranormal/fantasy books that I love are The Mercy Thompson Series- Patricia Briggs, Georgina Kincaid Series- Richelle Mead, The Sookie Stackhouse Series- Charlaine Harris...hmmm....PC & Kristen Cast- The House of Night Series and thats all I can think of at the moment (just woke up and havent had my coffee yet ;op)If you go on our side bar and click on one of the links (Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy) Im sure youll find more! :O)