The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Runion by L.J. Smith

Summary: 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?

Collected here in one edition are the third and fourth volumes of The Vampire Diaries, a riveting conclusion to the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

Review: The Fury and Dark Reunion were both better than the first half of this series. The characters weren't nearly as bad this time around. Except Bonnie. She still made me want to punch people. I wasn't especially fond of Dark Reunion being in her POV because of how annoying she can be, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Matt or Meredith are probably my favorites because they really came into themselves in this half of the series. They didn't really have Elena to carry them through everything, and they didn't have Stefan for a while either. Damon warmed up to me a little, but I still don't like him as much as we're probably supposed to. I thought the story was a little better in this book, than in the last one. There were parts that actually surprised me. The thing with Tyler didn't work for me. It felt so random. I guess that happens when you have a 4-book-long series. I didn't understand how the last chapter happened. Maybe that part went over my head. So that felt out of place as well. Maybe the parts that bothered me will be better explained in the next arc. I don't have those book, and I don't know if I ever will get them. I might try them just because I like L.J.'s other books. Like I said, I thought this book went over better than the previous one, but not by much. I'm just not in a rush to get the others.

3.5 howls