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The Vampire Diaries (Updated 5/18/2011)

on 12 August 2010. Posted in Booklist

Book_TheVampireDiaries1Book_TVD_awakening-struggleThe Vampire Diaries 1: The Awakening  (New York Times Bestseller!)
My first Vampire Diaries book. Written for HarperCollins. Urban horror/romance. A bestseller, both in 1991, when it was first published, and now, when it has been reissued, both as an omnibus packaged with Volume 2: The Struggle. (It has the first half face of the dark-haired boy on the cover.) Also out in individual volumes saying "Now a TV series on the CW" with pictures of the TV characters--including the brunette Elena.

There are also limited edition special hardback omnibus of The Awakening/The Struggle and The Fury/Dark Reunion.  These came out for a book club and are really special, so if you find one hang on to it!

Book_TheVampireDiaries2Book_TVD_awakening-struggleThe Vampire Diaries 2: The Struggle  (New York Times Bestseller!)
The second volume in the series. Another bestseller, both in 1991 and now. Packaged with The Awakening, and I think available as an individual book saying "Now a TV series on the CW." But it's best to ask a bookstore about how it is available at this point.

Book_TheVampireDiaries3Book_TVD_fury-darkReunionThe Vampire Diaries 3: The Fury  (New York Times Bestseller!)
The third volume in the series. Same stuff about bestseller then and now, when it was released packaged with Dark Reunion (the book with the picture of half the face of Elena, the blond girl).

Book_TheVampireDiaries4Book_TVD_fury-darkReunionThe Vampire Diaries 4: Dark Reunion  (New York Times Bestseller!)
The fourth and last of the original bestselling books. First published 1991. Came out recently packaged with The Fury. I don't know if an individual volume is available yet.

Book_TheVampireDiaries5The Vampire Diaries 5: The Return: Nightfall  (New York Times Bestseller!)
The first of the 600-page new books.  Available in hardback.  Has the other half of Elena's face on the cover.

Book_TheVampireDiaries6The Vampire Diaries 6: The Return: Shadow Souls  (New York Times Bestseller!)
The second of the new trilogy.  Has half of a rather unattractive Damon's face on the cover.

Book_TheVampireDiaries7The Vampire Diaries 7: The Return: Midnight   (New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Bestseller, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller.)
The last book in The Return trilogy. The face on the front is Caroline, who finally gets her just desserts, as do others.

Book_TheVampireDiaries8The Vampire Diaries 8-10: The Hunters: Phantom, Moonsong, ????
Lisa wrote Phantom, but at that time Alloy Entertainment Inc used the fact that she'd done the original trilogy as "work for hire" to remove her from doing any further Vampire Diaries Books. An anonymous ghostwriter will finish the series, possibly making it more like the TV series, according to the only statement Alloy Entertainment Inc. (who owns half the copyright) has made to the public, in the Hollywood Reporter. Lisa retained the name Eternity and is writing a book called Eternity: A Vampire Love Story.

TVD Stefan's Diaries"Stefan's Diaries" / "Damon's Diaries" etc...
Not written or inspired by Lisa at all. All written as TV-tie-ins, with the names L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec on the front. Written by an anonymous ghostwriter hired by Alloy Entertainment, Inc.

Note: Lisa has nothing to do with the TV-tie-ins: Stefan's Diaries.  General Rule of Thumb: If a book has several names on the cover or says "Created By L. J. Smith" you could be sure that L. J. did not write it.

Now on shelves and at Amazon: Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight.

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Guest
+3 # who is audrey?Guest 2012-11-27 06:39
I read The Vampire Diaries 7: The Return: Midnight two times and my daughter once and we missed who Audrey is. It states she is on the cover. Can any one help me?
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+1 # RE: who is audrey?Guest 2012-11-27 17:10
I think that is Jessalyn.
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+1 # RE: who is audrey?Guest 2012-11-27 17:12
And I only know an Audrey in The Forbidden Game. The girl on the Midnight cover looks like that character. But I think it is Jessalyn. (Sorry about the repeat.) Does that help?
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+6 # Why L.J.Smit don't wright the other books.Guest 2013-01-09 07:17
I want to ask why L.J.Smit don't wright the other books.The new writer i good but I can't feel the magic. I think that nobody can write the end. L.J. Smit must write the end and she must choose who is going to be together Damon and Elena(I prefer this) or Stefan and Elena.
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+4 # RE: Why L.J.Smit don't wright the other books.Guest 2013-01-10 20:24
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/stefan-and-elena/articles/94267/title/lj-smith-fired-from-writing-own-novels is why she didn't write those.
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+3 # RE: Why L.J.Smit don't wright the other books.Guest 2013-01-12 17:08
Okay I agree 100% because the books just weren't as good. The first I thought was good but the others were not even close to any before that. The whole thing is weird and random and the plots make zero to no sense. I mean I've been busy with school for the past few months and I went to see what was happening and all I found were bad reviews of the new books. I just wish that they hadn't fired her from writing the rest because now there's no way I wanna buy the books.
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Juanita Phillips
+2 # RE: The Vampire Diaries (Updated 5/18/2011)Juanita Phillips 2013-01-13 08:44
I love vampires, witches, werewolves, shapeshifters.. .. Your books are very interesting, and entertaining... . Love them
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+1 # damon and the bookGuest 2013-07-06 13:44
i really love damon from tvd both from the book and the series your books are really amazing and are way better than twilight series and damon is the actuall sexy one i preffer elena choosing damon over stefan it is just my opinion so onece again your books are really awesomeeeeeeeee e luv uuuu
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+2 # damon and elenaGuest 2013-07-06 13:51
yor books and awesomme but i am very sorry to hear that alloy entertainment fired you anyway they wil be going in only or their other books series etc thay cant stop you wriing boks foreever tats what we hopee :sad: so please keep writing all your fans are with u at all times :lol: happilyy yours sumayyah
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+2 # literal fanGuest 2013-10-22 22:23
to me it makes no sense why you would take away the writing rights away from the original author. Because her literature was so good she started to get paid for it? that's every authors dream and now she has been stripped of it? They didn't do that or undermine JK Rowling why should this be allowed to happen to LJ Smith? It's not that the current ghost writer isn't talented but she doesn't have the same form of knowledge or attachment to the characters as the original author.
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-1 # Order of all the books since there are new onesGuest 2014-01-12 21:11
I need to know the correct order of all the books since there are new books out since the last post on this page. Books not listed on this page are: Bloodlust, The Craving, The Ripper, Destiny Rising, The Asylum, The Compelled and Origins. It would be really nice if the author or site owner would update this page since I cant find anywhere the order of the books. My daughter wants the book and so do I but I need to know the order of them so I can purchase and read them in order. Thank you for your help.
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0 # RE: Order of all the books since there are new onesGuest 2014-02-19 17:24
Quoting Guest:
I need to know the correct order of all the books since there are new books out since the last post on this page. Books not listed on this page are: Bloodlust, The Craving, The Ripper, Destiny Rising, The Asylum, The Compelled and Origins. It would be really nice if the author or site owner would update this page since I cant find anywhere the order of the books. My daughter wants the book and so do I but I need to know the order of them so I can purchase and read them in order. Thank you for your help.


Hiya-- those books were not written by Lisa, hence why they aren't on the list, I hope that answers your question. If you want to read the ghostwritten books.. then you can look up the order on Wikipedia.
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0 # AnnMarieStoneGuest 2015-03-06 20:25
If you want to read all the books, including the ones written by the ghost writer, I would recommend using goodreads for the complete list in order. But I will warn you they are not nearly as good as the ones written by L.J. Smith.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/42314-the-vampire-diaries
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+1 # guest 2Guest 2014-02-18 05:10
is L.J Smith going to release a second book of the secret circle?
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Christina Crowley
+1 # New BibliographyChristina Crowley 2014-02-18 06:58
I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a more complete list of Lisa's books here.

http://ljanesmith.net/author/bibliography
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