Picking up where Dark Reunion left, Vampire Diaries: The Return - Nightfall shows Elena's return from the dead to become a noble person in the face of immense difficulties.
Summary Of The Book
The first book in The Return trilogy of The Vampire Diaries, the book is about a young girl who sacrifices her life to save two brothers. But things take a turn when she is brought back to life by supernatural forces, and is not merely human.
Both the Salvatore brothers - Stefan and Damon are in love with the beautiful and strong-willed Elena Gilbert, who saved their lives.
In Vampire Diaries: The Return - Nightfall, Elena, who is back from afterlife, surprises everyone with her actions, like floating in a lotus position, kissing her friends on meeting them, and developing wings that disappear. On a parallel note, there is a mystery surrounding the ambulatory trees and the malach as well.
As the relationship between Elena and Stefan prospers, Damon is left extremely jealous and bitter. He plans to take revenge and succeeds in breaking their relationship, before Stefan goes missing. Also, there is an unknown creature that not only thirsts for Elena's blood, but also wants her dead.
Who is responsible for all these mysterious happenings? Is Stefan going to return? Will Elena's newly acquired superpowers be of any help to her and her friends? Will she fall for Damon when Stefan disappears? What's the secret behind Caroline's strange ways?
About L. J. Smith
Born in 1958, Lisa Jane Smith is the author of numerous books for young adults. Her works have been adapted into television series and they have also been translated in various languages. She is most famous for The Vampire Diaries series.
Smith has written multiple short stories, some of these are Matt and Elena - First Date, Bonnie And Damon: After Hours, Jez and Morgead's Night Out, and Thicker Than Water. Her Night World series is counted as one of her notable works too, and includes Black Dawn, Daughters of Darkness, Dark Angel, Witchlight, and The Chosen. The Forbidden Game series, The Secret Circle series, the Dark Visions series, Heart of Valor, and The Night of the Solstice are her other published works.
Her books have elements of horror, romance, and the supernatural, which stems from the fact that she is highly influenced by fantasy literature. Most of the characters in her books are young adults and the female characters are usually portrayed as very strong.
She received her preliminary and high school education in California, before graduating from the University of California, and received her Master's degree from the University of San Francisco. Smith was a special education teacher for three years before she took up writing full time. She lives in Danville, California.