Elena must ensure the destruction that was started with Stefan and Damon's obsession with her will never begin. But can she bear to create a future where she's not with either of them? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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To ask other readers questions about Unmasked , please sign up. I love the TV series and was willing to read the books too. How are the books? Are they connected to each other? Is it worth reading all the trilogies? I know they are very different from the TV series. Helena-Clare I have read the first 4 books in the series, and they are worth it. They are …more I have read the first 4 books in the series, and they are worth it. They are very different from the series, but if you like this sort of genre you should try them. Just don't go into it with high expectations.
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So, this book starts out pretty much exactly like I thought it would, with Elena 'dying' yeah, sure, whatever , and everyone else running around trying to save her, as usual. But after all that bullshit, we finally get to the part where Elena is stuck in this weird place that's a lot like a road with loads of bullshit mist or But the arseholes, a. Elena even earned some of my respect by calling the arseholes out on the whole 'walk into the light' crap. Then, basically, Elena pleads with the arseholes to let her live, and for some unknown reason the arseholes suddenly decide to give a flying fuck.
Now I'll admit, I started to enjoy this book just a little. I liked Elena going back to the past and trying to change stuff, even if it is the biggest plot device in existence. I don't care. No one is reading these books anymore for quality, lets be honest with ourselves. All we want to know is who Elena ends up wuving forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. And ever. Until something happens and she changes her mind.
And again. Really Elena, ugh. I hate your face, and I haven't even really seen it, that's how much I hate it. At first Elena tries to make Damon fall in love with her and 'ignores' Stefan, so that Damon will never get jealous and go all 'i must kill the history teacher on halloween because So, yeah.
God, what does Elena not understand about 'keep it in your pants or you'll die! You big nincompoop'. Oh yeah, I went there. But then, hold onto your hats my peoples, Elena realises that maybe I was shocked too. So, anyway, Elena tries to get the brothers to reconcile, because she thinks it's Stefan's love for Damon that could save him, and by extension, everyone else.
To be fair, she is right. Elena's actually pretty smart about it, she goes to Katherine, with the help of Bonnie who she tells everything to about the possible future Elena is from and gets Katherine to admit to the brothers what she did and how she wanted them to love each other yadda yadda yadda. Long story short, Damon and Stefan have this big moment and Damon decides to not kill everyone! Slow hand clap bitches! But, I did really like that Damon and Stefan decided to become real brothers again. I just wish I could have seen more of them together as loving brothers.
Stefan and Damon decide to leave town and go back to Italy together so they can be all brotherly and Then Elena goes back to She lives in Paris and has a job as an art But, she doesn't have Stefan and Damon in her life obviously, because they left and the whole future is different. I'll give you a run down of what the new future is like: -Matt and Meredith don't know anything about the supernatural.
So basically, all the past books have become obselet since now none of it actually happened. Even though she has a great life in Paris, Elena feels like it doesn't feel like home to her. But, then, she gets back to Paris she went to Bonnie's wedding , and at the airport a Salvatore brother is there. Apparently this Salvatore is her true destiny since even after everything they still managed to find each other. So, yeah, apparently her true destiny is Damon. After all this shit. It just kind of ends with them finding each other again. Now, I'm a Damon fan, so, yay for him.
But, I just wish we'd gotten more closure than that. An Epilogue for example about her life with Damon. Also, what about Stefan, obviously he's alive, but, does that mean she's officially not going to want Stefan anymore? Where is he? Are him and Damon still getting along as brothers? These are questions I will probably never know the answer to, which bugs me, but all in all, I'm pretty ok with how it all turned out. So, yeah, well done Alloy for wasting my time a tiny bit less than I originally thought.
Cue patronising thumbs up. Holy son of a biscuit tin! This bitch of a book had better be the last one, unless they're planning to kill off every single character, which would be interesting at least. I just like Damon, that is the only reason I still read these bloody things. I've said it once and i'll say it again, damn you Alloy and your legion of flying monkey crappy ghost writers, damn you all! View all 19 comments. Jan 07, julieta marked it as not-finishing-series.
It's insulting that it still says By L. J Smith. View all 4 comments. Smith, Aubrey Clark. Things pretty much start right where Unspoken left off. Stefan is gone. Elena lies dying with her friends around her trying to bring her back. And Damon is in agony. Elena is actually in a sort of limbo. She is determined not to pass over. She will do anything to right the wrongs if the guardians will allow her to live.
The guardian Mylea explains to Elena that all of the horrible events of the last few years, all of the deaths, are a direct result of the first time Elena met Stefan and Damon. That her inability to choose, her longing for them both, set off a chain reaction of death and destruction.
Mylea gives Elena the opportunity to go back in time to her senior year, to that first day of school when she first met the Salvatore brothers, to try to right the wrongs and to change the future. Can she really change things, though? This is not the Damon from her future. And the same pull, the same feelings are still there for both brothers. What can she do to change the events of the past?
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It seems like no matter what she does, the outcome is still the same. So Elena is forced to go to the most unexpected person for help. I hope you know that. I have loved every single one of them. I do believe, though, that the way this one ended, that this is the final one. I do like the way everything was wrapped up. The romantic in me might have enjoyed an epilogue, but all in all, I can walk away feeling happy for everyone that I have gotten to know and love throughout these books.
Even though the Elena in the books is blonde, I have enjoyed having the visuals in my mind of the characters of the TV show playing the parts. If you enjoy the TV show, you will enjoy the books, but you need to start all the way back to the beginning, The Awakening, and take the journey with Stefan, Damon, Elena and the gang.
I hope you love it just as much as I have. View all 12 comments. At least as far as I'm concerned. Seriously, you were warned. This last trilogy of the set was, in some ways, some of my favorite books in the series. Though none of them can really top Midnight and Damon and Elena's story for me yes, strong Delena fan here! And, as much as I love the star-crossed lovers, it was nice to see Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt get their own stories.
When all was said and done in the end, I felt conflicted about this particular book. I love that Elena got to go back and see herself as she was once upon a time and correct some of her wrongs.
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And I love that Bonnie and Meredith and Matt in particular ended up much happier. And yet, I feel like by letting Elena fix everything so that she was the only one that truly remembered the horrors and trials and tribulations they endured along the way, a huge part of the bond between the group was lost.
Yes, they are all still very good and wonderful friends who will always be there for each other, but they haven't been to the brink and back in this version of their lives. That was something that I thought brought them so close together and made their friendships so precious and special to them. They very literally were willing to die for each other in the old version of their lives. They understood fully just how important they each were to everyone else in the group. While I'm not saying that they can't feel this way in the new version of their lives, I wish their memories had somehow been kept intact of that time, like Elena's.
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I am glad they do not have to feel that utter despair they felt before, particularly Meredith and Matt, but the end makes it feel as though the entires series almost was for nought. That is my one major problem with the ending. I'm done ranting. As Elena said when she saw the wedding invitation for Bonnie and Zander, maybe some people are truly destined to be together. All I wish is that the writer had added a small epilogue about their lives together after that fateful encounter in the airport. That would've been lovely for Delena fans to have. And finally, As Damon said from the very beginning: In the end, he would have her.
View 1 comment. View 2 comments. I feel like I naturally need to give 5 stars to anything Vampire Diaries related, and I do. I do feel like this one deserved it, maybe unlike the other two written by the ghost writer. But I'm so happy that I read this one because it broke my heart then put it back together again. I was satisfied with how it ended. Unmasked picked up basically a week or so after Unseen. Spoiler time if you haven't read the rest of the series. Elena is dying and Damon is feeling at fault. He killed Stefan's killer and he thought it wouldn't apply to the deal that Elena and Damon made, but it did.
But before Elena dies, a guardian offers her a chance. She goes back to the beginning to make Damon good. But doing it means she can't love Stefan. But I loved every page. I feel bitter sweet that the series has ended maybe? May 08, Chloe rated it did not like it.
When will this series end? L J Smith doesn't even write them anymore. In fact, im sure book 7, Midnight, was the last one she ever wrote. Its been a ghost writer since. What is it now, Book 13? That's 6 books too many that the author never wrote and honestly, i stopped at book 10 after throwing it across my room in rage and seriously contemplating burning it. I knew something was wrong after book 7 because i felt the author had just lost touch with the characters personalities and motives it just felt wrong. I just feel the plotlines had become desperate and random and not as well researched with legends, such as the kitsune, not to mention the loss of character.
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A little bit of background: L. Smith was hired by Alloy to write the first four books back When the CW bought the rights to air the tv show, Alloy had L. Smith write an additional three book arc The Return , the first of which was published in February , a few months before the tv show began airing. In my opinion, The Return arc is the weakest arc and a complete mess, which may explain why Alloy then hired an unnamed ghostwriter to write the next three book arc The Hunters. Those three books just say that the series was created by L. Smith on the cover.
Alloy then hired Aubrey Clark to write the next three books The Salvation arc. Those books say that the series was created by L. Smith but credit Aubrey Clark as the author. Smith then decided that she wanted to continue telling the story she envisioned, so the Evensong arc takes places immediately after the Return arc.
Technically the Evensong trilogy is considered fan fiction because it wasn't officially published by Alloy as part of the series. The tv show is based on the original first four books even though there are definitely lots of things that were changed for the show. The stuff from the later arcs are completely separate, although some elements from the show and the later books are similar. There is also a six book arc called Stefan's Diaries which were written after the show began airing the books were released They cover Stefan and Damon's past and follow some of the flashback history seen on the show.
I haven't read them yet so I'm not sure how much they diverge from the show's canon of their past. I haven't read the Salvation, Evensong, or Stefan's Diaries books yet, but I was surprised by how different the books are from the show. Aside from the obvious Elena is blonde in the book, as we are told approximately eleventy million times , there are lots of changes with the characters.
Bonnie is a little redhead. Meredith is the other best friend and she is a hunter-slayer like Buffy. Alaric, on the other hand, is not a hunter. Jeremy doesn't exist instead Elena has a much younger sister named Margaret.