08 September, 2017


Title: Paradise Lost
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Vampire Diaries #7; Evensong #1
Genres: Paranormal, Vampires, YA
Publisher: Amazon Kindle Worlds
Release: 191
Source: eBook
Pages: 2014

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This fanfic is based on The Vampire Diaries book series—also by L. J. Smith—and takes place after the volume Midnight.

Damon is back and enjoying his vampire existence to its fullest. Elena, Bonnie and their friends are in their third week at Dalcrest College, ordinary students aware of an extraordinary world that verges on their own campus.
Stefan is scarcely aware that he is living in a fragile paradise with Elena as his devoted girl . . . until one night it all shatters. He wakes from a dream to find Elena limp and white in his arms and rushes her to the hospital for a massive transfusion.

Elena survives, but Stefan decides that the only way she will ever truly be safe is without him. To make his exit complete, Stefan removes himself from the memories of Elena, her friends, and all of Fell’s Church.

Can first love ever really be forgotten? Will Damon finally have Elena by his side as his Princess of Darkness? The epic story begins in Evensong: Paradise Lost.

EXPECTATIONS: For those of you who are not aware and are confused why it is called fanfiction of Vampire Diaries when it is written by the author that created Vampire Diaries. HarperTeen publishers did not like where Smith was going with her story and so they decided to fire her. They took her rights to write anything Vampire Diaries as well as her name and used it on the upcoming books as a marketing even tho the books were written by ghost writers. I find it to be a very disgusting move and remembering the Carve the Mark recent scandal they just had well let's just say that HarperTeen is not something I gladly read books from anymore. Also for the show, because they signed the adaptation writes the money actually went not to L.J. Smith herself but to publishers because they owned the name legally. How do you like that? 

THE WORLD: Be it books or TV Show I think everybody is familiar with this world. From first look normal our world but when you look deeper you have all these vampires, werewolves and what not. Basically because this takes place after Return trilogy the group is back in normal world and what disaster happened before is erased. They are actually starting college, can you believe it? Ah I was laughing for a second when I read it tbh. 

CHARACTERS: Elena, Bonnie, Meredith, Stefan, Damon, Matt and still pregnant Caroline. I think only Smith can keep her characters same over so many years, they just all have that charm to them and well yeah...Elena is this pure thing, nothing like the TV show Elena. Bonnie is still easily scared and Meredith is an ultimate warrior. Stefan I think is the closest to the TV Show but he too has more purity in him, Damon is just devilish and Matt will always be a big brother to the girls. And well Caroline...as I mentioned she is still pregnant with her werewolf babies. So in this book basically Stefan looses all control and drains Elena which gets her into hospital. Self pitying leads Stefan to erasing himself from their lives and putting Damon instead. Crazy plan. Now where everybody were kinda themselves I really wanted to punch Stefan. He erased so many memories, like Bonnie does not remember she is a witch, they don't even remember about vampires. Elena is suddenly with Damon and Meredith even forgets her fiance. Like whaaaat Stefan really, makes me want to punch him so badly. 

ROMANCE: I think this series will always be about loving Elena. But we get an interesting turn here because suddenly she is not with Stefan but with Damon. And he does still have a thing for Bonnie too. This is so opposite to what the show did that I actually love it. Tho as a forever Damon Bonnie fan I wanted more of them. 

GOOD: It's nice to be back in such a familiar world and having true characters of Vampire Diaries. 

BAD: I did not like this erasing memory plot ideas. There are just so many problems with it that yeah...let me just say that I do not approve somebody deciding for others because they think it's the best. 

OVERALL: It was nice to be back but I was not the biggest fan of the plot. It's not like it was exactly bad, I just don't like when decisions are forced on others and that was my main problem. I will of course read the next book. 

What do you think about PARADISE LOST?



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