Elena and her friends have all enrolled into Dalcrest college and after defeating the Phantom, they were hoping to get on with their lives as normal college students. However, things are never that easy for them… Love, learning, life, lust and the constant drama that seems to follow these Fell’s Church residents have moved with them to college and this time around they realise what their duties are and take them on without hesitation. That being said, the mysteries seem to go deeper than Elena ever expected, especially regarding her own family. It’s up to her to not only keep the peace between her friends, but also between the brothers that she love. College may not be all it’s cut out to be…
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong is the ninth book in the series and although L.J. Smith‘s name is on the cover, she’s not the one who wrote it (how sneaky of those publishers, hmm?). To those who haven’t heard this dreadful news though, don’t worry, Moonsong is much better than the previous two books and it sets up an interesting premise for the following books as well. Frankly, it kept me glued to the edge of my seat as I read about the adventures of Elena Gilbert and the sexy Salvatore brothers. What’s more is that Bonnie gets a bit of an edge and Meredith seems to grow some more emotion. Damon’s growth as a character is also very prominent, but he keeps that quirky naughtiness that readers have loved from the beginning.
Without giving away anything, readers can expect a little action, drama, mystery and even read about some myths that get a whole new twist, which is surprisingly good. The editing in this book was also a lot better than in the previous two novels and didn’t distract with useless descriptions. I just wish that Elena could make up her mind properly when it comes to Stefan and Damon though, every book it drags out whether or not she’s going to come to terms with her choice, but it never happens… That part, which I know is a critical part of the books, is becoming tiring. Sure, Stefan is Elena’s “true love”, but come on! Shouldn’t she stop getting all entangled with Damon then?
As a fan, and I’m sure you guys know this by now, I can’t wait for the next book. This one was great, but it was the ending that really got me hyped up for the next book. I won’t give it away, but man oh man, if you enjoyed the first four novels of this vampire series, you’re going to be in for quite a treat with Moonsong and the upcoming Destiny Rising. Hopefully Bonnie (who has really come into her own now) will continue with her own personal growth and that Elena will make up her mind. What’s more is that Alaric needs to show more face. They talk about him and Meredith way too little, in my opinion.
Want to read it for yourself? Click on the image.