Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Ripper

The Vampire Diaries: The Stefan Diaries- The Ripper

Release Date: November 8, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: Paperback (256pgs)
Age Group: Teen
Genre: Paranormal 
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 

Description: Haunted by the past . . .
The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan assumes the worst: This is the work of a vampire. And the more he learns, the more he becomes convinced that the killer is someone close to him--and that he can never outrun his past.
Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine--and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

Review: A year has gone by and we find Stefan in London working as a groundskeeper for the Abbott family. Everything seems to be going well for Stefan. He has his eating habits under control, has a job that he likes, and loves the Abbott family. 
Stefan takes a trip to London with Mr. Abbott and his world changes from that moment on. A string of murders take place, and they are calling the murderer Jake the Ripper. Stefan stays in London to investigate. Against all odds he runs into his brother Damon after 20yrs. Damon and Stefan's world are turned upside down.
We are introduced to some new characters who are socialites, and Damon spends a lot of time with them. I love the banter between Stefan and Damon. Damon is great as always and I can never get enough of him. Everything seems normal as I'm reading, and I thought I had the ending figured out because it all fit into place but in the last five chapters everything changed. 
For everyone that watches the show, I thought this book was going to be about Stefan and his Ripper years. Not the case at all, but it was still a great story line and it kept me entertained. This truly is a great series for any Vampire Diaries fans.

Reading Order:



The Craving

The Ripper

The Asylum

The Compelled

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