Even though I have always loved reading, my complete and utter obsession with it started at the end of 2008 with the Twilight Saga. After my 5th read of the series in a row, I went on a crusade to find more authors and series in this genre that has such a great draw for me.
I came across an online article about a books series called “Vampire Diaries” that was being made into a TV show. Since I prefer to read the original before seeing a version on TV or the movies, I went after and got the Vampire Diaries Series.
I was hooked! I read the 4 books in the series non-stop and right after that i found out that L.J. had written some other trilogies and another longer series. That was how I found myself immersed in the world of L.J. Smith.
I LOVE her books so much! I don’t know how to explain what it is about her that is so amazing, but she has a way with telling a story and captivating you until the end and always leaving you wanting more.
I’ve read all trilogies and also her Night World series and I find it funny that The Vampire Diaries is her most famous series, because in my opinion that is not even close her best one. I feel that her Dark Visions, Secret Circle and Forbidden Game series are utterly over looked. They are such amazing trilogies, with such original and awesome stories that it kills me that not more people talk about it.
All these series were written before the year 2000 and recently she has started a new trilogy in the Vampire Diaries world and the last book in the Night World series has still to come out.
L.J. Smith is amongst my favorite authors of all times, those that are an immediate and unarguably buy for me. If you haven’t read her other trilogies yet, I urge to check them out, they are really wonderful!
I was really happy to see that almost all of her previous books and series have been released and that the trilogies have come out in omnibus binding, making it even easier and cheaper to get them.
Check out the old and new cover for the Vampire Diaries Series and The Night World series:
*This Post is part of a week-long Author Appreciation Week series created by “Sea” Author, Heidi R. Kling.
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