Fairly good books, especially for a young adult novel. Could be appealing to adults. While they aren't as expansive as the Twilight saga, it should be noted that they were written a decade before and that the stories are more dark in nature (death of teenage girls, ghosts, stormy nights, etc..)
This book seems "tacked on" to the first three books. The story isn't as compelling and by now and the lack of character development is a bit disappointing. It is more a Hardy Boys mystery than a vampire book. Still, it does answer a few questions and continues with the original story a bit.
If you like twilight then you will really enjoy The Vampire Diaries Series. I have read the series several times and I become so involved with the characters that I can't put it down! This is a must read!!!
This is part 4 of the Vampire Diaries series by L J Smith. Its a wonderful book and I love the characters. L J Smith wrote some great books but seems to have mysteriously dissappeared before finishing some of her other series. But those who do know her work, collect avidly. I will be happy to send you this book if you so choose.