The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Phantom: The Hunters: Phantom by L. J. SmithThe Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Phantom: The Hunters: Phantom by L. J. Smith

The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Phantom: The Hunters: Phantom

byL. J. Smith

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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New York Times bestselling series

The Hunters: Phantom is the eighth book in L.J. Smith’s New York Times bestselling The Vampire Diaries series, the first in the Hunters arc.

Elena Gilbert and her friends saved Fell's Church from evil spirits, but the town's freedom came at a price: Damon Salvatore's life. Now, with nothing standing in their way, Elena and Stefan can finally be together. So why can't Elena stop dreaming of Damon?

As Elena's feelings for Damon grow, a new darkness is brewing in Fell's Church. Elena has been to hell and back, but this demon is like nothing she's ever seen. Its only goal is to kill Elena and everyone she loves.

The Hunters: Phantom is perfect for fans of the hit CW TV show The Vampire Diaries, as well as fans of the original New York Times bestselling series who can’t wait to see what happens next with Elena, Stefan, and Damon.

L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, includingThe Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1New York Timesbestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about h...
Title:The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Phantom: The Hunters: PhantomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062017691

ISBN - 13:9780062017697


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as good In my opinion, not as good as the first books
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good! So this was pretty good but a little annoying at times but I understand why. Definitely read if you have read other TVD books.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I got this book as a gift and it's clearly a YA novel (I won't reveal my'll be too telling LOL). Long story short, it wasn't the worst YA I've read. Some pretty good cliffhangers and even though this is my first introduction into this series (book or TV show), I found it easy to follow along with the characters and understand their relationships. Ending was alright. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love this book and how it turned out and the twist in the plot that happened can't wait to see what happens in the next book
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Depressing It breaks my heart that this book is listed as being written by L.J. Smith when it was not written by her. She was stripped of this series by the publishers before Phantom was completely written and yet the publishers still use her branding to sell this book. Websites like this still list her as the author. It's false advertising to use L.J. Smith's name for a series that is written by a Ghostwriter - and one who is not very good I might add. It's high time that it be changed here to show L.J. Smith did not write any Vampire Diaries books after Phantom.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. A little dissapointed. It was harder for me to read this book, and I dont know if it was because I knew it was a ghost writer and I was angry about that, or if it was actually the book itself. The writing just wasnt the same for me. It was boring, and the covers they are putting on these ones just look tacky (look at the one for Moonsong!) It was an okay story, but there was so much wrong with it! The characters were all different, and yes I know they can say a lot of that had to do with the "Jelousy demon" (which btw was kinda lame and predictable) but the characters just didnt feel right. And then the end when they were doing the spell together, OMG it just dragged! If you are a fan of the series, I would say read it just because I cant not read the next books in a series, but I did not enjoy it all that much . (get it from the library! not really worth buying)
Date published: 2012-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it I actually liked this book. Can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They RUINED the series This ghost writer ruined a great story and then left people shaking their heads in the end because there is NO next story to go on. Plus they made the relationship between stefan, elena and damon seem like its ok for what they are doing with each other, like its normal to share! TOO much detail on what was going around them and nothing on what actually happening? and you knew the minute you read the first chapter that it wasn;t L J Smith who wrote it, why ruin a wonderful thing! HIRE HER BACK!! She is the one that made the characters come alive and we are the people that buy the books to read and dream of those characters!
Date published: 2011-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Am not, and will not read this book!!!!!! I dont know what the people at alloy entertainment were thinking. This ghost writer RUINED L.J.Smith's beautiful work. Plus, it could have ended up that she wanted to be with stefan, in the end. They never even specified which brother that the female character would choose.I'm not buying anymore of these books. It was stupid and rude of alloy to fire L.J. and to hire a freaking ghostwriter! They need to listen to the fans, we know what we like and from all these reviews, I take it none of us like this ghostwriter, so bye-bye to vampire diaries sales. P.S. You know when a book's not Written by the author when it says "Created by"
Date published: 2011-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book I've ever had the displeasure of reading. I had originally been planning on not reading the new books due to the fact that L.J. Smith wasn't/ isn't writing them. However this one was given to me as a gift and out of sheer boredom I started reading it. Now that I've finished it, I can honestly say that it was one of the worst books I've ever read. The ghost writer completely erased everything L.J. Smith wrote in the other 7 books. As well you'll find that the characters are completely different. There attitudes are nothing like the original characters. Also major flaws in referencing other books. You might also be wondering - if you are unfortunate enough to read the books- why such poor writing accompanied by a terrible and boring plot line made it to print, let me just tell you, you're not alone. There is also close to zero stelena OR delena moments. My recommendation is for all the fans of the series (stelena and delena alike) to not bore themselves with this book but create your own ending. L.J. Smith worked for decades on this series and she and her characters deserve a better ending than the one given to them by the publisher.
Date published: 2011-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boycott I'm boycotting this series. It's not write for the series to live on when they've fired such an amazing author. I refuse to fuel their business. This is an insult to LJ and us fans.
Date published: 2011-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not buying it. I am also not going to buy this book. I was completley shocked and disgusted when I learned what happened. I sent an email to alloy entertainment expressing my feelings and I will continue to send emails until I get a reply. I will not have them ignoring the fans of this amazing author they fired.
Date published: 2011-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll be reading it! Yeah I know...I know the truth behind this book...but I still want to read it. I'm a big fan of the TV show and I enjoy the books, and I loved all the Delena moments in the last books! And I just...I can't end it like that. Even if L.J Smith can't write all of them and have them totally her way...I still want to read them. I want to see if it'll still be good, if they'll be more good Delena scenes to read...I just want to give it a shot! I still don't think it's right - it's HER SERIES and I know some people won't be pleased with me saying this, but I still want to give it a go. I can't help myself but to give it a go! The previous Vampire Diaries books were good, if not a little...different but I enjoyed them. So I'll be getting this as soon as it's in the store to read.
Date published: 2011-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not touching it As much as I love the series, Firing L.J. Smith and hiring a ghostwriter is such an insult to us fans. I am curious to know what happens but I will not purchase this novel until LJ is reinstated and her version is released. Alloy Entertainment, you have made a lot of fans very unhappy.
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT buying this book. I heard what happened to L.J. Smith and how she was fired from writing her own series. I think this is wrong on soooooooo many levels. I'm not buying this book and hope that no one else will too, in order to show the publishing company that they made a hudge mistake!
Date published: 2011-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Buying a ghostwriter book I will not buy this book unless Alloy rehires L.J. Smith as the author of The Vampire Diaries. Just because they can legally fire her from her own series that doesn't mean it's right. I have also sent Alloy email and a regular letter expressing my feelings.
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awwwww. =( Somebody told me that L.J. Smith isn't writing The Vampire Diaries anymore and I didn't believe her but, I just read a letter from L.J. Smith and she said that she partily wrote this book. Well she wrote the story and then she gave it to her publisher's and her publisher's gave it to a ghost writer to rewrite the story. So now, after Phatom the rest of her books will be writen by ghost writer and not her, at all. The books just aren't going to be the same now, what do you think?
Date published: 2011-05-20