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L.J. Smith
Lisa Jane Smith is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in... show more



Lisa Jane Smith is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses. She loves to visit a friend’s little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike. Once, while hiking, she saw a snow-white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile. She also likes to collect things: angels (they remind her of her late mother), tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children’s literature, and books about quantum physics—especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe. A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood (a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters), and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia. Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen. Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar (analyze that!). She doesn’t have a favorite TV show, because she doesn’t have time to watch TV (and only owns one for playing movies). Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting affection.

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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it 3 months ago
This isn't so much a review of the book as it is of L.J. Smith. I first read The Vampire Diaries back in 2010, and the first 2 books weren't half bad. But then they just nose dive into cliche and terrible. And that seems to be what L.J is famous for, as far as I can tell. All her writings are juveni...
Book Reviews by Lynn
Book Reviews by Lynn rated it 1 year ago
Abandoned by her lover.Reunited with her father.Ardently pursued by a man who has vowed to never leave her side. From within the protective walls of Sanctuary, Jasmine and her friends find themselves numbered among a throng of refugees fleeing a world under constant assault from all sides. The hor...
The Book Gourmet
The Book Gourmet rated it 2 years ago
***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley*** I didn't "get" Queen of Hearts. It was too short for any kind of character development, the characters were bland and one-dimensional, and the "plot" forced. While the first one was too short, The Holiday Show was too long. Convoluted, slow, stre...
Jampov
Jampov rated it 2 years ago
Meh. Conflicting feelings.I liked the ghost story and the Sixth Sense vibe. Sometimes it was pretty creepy and I enjoyed it.The first and the last parts of the novel were very engaging, and I was hooked in reading. In the middle, however, I was tempted to abandon it completely, I also started anothe...
Welcome!
Welcome! rated it 2 years ago
Writing was pretty simple in this one, even more than the original trilogy. There was no great detail in any of it, as the story was mostly plot-driven. There were no wasted words. If it didn't advance the story, it wasn't there. I can appreciate that. The dialogue wasn't the most original but it wa...
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