An epic battle looms - one that will t only determine Elena's own fate, but that of her entire world. Since her true love Stefan was staked through the heart, everything has changed for Elena. Stefan was hunted down by a scientist who has created a new race of genetically-engineered vampires to take over the pararmal world. Intent on eliminating all the natural vampires left on earth, Damon is the scientist's next target. It's a race against time to find the kryptonite of these strange creatures, before they hurt everyone Elena loves.
L. J. Smith is an American author living in California. Her books are young-adult literature and combine a myriad of genres including horror, science fiction/fantasy and romance. She has written three trilogies, two series and two companion novels. After a nearly ten year hiatus from writing, L.J. Smith announced that a new Vampire Diaries trilogy was in the works, which is now a major ITV2 Series.