Lisa Jane Smith is an American novelist of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and romance for young adults. The common theme of her novels is a battle of darkness against the light. Her series include The Vampire Diaries, the Night World series, Secret Circle series, Forbidden Game series, Dark Visions series and Wild World series. She took a decade-long hiatus as an author during the first ten years of the 2000s.

L.J. Smith became a published author in 1987 with The Night of the Solstice. Below is a list of L.J. Smith’s books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Wildworld Books


The Night of the Solstice(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Valor(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Diaries Books


The Awakening(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Struggle(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fury(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Reunion(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Secret Circle Books


The Initiation(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captive(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Power(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Divide(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunt(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Temptation(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Forbidden Game Books


The Hunter(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chase(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kill(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Visions Books


The Strange Power(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Possessed(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Passion(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Night World Books


Secret Vampire(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughters of Darkness(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spellbinder(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Angel(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chosen(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soulmate(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Huntress(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Dawn(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witchlight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Diaries: The Return Books


Nightfall(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow Souls(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries Books


Origins(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodlust(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Craving(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ripper(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Asylum(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compelled(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Books


Phantom(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonsong(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destiny Rising(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Diaries: The Salvation Trilogy Books


Unseen(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unspoken(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unmasked(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Spellbinder is also known as Enchantress. The Vampire Hunters sub-series The Hunters and Stefan’s Diaries series are purportedly written by ghostwriters. The Vampire Hunters: Salvation is written by Aubrey Clark based on the work on L.J. Smith.

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