[Review #29] The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L. J. Smith

The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L. J. Smith

Title: The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle
Series: The Vampire Diaries
Book two
Author: L. J. Smith

Published:  1991

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Young Adult
Rating: ♣♣

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A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror…

Determined to make Elena his queen of darkness, he’d kill his own brother to possess her.

Desperate for the power to destroy Damon, he succumbs to his thirst for human blood.

Irresistibly drawn to both brothers, her choice will decide their fate.

The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.


*This review contains spoilers if you have not read the first book in the series!*

This plot wasn’t much better than the first one. I may have speed read because I was getting bored again so I was rather disappointed.

Elena is determined to find Stefan after he has disappeared, everyone thinks he’s skipped town because he killed the teacher on Halloween but Elena is determined to prove otherwise. She begs Bonnie to help her by using her psychic abilities although asks if she and Meredith could not ask questions because she can’t say anything. She’s talking about Stefan being a Vampire and all.

This book is more about Damon trying to gain control of Elena. Damon features throughout this book quite a lot. And you know what? I fell for him. Yeahh he may be a vampire, murderer and sometimes an ass but he is way more interesting and described way sexier than Stefan. Maybe it has to do with the fact he’s way more laid back, or he does things because he secretly cares but pretends not to…

Elena is more self absorbed in this book than she was in the first. God. I really dis-liked her even more.

The plot actually feels very bare right up until the end. The ending is where it gets exciting, the ending is the only reason I want to pick up the third book. I actually can’t really remember what happened in the middle even though I just finished reading it. Which is a shame. So I will read the next two books in the series because I really want to know what happens next and they come bundled as one book.

This wasn’t any better than the first book. Except that it had Damon in it. I think the first book was better in comparison actually. I don’t really have anything else to say about this book. It was an okay read but was really only interesting at the end.

Miss J


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