Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Struggle by L. J. Smith

The Struggle by L. J. Smith
Released: June 26, 2007
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Vampire Diaries, Book 2
Edition: Bind-Up of Books 1&2
Preceded By: The Awakening
Followed By: The Fury
Page Amount: 238
Pages in Bind-Up: 492
POV: 3rd Person
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=89/100  B

This is the second book in The Vampire Diaries series, I will not post any intentional spoilers but please do not contnue reading if you have not read The Awakening

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her. 

Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

After the major cliffhanger at the end of The Awakening, I could not wait to sink my teeth into The Struggle (no pun intended). I really wasn't disappointed. The plot in this book seemed far more developed than the first. The plot was realistic and made a ton of sense. This book went very fast too. I was more interested in what Elena had to say in this book and I really enjoyed her role in the plot. 

I enjoyed the characters a lot more than I had previously. Elena is popular and acts like it, but she seemed a little more down to earth to me in this book. Being a huge Stefan fan, I wish there was more of Stefan in this book, but I'm sure he's going to star in the next installment. Damon was just as I had expected. I personally think he has a heart and a motive for everything he does. I'm really interested to get to know him better. 

Ohmigosh... the ending was AH-MAZING! I was completely shocked. About 20 pages from the end, I was thinking that the ending was going to be lame and nothing would really happen. I couldn't have been more wrong. On about the last page the ending comes with a big BANG! It was great and totally unexpected. I sooo want to run out and buy the next book now!

My Favorite Part: The ending, no doubt.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it was interesting to read about Damon and Stefan after watching the show.

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Review by Macy ♥

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