So this book is a continuation from the first book, The Awakening. Elena Gilbert thinks that her vampire boyfriend Stefan Salvatore has been terribly hurt by his more vicious older brother Damon. He appears to be fine but she is more wary of Damon who has a way of charming those around him.
Since everyone else thinks Stefan has been behind several attacks, Elena is no longer the golden girl in school. She sticks by him no matter what and envisions a future with him.
One day, she discovers that her diary has gone missing. The diary contains information which would make Stefan look really, really bad (duh, he’s a vampire) so she has to find it again soon. She and her two best friends, Bonnie and Meredith even break into a former friend, Caroline’s house just to find the diary. Caroline used to be Elena’s friend but they had a fall out.
Elena also finds herself unwillingly attracted to Damon in a few instances. Pretty exciting love triangle, huh? It’s so different from the TV series!
I really wanted to enjoy the book like how I liked the TV show but I found it a tad dull. Stefan was boring. Elena was…well, quite a demanding one. Damon is quite exciting though.
I’m relieved and glad that I finished the book. I’m not sure if I’ll be reading the third book, which is The Fury. I so need a break from vampires though I don’t mind watching them.