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The Awakening / The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bks 1 & 2)
The Awakening / The Struggle - Vampire Diaries, Bks 1 & 2 Author:L. J. Smith The Awakening — The first book introduces the reader to Elena Gilbert, a beautiful and popular high school student in the small town of Fell's Church in Virginia, and her friends: Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. As their senior year begins, Elena pursues the mysterious new guy in town, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan's resistance is met with Elena's determi... more »nation, and she eventually discovers his secret: that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire. As Elena and Stefan fall in love, strange attacks begin to happen in the town while a dark and seductive stranger appears to Elena. Elena eventually learns that the stranger is Stefan's older brother Damon.
The second book picks up where The Awakening left off, and delves further into Damon's ongoing attempts to win Elena's affections and Stefan's struggle to survive. When Stefan went missing, Elena seeks out Damon and confronts him in the graveyard. Elena and her friends find Stefan in a well, near death, and Elena saves him by giving him some of her blood. Elena also exchanges blood with Damon, albeit unwillingly, tying herself to both brothers as Katherine did centuries ago.« less