Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2)

The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2)
The Struggle - Vampire Diaries, Bk 2
Author: L. J. Smith
Damon, the evil vampire brother is detemined to make school beauty Elena his queen of darkness. Even if it means killing his own brother to possess her. Stefan, Damon's brother and Elena's boyfriend, is desperate for the power to destroy Damon - but knows that means succumbing to his thirst for human blood. Elena, irresistibly drawn to b...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061060984
ISBN-10: 0061060984
Publication Date: 10/1991
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

LadyVampire avatar reviewed The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2) on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is book number 2 of the Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith. If you've read any of L. J. Smith's work you will know her written work is magical, the way she weaves an wonderful paranormal story and creates memorable charcters. This book is no exception and is a great read. I have a double of this book or else I would not be giving up the copy. But its yours for the asking and I know you'll enjoy it.
Read All 9 Book Reviews of "The Struggle Vampire Diaries Bk 2"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

kitchenvampire avatar reviewed The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2) on + 70 more book reviews
Fairly good books, especially for a young adult novel. Could be appealing to adults. While they aren't as expansive as the Twilight saga, it should be noted that they were written a decade before and that the stories are more dark in nature (death of teenage girls, ghosts, stormy nights, etc..)
after9pmreader avatar reviewed The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2) on + 59 more book reviews
If you expect this series to be anything like the TV series it is not. However for those of you who need a little Vampire Diaries "fix" in between Thursday's then this series does the trick.

There is more of a love triangle between Elena, Stephen & Damon which I really like. Damon is really bad in the book. And Stephen is way too weak. But now that Stephen has given into his true nature, well we will see how things play out.
reviewed The Struggle (Vampire Diaries, Bk 2) on + 73 more book reviews
I am a fan of the CW show, so I decided to check out the Vampire Diaries books. The books are quite different from the show. I believe the TV show took the basic concept and characters from the books and ran with the idea allowing for many creative changes. It makes sense, because there is not enough material in the books to fill up a weekly TV show and keep it interesting. So if you are hoping the two are going to be the same or similar, youll be disappointed. However, if you can clear the TV show from your mind -- the Vampire Diaries are a great read!

The Struggle" is the 2nd book in the Vampire Diaries series. It further develops the characters we meet in "The Awakening" and more trouble is brewing. Elena is in love with Stephan, who is a vampire - more of a "good" vampire. But she is also strongly attracted to his brother, Damon - the dark one. We are left at the end of this book wondering who she will ultimately choose.

Usually when I read a book involving a love triangle, I always favor one character over the other. The author does an outstanding job making both Stefan and Damon irresistable. I find myself wanting her with both!!

It is best if you can read the 1st three books, The Awakening, The Struggle and The Fury one right after the other. It is actually one big story split into the 3 books. They do not sit well alone.