The Fury and Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaires, Vol.1) by L.J. Smith
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Published:  December 26th 2007

Paperback, Later Print, 528 pages

Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired.
Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he’s determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all—whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy.
Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or can they come together to face one final battle?
Collected here in one edition are the third and fourth volumes of The Vampire Diaries, a riveting conclusion to the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

Stefan has lost Elena.  Elena is now a Vampire herself.  Stefan will do anything in this wake, even trying to patch things up with Damon.  If that wasn’t bad enough, there is an Other Power in town, creating havoc and trouble and pain.  It is up to them to find this Other Power and put a stop to it.  Everyone struggles in this book.  Elena is presumed dead by her family and friends (that don’t know she is a vampire) and cannot let anyone know of her change, including her family.  She is torn apart by not being able to see them.  Stefan struggles as Elena has changed.

Damon is explored a lot more in this installment.  You can’t help but like him and feel sympathy for him, as he tries to put a bad boy front on.  Elena’s friendships are also explored much more.  It is clear that at this point, without them Elena would be lost and even more so, the Other Power in town would be impossible to stop without them. 

If Other Powers weren’t enough, a werewolf is introduced.  I quite enjoyed the plot of the werewolf.  Not only was it intriguing but it really brought all the characters together to fight for a main goal: to overcome yet another evil.

Again, L.J. Smith’s simple writing makes this a very enjoyable and quick read.  The plot definitely thickens and becomes more exciting.  A must read for any Vampire fan!

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