Did you know the TV show is based on a series by L.J. Smith? Try some of these books for a blood-sucking good time!
Smith, L.J. (1991) The Awakening: The Vampire Diaries, Book 1. New York, New York: HarperTeen.Beautiful high school student Elena finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between vampire brothers Stefan and Damon. Stefan struggles to resist his desire for Elena, worried that his vengeful brother will seek revenge through anyone he gets too close to.
Smith, L.J. (1991) The Struggle: The Vampire Diaries, Book 2. New York, New York: HarperTeen. The love triangle between Stefan, Damon and Elena continues. Stefan tries to suppress his thirst for Elena’s blood, while Damon relentlessly tries to win her heart.
Smith, L.J. (1991) The Fury: The Vampire Diaries, Book 3. New York, New York: HarperTeen. Elena continues to be torn by her love for Stefan and Damon’s passion for her. A bigger conflict arises, however, when a vampire hunter comes to town with a mission to kill all immortals in the area.
Smith, L.J. (2009) Nightfall: The Vampire Diaries, Book 5. New York, New York: HarperTeen. Elena has returned from the dead and now has magical abilities known as White Powers. Stefan wants nothing more than to keep Elena safe, but when a strange new creature begins possessing people in their town, Elena and Stefan must, again, risk their lives to defeat their new enemies.
Smith, L.J. (1992) Dark Reunion: The Vampire Diaries, Book 4. New York, New York: HarperTeen. Elena has been killed, but her spirit is still communicating with her high school friends. After a series of grisly murders, Stefan and Damon must fight a powerful new enemy.
Smith, L.J. (2010) Shadow Souls: The Vampire Diaries, Book 6. New York, New York: HarperTeen. After Stefan’s kidnapping, Elena and Damon must set off to the Dark Dimension to find the keys to setting him free. The journey gets complicated, however, as Elena must continue to struggle with her feelings for Damon.