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Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2)

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A new beginning...

When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world - and his soul - were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered...and killed.

The brothers head to New orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires - and vampir
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Khalia Hades
Nov 19, 2010 Khalia Hades rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
***SPOILER ALERT!***

Stefan Salvatore, a week old vampire, escapes from the people of Mystic Falls with his brother - Damon Salvatore - and ends up in New Orleans. At first, he believed that they own the world, the people who surrounds them is like a all-you-can-eat-buffet. Little did he know that he was doing the wrong thing. His brother (Damon) decides to go a separate way from Stefan, with two goals in mind; to be strong and make his brother's life a living hell.

Stefan then meets Lexi, a cent
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Susanna
Jan 10, 2012 Susanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always wonder how Damon turned out to be THE DAMON we see in the TV series. This novel provides the background to this mystery and reveals the beginning of the brotherly feud.

Damon and Stefan are always the polar opposite to each other. Stefan has a noble presence but a calculated persona. Damon, on the other hand, uses his playboy-ish facade to hide his charismatic qualities. Stefan was fortunate to be taken in by Lexi and given the opportunity to learn about alternative diet while Damon was
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Buggy
Opening Line:"It was October. The trees of the cemetery had turned a decayed brown, and a cold breeze had whistled in, replacing the stifling heat of the Virginia summer."

For some reason I went into Volume 2 of this series thinking it was going to be told from Damon’s POV. Yeah I know it states quite clearly in the title “Stefan’s Diaries” but the photo of Ian Somerhalder on the cover threw me. Anyways, we are again in Stefan’s head, joining him directly after the end of Origins The Salvatore br
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Nikki
Jan 04, 2011 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm a huge sucker for back story, so I knew right away when I heard of this series I'd be owning the books right away, and this one had me compelled right from the beginning

The first installment basically told us everything we already knew from the TV shows ... Stefan Salvatore had a dark past. This second book gave me a whole new outlook on the Stefan and Damon characters. Reading about a good Damon, the complete opposite of what the Salvatore brother's are know as now. It's a very interesting
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Jay
May 15, 2016 Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book was a slow go as things rolled on which I guess is good because it gives the readers a chance to truly understand what the characters are going through and how they resolve their problems. In this book, there was a lot more action which is understandable since the story progresses. There is nothing wrong with it. It was definitely a page turner and all I have to say is that I can't wait to start the third one!
Kimberley doruyter
that ending will turn your gut every single time.
Alex Bennett
Jun 29, 2010 Alex Bennett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Because of how much I loved Origins, the first book in this series, I went out and got Bloodlust the day it came out, and immediately started it. I finished it in one sitting, glad to be back in the world I have fallen in love with in these books. It is a great addition to this series, and I am anxious to see how it will all end in The Craving, which is only a few months away.

Stefan goes through a lot of character development in this book. He starts off as a monster, but because of what happens
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Lunatalib
Nov 30, 2010 Lunatalib rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kate
Apr 21, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-ya, vampires, 2011
Stefan and Damon are on the run after being found out as vampires in their hometown of Mystic Falls. They hop a train to where else but the vampire mecca of New Orleans. Stefan is feeding on humans left and right, while Damon refuses, angry that Stefan has condemned him to an eternity without Katherine. Once in New Orleans, Damon takes off and Stefan falls in with another group of vampires led by Lexi (you might remember her from season 1), who do not drink human blood.

Then Stefan finds that Da
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Jessica
Jan 31, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan Diaries vol 2: Bloodlust by L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec

Plot: In Bloodlust Stefan chose’s to forget his human side and kill whoever he please and is trying to teach Damon that vampires kills humans, thats just the order of things. Damon is filled with disgust and hatred for his brothers’ behavior and leaves him with a promise that if they ever meet again he will make Stefan pay for all the lives he has taken.
But soon Stefan sees Damon locked up in a
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Ramie
Jan 17, 2011 Ramie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I said in my review of Shadow Souls that it was time for L.J. Smith to hand over The Vampire Diaries series to someone else and work on an other series. I meant it in the best possible way, I like her books and want those that have her name on them to be good and to continue to be published. It feels like she's going off track and maybe her heart just isn't in this series anymore. Her other stuff is dying for some attention where as people working on this series on tv are doing a good job with s ...more
Tatiana
Bloodlust, volume two in Stefan’s Diaries, explores the (mis)adventures of Stefan and Damon during their early vampire existence in New Orleans (though in the show they don’t immediately leave Mystic Falls after the vampire eradication as they do here). At this point, their roles are reversed, with Stefan embracing the traditional vampire lifestyle and Damon shunning his new nature, choosing capture and torture over self-preservation. What has the TVD world come to!

We meet fan favorite Lexi, tho
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K-ci Hobbs
Oct 04, 2012 K-ci Hobbs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books were amazing. especially the origins.
Marina
Jan 27, 2017 Marina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probabil am eu o problemă, însă acest ghostwriter schimbă înfăţişarea personajelor de la o carte la alta. În aceasta, Damon are ochii albaştri. Şi nu ştiu ce se întâmplă cu moartea mamei fraţilor Salvatore, care, NU este spoiler, de moartea ei ştiindu-se încă de la începutul seriei "Jurnalele Vampirilor". Spun că nu ştiu ce se întâmplă pentru că în T.V.D., Stefan i-a spus Elenei că mama lui murise atunci când el se născuse, în timp ce aici, în "Sete de sânge", ghostwriter-ul a scris că mama lor ...more
Tanja
May 13, 2011 Tanja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SOME MINOR SPOILERS (I think)

It's been a few weeks since TVD season 3 ended. It's one of my favorite Tv shows and I can't wait for the next season to start.
In the meantime, I decided to read Stefan's Diaries series. I've read the first book, Origins, some time ago, but I wasn't really impressed. I enjoyed Bloodlust a lot more. The writing style is better than L.J. Smith's.
The book is written in 1st person, from Stefan's POV. That's probably obvious, from the title 'Stefan's Diaries', but I'm not
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Kristina
Aug 23, 2010 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shortly after the television show, The Vampire Diaries began, I read the original series from LJ Smith and I hated it. I hated the characters and I hated the plot. I was even stupid enough to read the next Vampire Diaries series, The Return, and that was even worse. I love the show so much though, actually I'm borderline obsessed with it. Everything I hated about the original series, I love about the show. I think Damon and Stefan are my favorite vampires out there today, and I love that Elena i ...more
Veronika
Sep 18, 2011 Veronika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
V druhém díle se vracíme opět do Mystic Falls, kde však pobudeme jen chvíli, a se Stefanem a Damonem se vaydáme do New Orleans.

Poté, co se v minulém dílu bratři staly upíry a přišli o svoji lásku Katherine, mezi nimi vznikly neshody. Ze Stefana se stal krvežíznivou stvůrou, která nemá slitování s žádným lidským životem. Damon se odmítá krmit a po jedné krvavé vraždě se otáčí k bratrovi zády a utíká.

Tenhle díl je něčím novým i pro zastánce seriálové podoby. Damon, kterého na začátku knihy sleduje
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Sofia Teixeira
Jul 31, 2012 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se na série televisiva e mesmo nos livros a história se destaca por haver um triângulo amoroso e por Damon passar sempre pelo mau da fita, nestes diários de Stefan começamos a desvendar muitas das razões pelas quais ambos aconteceram.

Depois de se terem transformado em vampiros, ficou impossível Stefan e Damon continuarem em Mystic Falls. Como tal, decidem ir para Nova Orleães à procura de uma nova vida cheia de diversão e de coisas nunca antes vividas. No entanto, Damon continua inconformado com
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Olivia
I can't decide which book out of the Stefan Diaries I like better. Origins was great, we got to learn some more about Katherine and other details we didn't know about Stefan while he grew up in Mystic Falls. But then again, Bloodlust was great cause we got to learn a story that we never knew of before. We find out about how Stefan overcame his darkest days and how Damon turned into a monster.

One of the things about Bloodlust I loved was Lexi. We got to learn about her back-story, something we n
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Brandy
May 05, 2011 Brandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New series of books based on the tv series. Since the tv version is SO different from the original series, this is nice. There are essentially 2 completely different storylines going on in the two series even though they share the same main characters.

After Stefan forced Damon to change in Origins, the two brothers are at odds. Stefan revels in the feeling that he gets when he kills, and Damon is miserable. He tries to let himself die, but Stefan keeps bringing him victims and refuses to let him
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Ettelëa
Oct 22, 2011 Ettelëa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, vampires
Lepší než první díl a i když to mělo své nedostatky, líbilo se mi to. Hlavně proto, že jsem opravdu velká fanynka seriálu. Konečně se dozvídáme něco nového, něco, co ze seriálu neznáme. Například se dozvíme, jak Stefan po své proměně žil, jak poznal Lexi, atd. Škoda jen, že tam bylo tak málo Damona, protože Stefan mě někdy opravdu přiváděl k šílenství, pro mě je to prostě úplný psychopat, narozdíl od Damona, který prostě ví, co chce... Ovšem překlad zase hrozný, i když možná o malinko lepší než ...more
Kaye
Feb 22, 2011 Kaye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kaye by: Kathryn
This was probably my fault for reading Vol 2 without reading Vol 1. These books are only for fans of the TV show on the CW and not the original novels the show is based on. (The backstories differ between the two.) This is suppose to show what a villain Stefan was when he was first changed into a vampire and how he began to control his new abilities. Simple writing, simple story. Unless you can't live without knowing everything about this TV character, skip it. If you love the show you might lov ...more
Jenn
Jan 10, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, as with the first book... I LOVED reading this! It was a quick read and really gave sooo much insight/backstory about Stefan and Damon and their world! I said this about the first book, but I will say it again... Highly rec. to all fans of the show!
Kim Baccellia
Jan 03, 2011 Kim Baccellia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of VAMPIRE DIARIES. This story shows us more of Stefan's friend Lexie and how he met her. Can't wait for the third book in this series!
Andrea
Dec 31, 2010 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. A little boring in places and it's still a little disappointing that it veres off from the original The Vampire Diaries.
لمياء  ❀
Jun 26, 2014 لمياء ❀ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Loved it.
made me miss Damon and Stefan all over again.
It made the story of Damon turning to a monster very clear.
Binti
Nov 18, 2010 Binti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING
Kristine Cabudoy Gelsano
this is spectacular! <3
Borris Norris
Nov 26, 2011 Borris Norris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire, teen-romance
review to come
Aparajitabasu

After a tantalizing read that serves the prelude for the Stefan's Diaries a.k.a the beginning for the Vampire Diaries through the eyes of Stefan, I now proceed to the next book in the trilogy #2 Bloodlust . And it was I dare say even better than its predecessor.

Here is how the summary for the book goes like:

A new beginning . . .When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th
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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries (7 books)
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  • The Ripper (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #4)
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“The poets and philosophers I once loved had it wrong. Death does not come to us all, nor does the passage of time dim our memories and reduce our bodies to dust. Because while I was considered dead, and a headstone had been engraved with my name, in truth my life was just beginning.” 15 likes
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