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The Struggle by L.J. Smith
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Dec 11, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: urban-fantasy, vampires, young-adult, read-in-2009, stage-and-screen, do-not-own, series-abandoned
Read in December, 2009

As The Awakening ended on a cliffhanger I continued with The Struggle and boy did I struggle with it. Many a time I was thinking "No you stupid b*tch, what are you doing?" Elena is none too bright in this, it became fairly obvious that Damon wasn't as evil as she thought him to be but she carried on thinking he was, though biting her against her will wasn't exactly a nice thing for him to do. Her secrets and lies irritated me, she expected total honesty from Stefan but God forbid she return the sentiment.

Alaric as the new young teacher to replace the dead one was weird and came off as a bit of a paedophile.

There just was too much teenage angst in this for me to even begin to enjoy the building suspense Smith tries to create.

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