The Vampire Diaries Books : Stefan's Diaries #2: Bloodlust The Vampire Diaries Books series provides young and old readers alike new reading material to engage them in both the series and the world of the vampire characters they so love. While the first book focuses on the creation of the characters, specifically Stefan, book two, called Bloodlust, continues to carry the story into its more graphic portions. No vampire story is complete without blood and this story provides graphic depictions that are sure to please those who want more of it. The following explains more about this book in the series and how it relates to the first book, as well as the popular CW series. Beginning Story The second installment of Stefan’s Diaries does not hold back on the graphics. The story begins following the death of Stefan and his brother, Damon. Unlike their mortal counterparts, the two wake up to life as the eternal beings known as vampires. Stefan must now turn toward the blood drinking nature for survival rather than the air breathing he once did as a mortal. Early on, he accomplishes his vampire necessities by devouring the blood of a flirtatious object of his affections. In a violent manner, he attacks her jugular, ending her life and sustaining his own. The brothers must learn to live together in their new blood laden world. However, unlike his brother, Damon does not find the prospect of ending lives as easily accomplishable. Rather, as they travel to New Orleans, Damon walks away from his brother believing that he has taken to the vampire bloodletting with too much ease. Love On his own, Stefan is a rabid killer, drinking and killing for blood with no trouble. When he meets a girl named Lexi, he becomes tamer. Lexi helps to teach Stefan how to control his wants and his needs. Lexi quickly becomes his best friend, and greatest resource, making it all the more heartbreaking when she is taken from him. Bloodlust also introduces new love to Stefan and shares what it is like to be a vampire in love. Some reviews criticize the character of Stefan’s affections while others praise the introduction of this character. Story Overview The written story of Bloodlust has many similarities and parallels to the televised series, however, it creates a world unique from the show. In the same way as the CW addition, this series incorporates the love and romance, and barbarism that are appealing to many viewers. However, the stories are from a different era not seen on the show. It allows for insight into the characters rather than a rehashing of who they have already portrayed themselves to be. If one is looking to understand Stefan more, or his brother, as well as their complicated relationship, this book is a must read. Further, it shares some of the earliest moments of the popular vampire’s lives, making it an important asset to those who are invested in the characters and their development. Reviews The reviews for the second book in this series are equally as strong as the first. One complaint, however, that has been raised is the graphic nature of the work. There is violence as well as attack scenes that may not be for the weak of stomach or of heart. Intertwined throughout the book, however, is the softer sides of the characters that make them dualistic and appealing. For that reason, those who enjoyed the first book in the series or who enjoy learning more about the characters depicted on the small screen, will most likely enjoy this intriguing work. Products | Plagiarism | Help | About | Copyscape Premium | Log Out You have 179 credits remaining. Purchase more... These credits will expire on Apr 20, 2013. The review s for the second book in this series are Paste text or URL: Premium Search For best results, enter a web page or whole article with no more than 2,000 words. Check your entire site with batch search. Developers can also use the Premium API. No results found for the text you pasted (599 words). Copyscape © 2012 Indigo Stream Technologies, providers of Giga Alert. All rights reserved.