The Craving

The Craving

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The third book in the New York Times bestselling series by L.J. Smith.

The Craving is the third book in L.J. Smith's bestselling Stefan's Diaries series, which reveals the backstory of brothers Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries series. This paperback features cover artwork from the hit CW TV series The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.

Stefan Salvatore has come to terms with being a vampire. The events of the past few months have sobered him, and the fog of his own blood lust has begun to lift. He travels to New York City to start a new life--one that does not require him to kill humans to survive. Instead he feeds off of animals in Central Park. But the quiet life he envisioned is jolted when he runs into his brother Damon, who has convinced New York high society that he is Italian royalty. While Stefan is regaining his humanity, Damon has completely lost his. Stefan will do whatever it takes to protect Damon from himself--but there is another villain present. A vampire that seeks revenge for a death the Salvatores are responsible for. Stefan and Damon will have to work together to fight the greatest evil yet.

Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the third book in the New York Times bestselling Stefan's Diaries series raises the stakes for the Salvatore brothers as they face new loves, old treacheries, and unimaginable threats. Fans of L. J. Smith's New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series as well as the hit television show won't be able to put the latest Salvatore adventure down.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 006200395X
  • 9780062003959
  • 66,089

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Blood brothers . . .

After his brother, Damon Salvatore, betrays him in New Orleans, Stefan starts over in Manhattan. Vowing never to harm another human, he roams the streets, trying to disappear into the city's chaos. But just when he thinks he's left his past behind, Stefan discovers that he can never escape his brother.Damon has grand plans for the vampire Salvatore brothers--whether Stefan likes it or not. Together, they take New York by storm. When their exploits end up on the society pages, an old enemy resurfaces--one hell-bent on revenge.

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine--and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.
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7,990 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 44% (3,485)
4 25% (1,980)
3 23% (1,800)
2 7% (529)
1 2% (196)

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The last book in the prequel Stefan's Diaries, this time Stefan goes to New York to escape the happenings of New Orleans only to be followed by Damon who forces Stefan into joining him in High Society. Its here that the brothers are confronted by Klaus's henchman, that wrecks havoc on the lives of the people that took the Salvatore's in, Lexi from New Orleans arrives in a vain attempt to help the brothers escape the clutch of Klaus. The book was easy to follow, full in description so you can easily imagine what is being played more
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