Want more Elena, Damon, and Stefan? Check out the books that started it all.
The Awakening / The Struggle (Books 1 & 2)
Collected in one edition are the first and second volumes of The Vampire Diaries.
Elena is a high school golden girl, the one boys want and girls want to be. And Elena is used to getting what she wants. But when she meets handsome, haunted Stefan, he struggles to resist her because of his dark secret: Stefan is a vampire. Stefan is torn by guilt over his past, but he also has a dark, dangerous vampire brother, Damon. Soon Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers—and in terrible danger.
Elena quickly realizes that the only thing more dangerous that being in love with a vampire is being desired by two. As Stefan struggles to suppress his instinctive thirst, Damon persists in his quest for Elena’s heart. A dark turn of events forces Elena to risk her mortality to save one of her immortal suitors.
The Fury / Dark Reunion (Books 3 & 4)
Collected in one edition are the third and fourth volumes of The Vampire Diaries.
Elena is adjusting to the consequences of giving her life to save Stefan—an act that left her transformed into what she once feared and still desires. When a vampire hunter descends on the town, determined to eradicate its immortal infestation, the hunters become hunted. Stefan, Elena, and Damon must work together to trace the new evil that’s befallen Fell’s Church back to its mysterious origin. But Elena pays the ultimate price.
Elena’s friends summon her with an Ouija board. She warns them that they’re all in danger, but she’s powerless to save them from the tragedy in store for Fell’s Church. When a twist of fate reunites Elena and Stefan, Elena may have a second chance at the life she sacrificed to save him.
The Return: Nightfall (Book 5)
Elena, once consigned to a fate beyond death, is pulled back by a supernatural force that makes her much more than she once was.
Now, with powers and gifts bestowed upon her in the afterlife, she pulses with an overwhelming force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.
New evils and old temptations await Elena in Feel’s Church, where the powerful vampire brothers who once protected her are outmatched by a malevolent creature who wants Elena dead.
The Return: Shadow Souls (Book 6)
Elena Gilbert’s love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell’s Church. In order to find him, Elena entrusts her life to Stefan’s brother: Damon, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul.
Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?
Back in Fell’s Church, Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over the town. Their research leads to some dire discoveries, and soon they are caught up in Elena’s most dangerous adventure yet!
The Return: Midnight (Book 7)
With the help of charming and devious Damon, Elena rescued her vampire love, Stefan, from the depths of the Dark Dimension. But neither brother returned unscathed. Stefan is weak from his long imprisonment and needs more blood than Elena alone can give him, while a strange magic has turned Damon into a human. Savage and desperate, Damon will do anything to become a vampire again—even travel back to hell. But what will happen when he accidentally takes Bonnie with him?
Stefan and Elena hurry to rescue their innocent friend from the Dark Dimension, leaving Matt and Meredith to save their hometown from the dangerous spirits that have taken hold of Fell’s Church. One by one, children are succumbing to demonic designs. But Matt and Meredith soon discover that the source of the evil is darker—and closer—than they ever could have imagined.
The Hunters: Phantom (Book 8 )
There’s no way The Vampire Diaries series could have ended with Midnight. With Damon dead in the Dark Dimension, just when things were steaming up between him and Elena? Torture!
Thankfully, Phantom kicks off a new arc in the series, The Hunters, to bring back our favorite characters and answer all our burning questions.
Will Damon stay dead forever? What will Fell’s Church be like, now that Elena and her friends can finally return home? Is it as safe as the Guardians promised? And with Damon out of the picture, will things finally go back to normal between Stefan and Elena?
As Elena and her friends know all too well, their lives will never be ordinary. They might be back home, but they weren’t the only ones that escaped the Dark Dimension. Dark forces are taking root in Fell’s Church, and what they’re after, no one knows. With Elena stripped of her powers, and Damon gone, Stefan carries the burden of protecting the town—and he knows better than anyone that he might not be strong enough to do it alone. With evil feeding off of their emotions and threatening to tear the group apart, it will take a miracle for everyone to make it out alive.
The Hunters: Moonsong (Book 9)
After escaping the horrors of the Dark Dimension, Elena and her friends can’t wait to attend Dalcrest College, the beautiful ivy-covered campus where Elena’s parents met. Life with Stefan is better than ever, and with her closest friends Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt by her side, Elena knows it will be their best year yet. Even Damon seems genuinely changed and is getting along with everyone.
But for Elena, moving away from Fell’s Church doesn’t mean she has left her dark past behind. When students start to disappear from campus, every new acquaintance is suddenly a potential enemy. Panic soon spreads and the friends struggle to protect each other.
Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, and realizes tragedy may be unavoidable. Will Elena outrun her fate? And will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her if she falls?
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 1: Origins
Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.
Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine’s affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 2: Bloodlust
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 vampire hunters. Will Stefan’s eternal life be forever damned?
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 3: The Craving
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.
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 4: The Ripper
The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan assumes the worst: This is the work of a vampire. And the more he learns, the more he becomes convinced that the killer is someone close to him—and that he can never outrun his past.
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 5: The Asylum
Driven from their hometown of Mystic Falls, both Stefan Salvatore and his brother, Damon, arrived in Europe looking for a fresh start. But Samuel, a wealthy and cunning vampire, has other plans for them. First he ruined Stefan’s peaceful existence and now he’s framing Damon for the most gruesome murders London has ever seen.
United against their common enemy, Stefan and Damon are stunned when they realize that the source of Samuel’s rage lies in their past—tied up with the woman who forever changed their lives. Haunted by the memory of Katherine, the brothers find that their uneasy alliance is tested. Can they overcome their rivalry to defeat Samuel before he exacts his final revenge?
Stefan’s Diaries, Vol. 6: The Compelled
Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine’s death by destroying the Salvatore brothers.
Reeling from Samuel’s latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Together they discover Samuel’s plan is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Their only hope is to stop him before he secures the power to control humans and vampires alike. If they fail, not only Stefan and Damon but all of London will fall victim to Samuel’s spell.