This special paperback bind-up contains the first two books in L.J. Smith s New York Times bestselling series The Vampire Diaries, The Awakening and The Struggle. Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, used to getting what she wants. And who she wants. But when the boy she s set her sights on the handsome and haunted Stefan isn t interested, she s confused. She could never know the real reason Stefan is struggling to resist her: Stefan is a vampire, and Elena s in danger just by being around him. What s more, Stefan s dark, dangerous vampire brother Damon has just arrived in town. And wherever Damon goes, trouble always follows.