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Due vampiri fratelli, avvolti nell’ombra di un mistero millenario, si contendono l’amore della giovane Elena. Damon è determinato a fare di lei la regina delle tenebre, ed è pronto anche ad uccidere suo fratello per riuscirci. Stefan è alla ricerca di un potere più grande, che gli consenta di eliminare il suo odiato rivale, ma non ha intenzione di cedere alla sete di sanguDue vampiri fratelli, avvolti nell’ombra di un mistero millenario, si contendono l’amore della giovane Elena. Damon è determinato a fare di lei la regina delle tenebre, ed è pronto anche ad uccidere suo fratello per riuscirci. Stefan è alla ricerca di un potere più grande, che gli consenta di eliminare il suo odiato rivale, ma non ha intenzione di cedere alla sete di sangue umano che lo assale. Elena sa che deve prendere una decisione fatale: deve scegliere tra la fedeltà a Stefan e la tenace attrazione per Damon. Nel buio, dentro di lei, è battaglia tra sentimenti contrastanti. Fuori, infuria una lotta senza esclusione di colpi....

Title : La lotta
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ISBN : 9788854113190
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 205 Pages
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La lotta Reviews

  • Jamie
    2018-07-30 02:53

    This second book of the Vampire Diaries series picks up exactly where the first book ended. Stefan is missing, and Elena confronts Damon by her choosing. We see a lot more of Damon in this books and he gets close to classmates and family members, drawing ever closer to her. Bonnie's abilities get showcased more in this book as well. This story also focuses more on Elena's missing diary.The pace of this book seemed a bit faster to me, which I liked. we also get to know the minor characters, Matt, Caroline, Meredith, etc better. The story was more from Elena's perspective this time, with less Stefan. It has a cliffhanger ending that has me determined to get my hands on the third book and find out what happened and will happen. This story was an easy read. I read over 75% in one evening sitting.

  • Michelle
    2018-07-30 22:01

    Like many people, I read this because I loved the TV show. To anybody else who has this idea, I say this: really, truly, don't waste your time. Even if you love the characters. The TV show has created lovely characters and the book just doesn't have them.This second book was better than the first. Had to be, since pretty much nothing happened in the first. Of course, the main character still carries a sense of petulance with her like a shadow, for no good reason. Damon is un-redeemably evil and unlikable, (view spoiler)[ and so I was truly disappointed at the end when the author chose to make Elena a vampire (that was fine) and then make her magically fall in love with Damon instead, and also become more vague and bubbleheaded than she already was. If this author was more talented, she could have slowly brought the reader (and Elena) around to liking Damon more, and then created a legitimate love triangle. Instead she was like, "ooh, it would be cool if she loved Damon for a while. I will just magically make that happen with no explanation and neither character's personality will get in the way." Which means Elena's personality is basically erased (not that anyone would miss it). It's just, after a certain point, if you create a world and then ignore its principles, it ceases to be relevant. I wish the producers of the TV show would re-write the original books.(hide spoiler)]

  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    2018-08-20 19:03

    I did a book report on this volume in 7th grade. I made a movie poster on fluorescent orange poster board. My cast was horrible, because I was limited to cutting pictures out of magazines. So Stefan was Leonardo DiCaprio, because I obviously hated Stefan enough to foist this casting decision on him. Elena was Alicia Silverstone because she was the only blonde I could find, and Damon was Skeet Ulrich because he was so hot in Scream.Anyway, it's a super ugly poster (I still have it), but I got an A, and its ugliness in no way reflects my love for the book. This series is SO atmospheric. I love all the details about the town.And Damon. I love Damon. The scene with him on the rooftop is one of my favorites in the series.Despite Elena's flaws, I actually find her a pretty realistic character. Meredith wasn't as bitchy in this book, and Bonnie is a little more assertive than in The Awakening.I may be in the minority liking the books more than the show. I'm a rebel!

  • Sanara♥
    2018-08-08 22:00

    Better than the first book...had more going on in the story. So it's obviously a bit better since pretty much nothing happened in the 1st book lol. But still overrated and the characters are still shallow and unlikable. I didn't think it was possible to dislike every single character in a book...but then I read the Vampire Diaries..😝 Actually Matt and Meredith are a bit better than the rest but the fact that they are Elena's friends makes me dislike them. 🤧

  • Isamlq
    2018-07-27 21:49

    I want my YA goggles back! Iwant my YA heroines to be strong and independent. I want my heroes not to be creepy. What ever happened to strong and independent heroines/heroes? Why on earth has this story come to revolve around a murderous set... and I don't mean the vampires!I really don't like the heroine here. But to be fair, I really don't like the "heroes" either. Stefan... is whiny! Damon is creepy. Elena is a self centered spoiled princess. Who could blame Caroline for feeling threatend by her? And yes, Caroline! blech! I should have listened to that internal alarm bell that went off in my head the moment I I closed the first book. My eyes could not stop rolling; I just hope that my eye balls do not get stuck in said position.

  • Kate ♡
    2018-07-25 02:57

    The Struggle- The Vampire Diaries #2I enjoyed this book, Elena was much more fun to read about this time, as opposed to the first book where she was quite stuck-up. I still don't really feel connected to either Stefan or Damon in this series so far unfortunately, but I do enjoy Meredith and Bonnie, they're a great support system for Elena.The love aspect between Stefan and Elena is staged to be so powerful and 'end all' by the author, but I feel as if they don't even really talk much at all throughout this book, and it's kind-of weird how 'inlove' they are supposed to be when they lack communication and trust.I did enjoy this book though, even more so than the first. I'm just glad they're short otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered with them to be honest.

  • Alahna
    2018-07-24 23:51

    pre-readalready own it on my kindle. Might as well read it. after reading:it's so bad. SOOOO BAD. but also kind of great??? like you know where there are books that are so bad you hate them more than anything, but then there are books that are so bad they are good?I mean this book was written in what? 92? Something about that just makes me excuse how bad it is. We are clearly in the high point of YA literature now (although hopefully it will continue to get better) so everything that kind of came before this time is either already a classic or so bad its good territory for me. and there is something about an early 90s book that just makes you want to like it. Idk maybe i'm being nostalgic (even though I was probably 3 when this book came out). I still can't give it more than 2 stars. and it's probably only getting 2 stars because i have to justify why i'm going to continue with the series (beyond the fact that i already own it.

  • J.D. Stroube
    2018-07-30 01:07

    This book was better than the first. It seems to be the true starting point in the series, and I really wish L.J. Smith would have combined the first and second books.

  • Jessica
    2018-07-31 00:54

    By the time I got to the second book I was really hooked, like I've said in my previous review (of book #1) it's very different to the tv series but that doesn't really effect anything now that I'm used to this 'version'. Again this isn't the longest of books but there's still quite a lot of stuff packed into the chapters.I thought the ending was really...dramatic, I'm not quite sure if that's the right word, but I'll get to that later.For those of you who haven't read the book: Elena has now found out about Stefan and Damon's secret./ More strange thins are beginning to happen and after the death of Mr. Tanner many people see Stefan as the reason behind everything, but was it him that caused it all?Well, short answer, no, he hasn't... Directly. I feel really sorry for Stefan in this book because Damon is the one (or the one suspected) behind everything. Stefan doesn't know this so he's slowly getting weaker because of his guilt.When Stefan gets trapped in the well, again we all presume because of Damon but in fact he didn't. Throughout the book Damon is viewed as the 'bad guy' when in reality he hasn't done anything that he's been accused of (apart from killing Tanner which he freely admits).In this book it's really the first time we get to hear about this 'other power' (which again is assumed to be Damon). A lot of us will have started piecing things together (as you do when you're the reader with more information [and all the POV's] than the characters) and I started to realise all is not as it first appeared. Now, I can finally talk about the last couple of chapters. Yes, the scene where Elena drives her car of the bridge (accidently of course).It all happens as the result of a fight which in turn means Elena drives off angry... This is our big glimpse at the 'other power' and it is a good 'glimpse'. Elena's there thinking "The power fills the whole sky" and there I am picturing a massive thing covering all of the sky, just wow.We all knew Elena's death was waiting for her at the bridge and I was kind of thinking, "This is it, your death is here. It's going to happen." And then at the same time I was thinking, "Unless you turn your car around this instant you're going to become a vampire. Which you probably don't want." But does Elena listen? Well no, because she's in a book, but that's not the point. She crosses the bridge anyway, and when I say 'crosses' I mean she drives straight off the bridge.I give this book 5 stars, yes the end was good. It's a well written book that has all the things you need for a good story.

  • Sarah
    2018-07-30 02:59

    Done in one sitting. I love an easy read, this one was a bit better than the first, more exciting but I can't stand how clingy Elena is and how much she's already in love with Stefan, I don't believe it 😂

  • Mariah
    2018-08-08 20:49

    Read this in high school and really enjoyed it! That's about all I can remember.

  • Miranda ☔︎ Long
    2018-08-11 20:02

    the only 'struggle' was getting though this book.

  • Cinthia
    2018-08-05 22:01

    This was an excellent sequel, I love the bad guy! Why is it always like that, I kind of understand Bonnie for thinking it would be a nice death, especially since after the initial pain of being bitten you feel some kind of calm or ecstasy. Why did Damon end up helping Elena and Stefan after all, he kind of hesitated after Elena told him it wasn’t for his own pleasure, could it be he really doesn’t want to see his brother in trouble. I could just imagine Damon’s face when he saw Katherine’s ring on Elena’s finger. Could he have really hurt Margaret to have Elena do what he wanted? Yes, I believe he would have. I love that Stefan is a Falcon, what will happen with Tyler and Caroline since he didn’t kill them. I am also liking Bonnie more and more, Meredith not so much she really just sounds bland except for that bit about her family that is a bit mysterious. Well onto the next one… I have to know!!!

  • Kristine Hansen
    2018-08-16 21:56

    Elena becomes less likeable as she gains the man of her dreams and starts shutting out everyone in her life that cares about her. What's up with that? Will I ever read a book about a girl involved with a vampire in a HEALTHY way? Though at least Stefan seems to want her to be with her friends. It's only Elena who's being the stupid one. Then add in Damon and Elena's stupidity knows no bounds.The lesson that comes from this book? I'd say something along the lines of - if things are troubling you that involve you getting hurt, and people threatening you, then you need to tell the people around you so that they can help. NONE of this needed to happen.Tune in next week for more of As The Human Turns....

  • Azbaqiyah
    2018-08-22 01:12

  • Greek Book Addiction
    2018-08-08 03:15

    REALLY BETTER from the first one of the series!

  • Shameeka Alexis
    2018-08-07 21:48

    I'd pretty much given up on the series after the first book,The Awakening. But I was interested to give the series another try after hearing one of my friends gush on and on about the TV series.I re-read The Awakening and continued with The Struggle.The book picks up where the first book left off. In the second novella of the first volume, what follows is a fight for Elena's affections and indeed her soul as Stefan's older brother is unmasked as the real culprit behind the horrible attacks and tries to win Elena for himself by charm or by force. As the danger solidifies around her, her life is further complicated by a rival known as Caroline who steals her diary and attempts to use it to humiliate Elena and drive Stefan out of town. As Stefan's and Elena's love grows, Elena realizes that she is facing more than physical or social danger as she starts to be seduced by the dangerous allure of the evil vampire Damon.Accompanying Elena on her journey is her trio of mortal human friends Bonnie, Meredith and Matt who are unwitting pawns in this game that Damon is playing, and who try to protect their friend without really understanding what is happening around her. The Struggle had much more action and was MUCH better than the first book.Also, the book revealed more about the characters which was relieving - considering the fact that I gave the series a second chance..Summing up, it was not bad and I definitely didn't have to struggle to finish the book.

  • Janelle Dazzlepants
    2018-08-03 00:05

    One word to describe this book: EPIC. A HUGE improvement on The Awakening, because it deals with Damon increasing his reign over Fell's Church and over Elena's life. He's creepy as hell, totally dangerous, and really kept me reading on. I wasnt sure how I felt about Damon at the end of the first book, but now I'm hooked. Elena's changed a whole lot since The Awakening, and is no longer catty and obsessed by pathetic and petty high school things. Though that's not to say that everybody else feels the same, with a large theme of this book being Caroline trying to exact revenge on Elena. It's funny, because everytime the book gets dark, heavy and totally consumed with the vampire battle, a Mean Girls-esque plotarc comes along and reminds me that these are just high school girls after all, and the world is still going on around them. I really like how Bonnie, Meredith and Elena's characters have all developed - Bonnie is really coming into her psychic powers, Meredith has a few secrets she's not telling us, and *SPOILERS* Elena may have gone over to the dark side with Damon. I kinda guessed that's what was happening to her, and I cant wait to read the next book to find out. Im also really intrigued by whatever secrets Meredith's hiding, and I hope they dont turn out to be terribly underwhelming or something. I dont really want to spoil too much, but if you read The Awakening and werent too fussed on it, try this one because it might surprise you. Less Stefan, more creepy ass Damon, and there's a definitely feeling of evil and foreboding in Fell's Church.

  • Daniela Lago
    2018-08-04 01:17

    I bought the second book because I had a few points in my local bookshop and I could pick one book,so I chose this one. I regret nothing.When I first read the first one, I was in a big dilemma, because I wanted to know how the story actually was but I constantly felt more attracted to the characters in the show, which is the version I knew first. In the book everything is really different from the show, even though it has the same events, twisted and at different times; but everything has a different colour. The characters have the same name but are not the same, the relationships are there, but not in the same way. If you're gonna read them just because of the show, then I'd say you're doing it wrong. You're gonna meet a totally different story from the very beginning, and I actually think is a good thing, because it's not like you're reading the tv show events, you're reading the beginning of the show you love. Anyway, I must say I really want to read the whole saga if it continues like this.

  • Owaiz
    2018-08-09 20:57

    My reaction when I finished reading this: What the fuck did I just read? Okay, so I might have misled even myself with the rating I gave to the first book, 3 stars. This one was an utter waste of time, absolute trash, and pointless. It was a struggle reading this, even though it was pretty short. I thought reading the books would give me a better insight and help me understand the TV show better (which I stopped liking after the first two seasons), but it didn't. This book has less story than a single episode of the show. Also, the story is drastically different from the series. The characters, the plot, the dialogues, everything is different, and the TV adaptation is a zillion times better than this series. The TV show, it appears, is very loosely based on this series.With that, I now resign myself from this series.

  • Danice
    2018-08-12 19:08

    I loved this book simply because I think Damon is SO.DAMN.HOT!!![image error]DAMON, COULD YOU PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND BITE ME???!!!! I'm a sucker for bad boys. hahaI don't care how creepy he is. I just love him and I also like his enthusiasm.LOVED THIS BOOK! :) but not liking Stefan that much.The only thing I hate was the ending. Why does it have to happen to Elena????? On the bright side maybe it happened to her so she could stop being too weak.Can't wait to read The Fury to find out.

  • Veselina Bakalova-Mihaylovska
    2018-08-02 20:47

    Тотално разочарована съм от книгата и бих й дала дори 1 звезда, ако не беше фактът, че все пак някои черти на героите са правдоподобни и си пасват с изградения им образ. Честно казано, може би ги сравнявам с тези в сериала, но тук изобщо не са ми симпатични. Ще продължа да чета поредицата и се надявам следващата книга да е по - добра, но за момента ми се струва твърде повърхностна и прекалено непретенциозна вампирска история.

  • Sarah ~
    2018-08-06 19:57

    وفي نهاية الرواية ..ماتت الينا ..لتعود كـ مصاصة دماء ..وكالعادة لم نتفق انا ودامون ..وستيفان ساحر ..وطبعا ملك قلبي ..تايلر الذي لا أطيقه في المسلسل ظلَ على حاله .."بعض الأشخاص لا يتغيرون "أما كارولين ..يسيطر عليها حقد غريب تجاه الينا ..وأنانية مفرطة لم أفهم سببها..كثيرة هي الاختلافات بينه وبين المسلسل ..لكن على الأقل هذا الجزء أفضل من الجزء الأول ..

  • Ela
    2018-08-17 02:12

    Elena only lasted two books before dying, carelsessness in my opinion, I hope Vapirism will make her slightly less annoying (although i find it unlikely)

  • Praveen Alluri
    2018-08-01 22:00

    This series is getting really exciting and i am eager to see where it will lead.The book was fast paced and I really loved it. Can't wait to read the next book.

  • Nikoleta
    2018-08-01 19:59

    Μου άρεσε αρκετά. Πολύ μυστήριο και πολύ δράση, διαβάζεται πανέυκολα και ευχάριστα.

  • Victoria Moschou
    2018-07-21 21:11

    In this second instalment and after the shocking revelations of The Awakening, Elena will realise that there's something far more dangerous than falling in love with a vampire.How will she feel and which path will she choose once she will find out that the two brothers -and the same woman's lovers all those centuries ago- are keeping their hate alive, while fighting to win her heart?Stefan is struggling to contain his passion, but Damon is merciless...The Struggle is the terrifying story of the two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.Damon: determined to make Elena his queen of darkness, he'd kill his own brother to possess her.Stefan: desperate for the power to destroy Damon, he succumbs to his thirst for human blood.Elena: irresistibly drawn to both brothers, her choice will decide their fate.The Struggle picks up to where the first book ended, yet to me, it doesn't take things to a whole new level. The plot remains equally cheesy, the characters maintain (and embrace, I may add) their clichés and, if I hadn't the TV series image in my mind, I would've stopped reading the book probably from the first few pages.There are so many plot holes and some things and events happen so conveniently that they basically turn the whole story, and its characters, to soulless corpses. But then again, we're talking about vampires here, so it kind of makes sense!This doesn't justify the fact though that, although Damon is unlikable and mean and vicious for no particular reason (at least that reason is not apparent in the book), in the end Elena falls in love with him.And yes, we basically know from the TV series that this will happen eventually but, it would a nice change to see the characters evolving, to get to know more about them than just bring from out of nowhere a love triangle that, to me, it seems fake!Wanna talk about secondary characters? Well... They're practically INVISIBLE! Like really, truly invisible; for they all seem to be too naive, too willing to agree with whatever Elena decides to do, and more importantly, they all seem like they have no personality of their own. Their only differences are their physical characteristics, and that's all!Yes, I know that this novel was written back in the 90s and things were too extravagant back then (I know, for I were born in that decade), but working a little bit more on your characters than just saying that they're blond or redhead or tall or thin doesn't actually create true characters in the reader's mind! Just saying...The only character that peaked my interest at first was Alaric, and that happened only because I knew from the TV series what part he's gonna play. As for Aunt Judith... I prefer Jenna 10 times more!On what comes to the technicalities of this book, it remains equally bad, maybe worse that the first novel; cheesy dialogues, clichés, flat narration, basically nothing to make me feel EPIC!Man... The TV series was a GAZILLION times better than the books.Real characters, real relationships, people to love, people to hate... People you love to hate... And most importantly, people you hate loving them!I struggled big time finishing The Struggle, so I will stop reading the series, at least for a while. Maybe I'll pick it up again during the summer. For now, I need something to make me feel; for this novel was... blank!Overall, to me, this second instalment of The Vampire Diaries book series was equally indifferent to the first book, with nothing in particular to demonstrate and show.Let's just hope that my next read will be better...

  • Abi Devino
    2018-07-25 20:07

    From a fan of both the novels and the television show it inspired, I have to say, this is probably my favorite of the book series. My favorite season of the show is probably 2 and 3 and maybe 4.The book is pretty much Twilight's big brother, although it does better in the areas where Twilight fails: it has character development and compelling storylines (NPI). The character of Damon begins to go from total villain to total antihero, as he continues his conquest of the captivating Elena Gilbert. Sure, he has one or two villainous moments that give the novel an edge, but there are one or two good moments. Unlike Twilight, both of the possible suitors are developed, Stefan even more so from Book 1, where he pretty much had no personality, besides being brooding and defensive. He goes from this to going into his baser instincts, nearly killing Elena after getting trapped in a well. Unlike Twilight, there is actual suspense, whereas in Twilight, you pretty much knew that Bella was going to choose Edward from the get go. Here, she constantly switches between Damon and Stefan, just as she does in the show. She likes Damon because while he's mysterious, he can be comforting, but she likes Stefan because he was her first love and he protects her, while Bella likes Jacob just because she wants a guard dog and Edward because she wants to be a vampire. Here, Elena doesn't even want to be a vampire. She only becomes one given the circumstances.While I do like the first book, I have to say that it is a teensy inferior, which is rare for a book series. In Book 1, all that happened was that Elena meets Stefan, then she meets Damon, then Stefan goes missing. Here, there's so much I can talk about it'd probably take up this whole review. There's more of an overarching plot and conflict besides "who will Elena choose?"And one more thing:If you want to get into the show, I would recommend that if you read the books, you know that they are two separate mediums. Yes, they have the same basic premise, but with the exception of a few elements, the show goes into its own continuity by Season 2. And this goes to all shows and even a few movie series where its based off of something but they're two separate universes: True Blood, Game of Thrones, How to Train Your Dragon, Gossip Girl, heck even Skylanders. You might want to have the urge to yell at the screen to change this or that, but if the journey in both are still good, so be it.

  • Erin
    2018-08-02 22:47

    2 stars could honestly be me being kind. I didn't really care for the first one. I thought it was slow and boring and the writing was just bleh, but I always hope that things get better, especially when it comes to books. Unfortunately, this one didn't fall into that category for me. From what I remember of the first one, this one seemed to have a lot more going on, but I was left there wondering, more often than not, am I really supposed to care? Elena was determined to protect Stefan from Damon and make sure that his name was cleared. Caroline was determined to destroy Elena. And that's basically it. Maybe it's because the drama throughout it does fall more into the high school, obnoxiously stupid drama or because this series really isn't for me, but I not currently fascinated by Elena and the Salvatore brothers.

  • Ray
    2018-08-07 01:56

    It was a pretty good read. I don't think it was great. I might be suffering a major jading having seen all the seasons of the show. I am thinking how my perception of the characters from the show might be affecting my reading. Regardless, I did enjoy the book. I found it well written and plenty of action. I wasn't blown away, but it was a good read and has me wanting to read the next one. One advantage is the book is different from the show. It also ending in a cliffhanger, so I am wanting more.