“The Vampire Diaries: The Fury” is the third novel in the series, and takes place immediately where “The Struggle” left off.
Elena wakes up after drowning to discover she’s a vampire. A lot of the book is about her dealing with the change. Damon, Stefan’s vampire brother, takes Elena under his wing, much to Stefan’s annoyance. The rest of the novel is about the ‘Other power’, an evil presence plaguing Fell’s Church.
The Fury is a great book. The story moves very quickly and instantly caught my attention. It finally left the mess of a love story behind for a little while and focused on things a bit more interesting and important.
There are some great character moments, especially when Elena’s friends find out about her being a vampire.
Besides the usual vampire feedings (which we all come to expect from a vampire novel), there were some scary moments involving animals that might be too much for younger readers.
The ending was a cliffhanger that even as a hardcore viewer of the TV series, I couldn’t place where they would continue this series. A definite nail bitter and I can’t wait to pick up the next one.