I've just finished reading the second Vampire Diaries instalment and it was better than the first.
The story for this one follows on from the last with the same characters. We see the characters of Elena and Stefan grow closer as a couple and the start of Damon's jealousy towards Stefan. The human characters have more of a role in this book as well as they cause trouble and strife for the main characters. The book ends on a good cliffhanger.
This book isn't so much based around a murder, as the first one was. It's more based around the drama of relationships and finding something that was stolen n the first book.
I'm going to give this book a 3.5 stars as it was better than the first. I liked the relationship growth between the characters as well as the demise of other relationships.