The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Book 3: The Craving (Geez... Could it have a longer title?) follows Stefan as he flees from New Orleans to New York. Damon is there, fulfilling his promise to make Stefan's eternal life a living hell, as well as Lexi, a new witch and the first mention of the evil vampire Klaus.
This book has two things going for it:
1. It's short.
2. It wasn't written by LJ Smith.
Coming from a life-long LJ Smith fan, I know that sounds blasphemous but come on. Have you read any of the new Vampire Diaries stuff?
LJ Smith is one of the reasons I became a writer. (Her and my third grade teacher.) I could probably recite any book she wrote pre-2000 by heart. I even write LJ fanfic. I'm that kind of fan. But I simply cannot stand any of her new crap. Maybe if I was a 16-year-old anime freak I might be able to stomach it.
But I doubt it.
Anyway... This isn't about how betrayed I feel by LJ Smith's latest work (which I do), it's about how completely average and unremarkable TVD: SD's: The Craving was. If you're reading it just for the story, don't. The only merit this book has is as a supliment to the TV series.