If you're looking for something to read over the holidays, and another way to get your The Vampire Diaries fix, you can read "Nightfall," the first part of The Vampire Diaries: The Return trilogy by L.J. Smith.
Published last year, the novel follows Elena as she deals with her special powers. While Stefan tries to keep her safe, Damon attempts to lure her into power games and his bed. But things get even more complicated for him when a creature shows up in town with the ability to possess him and the desire to kill Elena.
The entire book is now available for free on the HarperTeen website.