Elena has faced countless challenges — escaping the Dark Dimension, defeating phantoms, discovering she's a Guardian. But nothing compares to choosing between the two loves of her life: Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Elena has reunited with Stefan, while Damon, hurt by the rejection, has become dark and unpredictable. Now Elena's torn between saving Damon's soul and staying true to Stefan.
But before Elena can decide who her heart belongs to, Dalcrest College's campus is overrun with vampires determined to resurrect Klaus, the wicked Old One who will stop at nothing to destroy Elena—and everyone close to her.
As Elena learns more about her destiny as a Guardian, a protector against evil on earth, she realizes that before she can defeat Klaus, she has to sacrifice someone close to her. Elena must decide how much—and who—she's willing to give up before it's too late. . . .
I found the story quite slow at times. There was some action, mostly drama and what came across as filler. There were a few twists in the in the beginning so you didn't know which of the Salvatore brothers Elena will chose... I think what turned me off the most is the characters... I mean, how many times can you bring a villain back from the dead to be the villain again?! Why is Matt destined to be alone and miserable? After making her decision to spend her life with Stefan, Elena has to find a way to save Damon from her mission. In the end, saving Damon ties her to him for the rest of their lives, which turns out is forever because Elena finally drinks the water from the eternal fountain of youth!
Ultimately, Elena makes her decision - but it could always change - they do have forever after all.