Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith

“A deadly love triangle
Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him.
Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?”

Elena is that girl in Fells Church. You all know the one I’m talking about – the girl who’s pretty and popular. The girl that all the other girls want to be just like and the one that all the guys wish they could have. Elena rules her high school as the resident queen bee. She’s used to getting her way all the time, especially when it comes to guys. So, when new student Stefan Salvatore comes to town, she immediately sets her sights on him – and is surprised when he repeatedly spurns her advances. Puzzled and more determined than ever, Elena’s persistent pursuit of Stefan leads him to reveal his darkest secret to her. And knowing that secret puts Elena in the midst of an age-old fight between Stefan and his brother, Damon. Now, Elena has to find a way to protect herself and those she loves from the danger that is Damon Salvatore. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening is a book that will leave you itching to pick up the next book in the series. 

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I have to admit that I didn’t start reading this book until I’d begun to watch the television show. And, while the book and the show are completely different from each other, it’s not a bad kind of different. This book gives readers a refreshingly different take on both vampires and the hit television show that is based on the book series. I was a little concerned at first, since I had heard that the storyline of the book veered so much from the TV show. But I gave it a chance and I’m really glad that I did. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening has intrigue, romance, and mystery – a combination that is guaranteed to capture the attention of any reader. If you’re a fan of the TV show, don’t count this book out just because it’s not exactly the same. Be sure to check out The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening if you’re looking for a quick and interesting read this summer!  

L.J. Smith is the author of the best selling books The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, and The Nightworld.  The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle have been made into hit TV shows.  She lives in Northern California.  To learn more visit

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