Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Awakening by L. J. Smith

ISBN: 9780061020001
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 320

The Awakening by L. J. Smith is the first book in the Vampire Diaries series.
The Awakening is about Elena, the school beauty. She's bored, until a new boy turns up in her class. Stefan is dark and mysterious - and she's determined to get to know him better. But Stefan is just as determined to resist her ... until a series of attacks in the area terrify the town and Stefan is held responsible. Elena is the only one who offers to help and, falling in love with her, Stefan tells her his terrible story. He is a vampire, on the run from his evil brother, Damon, who doesn't share Stefan's qualms about drinking human blood. And Damon is the one Stefan suspects of really being behind the recent attacks.

Despite this book being more of a romantic paranormal book (than I would normally read), I still enjoyed it. It was well written and well thought out. Elena was my favourite character (which was probably because most of the book was written from her perspective!) and because even though she wasn't a vampire herself, she still manages to hold her own against the them. 

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  1. Cool review! Thanks for letting me post it on BookSpark!

  2. You can see the repost @

  3. Have you watched Vampire Diaries the tv series? They are so totally different. I didn't mind this book but I am not a huge Elana fan, I like a think for bad boy vamps...LOL

  4. Yes I have watched the tv series but I didn't think it was as good as the books, which was a shame really!

  5. Great post! I love the tv show and i cant wait til thursday!

  6. Great review. I watch the show but I've never read the books. I'd love to some day.