Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Awakening by L. J. Smith

The Awakening by L. J. Smith

Released: June 26, 2007
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Vampire Diaries, Book 1
Edition: Bind-Up of Books 1&2
Followed By: The Struggle
Page Amount: 253
Pages in Bind-Up: 492
POV: 3rd Person
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=85/100  B

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her. 

Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

I picked up this book because I loved the TV show. I expected the books to be identical to the show. The books are completely different than the show but was very interesting to read after watching the show. The Awakening's plot was pretty intriguing. I had to question Stefan's past and was very interested when he began confiding in Elena. I wish there was a more romance in this book, but thats only because I was expecting it to be like Twilight.

I liked the characters, but I had some issues with them. Elena was a little too stuck-up to me. It's probably just because I'm more of a Bella than a popular cheerleader. I did like how Elena grew throughout the story, but thought it was kind of sudden. I have to be honest, I love Stefan. He was well written and I could picture him being very attractive and a typical brooding vampire. I really think Damon is super interesting. Sure, he's the "bad brother", but I just find him really attractive. I mean, who doesn't like a bad boy? I really enjoyed the sense of mystery he brought to the book. 

I expected the ending to end with a big bang, and was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I loved the ending, but wish there was more too it. I liked the simplicity and the cliffhanger though. It was very well done and makes me want to sink my teeth into the next book right NOW! 

My Favorite Part: Damon and Stefan... they are just jaw-dropping.

Do I recommend this book? Yup, it's nothing like the tv show but just as exciting.
Will I be reading the sequel? Yes because I really like this series!

Thank you for reading! I love getting comments, so feel free to comment! I love hearing what people think and like getting recommendations!

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Review by Macy ♥

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