Sunday, September 22, 2013

LISA'S REVIEW: The Awakening (L. J. Smith) The Vampire Diaries #1

Title: The Awakening

Author: L. J. Smith

Series: The Vampire Diaries

Format: Paperback

Published March 1st 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN13: 9780061020001


A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror...

Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.

Stefan: Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion.

Damon: Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him.

The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


This is the 1st vampire diaries book. The perfect YA vampire read. I really enjoy this book and am now hooked. L. J. Smith did a great job with this book. Elena has the perfect high school life. Two great best friends. The hot and sweet quarterback boyfriend.

Then Elena starts senior year and meets Stephan. Her whole world changes. She discovers vampires exist and she has fallen for one.

Then Damon comes in. Stephan's evil brother but Elena is drawn to him too. Damon wants Elena but can she survive the hatred of the brothers? The story is great.

 With excerpts from Elena's diary and varying points of view its a captivating installment. Loving the drama and suspense of the vampire diaries world. The ending leaves you begging for more.



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