The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening: The Awakening

Paperback | August 25, 2009

byL. J. Smith

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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?

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A deadly love triangleElena: 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 b...

L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, includingThe Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1New York Timesbestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061963860

ISBN - 13:9780061963865

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Customer Reviews of The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening: The Awakening

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Very good for a vampire love story....
Date published: 2013-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from book vs show... i really didn't like it at all. it was boring and it was just really bad and i'm not trying to be mean, i just really didn't like it. i finished reading it and it was a big waste of my time and a big waste of my money. on the other hand, i am a HUGE fan of the tv show, it's fantastic compared to the books. i am not saying that L J smith isn't a good wrighter, i just mean that this isn't something that i wold die for.
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! I love this book. I love the writing, is so perfect, so beautiful. I did really enjoy reading it. Twilight beside this book is nothing. The story of this book is amaizing. L.J.Smith explains everything perfect you get to know the caracter better than yourself. You will fall in love with some. (Like I am with Damon. DAMON ROCKS!) It is amaizing and I am glad I bout it.
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible. I went and bought this book as I find i like the TV show. I have gotten ten pages in. Elena in the book has already referred to herself at least 2 times as the 'Queen' of her high school, and has just entitled us to her innermost thoughts: "Boys are for status, to show how popular you are, how beautiful. They can be useful for many things....". Yes. This young girl, who has had her parents die just a few months before and has at this point seen Stefan, who is "Dark, handsome and not tall", is considering how to get him for her own status. And what upsets her the most? Not that she is dumped into high school--we all went through that h*ll. There is very little sympathy from her peers as she judges them, comparing them to models from 'Vogue' and whatnot. No. She is upset because Stefan in the ONE BOY in the entire school who, when he walked by, didn't notice her. She even thinks to herself 'No boy has ever done this to me before, they all talk, or stare...." Yes. Her parents are dead. She is living with her aunt. She just got back from some long vacation, and her first concern is that THE NEW BOY won't look at her! Because she considers herself the QUEEN! I also blame the author! All these things and her first thought is to make her 'Queen' of the high school, the jock woman we all hated and who abused us in our high school years, and her innermost worries are HE WON'T LOOK AT ME! Whatever happened to the real vampires, like those of Ann Rice, PN Elrod, and Buffy lineage? I mean, brooding vampires seem to be the thing all of a sudden (cough-Edward), and the powerful, lustful image of Dracula has been turned into some poor love-lost creature who longs to be human instead of making the best of what he is. Seriously, don't waste your time with this one. Stick to the TV show, and go look up P.N. Elrod. Her vampires are good people who live as they are with human and vampire companions. No brooding. Some gun fights and car chases.
Date published: 2009-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Book vs. Show, Show Wins Two brothers pitted against each other and a popular blonde who has both vying for her attention? It's been done and quite frankly done better. I picked up this book when I found out that The CW network had picked it up as a series. I wanted to read, at least, the first book before I watched the series. Generally the books are better. Within the first chapter I was bored. Stefan tries to deny his feelings for Elena, that lasts about a chapter and a half before they fall madly in love. It's like an on/off switch and just cringe worthy. Considering that this is a series I was hoping for more of a slow pace. When it came to characters I didn't find Smith did a good job. There was nothing about Elena that I liked. I didn't feel for her. I wish we'd gotten more information on her parents and family relationships, how those affected her. She was a shallow vapid pool of boys, clothing and boys. To go along with those traits she's selfish. She uses her poor heartbroken ex to get closer to Stefan simply because she wants what she wants and will do anything to get it. I can't think of a quality she has that pulls me in and I think it's sorta crucial to at least like something of the female lead. Needless to say, I was worried about the premiere of "The Vampire Diaries". I was convinced it was going to suck and be painful with weak dialogue. Thankfully the tv show kicks the books butt. Elena is a brunette (does dance for mold breaking) and actually shows depth. We don't (at least not so far) have to see her use her ex for her own gain. All in all this is one case were the tv/movie is way better then the book. I don't know if I'll read the rest of series, if I do it'll strictly be to see the differences between show and book.
Date published: 2009-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Worth Reading!! Better than Twilight I never liked the Princess Diaries because it felt like an invasion of privacy to be reading someone else's diary. So at first I didn't think I would like this book either. Although there are a page or two of diary entries the rest of the book is in a regular novel format. I know know why people say the writer of Twilight got her ideas from this writer and I have to agree. Although this is soooo much better than the twilight series. I can't believe I wasted my money on twilight when this series came out first and was by far better.
Date published: 2009-09-03