Jul 21, 2009

Today's Book: Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith

Summary (from Amazon):
A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror...  
Elena 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.
My Opinion:

The first thing I thought about this was "How similar to Twilight this is". There's a girl, and a guy who does everything he can to stay away from her, but eventually falls for her. And there's no Jacob, but Damon. He's evil, though.
So I can't help but wonder: Did SM get her inspiration from TVD? Looked like it.
Overall, I liked how the story wasn't told from just one of character's POV, 3rd person worked really well in this book. Cause I got to see what Elena, Stefan, and sometimes their friends thought when dealing the same situations. So that was a plus.
But it was way too short for me, and I felt like I knew how it was going to end, when I was half way through.
One of the things I didn't like was how Elena let Damon manipulate her. Sometimes you could tell he was "dazzling" her, and she did what he wanted, but then there were times were this wasn't so implicit, and I got mad at her. But I guess that was the whole point of the scene.
I really liked it, and I'll be searching the sequel soon.

Monkey Rating: 4 Monkeys!

*How long did it take Ella to read the book?
- 4 days

*Did she like or relate to any of the characters?
- No, I felt like I was watching them from afar.

*What was her favourite line/part of the book?
- When Stefan told Elena about Katherine, I fell in love with him <3>

*Was this a good read for Ella? Did she get stuck at some point?
-It was a very good read :o)

*Author's Website: http://www.ljanesmith.net/

Get It!
-From Amazon

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (February 3, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061020001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061020001
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 3.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

ps: Kudos to Stephanie Kuehnert
on her book release!Ballads of Suburbia in stores TODAY!

2 monkey thought (s):

wdebo said...

Can you believe it? I still haven't read The Vampire Diaries yet!! And the show's coming out soon!!! AHHHH XD

Kaylyn said...

I have yet to read the series, but am loving the TV series [;

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