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The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1)
The Awakening - Vampire Diaries, Bk 1
Author: L. J. Smith
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.
ISBN-13: 9780061020001
ISBN-10: 0061020001
Publication Date: 2/3/1999
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 97 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The first book of "The Vampire Diaries" series. This is a good start to a 4 part series about a love triangle between two vampire brothers and a girl. Reads very quickly.
reviewed The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I read these books as a teenager and they lingered with me throughtout my twenties. I just re-read the first two (at 30) and have been on the hunt for the last two in the series. I'll make sure my kids read these as well. They're full of love, jealously and twisted plots but not in an "off limits" way for kids. This series inspired me to read voraciously as a young teen and I haven't stopped since!
reviewed The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Just when I thought this was a waste of my time, it picks up! 2 rival vampires that just so happen to be brothers. One is trying to live according to human societal ways. The other lives in the dark, and thrives in it. One girl. Both vampires want this girl. This book ended with one of the vampires missing. The girl looking for him, and the other vampire making his presence known. It seriously left me wanting to read the next in this series. Juvenile to start, but it sucked me in by that last page.
reviewed The Awakening (Vampire Diaries, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I read this series in 1991 when it was first published. I was 11 years old and a mature reader for my age. I fell in love with it and Have read the entire 4 books over and over again these many years. I am now 28 years old and am still extremely fond of the story. I am THRILLED that the author is FINALLY carrying on with the series in an all new trilogy centered around Damon! YAY
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the first series I read after Anne Rice that had vampires in it so I was a little worried. I was NOT dissapointed at all. I'm also a big fan of a good love story and again I was very happy. Even though the characters are teenagers its not full of a lot of "like" and "totally" and whatever else teenage lingo has been popular. Also, I'm from Virginia which is where everything takes place so I guess I'm a litle biased. Also, these books are a lot like the "Twilight" series so if you like that you will probably enjoy this.
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