Fairly good books, especially for a young adult novel. Could be appealing to adults. While they aren't as expansive as the Twilight saga, it should be noted that they were written a decade before and that the stories are more dark in nature (death of teenage girls, ghosts, stormy nights, etc..)
I was very disappointed with book. I was only able to get through the first few chapters. I did not like Elena at all. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
I am a fan of the CW show, so I decided to check out the Vampire Diaries books. The books are quite different from the show. I believe the TV show took the basic concept and characters from the books and ran with the idea allowing for many creative changes. It makes sense, because there is not enough material in the books to fill up a weekly TV show and keep it interesting. So if you are hoping the two are going to be the same or similar, youll be disappointed. However, if you can clear the TV show from your mind -- the Vampire Diaries are a great read!
The Awakening introduces the reader to the main characters: Elena, Stefan and Damon along with some interesting and colorful supporting characters. While we follow along with Elena as she deals with school, her friends and family, and falling in love - theres terrible tragedies occurring in Fells Church, Va.
It is best if you can read the 1st three books, The Awakening, The Struggle and The Fury one right after the other. It is actually one big story split into the 3 books. They do not sit well alone.