The Awakening

The Awakening

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In book one of the Vampire Diaries, Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, the one boys want and girls want to be. And Elena is used to getting what she wants. But when she meets handsome, haunted Stefan, he struggles to resist her because of his dark secret: Stefan is a vampire. Stefan is torn by guilt over his past, but he also has a dark, dangerous vampire brother, Damon. Soon Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers-and in terrible danger. Ages: 12+
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 253 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 23mm | 295g
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • 0606122567
  • 9780606122566
  • 1,011,406

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54,596 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 24% (13,284)
4 23% (12,819)
3 29% (15,869)
2 15% (8,237)
1 8% (4,387)

Our customer reviews

Contrary to what some people believe L.J. Smith did NOT copy a certain sparkly-vampire creator. No, L.J. Smith created her own world of vampires years ago. I believe I first read this book about sixteen years ago, to be exact. And, no joke, I can thank Ms. Smith for my love of all things vampire. She definitely got me hooked. This, was my TWILIGHT when I was a teenager. The book that no one thought about making into a movie or TV show, until I was well into my twenties, of course. THE AWAKENING was my first experience with the ever-present love triangle. Back when I first read this, there was no part of me that wasn't "TEAM STEFAN" all the way! That just goes to show you how much I've changed (or been jaded, you pick), however, because now... I couldn't tell you which vampire I'd choose for Elena. But, even with that, the first, original, book in this series has intrigue, romance, and bad guys who may or may not REALLY be bad guys. And I don't think anyone can deny this story, though not so original now, was definitely original in it's premiere. THE AWAKENING is not as gratuitous in its love scenes as an Anne Rice novel, but it sure is more steamy than Meyer's take on the more
by Christy @ Captivated Reading
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