Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle Book Review

Hi Guys,
This week, I'm getting the second book in the Chronicles of Nick series, Invincible, I also plan on finishing The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight this week. Speaking of The Vampire Diaries, that is going to be the book review this week. The first omnibus of the Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle, is the first two books of the Vampire Diaries combined into one. These books were actually written in 1991 (so NO it's not a Twilight knock-off lol) and L.J. Smith has also written several other great books for Young Adults that I will be reviewing in the near future. Here is the summary from the back of the book:

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.

My first impression of this book was that it looked interesting. The cover was great, and I loved the little bit of blood on Stefan's bottom lip, it was a nice touch. I'm not going to lie, I wanted to read the Vampire Diaries only after I saw that they were going to make a show about it on the CW. I'm glad I read the books first because they are so much more different than the tv show. This book is a nice paranormal love story that is compared to twilight, but seeing as how the vampire diaries was written first, twilight should be compared to it. But that's besides the point, I really liked this book series, and it had me up several nights flipping pages violently. I give this first book 4/5 stars, just because it took a little too long to get into the paranormal aspect of it, but besides that I loved it. Check this book series out, and also check out the tv show, it comes on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. But only check out the show after you read the books. Haha.


  1. I just now found your blog and LOVE it (so I subscribed). I haven't read this series yet but I've watched the Vampire Diaries show and regretted how everyone featured there looked like demigods in their twenties. (I can see why you made the Twilight comparison.) For the reason that Charlaine Harris' True Blood series represents a more believable demographic for characters (with all shapes, sizes, ages and colors of people) I personally prefer watching True Blood over Vampire Diaries. Don't you? (In spite of my preferences, I definitely like both shows.)

  2. I don't really like True Blood, (Books or Show) I just think they are like a supernatural porno, and I feel uncomfortable reading/watching it. Sorry, but I do respect your opinions. :)