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The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening (Book 1) by LJ Smith Review

Hi ForeverBooker's, 

My TBR tub pick was the Vampire Diaries series by LJ Smith this time. When I picked it, I honestly thought about putting it back and picking something else - but I'm glad that I did choose to read it. 

I watch the TV show, The Vampire Diaries and while I enjoy that - I didn't want it to be the same story...but it wasn't :). I've read the first 2 omnibus' before but I didn't remember anything from The Awakening (book 1). 

The same characters from the show are in the book (the book has a couple more characters). Elena has blonde hair in the book and brown in the show, so the descriptions are a little different. Bonnie is also a Druid and not a witch in the book. 

The Book tells the story of Elena meeting Stefan and falling in love. The book is a little instant-lovey, which I like (but I know it isn't for everyone). It then leads on to reveal secrets. It's told in an interesting format. There are some diary entries within the story (obviously) which means the book is told from both the first and third perspective. 

A complaint that I do have though, is the cover of the first omnibus. On the cover is a guy with a brown eye, when it's said lots of times throughout the book that Stefan has green eyes and Damon has black eyes...so I don't understand what that's about. 

The story starts off okay so I give it a 3 stars. There were a few places where I could guess what would happen and the first and second perspective thing was a little confusing at times - but it started a good story...look out for my next review for The Struggle coming soon...










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