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Vampire Diaries 1: The Awakening

Vampire Diaries 1: The Awakening [Kindle Edition]

L J Smith
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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A fantastic series from the bestselling author of The Night World.

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Elena is the school beauty, but she's bored. Until a new boy turns up in her class. Stefan is dark and mysterious - and she's determined to get to know him better. But Stefan is just as determined to resist her ... until a series of attacks in the area terrify the town and Stefan is held responsible. Elena is the only one who offers to help and, falling in love with her, Stefan tells her his terrible story. He is a vampire, on the run from his evil brother, Damon, who doesn't share Stefan's qualms about drinking human blood. And Damon is the one Stefan suspects of really being behind the recent attacks ... Can Elena help prove his innocence - without revealing his secret?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 720 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; TV tie-in ed edition (7 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFCX81K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lisa Jane Smith is the author of more than twenty books for young adults, including the bestselling Night World, Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries series (now a hit-series on ITV2). She lives in Northern California, in a rambling house in a small town.

Lisa knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was about six, when a teacher praised a poem she'd written. She wrote her first book in high school, finishing it in her first year of college. Then she became a special education teacher before she was able to become a writer full-time.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Diaries - The Truth! 15 July 2003
By A Customer
i read this book first in 1994 when i was 15 and i fell in love with it so completly that i still have these books in my possesion today! Everyone who wants to escape the daily grin and fall in love just a little should read these books!!! Excitment, suspense, love and passion fill the pages from cover to cover. It is the ultimate test of whether you like Mr Right or if, like me, you have a soft spot for a bad boy!!! Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked from the start! 8 Oct 2004
By Emyrob
I've read all of L.J.Smiths books, from The Night World, to Forbiden Games, to Secret Circle, and i've got to admit that their beginning to be better than Harry Potter. The Vampire Diaries is yet another hooker, couldn't put it down from day one! Elena is a great character even if she is a bit big headed, and as for Stefan, he was simple everything a girl could ask for! I fell in love with this book and couldn't wait to read the rest! A must read in my opinion!...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Diaries - The Truth! 15 July 2003
By A Customer
As a girl in my early twenties, i have to say that i was dubious to say the least at reading these books, but i am offically hooked!!!!!!!!!!!! The story is gripping and the hero (s) are heartbreaking! If you need to escape the daily grind, pick these books and give them a go! Trust me!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Original Twilight Books 2 Jan 2009
By Marly Z
The last time I read this series I was 15 years old I had two main obsessions - teen vampire novels and L J Smith. You can guess how much I viewed 'The Vampire Diaries' and the 'Night World' series as my idea of heaven! 4 years on and I'd like to think my taste in literature has matured and improved somewhat to now read novels that actually count as literature, but after reading Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series last week (a guilty pleasure, I know), and finding countless comparisons to 'the Vampire Diaries' I decided it was about time I re-visited the books I used to adore a few years back and see once and for all whether Smith's novels are purely for hormonal teenage girls or if they have any substance and audience beyond.

The story will be familiar to those acquainted with Meyer's Twilight series, though this was written 15 years before Twilight was even published. Elena is a school girl restless of her life though she has everything she could want, until she meets Stefan Salvatore (the new, gorgeous and mysterious boy at school) and is determined to have him. Unlike most guys however, Stefan is not infatuated with Elena and treats her coldly, leaving Elena feeling humiliated> It is not until Stefan saves Elena from an attack from fellow school boy Tyler that Elena finally realises that perhaps Stefan's behaviour towards her isn't dominated by hate at all, and that the boy has many secrets to hide, the least of which being that he's a vampire. Add to this a string of unsolved crimes that begin as soon as Stefan steps into town (though he does not remember committing them) and a mysterious stranger that Elena is constantly running into, and you've got yourself a typical teen vampire novel, with one difference - L J Smith is the Queen of teen vampire novels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can i say?! 13 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is AMAZING! honestly! If you haven't read any of Smith's books yet,- you don't know what you're missing! It's one of those books that you really just can't put down. Smith keeps it exciting and a compelling read throughout the book, and you fall in love with the characters, (especially Stefan!) Straight away! This book is GREAT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It'll keep you coming back after 7 years... 4 Feb 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this series when it first came out, when I was still in high school. I have read a wealth of other authors who write adult novels but still have to say this is my favorite story of all time...that has to tell you something. No other story I have EVER read has inspired the obsession I have with this one. And I do mean obsession; there is no other word for it. It is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. LJS brings these characters to life; they live and breathe, and you suffer their pains and celebrate their triumphs right along with them. You cry with them, you laugh with them, you *are* with them. And when it's over, the emptiness of being without them makes you go back and start all over again. Elena is strong and courageous, with an arrogance only those readers who would be jealous of her in real life would despise. Understand her circumstances, and she is everything you wish you were, and everything you try to be. Stefan is a tragic figure, tortured by guilt and healed by Elena's unconditional love. Damon is dark and beautiful, utterly charming and seductive and fearsome, with an arrogance only Damon is worthy to possess. He will astoud you, frighten you, he will get a hold on you from which there is no escape. Bonnie and Meredith and Matt are the most loyal friends anyone could have, and each has their role to play, and each plays it to their fullest extent. Bonnie's psychic powers are awesome despite her charming inhibitions; Meredith's tragic family history is wrenching and she handles it with admirable strength. Matt's devotion to Elena is almost heart-breaking, and the lengths he will go to for her will never cease to amaze you. Read this story. Treasure it. Let it become your world, and it will truly change you. I speak from experience; it has inspired me in ways I will never be able to describe. And it will continue to do so for years to come.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It okay
I didn't finish to end. I stop it on half way.I love watching it on tv series but not on the book :(
Published 2 months ago by Sam Robertson
1.0 out of 5 stars There's nothing like a good vampire romance novel...
...and this is nothing like a good vampire romance novel.

Where to begin? Okay, let's start with the leading lady, Elena. Read more
Published 2 months ago by c stevens
4.0 out of 5 stars A good beginning
Now I love the TV series connected with these books - and when i first tried to read this series I struggled! but i thought nope, I will try and I am glad that i did. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Miss Jennifer L. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like twilight
A very exciting good book for people who like adventurous stuff. I found it isn't like twilight at all it is an amazing book to read can't wait to read the second one
Published 13 months ago by really hood game
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but miss leading
It is good, and it is delivered long before the due date but I liked it because it had this front cover( shown in the picture) but I got the normal apple one.
Published 15 months ago by Phebe
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!!!!
I started to watch the series on tv and loved them!! Although i didnt think the book was like the tv series there are quite a few difference, but that didnt matter!! Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2011 by Loverxo
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
i was half and half om whether i should get this book or not as ive watched the tv series and thought they would be exactly the same and its suprised me as im only on the third... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars a good book
a good book but after reading all the books let me tell you read the first four and leave the rest as it gets pointless and stupid. Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by xxkittykatxx
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
A new series on ITV2 called the "Vampire Diaries" started a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it.

When I found out the series was based on novels by L.J. Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2010 by Mrs. A. M. Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably even better than twilight
At first, I was a little skeptical about the main character Elena, but by the end of the book, along with Stefan, she had conquered me too. Read more
Published on 18 July 2009 by S. Nascimento
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