The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

The Awakening and The Struggle

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New York Times bestselling series

This special paperback bind-up contains the first two books in L.J. Smith's New York Times bestselling series The Vampire Diaries, The Awakening and The Struggle.

Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, used to getting what she wants. And who she wants. But when the boy she's set her sights on--the handsome and haunted Stefan--isn't interested, she's confused. She could never know the real reason Stefan is struggling to resist her: Stefan is a vampire, and Elena's in danger just by being around him. What's more, Stefan's dark, dangerous vampire brother Damon has just arrived in town. And wherever Damon goes, trouble always follows.

Binge-read the first two books in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW TV show The Vampire Diaries with this bind-up.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c1991
ISBN: 9780061140976
Branch Call Number: SMITH
Characteristics: 492, 10 p


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aimee_leeanne Jan 30, 2016

very different from the tv series. i watch the tv series first and then read this book. was a great read. flew threw the book quickly and usally if i seen the movie or series first i have a hard time reading the books

May 20, 2013

Very rarely will one find a teen book so well written using plain language that it remains captivating.
Mainly I am biased, because it also has the feel of all the 90's teen novels that I grew up reading as a kid/teenager.

One thing that this book DOES not have in comparison to more modern teen novels, is the limited omniscient perspective. It allows you to grasp multiple characters and their emotions WELL. Good, light summer read. Nothing to write home about, or change your life, but instead it's good fun!

Mar 21, 2013

Hey... Does the second book get better? I can't seem to get into the first considering.. it's a lot different then the show -_- but.. I really wanna read the series..

Feb 14, 2013

Good book :). but I just can't understand why the author made Elena so mean and self -fish. I imagined her to be nce and friendly. Anyway, I enjoyed the book and there were some suprising things in it which really made the story more intersting and realistic

Emilyrose May 28, 2012

Being a fan of the TV series I decided to give the book a chance because everyone says, "The book is always better than the movie." After reading the book, I thought it was alright. I thought that Elena was too selfish and mean, making it harder to comprehend her image after watching the show and she was the complete opposite. Also, Stephan was too melancholy and not optimistic which disapointed me greatly.

Sep 30, 2011

The first two installments of the Vampire Diaries books, published in 1991, and stick to what most people know of the supernatural romance genre. They are very well written and pretty heartfelt but in many ways, typical. The struggle of Elena knowing both Salvatore brothers is heartbreaking and entertaining.

Aug 25, 2011

Great Book! I love it sooooo much! Elena is really awesome, even though I thought thst she was spoiled. I love Stefan also. Similar books that I read are Shiver and Twilight. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book and the tv shows!

Aug 14, 2011

A good read. Wasn't very exciting and a bit predictable. Towards the end it was a little better.

Aug 09, 2011

If Twilight readers want to read an actual ageless love/ vampire book. Look no further! The Vampire Diaries books are real-deal vampire books! L.J. Smith is a genius!

May 24, 2011


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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 22, 2010

A tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

Sep 18, 2009

A deadly love triangle
Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him.
Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?


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