Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle, Review

The Awaking: Elena is a high-school golden girl who's used to getting what she wants. When she meets handsome, haunted Stefan, he struggles to resist her for fear that his dark secret is too much for her to handle. He's torn by guilt over his past, and mindful of the threat that his vengeful brother, Damon, poses to anyone Stefan gets close to. Soon Elena finds herself torn between two brothers, and in terrible danger.
The Struggle: Elena quickly realizes that the only thing more dangerous that being in love with a vampire is being desired by two. As Stefan struggles to suppress his instinctive thirst, Damon persists in his quest for Elena's heart. A dark turn of events forces Elena to risk her mortality to save one of her immortal suitors.

Since we had a big buzz about vampires last week, I thought of writing a review about a vampire book. You know like homotherapy. I know that most of you prefer the show, but I haven't seen any episode and I enjoyed the book.

The story is about Elena. She's the popular girl in her high-school, really pretty, everyone wants her, none of them resist her. Everything in her life is perfect, except the fact that she lost her parents couple years ago. One day, the really good-looking Stefan appears in the school and Elena fells in love for him. But Stefan has a secret. He's a vampire and he has a pretty interesting back story, which includes his, also vampire, brother Damon.

As I said, I enjoyed the book. It was interesting to read about two guys fighting for a girl. And not common guys. About the main characters: Elena was kind of selfish. She wanted Stefan and she wanted him bad. She was planning how to talk to him and thinking about his secret a lot. She has so many things around her that most people don't, like good friends and a family that loves her and she was always unhappy and wanted more. Stefan, on the other hand, was too kind. He was stuck in the years he was raised and he couldn't really resist to Elena. He was clear about his past life and of what he is and even though he didn't say it he gave Elena the oppurtunity to walk away. Damon reminds me the older brother who wants all the toys. He is really mean to his brother and doesn't leave Stefan alone for once. He's the bad guy that no girl can resist. He's more powerful and he likes Elena a lot but he's not willing to change a bit so he can get her.

The book was simple. Written by a woman, it didn't have too much action in it, but there were too many feelings. It didn't give you the idea of a love triangle as we are used to. There are not the common cliches about vampires, which was odd for me. Seriously now is there a book that let the vampire legends as they are and haven't changed them?? I don't believe I know what a vampire can do and how it transform. In spite of that, I've spent a week reading a book which was more romance than paranormal and if you want the same, this book is a nice choice for you.


  1. So you liked it.Interesting. Maybe i didn't cause i read it after the series. I found the chars at the books annoying. Except Damon, who also rocks there too.

  2. I wasn't excepting a comment so soon.... Actually, I keep my distance just because I haven't seen the series, but we will see....

  3. nice review! yiota told me to see the series and i'm going to start these days. Maybe i'll read the book too after your review ! =)

  4. The TV series is definitely better. Definitely give it a shot :)

  5. I have read these books, I still have to grab Shadow Souls and Midnight though, although I'm tempted to grab the ebook first! :P

    I liked the general story but in the early books, I was a bit put off by the simple writing style... I can't explain it, it just seemed too childish for me (the writing style not the book).
    But the last books are a lot better and just as enjoyable!

    Hehe, imho the tv-show is better though! ;)


  6. Thanks for the review! I am addicted to the show so might give the books a try too.

  7. So basicaly Kelly you're telling me that the other books are better....
    And Lu seeing the show is on my future plans....
    Athanasia & Misha: Give a shot to the books, but I think that the shows or the movies based on books are mostly better....

  8. well, i just finished watching the first season of the show and i can say that even if i didn't really like it at the begining now i love it ! can't w8 for season 2!

    thnx for the review, you're the reason i wathed it ;)

  9. You download it and watch it in less than a week....Bravo girl....

  10. Just picked up the Temple Wars book! Book 1 is fascinating and had me engaged from page one! You guys should check it out! Temple Wars


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