The Awakening / The Struggle

The Awakening / The Struggle

This book has Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and myterious, 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 This book has Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE Ele...

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Title:The Awakening / The Struggle
Author:L.J. Smith
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Awakening and the Struggle
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:492 pages pages

The Awakening / The Struggle Reviews

  • Kati
    Jul 24, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

  • Jeanne
    Feb 19, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Nov 18, 2007

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

  • Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
    May 30, 2018

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

  • Rebecca
    Jul 15, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

  • Lynny
    Feb 16, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

    I have to say, that the only bad thing that i found in this books was the undeveloped relationship between Stefan and Elena. Otherwise i loved the book and it definitely deserves 5 stars. i am getting the second soon and i am freaking! i finished this book within hours of starting it, ...

  • E.B.
    Apr 01, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

  • E
    Jan 26, 2010

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

  • Emilyadamc
    Sep 27, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

  • Shawna
    Dec 18, 2008

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

  • Tatiana
    Apr 24, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

  • Shay
    Jun 05, 2010

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

    I have to say, that the only bad thing that i found in this books was the undeveloped relationship between Stefan and Elena. Otherwise i loved the book and it definitely deserves 5 stars. i am getting the second soon and i am freaking! i finished this book within hours of starting it, ...

    This book, was one I had been eagerly awaiting back at Christmas time. I'd been really looking forward to reading it, as the TV show had been fabulously debuting on the CW, and I'd been a massive fan before the hiatus. I asked for the first two books in the series for Christmas, almost...

    Elena Gilbert is the golden girl who has fallen head over heels in love with Stefan, the only guy she wants. Stefan Salvatore, the guy with a past, will do anything to protect Elena, even if it means avoiding her. Damen Salvatore, the one who will do anything to possess Elena and ...

    OK. I only read the first book. I picked it up after watching the 1st chapter on TV, i told myself: "WOW it looks good. why watch it on TV if i can read the books?!?!". Well, sometimes looks can B deceiving. This book was bad. bad and flat. the plot was predictable, and almost ...

  • Jenny
    Feb 02, 2010

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

  • Sarah BT
    Jul 26, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

  • ~Tina~
    Sep 20, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

  • Kia
    Aug 23, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

  • Kristy
    Apr 21, 2011

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

  • Alyssa
    Dec 31, 2009

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

    I have to say, that the only bad thing that i found in this books was the undeveloped relationship between Stefan and Elena. Otherwise i loved the book and it definitely deserves 5 stars. i am getting the second soon and i am freaking! i finished this book within hours of starting it, ...

    This book, was one I had been eagerly awaiting back at Christmas time. I'd been really looking forward to reading it, as the TV show had been fabulously debuting on the CW, and I'd been a massive fan before the hiatus. I asked for the first two books in the series for Christmas, almost...

  • Anna
    Mar 07, 2010

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

  • Lindsay
    Jan 27, 2011

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

    I have to say, that the only bad thing that i found in this books was the undeveloped relationship between Stefan and Elena. Otherwise i loved the book and it definitely deserves 5 stars. i am getting the second soon and i am freaking! i finished this book within hours of starting it, ...

    This book, was one I had been eagerly awaiting back at Christmas time. I'd been really looking forward to reading it, as the TV show had been fabulously debuting on the CW, and I'd been a massive fan before the hiatus. I asked for the first two books in the series for Christmas, almost...

    Elena Gilbert is the golden girl who has fallen head over heels in love with Stefan, the only guy she wants. Stefan Salvatore, the guy with a past, will do anything to protect Elena, even if it means avoiding her. Damen Salvatore, the one who will do anything to possess Elena and ...

  • a
    Nov 14, 2010

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

  • Aleeeeeza
    May 14, 2011

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

  • Jamie
    Oct 26, 2011

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 14, 2012

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

  • Aisyah ♡
    Jun 09, 2013

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Feb 08, 2013

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

  • Cassidy
    May 22, 2013

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...

    One of the very few times that the book is not as good as the show. Two books in and I still feel like Elena is a flat character. Blah. ...

    I originally read these as separate books but I now one this copy so I wanna add it to my GR books. So I'm just gonna copy and paste my reviews into here. Book 1: This was so much better than I expected it to be! I read it in one sitting! I love the TV show but, Stefan is so much...

    I have to say, that the only bad thing that i found in this books was the undeveloped relationship between Stefan and Elena. Otherwise i loved the book and it definitely deserves 5 stars. i am getting the second soon and i am freaking! i finished this book within hours of starting it, ...

    This book, was one I had been eagerly awaiting back at Christmas time. I'd been really looking forward to reading it, as the TV show had been fabulously debuting on the CW, and I'd been a massive fan before the hiatus. I asked for the first two books in the series for Christmas, almost...

    Elena Gilbert is the golden girl who has fallen head over heels in love with Stefan, the only guy she wants. Stefan Salvatore, the guy with a past, will do anything to protect Elena, even if it means avoiding her. Damen Salvatore, the one who will do anything to possess Elena and ...

    OK. I only read the first book. I picked it up after watching the 1st chapter on TV, i told myself: "WOW it looks good. why watch it on TV if i can read the books?!?!". Well, sometimes looks can B deceiving. This book was bad. bad and flat. the plot was predictable, and almost ...

    I was absolutely in love with the show. I fell in love with Damon's character and the suspense of not knowing who Elena would end up with was almost painful. The show did an amazing job with the plots, the characters, the love triangle... It made me feel things that I've never felt for...

  • Victoria ♡
    May 09, 2018

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

  • Amanda
    Apr 26, 2016

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

  • Danielle is rad
    Jan 17, 2018

    2 stars ? Vampire Romance/Young Adult Although the Vampire Diaries precedes Meyer?s Twilight Saga, it?s impossible not to compare the two series, and I have to say that I much prefer Twilight. This felt a little bit too much like a vamped out version of ?Mean Girls?, a...

    Since these books are going to be a T.V show in Sept, I thought I'd buy the books... Some people have read it and compared it to Twilight, but I have to say that these books are NOTHING like Twilight except for the part where she's human and the brothers aren't. But that's about it....

    Elena is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend Matt a classic all-American sporty, nice boy. Then she sees the new boy, Stefan, dark, sensual, and totally oblivious to her. She determines to have him, and promptly gets rid of Matt. There are a few complications, though: one, S...

    I'm DNF'n this book at 30% and I hate not finishing a book but I just can't bring myself to read anymore of it! Not only is Elena a horrible self-centred bitch after one night of kissing Stefan the next morning she's Florence nightingale! I can't stand her not even a little argh!!!!...

    Don't let the 4 out of 5 stars fool you into thinking this is good, inventive writing. I picked these books up for nostalgic purposes. Back in the early '90s, when I was an adolescent (oh how I date myself), I read and reread these books. They were so romantic and exciting. I remember ...

    I either read an interview or saw one with Stephenie Meyer who remarked that she got her plot to Twilight from a dream that she once had. After having read this, I can say in all certainty that if she got the idea from a dream, it was at some point after reading this series. Look no fu...

    Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn't do this but here I go..... as Kat would say UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME.... I hated all four of these books..... hated..... UNADULTERATED LOATHING! I had posted this as a two but am changing it to a one .....muahaha... because I am not as nice...

    This omnibus carries the first two books of Smith's tetralogy - "The Awakening" and "The Struggle". I would give the first one two stars, the second one four. The first one was namely too much of a sugary teenage romance - I'm probably too old to read young adult stuff anymore. Ther...

    It's another teen vampire/romance novel. Yay! Actually, it's kind of cheesy. When Stefan Salvatore shows up at Elena's high school, it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous and exotic, and she's looking for someone new. She's fair-haired and popular and closely resembles his ex. ...

    A pre-Harry Potter young adult series that was a guilty pleasure for me at age 26 to be reading in public. But I couldn't put it down. L.J. Smiths characters were a little flat, yes. Her settings felt 2 dimensional to me and I often couldn't get a grasp of what exactly the characters w...

    GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: WARNING!! This review contains spoilers!! And it's long-I had a lot of venting to do! With a TV show coming this Fall and Vampire Lit the hot genre, this book has been consistently checked out at my library. A co-worker mentioned she had enjoyed them as a t...

    Usually I can't resist these YA supernatural fiction series but Vampire Diaries is actually too wretched for me to enjoy and, oh man, that's saying something. Laughable prose, characters who are inconsistent at best and numbingly dull at worst, and a nonsensical plot cobbled together f...

    "Vampire Diaries" are the earlier books written by L.J. Smith and, unfortunately, it shows. I enjoyed her later trilogies "Dark Visions" and "The Forbidden Games" very much and therefore had very high hopes for "Vampire Diaries." To my disappointment, the writing is just not as goo...

    i don't think there's any way of getting around the fact that i really, really didn't like this book AT ALL. which sucks because i spent quite a bit of money on it, thinking it'd be a great read and fun to read before i dove into the first season of the t.v. show. alas, it irked me ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 (for both!) I don't know why this took me a month to read, it didn't feel that long, I guess it was because of classes...but I really enjoyed these 2 books! I'm familiar with the characters and the general storyline (Atleast from book 1) from watching a little of...

    I really didn't like these books. I didn't care about either Elena or Stefan. I saw the previews for the CW show and thought the story looked good. But the TV show is a thousand times better than the book. I didn't like the self centered Elena or understand why anyone else would eithe...

    This book sucks so bad I tell ya Why did I even bother This is so not working for me Just stick to the TV series. It has way more bites ;) ...

    I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot r...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I actually read The Fury and Dark Reunion as some all-for-one-price box set thing from Barnes & Noble, but I?m too stupid to find the set I actually read, so I?m only posting a ?review? (if you can even call i...

    While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to... oh yep. you did" followed by an exasperated eye roll. Elena is the (blond and, of course, beautiful) Queen of the School who just...

    I wanted to read this series before the show started this fall.. as the books are normally better than the shows/movies, but I have to say that I was highly disappointed. I can understand why Stefan would fall for her instantly, but I thought it was kind of cheesy and far fetched that ...

    Spoilers throughout this bad boy: This was so extremely different from the Vampire Diaries Show and not really in a good way. Elena was not very likeable and she was blonde?!?!?! Weird. She is strong and Katherine is weak?!?! Katherine is dead??? (I believe stefan and Damon believ...

    I loved this book! Okay, love is a strong word, so as you can tell I'm using it lightly. I did like this though, I, of course had seen the entire show before picking this up, and I have to say that they are nothing alike. Where did a little sister come from? There's no Jermey? Meredith...