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The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening | L. J. Smith
A deadly love triangle Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?
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CrowCAH
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Alana, Stephan, and Damian from The Vampire Diaries.

2. Casting them in the movie Gone with the Wind, so dramatic!

TheSpineView Funny! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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san_g
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"The fullness in her throat was back, but still no tears would come. Everything inside her was contradictory. She didn't want company, and yet she was achingly lonely. She did want to think, but now that she was trying to, her thoughts eluded her like mice running from a white owl."

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Grizzlan
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Mehso-so

3 🌟
This was an okay book. I felt it could be more fleshed out and I didn't care much for the voice actor. I feel this is one case where the TV show is much better than the book.

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WriterAtHeart
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Mehso-so

I have seen so many people talk about this book, but I was not a fan. Underdeveloped plot and a very quick storyline. It is not terrible, but I feel eh about it.

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ahoffkosik
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Until very recently, I was a total Vampire Diaries virgin. I didn‘t even know there was a book series that inspired the show on The CW — let alone that the first title was published all the way back in 1991. It was such a treat to have bestselling writing duo Christina Lauren on my podcast this week to talk about that first book! 🖤 Link to listen in my bio.

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Darklunarose
The Awakening | L J Smith
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About to start listening to this tonight. It will be the first book I have bothered to pick up in many weeks (listening counts right). From the virus we had that wiped me out then issues with workers and finding new ones the last thing I have felt like is reading. Today I have the urge. Everyone cross their fingers.

Ruthiella 🤞🤞🤞 1y
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Whalien99
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Ok i just remembered this was the first English book i ever read. Good times, good times.

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CrowCAH
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#HorrorSeason #Us

I can‘t recall if in book one Elena‘s doppelgänger appears, but in this series (yes, the TV show is based off these books) at some point her doppelgänger plays a role in the story.

I can still remember the autumn I read this book outside with crows cawing; it added to the atmosphere of the novel!

Klou Great choice!!! 2y
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i.besteph
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Mehso-so

#bookspinbingo #7

I decided to reread this series and unfortunately I‘m not the biggest fan. Normally I don‘t say this and this is probably the only time you‘ll hear me but the series is waaaay better than the books. There‘s something about the writing that just isn‘t that appealing.

Would I continue reading the series? Yes but only because I want to get ahead in the next few books.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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i.besteph Book description: A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror...

Elena
Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.

Stefan
Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion.

Damon
Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him.

The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#RedRoseSeptember #HeAintHeavyHesMyBrother

Stefan and Damon are vampire brothers, who love human Elena!

arlenefinnigan Interesting take! 3y
Cinfhen This would have worked for #bizarreLoveTriangle 3y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen you‘re right, it could have. I went more with the brother theme for this one. 3y
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Klou My sister is obssessed with these books at the moment. She's on book 10. 3y
CrowCAH @Klou wow, keep it up sister! I was on a roll, but petered out in like the second sequel series. 3y
Klou @CrowCAH she finished book 10 this evening and instantly began book 11 😂😂 is The Originals a book series, too? What sequel series was that? 3y
CrowCAH @Klou there‘s the four original The Vampire Diaries books. Then there‘s The Return series of three books. Then there The Hunters series of three books. Then there‘s the Stefan‘s Diaries of six books. Then there‘s The Salvation series of three books. There‘s the Evensong of two books. Then there‘s a couple Extras books. 3y
Klou @CrowCAH Woah. My sister believes there are only 12. I'll have to tell her about all of this! Thank you!! 3y
CrowCAH @Klou you‘re welcome! They‘re all listed on GoodReads. 3y
Klou @CrowCAH thanks! 3y
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johannamason
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I was a fan of the Vampire Diaries show for the first couple seasons especially. There were parts I hated in the show but it seemed like a easy light read so I picked up the first book.

I‘m honestly shook with how conceited, self-centered, and manipulative Elena is in the books, far more than in the show. I‘m not disliking the experience of reading the book but damn. If we‘re supposed to relate to Elena in anyway it‘s a miss.

Bgoff1989 I‘m having a hard time switching from the show to the books! Maybe you can give me a pointer or two of how to take the show out of my head and read without trying to correct it or write a diff story ? 2y
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ofclumsywords
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1. The Vampire Diaries, its so bad its good! Defiantly hooked on the books and tv show
2. Deadpool or White Chicks!
3. Right now its peanut butter on toast!!
4. @MelAnn 😊

#Tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

MelAnn Oh I love the extended unrated version of White Chicks!!! So hilarious! 5y
ofclumsywords @MelAnn yes! Its even better than the original! I am so mad Netflix took it off their site! 5y
MelAnn I hate it when they do that! 5y
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Emma3
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1. 🧛‍♀️ Really looking forward to starting the Vampire Diaries series! Know they‘re not very Spring-like lol and not new but trying to go through old books we have as well as reading new ones 2. 🌷 nope 😔 and I‘m working most of Easter 3. 🌷 tulip! Although I like most flowers 4. 🍫 chocolate eggs all the way! I wish you could get them all year! @JoScho #manicmonday

Laughterhp 💚 the Vampire Diaries! 😊 they‘re very different from the TV show (if you watched that). 5y
JoScho I am with you in the chocolate eggs 😊 5y
Emma3 @Laughterhp I haven‘t actually so I have no expectations! 5y
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Emma3 @JoScho there‘s something about them that‘s better than normal chocolate! 5y
JoScho @Emma3 yes! And I also there may be some kind of addictive element added because once I start eating them it is hard to stop. 5y
Emma3 @JoScho yes definitely! 🙈 5y
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Laughterhp
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My All-Time Favorite #ShipIt relationship is Damon & Elena! From the beginning of the series, I always wanted them to get together (both Book and show).

A couple of others are Eric and Sookie & Veronica and Logan. They all end up getting together eventually! 💕

#IShipIt #YAGiveaway

Bookcation74 ❤️ Veronica and Logan! 5y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Veronica and Logan!!! Yes! I need another book! 😭 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh Eric! I must admit my husband didn‘t like how blushed I‘d get talking about Eric! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😘 5y
Laughterhp @ForeverNerdy Haha Eric was always my favorite! 😻 5y
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jackilynn
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This has got to be my favorite candle I have ever gotten in a book box (so far). Not only do I own most of the books it is inspired by but it also smells amazing.

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Shnikki487
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I've got my protection against vamps....do You?

#elenagilbert #vervane

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Kaylamburson
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The first book in the Vampire Diaries series was published the year I was born (1991). It's crazy to see how much covers evolve over a 25 year period. It's also crazy that after twenty years on the market, that's when it was picked up for a show.
@GypsyKat #gypsykatsbirthdayweek #publishedtheyearyouwereborn

GypsyKat Thanks for playing! 😊 I've never read these books, but I watched the first five seasons of the show. I need to rewatch it and finish it sometime. 👍 5y
Kaylamburson I never read them either. I wanted to after I was hooked on the show, but everyone told me they were horrible, lol. I am on the last season and struggling a bit to finish. It used to be so good! @GypsyKat 5y
GypsyKat @Kaylamburson as much as I love reading, I also really love to binge watch shows. I did binge the first three seasons which I thought were really good, then I watched season four and at least most of five (I think) when it was on tv. After that I just stopped. I have a hard time keeping up with something weekly, I'd rather just watch it on my schedule. The hubs and I are binge watching True Blood now. It's basically vampire porn lol 5y
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Kaylamburson Yes, it's crazy what convenience has done. I struggle to do week to week shows, too. All episodes of TVD are on Netflix, but season 6 kinda ruined the show. I have been trying to watch but have lost interest. I only have like 10 episodes left though so I feel like I should just complete it, Haha. I have heard good things about True Blood! @GypsyKat 5y
GypsyKat @Kaylamburson I'll definitely have to watch TVD soon then. True Blood is actually really good, at least the first few seasons were. We just started on the seventh and last season. If you're cool with lots of nudity and vampire related gore, it's a good show. The hubs are I started calling it TV crack. Lol 5y
Kaylamburson Haha, we all need some TV crack in our life. I've just been so good at reading a lot lately, and as soon as I start bingeing a show, I lose that momentum! @GypsyKat 5y
GypsyKat @Kaylamburson I hear you! When I'm in the reading zone, I don't want to get out of it! I've slowed down in my reading these past couple months, so I'm cool with a temporary tv binge. 😉 5y
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Laughterhp
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I have 2 stacks of books for this prompt today. Books set in my favorite city, London (even though I've never been there, I imagine it to be the best). Also, books set in my favorite mythical city, Mystic Falls via the TV show, but Fells Church in the books! #AugustLibrary17

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JacintaMCarter
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Don't all YA vampire novels start with the appearance of a #BeautifulStranger? #90sInJuly

Robothugs I was thinking this when I was looking through my books. A lot of them have that in common. 🤔 5y
Cinfhen TRUTH 5y
mcipher I loved this series so much in the 90s. ❤️❤️ And it's beautiful stranger or move to a new town (and then beautiful stranger) every time! 5y
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glitterbookxls
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Diese Bücher habe ich heute geschenkt bekommen! 🎁

#Buch#Buecher#book#books#Lisajsmith#Vampire#Vampires#thevampirediaries#Elenagilbert#Salvatore#Damon#Stefan

Tuffydrops Viel Spaß beim lesen 😊 mir hat ausnahmsweise die Serie besser gefallen als die Bücher 🙈 5y
glitterbookxls Dankeschön. 😊 Ja, das habe ich auch schon gehört, dass viele die Serie besser finden. 🙈 @Tuffydrops 5y
Tuffydrops @glitterbookxls normalerweise meckert man ja immer direkt wenn etwas so extrem geändert wurde, aber in diesem Fall fand ich die Veränderungen echt super 😊 5y
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CrowCAH
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The Vampire Diaries, first four original stories, are super engrossing, and so are the continuation series, and TV companion books! LJ Smith is a great suspense writer. To me Elena is a #kickassheroine, she does have to contend with two vampire brothers lol. #seasonsreadings2016

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maich

I want him to love me as much as I love him.
(The awakening, Elena)

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Saryna
Mehso-so

carino

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RavenclawOwlCat
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Vervain is a real thing