Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Awakening (Vampire Diaries #1), by L.J. Smith
Barnes & Noble
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.
So, I know that Smith wrote her series before Stephenie Meyer came onto the scene, but I couldn't help but think of Twilight. The entire time I listened to The Awakening -- which, admittedly, wasn't very long before I gave up -- I was rolling my eyes and thinking this is such an Edward-and-Bella rip-off!
Yes -- even though Meyer wrote her books years later -- that's the only thing that kept running through my mind.
Vegetarian vampire? Check. New kid at school? Check. Freaky-colored eyes? Check. Vampire interested in a human girl because of how she smells? Check.
Check mate. I'm done.