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The Awakening ( Vampire Diaries) (Paperback) by L. J. Smith
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Almost 15 years before Stephenie Meyer conquered the world of teen fiction with TWILIGHT, there was THE AWAKENING, the first volume of L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries series. Smith's saga of adolescent bloodsuckers centers on teen beauty Elena Gilbert, who has every boy in the tiny town of Falls Church, Virginia eating out of her hand, until the arrival of Stefan, a mysterious stranger whose hunger goes a little deeper than that. Without understanding his true nature, the innocent Elena becomes determined to conquer Stefan's heart, but his malicious brother Damon has his own plans for her. When Stefan vanishes, he becomes the town's main suspect for a series of terrifying attacks, but Elena knows that Damon must be the real culprit. Unfortunately, she never realizes that she is meant to be his next victim.
Two vampire brothers compete for high stakes--the love of Elena Gilbert, a beautiful high school senior who is searching for excitement.
Number of Pages: 253.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Horror, Suspense
Series Title: Vampire Diaries
Age Range: Teen
Author: L. J. Smith
Street Date: September 1, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0579