“ Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: L. J. Smith / Edition: Reissue / Paperback / Reading Level: Young Adult / 304 Pages / Book is published 2010-04-27 by HarperCollins „
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I was never a huge fan of Vampire stories if I'm being honest. I just didn't find them realistic enough to give any time too. Somehow though, I got entranced in Twilight - lost in a world of fantasy and fiction. From there I was hooked and now I can't get enough of gory vampire horrors and soppy vampire love stories. Yes love stories - sad I know!
First in this series came The Awakening which was promptly followed by The Struggle. Both as intense and powerful as each other. These stories are appealing because they are a mixture of gruesome vampire killings - as would be expected when reading any story on vampires - along with a bit of romance and emotion tugging plots. It is a rare occurance when you find a book that you cannot put down. I lost hours of sleep because of my mad obsessions. Even long after I had finished, I thought about these. Forget Twilight, a new genre of vampire thrills has awakened my senses!!!
So you can imagine my excitement when The Fury was released. The same characters were continued on throughout the series, with a few deaths and new entries. Elena, the main character, only recent turned vampire (very Twilight -esque at this point may I add) is adjusting to her new role in life, struggling somewhat at the beginning. If i'm being brutally honest, the characters did not work for me in this book. Elena especially had developed a new personality and it didn't work for her. She is confused with who she is and becomes argumentative and violent. For those of you who grew to love her in the first two books, expect to be turned off somewhat. Alot of strange events happening around town see elena working closely with Stefan and Damon and their bond grows stronger. The storyline didn't gel quite as much as I was used to and overall it didn't satisfy my craving for a vampire. The ending was massive however. Without giving anything away there is a huge twist in the storyline and we say goodbye to a great character.
I love vampires, and after falling in love with twilight i thought nothing could top it. I was intriduced to the vampire diaries series on Tv and after seeing the hot brothers i new i had to read the books as im more of a book lover then film.. the series holds some of the same twist but host the stories diffrently and has some change in character which i prefer more. As i said on Tv i loved the brothers, but the book has such a nice flow of writing it allows you to get involved. it is told though the eyes of main character Elena. it allows you to really grasp the story line easily.
the books is soft back and comes with the tv series photos of the cast, which im not to sure on as on this book its i the main charcter elena who on the cover is brunette whereas in the book she is based on being blonde, so its hard to picture the charachter looking like the picture being as its has being decribe visulaly different in the text. the book has 144 pages, and is split into two stores. following each other, i like this saves finishing one and tehn having to wiat to go buy the next. its allows that cliff hanging moment to be anserwed.
very cheap to purchase i always go to asda where its 2 for £7. so you can buy the next book in the series also.
the love traingle has no easy choice as you have the good boy and bad boy aswell as the best male friend... a small cast of well loved characters.
I would rekonmend this series to anyone. i rate this as the best vampire book.
For those of you who don't know I am a bit of a vampire book addict it all started with the Twilight Saga and is quickly moving on. My new books to read are the Vampire Diaries books. You may be aware of the tv series on itv2 by the same name I have watched these found them enjoyable but the books are totally different and so I you are not reading them because you have watched the tv show think again there is much more to enjoy.
This Vampire Diaries book contains two stories - The Fury and The Reunion and the rrp for it is £6.99. As always shop around to get a bargain. This book contains 422 pages 192 of them being The Fury the rest being The Reunion.
The main focus of this and all of The Vampire Diarie books are three main characters - Elena a young girl in love with a vampire in true teen romance style. Also Stefan and Damon two vampire brothers who suffer from a severe case of sibling rivalry which is lasting an eternity.
This book follows on from where the previous book with Elena awaking to find that she has new powers and things are not going to be the same again. The book sees Elena adjust to her new way of being. It sees her being confused about who she is and who she loves much to the upset of Stefan her vampire boyfriend and the joy of Damon his vampire brother.
This book sees the lengths that Elenas friends will really go to in order to help her. We are introduced more to Alaric in this book a character only touched on in the first books, and learn what secrets and knowledge he really holds. The Fury also sees a new evil come to Fells church which threatens the town and all those human, vampire and animal who live there. The book ends leaving you wanting more and I had to continue straight onto The Reunion.
The Reunion begins to focus more on the powers of Elenas human friend Bonnie and shows the strength of their friendship. This book follows the friends who need the help of the vampires in order to save their town and people who they used to trust are no longer on their side, or are they.
This book again had me hooked I couldn't wait to find out who was causing the trouble in the town this time and how the friends would handle it. There are many twists and turn which I love because I could never work out what was going to happen next which for me is lots better than knowing what is going to happen 2 chapters in.
The book flows well and has continual action throughout so you are not left feeling bored half way through a chapter. The story has me really using my imagination and the description is excellent you really find yourself building these characters up in your head and feeling fond of them I couldn't wait to get home from work and continue reading them.
5 stars from me I find these books really addictive and have already finished the next one.