Title: The Vampire Diaries - The Awakening
Author: L.J. Smith
I do not watch the TV series so I can't really compare the two. I've decided to read the book because the TV series is well into it's Season 4 is it? That's a lot to catch up.
Little did I know that the novel series already has 10 books. Wikipedia. The Awakening is where it all started and it depicts Elena and Stefan as the protagonist.
I didn't really like the book very much. Though I did finish it within 5 hours or so. I actually had to forced myself to get to the ending. It's not really that bad. I just didn't like it that much that I'll probably will not finish the entire novel series.