Flashback Friday celebrates books from our past - anything published more than 5 years ago counts!
It is hosted by Swoony Boys Podcast & Fiction Fare and I love it because it's not only the new releases that deserve our attention.
It's been a while since I did a Flashback Friday but this week I've once more been thinking about the books that actually made me adore YA Fiction and once again I'm thinking of L.J. Smith.
The first book of her series 'The Vampire Diaries' was first published in 1991 and was probably one of my very first YA Paranormal books. Needless to say, I was hooked. I breezed through all available in the series at the time (it was originally four books) although I have to admit that I haven't continued with the series since Smith returned from her writing hiatus.
The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1)
by L.J. Smith
A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror...
Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.
Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion.
Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him.
The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Have you read The Vampire Diaries? What did you think? Have you read any of LJ Smith's more recent works? What did you think?