I first got this book in a charity shop. I’d given it away soon after, being not very impressed by it, but I decided to pick it up again in another charity shop and, to my surprise, I found myself liking it more the second time around.
Here’s an excerpt:
This book is first and foremost the story of two characters’ downward spiral (which can be just as interesting as an upward climb). The first of those and our main character is Elena Gilbert, a classic orphaned protagonist in high school. Unlike other vampire novel girls, though, she is the most popular girl in his class and knows it. She starts off haughty, socially savvy, wanting everything just for the sake of having everything and not caring if she has to hurt a few feelings to get it.’