Overall, I’m not going to call it a complete waste of time as I was going to. In fact, things did stir up on the second half of the "the awakening". The plot has lots of similarities with twilight (Mr. Vampire brooding in self-hatred and trying to aviod the girl he loves for her own sake and bla bla bla…)- which was annoying to say in the least. But Elena is the complete opposite of Ganji-Bella (amar jonno Bella-o ganji!!); she’s beautiful and smart and self-centered. She pretty much treats guys like dirt on her shoes. Everything around her has to worship her and that’s why she got pissed when Stephen didn’t even cast her second glance the first time they met. I liked the book version of Stephen better than the tv series one (no offense, Nayma). Elena irritated me in the beginning, but slowly it becomes clear that she’s strong and determined and (unlike lengri Bella) is actually capable of standing up for herself. Although from time to time I felt as if she’s ruining the story but in the end, it passed. The story is mainly written from Elena’s point of view, but Stephen shares a bit of his side too. I’m not mocking or insulting him on purpose (shotti bolchi, Nayma) but for some reason I don’t find COMPLETELY depressed, self-pitying, distraught-in-anguish VAMPIRES fun to read. I like to read those things in human figures. Also, I don’t think pure evil is worth to go head-over-heels for. Which is why I didn’t like Damon that much either. It wasn’t hard to guess why he hates his brother but it would’ve been more interesting if there was more to his personality and screwed sense of righteousness. But he was not a total waste (I always like characters with tacky mouth and sarcasm). One character that was a complete disappointment was Katherine. I have no idea why the Salvatore brothers wasted their time and energy on a childish and pathetic vampire like her in the first place.
About the actual story, it was not a cliff hanger. But I liked the parts that explained their past. bottom line- twilight er moto onek ta holeo ei writer er imagination skills bole kichu holeo ache, at least she tried to add something more to her story other than plain-goofy-loooove.