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Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

BookwormLCN Obviously didn't read the "author" on the cover...

This book was NOT written to go with the storyline of L.J. Smith's books. This is a prequel to the SERIES on the CW written by the authors of the SHOW...

You feel silly now don'tcha?

Excellent one at that too. Katherine is the ultimate villain but in the book you ...
This book was NOT written to go with the storyline of L.J. Smith's books. This is a prequel to the SERIES on the CW written by the authors of the SHOW...

You feel silly now don'tcha?

Excellent one at that too. Katherine is the ultimate villain but in the book you may find yourself seeing her in an unexpected light. It really fleshes out some of the things I was confused about in the flashbacks in the series. A wonderful companion to the TV show for any die hard TVD fan. Expertly written and very well done.

posted by AlexHarlow on December 18, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed with the discrepancies

Why is the town called Fell's Church in the original books, but Mystic Falls in Stefan's Diaries. I know the town is called Mystic Falls in the TV series, but I feel like L.J. Smith is jumping the shark by changing this in the books. Also, in the original books Stefan a...
Why is the town called Fell's Church in the original books, but Mystic Falls in Stefan's Diaries. I know the town is called Mystic Falls in the TV series, but I feel like L.J. Smith is jumping the shark by changing this in the books. Also, in the original books Stefan and Damon were from Italy and were much older than 180 or so years old. These discrepancies made it very difficult for me to keep the story line straight, if there even IS a story line anymore. I was very disappointed in this book, and I wish I had not bought or read it.

posted by BookwormLCN on December 5, 2010

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    BookwormLCN Obviously didn't read the "author" on the cover...

    This book was NOT written to go with the storyline of L.J. Smith's books. This is a prequel to the SERIES on the CW written by the authors of the SHOW...

    You feel silly now don'tcha?

    Excellent one at that too. Katherine is the ultimate villain but in the book you may find yourself seeing her in an unexpected light. It really fleshes out some of the things I was confused about in the flashbacks in the series. A wonderful companion to the TV show for any die hard TVD fan. Expertly written and very well done.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Awesome

    I really liked this book recomended 5 star

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    Loved it!

    I am a huge fan of the show, so I enjoy learning more details about Katherine and Stefan's past relationship. The flashbacks are always my favorite, so it was nice to read a more detailed story about how the main characters got to where they are today. It stays true to the tv series, and it clarified a lot of questions for me. It gave me a new take on the tragic love triangle between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine. If you love the show, this book is worth reading!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    best book series

    i love demon and stefan and the books and show!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Love this book

    This book is awsome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2011

    Team Stephan!!!!

    Love stephan!!!!! This book is awesome!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    MAGNIFICENT!!!

    I just read the sample, but this book is just STUNNING! I reccomend this to the vampire lovers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    This book and tv show are amazing

    This book is about how stephan and damen turn into vampires and how they move in with there new life

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Cool

    I always wanted to know what happen in the passed. To see why damon his how he is and stafen. This book is telling me everything and it is great. I can not wait to read the next one. If you want to connect more to damon and stafen in the show read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Emma ciesielski

    I love it i am reading all 6of the books i am on book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Hot Stefen

    Stefen is soooooo cool! I love him sooooo much!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    #1 book

    Best book and show

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Love It

    Cant Waait For The New Ones

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Highly Recommened

    I thought it was a very good book! Read all 3 of them!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    LOVE IT!!

    i watch the serises and i read the books! i love DAMON!! stephan is alrite!! i must say this story moved me emonyally mentally and phiycally. (PLEASE ESCUSE MY SPELLING! :) ) THIS BOOK IS FOR THE ROMANCE LOVER LOL THE ILL SLEEP WHEN THE BOOK IS DONE READER THE VAMPIRE LOVER!!!!! I KNOW I LOVED IT!!! AND FINNALY I WOULD READ ALL OF HIS BOOKS EVERY THURSDAY AT 8:oo PM YOU KNOW WHAT IM DOING WACHTING THE SHOW THE BOOK GREAT THE SHOW GOOD!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Hotty

    Its all about Elana/Katherine, Bonnie, and the other girls are hot too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    I say team stephen even though he has Amneshia he is sssssssssssssssooooooooooooooo hhhhoott

    Stephen is sssssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo hhhhhhhhoooooooooottttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!


    TEAM STEPHEN TEAM STEPHEN!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Yummy

    Damon and stefen r so hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    A must read book!

    This book is amazing cant wait to read next ones and The Vampire Diaries series!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Love it

    I love that they decided to go off from the show now too

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