Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.

Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering ...

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

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Overview

Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.

Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Kuehne
Is blood really thicker than water? The Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Damon, each have unique personalities. Damon is the womanizer living as a free spirit and although Stefan idolizes his brother, he's afraid of disappointing their father. Set during the Civil War, Stefan is forced into an engagement to a woman he doesn't love. When beautiful, mysterious Katherine arrives to their grand estate, the brothers enter a love triangle that will create a rivalry into their relationship for eternity. Stefan jealously watches Damon woo Katherine. He plans to fulfill his father's wedding wishes, until tragedy strikes and sets him free. This opens the doors for him to pursue the girl of his dreams. Stefan is wildly in love with Katherine and their relationship blossoms. Meanwhile, Damon becomes distant and doesn't interfere with his brother's new found happiness, despite his own feelings of love for the same girl. Smith's development of Stefan's character causes her readers to question if he might have multiple personalities. One minute, he's madly in love, even with the knowledge Katherine is a vampire. The next moment, he despises her with a passion and is willing to help his father destroy her, without thinking twice. We never know what mental state Stefan might be in with each turn of the page. Although the plot has great potential to show readers the back story of Stefan and Damon's transformation into immortal vampires, Smith baffles her audience. Since the story is told from only Stefan's perplexed point of view, the story between Katherine and Damon is limited and the reader finishes the book wondering if they missed several chapters while blinking. Reviewer: Lisa Kuehne
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062020406
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 95,697
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, including The Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about her latest book.


Kevin Williamson is the show runner and executive producer of The Vampire Diaries. His credits include the critically acclaimed television series Dawson's Creek and the blockbuster horror franchise Scream.

Julie Plec is the co-show runner and executive producer of The Vampire Diaries. She was most recently a writer-producer of the fan-favorite television series Kyle XY.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    Blond?

    This book was great, love Damon. But I was disapointed it did not follow the books, but the tv show. I was hopping to hear of Stephans view of the books more.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    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 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.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Its pretty good and draws you into the book

    Its a good book to read but in this book it has Stefan, Damon, & Katherine all dying a different way. I really wish they would of stayed on track with the rest of the books. On my netbook pg 144 it has them being shot where as in the other books they kill each other after realizing or thinking that Katherine took her own life, they were so mad at each other and filled with such hate that they stabbed each other. Stick with the main story never stray other wise it tends to lose readers.

    Blessed Be....

    3 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 January 4, 2012

    Not written by L.J. is all I have to say......

    T.V. version

    1 out of 2 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 September 11, 2014

    Awesome sauce!

    This book series is great! I loved the tv series and I've always wanted to know more about the love triangle between Damon, Katherine, and Stefan! I would recommend this book to anyone any day!

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