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

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

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by L. J. Smith
     
 

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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.

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444901665
Publisher:
Hodder Children's Books
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series, #1
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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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Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 313 reviews.
AlexHarlow More than 1 year ago
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.
Joel Alvarez More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book recomended 5 star
Hannah Herzog More than 1 year ago
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.
LaurenAshleyT More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome
Aniston Zabawa More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample, but this book is just STUNNING! I reccomend this to the vampire lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it i am reading all 6of the books i am on book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love demon and stefan and the books and show!!!!
Angela Dills More than 1 year ago
Love stephan!!!!! This book is awesome!!
DAMONLOVERR More than 1 year ago
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!
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That is the best TV show and book
Anonymous 12 months ago
Awesome love it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damon is soooooooo HOT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it if you like this you should watch the show on Netflix
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a hardcore fan of the books L.j smith wrote don't read this book you will be highly disapointed by the changes If are not into the L.J smith books you will loves this series because it has the TV show story line not the origanal book story line
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stefan is my favorite Salvatore brother! He is really good for Elena because he doesn't hurt her like Damon does. Bye for now ;-p -----Mariah Squires
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this not the original book?
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