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Stefan's Diaries : The Origins

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The first book in the New York Times bestselling series by L.J. Smith.

Origins is the first book in L.J. Smith's bestselling Stefan's Diaries series, which reveals the backstory of brothers Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries series. This paperback features cover artwork from the hit CW TV series The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. Set in mid-19th century Mystic Falls, Virginia, three teenagers 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.

Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the first book in the New York Times bestselling Stefan's Diaries series raises the stakes for the Salvatore brothers as they face new loves, old treacheries, and unimaginable threats. Fans of L. J. Smith's New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series as well as the hit television show won't be able to put the latest Salvatore adventure down.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 237 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062003933
  • 9780062003935
  • 41,033

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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 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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Rating details

62,173 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 51% (31,800)
4 21% (13,238)
3 18% (10,989)
2 6% (3,922)
1 4% (2,224)

Our customer reviews

Just be aware that this book is NOT written by L. J. Smith, author of the original 'Vampire Diaries' series, but rather, a ghostwriter. Not to say that they're not any good, but don't be fooled. None of the 'Stefan's Diaries' books are written by L. J. Smith. Unfortunately, she was taken off the series by the publisher, which is a bit of a shame. Having said that, the (original) series is fantastic. (note the 'based on the novels by 'L. J. Smith' written on the book image)show more
by Anna Kosovac
Animals are showing up dead in the woods with their throats ripped out and the rest of their bodies untouched, and the residents of the little town of Mystic Falls are freaking out as they attribute the attacks to demonic activity. Through all of this mayhem, there is Stefan, who's led a relatively simple life. Until now, that is. The boy suddenly finds himself faced with an unexpected arranged marriage and an equally unexpected visitor - alluring and orphaned Katherine Pierce. Needless to say, it is attraction at first sight, and when Stefan's brother, Damon, returns from the Army and appears to be quite taken with the young Katherine as well, trouble begins to brew. Two brothers and a girl: there has to be a winner, and there has to be a loser. Based off of the hit CW television show Vampire Diaries, ORIGINS describes Stefan, Damon, and Katherine's mysterious back-story. There are countless differences between this book - co-written by the two TV show producers instead of L. J. Smith - and the original VAMPIRE DIARIES series. While both are enjoyable, I found ORIGINS to be slightly superior plot-wise, and L. J. Smith's original story to be better written and characterized. One little quirk: we never really discover who the villain is because of the abrupt ending. A nice conclusion or revelation of some sort would have cleaned the plot up nicely. Overall, the book was still appealing - the latter half especially, as the story finally picks up the pace. ORIGINS would be a great read for all die-hard fans of the VAMPIRE DIARIES series and TV show, as it presents an alternative view of the world and sheds light on the murkiness of Stefan and Damon's past.show more
by TeensReadToo
This is the first of three book series and for the record I have preordered the other two because personally I think its a good book. Firstly if you are a Damon fan you will be disappointed because there are few parts that have Damon in this book for two reasons the book is called STEFANS DIARIES and is diarised story of life through Stefans eyes as a 17 / 18 year old leading up to when he becomes a Vampire, secondly Damon is in the confederate army and for the initial part is away. The book is well written, easy to follow, easy to picture based on the TV series not the original books has all the main characters from the show mentioned. There are parts in the book that relate to flash backs from the TV series, there are surprising parts about how innocent and generous Katherine is, the turning of Stefan into a vampire is a complete difference to what he is as a human - great readshow more
by Andrew Crisp
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