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Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries (Love You to Death)

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Taking devoted fans deep into the heart of Mystic Falls, the fictional setting of the CW hit series "The Vampire Diaries," this guide will satisfy the curiosity of the series' many loyal viewers. Garnering huge ratings for the network week after week, "The Vampire Diaries"' mix of horror, romance, drama, and self-aware humor has won it a growing and devoted fan base in its ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by ECW Press (first published 2010)
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Mary Ann Kackley
Aug 29, 2010 Mary Ann Kackley rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute must read for fans of The Vampire Diaries on The CW. All the things you and your peeps have argued about, thought you saw but weren't sure, all the things you missed, the actors, the writers, the directors, the fansites, the music--it's all here! This could have easily been titled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About The Vampire Diaries But Were Afraid to Ask"! As I said in an earlier tweet before I was finished, this book makes you want Crissy to screen Season 2 and s ...more
Sarah Dunn
Jul 22, 2010 Sarah Dunn rated it it was amazing
It's true that this book isn't yet available, but I was lucky enough to read it before it went to the printer because I work at ECW Press. I'm a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries and Love You to Death made me want to rewatch every episode. Also, the photos are gorgeous!
Sep 06, 2010 Jen rated it it was amazing
Though I was a somewhat reluctant convert to The Vampire Diaries (the first two episodes did not win me over), I now eagerly await the season two premiere, and there’s no doubt in my mind that one of the main reasons I “turned” was because I had Crissy Calhoun’s insightful guide by my side as I worked by way through season one. With an episode-by-episode guide that notices all the things you may have missed while blinded by Ian Somerhalder’s mischievous grins and twinkling eyes, Love You to Deat ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Margaret rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I received my copy in the mail yesterday and I have finished it last night, I seriously couldn't put it down !

This book is a must for fans of the show - my fave part of the book was the episode disections. How the story was broken down and put into it's little sub headings like the bite list haha

For someone like me to who has watched every episode so many times that I have lost count and read every available forum out there is was nice to see that this book could still surprise me with new info
Sep 02, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Received via Goodreads First Reads!

This book is absolutely perfect for fans of the show! Biographies, in-depth episode analysis (only for the first season, unfortunately), connections, etc. It's probably pretty useless for someone who isn't a fan of the show (or possibly for someone who only likes the books), but excellent for people who are really geeky about the show :)
Jan 01, 2012 Cookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, ya
If you are a fan of the series, this is a terrific companion book. Crissy Calhoun does a great job of recapping the episodes. I starting watching the series in the middle of the first season, and this book helped fill in the gaps for me. She showcases themes and adds observations that are quite useful in analyzing the show (I know - it sounds like I am taking the series way too seriously - welcome to the world of Vampire Diaries fans). I also found it interesting how many things she pointed out ...more
Mar 01, 2015 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, vampires
I loved the fantasy mixed with the teen angst in vampire diaries! I am a total Damon fan, love the bad boy vibe.
I’ve never owned or read a companion book to a TV series so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I was pleasantly surprised. But first, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about my interest in The Vampire Diaries. Like many people I have been caught up in the vampire craze. I suppose I never really left it ever since Buffy and Angel. So when I heard they were making a show based on The Vampire Diaries book series, I went and read all the books before watching the show. Now, normall ...more
Oky Septya
May 01, 2012 Oky Septya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Crissy Calhoun sangat menyukai serial The Vampire Diaries. Bersama dengan dua temannya, setiap hari Kamis malam Crissy tidak pernah melewatkan waktu untuk menonton dan kemudian membahas episode yang tayang malam itu. Kecintaannya pada serial televisi ini lah yang memotivasi Crissy menulis buku Love You to Death yang isinya semacam buku panduan serial TV populer The Vampire Diaries untuk season pertama.

Dalam buku ini, kita bisa mengetahui kisah di balik penayangan serial The Vampire Diaries. Mula
Иногда на меня нападает любовь к попсе, тогда я берусь смотреть сериальчики разной степени бабблгамности, и потом читаю по ним книжки с картинками, которые называют гайдами. Я не люблю вампиров, не люблю оборотней, ко всей нечистой отношусь более чем спокойно. Но явно сверхъествественным образом посмотрела аж два с лишним сезона «The Vampire Diaries». Того самого, который по древним книгам LJ Smith, откуда авторша Сумерек скоммуниздила большую часть идей.

TVD — teen soap with a supernatural eleme
Jan 03, 2012 Ciska rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Love you to Death takes you trough the world of the Vampire Diaries step by step. It gives you background information on the cast and the fandom of TVD and a guide trough the episodes of season 1.[return][return]I read the book while (re) watching season 1. First watch the episode than read the book. It is funny that even with the intent to pay full attention there are still things discussed in the book that you missed out on. [return]The book is written in a fast pace, combining well with the p ...more
Sarina Diaz
Nov 30, 2015 Sarina Diaz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire, done-reading
I found that this book was amazing it completely matches up with the TV show,It gives you all the big details that keep you interested in the show in this book but deeper more intensely. My favorite thing about the book is the way it gives you want you need to now and not what you want to know. Most people would find that annoying but I find that captivating. The idea of wanting more and having to keep reading has always been something Ive liked in books. I highly recommended this book but I on ...more
Michelle. D.
May 12, 2011 Michelle. D. rated it liked it
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the Vampire Diaries. I read the books, I watch the show, I love the actors, talk about it a lot with my friends who don't care whether or not Damon is dying or Stefan is in jail or whatever.
I found this book interesting with all the actor insights and the facts about the episodes. It had things I missed while watching it, things that made me think, "Good point..." and all that.

But, maybe because I'm not a hard-core Vampire Diaries fan, I didn't think this book was so a
C.A. Jamison
Mar 24, 2016 C.A. Jamison rated it it was amazing
Love it! Love all the Vampire Diaries books and shows. Ian/Damon is the kicker. Now a fan of bad boy vampires. Ha!
Vu Thi
Apr 12, 2016 Vu Thi rated it it was amazing
this is a very good book, it shows love and struggle between too different types of humans alive and dead
May 10, 2013 Kejana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rb
I thought that this is going to be some cheesy, opinionated tell-all book, but I was wrong. I watch this show religiously, I was really interested it all behind the scenes details. I was able to realize some things about the show but I didn't even notice before. If you are a Vampire Diaries fan, you have to read this book. You'll learn more about the background of the directors and the cast. You'll also find out the meaning behind the episode titles. Chrissie Calhoun is a trustworthy source beca ...more
Apr 26, 2012 Truly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"... buku ini memuat spoler per episode. Di dalam halaman-halaman buku ini kamu juga akan menemukan biografi pendek dari para aktor..."

Mau baca Damon.......!
Bagaimana lagi, sosoknya yang digambarkan sebagai sosok jahat malah mampu mencuri hati banyak pembaca buku serial ini. Apa lagi sejak filmnya mulai diputar di tanah air. Jumlah penggemarnya kian banyak. Buat saya pribadi selain memang secara fisik sosok Ian Somerhalder layak untuk dipelototi, karakternya dalam buku membawa nuansa sendiri.

Brittney Wilkinson
i love this book
May 05, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-a-copy, german
4 out of 5 stars
Aug 19, 2011 Kris rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Vampire Diary Fans
Recommended to Kris by: no one
Shelves: my-books
This was a neat book to read. It would be really fun to sit down and read each chapter before or after (or both) you watched each episode. I might do that in the future but for now I just read the book on it's own. I like how Crissy treats each of the episodes consistently with the same sections. I really enjoyed the "Circle of Knowledge", "The Rules", "Bite Marks" and " Meanwhile in Fell's Church". I will be watching to see if she writes another for season two.
Aug 14, 2010 Angela rated it it was amazing
If you are a Vampire Diaries fan you need have this book. Crissy shows you the hidden gems of the books and points out things you may not have noticed before. If you're not a Vampire Diaries fan, you should watch the show and have this book by your side to really find out what The Vampire Diaries is all about.

This is a great book!
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Vanessa Valiente
Apr 25, 2011 Vanessa Valiente rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. If you are a fan of the Vampire Diaries tv show, then this is a must have. It gives you inside information on each of the different episodes. Plus, there are in depth interviews and biographies for the cast members.

Amy Mueller
Mar 26, 2012 Amy Mueller rated it really liked it
This is a really great companion. Really gets you thinking about the intricacies of the show. Also has some cool behind the scenes stuff and points out things that happened that I didn't notice, despite the fact that I've now watched season 1 twice. Complete, great book.
Sep 03, 2010 Erika rated it it was amazing
I love the show and was extremely happy when I got the opportunity to read this book. It is amazing. A great companion book if you like me are a fan of the show and if you are not then the awesome pictures of Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley will convince you to watch the show.
Aug 26, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
Good general information on the episodes and beginning of the series. Includes episode by episode analysis and summaries of new information, links to the books, injuries, bts, etc. Good for a big fan, but the casual viewer might find it boring or redundant.
Willie Gillis
Aug 11, 2010 Willie Gillis rated it it was amazing
Love You To Death is a great book if you're a fan of the Vampire Diaries television and book series. Crissy Calhoun's book is filled with detailed information on the show, the books, the actors and the creators. A must read!
Aug 02, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This is a very good and detailed guide to the vampire diaries. I recomment you to read it while watching season 1 :)
Oct 05, 2010 Theresa marked it as to-read
i have seen the tv show and i have read the 2 first books and i am opsessed with it
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I love books and TV and books on TV. I've written companion guides to Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries and am an editor at ECW Press, where I edit fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction books that range in topic from pop science to pop stars.

With Jen Knoch, I write under the pen name Liv Spencer.

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