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Origins by L.J. Smith
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I love young-adult, urban-fiction, vampire books. I just do, I can’t help it. I have always loved fantasy novels, and these books bring me back to the times when I was a teenager, reading way past my bedtime. In any case, I read these books purely for entertainment value; they are quick and easy reads that help me escape into a world far away from reality – which is why I read fiction to begin with. Now, I started watching CW’s Vampire Diaries out of sheer morbid curiosity. I am not a huge fan of the heroine (Elaina) so I figured I would start reading the novels written by LJ Smith. Well, as it turned out, I picked the wrong books to start from as these books are not even written by LJ Smith. Apparently, these series of books are based on the TV series than vise-versa. This give more of a back-story to the show – so you can understand some of the character development that is lacking (mostly for time) on TV. These books, as the title suggests, are from Stephan’s point-of-view (not Elaina’s). This was a really fast read that was easily skimmed. Since I mistakenly bought this book, rather than Smith’s original VD, I am now vested and ready to read the next book. Overall, an entertaining read.
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message 1: by Dani (new)

Dani I didnt like LJ Smiths original books. They are way to out there and that's saying something coming from me. (Spoiler alert)You cant have a human turn into a vampire then a ghost, then a spirit, then back to human again. it defeats its own purpose! I hated the main character (Elena) too. She is a bitch in the book and get everything she wants. I hate those books and I'm selling my copies first chance I get.


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