The year is 1864 and the Civil War rages on. But seventeen-year-old Stefan Salvatore is fighting a battle all his own. Engaged to marry someone he does not love, Stefan falls for a mysterious girl named Katherine. With her gleaming curls and mischievous brown eyes, Katherine is beautiful and seduction…but she also harbors a dark se ...more
This is the first novel I've read in over two weeks...thanks a-lot reading slump
I quite enjoyed this book. It was very interesting to read about the past of The Vampire Diaries involving Katherine, Stefan and Damon. I also found being in Stefan's head great.
There's not a whole lot to say about this book other than it was a great insight into the characters lives, and into what Mystic Falls was like pre the Salvatore brother's vampire days.
You also get to ...more
Interestingly, dialogue straight from the show was included in the narrative (“That is a girl who wants to be chased.”), yet whole plot lines, li ...more
As most people know the Vampire Diaries is very loosely based on the books LJ Smith wrote, but it deviated almost fr ...more
So I have to admit this was surprisingly good. Surprising because I’m not anywhere near the demographic the book is aiming at. For starters I’m far (far) from being a YA (although admittedly I do sometimes still act like it) I’ve never read any of the books from L.J Smith’s original series and I’m only a casual fan of the TV show. (Oh, but those Salvatore boys are yummy to look at) However Stefan’s Dairies was a great read and st ...more
Žao mi je što nije ispunila moja očekivanja prvenstveno zbog toga što je iz Stefanove perspektive (a njega obožavam). Nisam zadovoljna ovom knjigom...
LJ Smith wrote the original Vampire Diaries series (which she is still writing as of the time I am posting this review). Then they go and make a tv show based on those characters (on the air as of the time I am posting). This book, if you just glance at it states she is one of the authors on the listing, but really if you look closer it's just based on h ...more
Ok, so if you're reading this book, you've read every other book in the VD series. I mean, I have no clue why someone would pick up a series halfway in, so I'll talk like you've read them all.
In the BOOK VD series we've already been given a description of the turning of Stefan and Damon. We know what happened because Stefan himself tells Elena. Both boys fall in love with Katherine, she fakes her death, they kill each oth ...more
This book is definitely Stefan's diary but it is very much a prequel to the events of Vampire Diaries. It actually begins before Katherine even shows up. The first half (?) was pretty boring and drawn out but it got much better when Stefan got more involved with Katherine and found out about vampires. It ends right after he becomes a vampire. From what I have seen, there will be at least two more books.
I would recommend this to someone who enjoys the TV show. It is co written by the wr ...more
First time I touched Vampire Diaries was back when I was in my early teens. I absolutely loved the first four books. Then after ten year or so pause L.J.Smith decided it was time to write more sequels to TVD. The Return trilogy was alright, however I know not all of it was written by L.J. Smith. So when other day I saw many copies of TVD in my library I went to check it out and saw this one. It is based loosely on L.J. Smith Vampire Diaries as well as on the T ...more
A category this book fits in to is a book with a male main character.
This category was not really interesting as most books are written with female or male main characters. So it was not an interesting category but still a really great book.
My favourite quote from the book is: The day my ...more
Despite these 2 little faults, it is an awesome book. It was a ...more
Ceea ce nu mi-a plăcut absolut deloc la acest prim volum este neasocierea dintre personaje: L. J. Smith spune că Damon are ochii negri, deşi ...more
In Origins we go back to 1864 were it all started. We get to know the Salvator brothers as humans and follow them in there teenlifes. Back at their home where they still life with their father - Giuseppe. They meet Katherine for the first time and both brothers imidiatly fall in love with her. Not knowing what she really is.
For the fans of the TVshow a must read!
I enjoyed it and I can't ...more
If you don’t watch the show: This book is about a seductive female vampire who has attracted the attention of two brothers who will do anything for her to love them.
I understand that the publishers are trying to appeal to viewers of the show but they really shouldn’t because I honestly believe that I would’ve enjoyed the book better if I didn’t watch the show because there was no suspense there ...more
So about this novel - that was instantly good. Although I didn't like the fact that after Stefan (view spoiler)[ becomes a vampire, sucks Alice's blood. Yes, yes, I know that it is a vampire's nature to do that....uh... (hide spoiler)]. Yeah, I'll just stick to Edward Cullen who doesn't drink ...more
Damon je zamilovaný hlupák, Katherine je úchyl a Stefan je psychopat. :D No jak já na tohle napíšu recenzi, to fakt nevím :D
N’étant pas une immense fan de l’univers des vampires, j’ai été surprise pas ce roman! J’ai beaucoup aimé les personnages, et surtout l’histoire: le fait de découvrir les origines a été pour moi bien plus intéressant que le premier tome de « Journal d’un vampire ». Je lirai la suite volontiers, en espérant que cela ne tourne pas au vinaigre pour moi!
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th ...more