Monday, May 27, 2013

(REVIEW) Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diary Volume 1: Origins

The Vampire Diares: Stefan's Diary Volume 1: Origins
Based on the novels by L.J. Smith
Publication Date: November 2, 2010
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN-10: 0062003933
Format: Softbound
Language: English
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Vampires
Book Description:

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. (Amazon)


5 bulbs
Aside from the plot of this novel, what I liked most is how the writer wrote and depict his/her characters in way that makes you "feel and smell them". One example is the writers description of Katherine and how s/he let Katherine move in the environment the author prepared for her. She's so captivating, so real.

In the other hand I have a bias for not appreciating novels with vampires in it. I just don't like vampires to be portrayed as a creature capable of human feelings. I love to read about vampires who tore people's body, who breaks the neck of his/her prey and who torments people along their way. That's how I wanted vampires to be in the literary world. But still I understand how every people have different perspective/understanding of a vampire and let's see in its succeeding books if it can make me like vampire-based novels.

Over-all, this book is good and I'm looking forward to read the other 5 books as well.

Stefan's Diaries: Origins is the first book in the trilogy Stefan's Diaries. It is a prequel to The Vampire Diaries, and it is written by a ghostwriter. The book was released on November 2, 2010. The next in the trilogy is Stefan's Diaries: Bloodlust. (Vampire Diaries Wiki)


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