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Written in a diary format from the point of view of vampire Stefan Salvatore, recounts the story, as depicted on The Vampire Diaries television show, of the love triangle that would change the Salvatore brothers’ lives forever. TV tie-in. 500,000 first printing. Original.


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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Written in a diary format from the point of view of Stefan Salvatore, recounts how he and his brother Damon were inseparable, until they both fall in love with Katherine, a mysterious woman who wants to turn them both into vampires.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2010
ISBN: 9780062003935
Branch Call Number: YA FIC SMI
Characteristics: 237, 6 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williamson, Kevin 1965-
Plec, Julie


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Dec 12, 2016

I have read most of the books in The Vampire Diaries series, and this was one of the best. There are two different types of The Vampire Diaries books, those based off of the show, and those of which are based off their own stories. LJ Smith is the original author and creator of The Vampire Diaries, and the CW network created their own line of books. Origins was created on the characters Damon, Stefan, and Katherine. The book revolves around Stefan Salvatore and his struggles being in love with a vampire. Little does he know, the vampire, Katherine, continues to compel him slowly feeding him her blood. By doing this, she slowly turns him into a vampire and Stefan faces many problems dealing with his new vampirism. If you like vampires, I would definitely read The Vampire Diaries series. I think these books are better than the Twilight series, and if you don't believe me, give them a try! I rate this book 4.5/5 stars. I hope you read Origins! It is one of my favourite books, and I don't think many people are aware there are Vampire Diaries books, as well.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 29, 2014

great boooooook. If u like the twilight series they will be garbage after this.

Dec 29, 2013

The book offers background information on his relationship with Katherine. The show and book reflect each other, with the book offering more details. I really enjoy watching the show and decided to see if the show adapts the book well and it does. A quick read and a must read for fans.

MWaiters Jun 19, 2013

I liked this book, even though there should have been a little more action. But, I like it because it's just like the TV show.

Jun 17, 2013

Love it

Sep 20, 2012

For fans of theTV show this is a great read and shows what happened to Stefan and Damon before they met Elena.

May 16, 2012

looks really good. I can't wait to read it!

CYNTHIA (MS) SAXENA Jul 06, 2011

I just loved this book!
The writing was good..and the TV series is amazing!
I didnt watch season 1,,so this book tells me what mostly was told in season 1~

lizziebee Mar 24, 2011

I read the original book series BEFORE the showw. Its an incredible series, you gotta read it!!! Awaiting this book on hold (: Im in first for the other twos books after this. Yaayy!!

Mar 03, 2011

very boring book to read

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Mar 22, 2014

heheveve1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 30 and 12

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