The Book Still on My Mind this week is…
Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he’d kill to possess her.
Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Why It Is Still On My Mind
I started watching Vampire Diaries when it first aired in 2009 and shortly after started the first book. I quickly found out how different they were from each other. I greatly enjoyed both the show and the books but felt like they needed to be treated as two completely different stories. The show was created from the books but right from the beginning things are not the same and as a character moves on in a show there is much more room to watch them grow and transform, to take a different path. I honestly probably love the show more than any of the books I have read in the series so far. Unfortunately, I haven’t finished the series. Okay well I have read the one’s for Vampire Diaries itself but not Vampire Diaries: The Return or the other series within the series (it confuses me that it has to be cut up into different series. Not sure how to explain it) but I still watch the show so I am constantly reminded that I have the last one in Vampire Diaries: The Return sitting on my shelf. I need to read it. I already own it. When is the question. Also, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that after this one she isn’t the one that writes the other ones. She is only listed as the creator so I am not sure I want to read them. I guess I will see how I feel after reading Midnight. If you have read past Midnight and started Vampire Diaries: Hunters let me know what you thought about a new writer taking over the story.