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A subreddit for L.J. Smiths novel series The Vampire Diaries

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Velocirapter sisterhood!

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2023/11/28
05:47 UTC

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discussion of books based around main characters from book 2 compared to the tv show

I just started book two the struggle and the first is a huge cliff hanger and book two picks up right in that scene like they arent seperate books and i really enjoy that.

I am just reading these character again and it just reaffirms how i felt the first time around about the characters and how i felt in the tv show too.

There is this scene here "You're to good for my brother," he said casually. Elena thought of slapping the hand away, but she didn't want to touch him again. "Tell me where he is." "Later, possibly- for a price." He withdrew his hand, just as Elena realized that on it he wore a ring like Stefan's: silver and lapis lazuli. Remember that, she thought fiercely. It's important. "My brother," he went on, "is a fool. He thinks that because you look like Katherine you're weak and easily led like her. But he's wrong. I could feel your anger from the other side of town. I can feel it now, a white light like the desert sun. You have strength, Elena, even as you are. But you could be so much stronger..."

This is one of their first meetings. He cant help but offer to turn her into a vampire. To offer her more power.

Damon here is described in the course of two paragraphs to to have a cruel smile and then three sentences laughter he laughs at Elena's strength and boldness and she thinks he's beautiful and that the smile remained in his eyes. Elena cant help but be attracted to him. And he is fully hearts in his eyes in love with her. It's clear as day that he wants her deeply and that he thinks his brother actually doesnt deserve her. In the first book though it is clear damon has never liked stefan.

I felt like the writing fully encompassed who these characters are and they dont change much even when Elena changes later she keeps this boldness that i really felt the show never really shows.

Elena in the books is really bratty but also very headstrong and bold and slightly crazy in a way that i think really speaks to why i love her in a relationship with Damon, i felt they really made each other better and a little bit worse.

The first book really makes Stefan seem like too much of a gentlemen like someone who never changed through the centuries and is really stagnant and stuck at 17.

Im curious how everyone felt about this scene in particular and how they feel about how the characters are written and how that was reflected into the show if you have seen the show.

Im rereading over 15 years later from my first read.

4 Comments
2023/11/23
21:53 UTC

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Binge reading the books, currently on Shadow Souls. Would love a buddy to discuss with!

10 Comments
2022/10/14
14:47 UTC

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Beyond the first seven books

Did the book series get better after the second trilogy? I loved the first four books. The next three felt like they were a different story and I lost interest.

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2022/09/28
09:30 UTC

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Was there anything you didn’t like about the books?

Was there anything about The Vampire Diaries books you perhaps didn’t like? Was there anything you would’ve changed? Why or why not?

11 Comments
2022/09/27
05:56 UTC

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Books to movies: Who would you cast?

If The Vampire Diaries novels were made into a movie series that more accurately followed the books plot, who would you cast to play each character?

*There’s no rules! Doesn’t have to be an actor/actress, could be a model or anyone else known that we could possibly look up online for reference! :)

9 Comments
2022/09/27
05:42 UTC

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What book does Elena become a vampire?

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2022/09/11
04:55 UTC

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Favorite minor character?

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2022/08/10
06:22 UTC

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Show Bonnie or book Bonnie?

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2022/06/16
08:01 UTC

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