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All reviews of book by LJ Smith
Who’s excited?!?! I am!! First episode is on Thursday September 15th in America.
Upon reading it, I’m all teary and appalled and angry about how her publishers have treated her. They may have pulled the strings in the beginning but in the end she was gutsy enough to finally do things her way and I applaud her for that. Now, for whatever reason, the publishers have employed a ghostwriter to continue with the series. TVD is L.J.’s creation and should be written the way she envisioned it. I, for one, will not be buying the rest of the series as I know that it just won’t be how the story’s meant to play out. It just won’t be the same and if they plan on attempting to write it in such a way that it ties in with the TV series well it won’t work! How could it? The first seven books of the series would have to be rewritten to fit in with that!
It was clear to see that she was gutted by the news. I wonder though, if the CEO (who wrote a letter to congratulate her on the success of Midnight, and having the series turned into a TV show, and to also inform her he was looking forward to reading The Hunters) wasn’t aware that she had been fired, could he maybe overrule it? Well, it’s a nice thought at least. I can dream huh?
It’s things like this that make me realise that this must be one of the reasons why some authors decide to go independent and I don’t blame them. I think I would too if there are publishers out there who are that corrupt.
Go to Bookalicious to read the interview.
So I read these books years ago. I absolutely loved them! I never thought I would but they were unique and very entertaining, just like The Vampire Diaries. However as we have seen so far TVD is nothing like the books but I still loved the show!
So when a friend told me about CW showing The Secret Circle I kinda got very excited!! I seriously cannot wait for this show!! Especially with this cast!
So what is it about? I will not spoil it as you may want to read the books but the pilot gives a lot away!
Stefan’s Diaries Volume 1 Origins & Volume 2 Bloodlust
Smith is one of my favorite author’s. I had read many of her book and loved them all!
Books 1 through to 6 are amazing. I read these about two years ago, I loved it. Then the show started and there was hardly any similarities. I had to stop watching the show as I wasn’t getting confused. The books are great but after watching the show I realized I did prefer the show.
More so recently got Stefan’s Diaries Volume 1. I felt like I had waited so long for the new books, I lost interest. I had to read it out of loyalty. I didn’t really enjoy it. There wasn’t much in that I didn’t know from the show. The show recently showed flash backs to when Katherine came into town and how Stefan and Damon became vampires. The books gives off a different vibe of the brothers from the show. I am love Damon in the show and books but I found myself hating Stefan more so in the books. I have no idea why but the characters were very different I actually started to despise Stefan and love Damon more.
I decided I had to read volume 2. It was boring, slow, and i literally forgot to read it. The story was just about Stefan being a hero and Damon being Damon. I didn’t think it was a true portrayal of the characters. I felt like Smith favored Stefan. Then again they do belong to her! I found LJ smiths writing change throughout the story. It was almost like she lost heart possibly? I know around the time there was a lot in the news about her being cut out from any involvement in the show I don’t know the full story but it was like she had to tell the stories of their early life’s but did we really need it? I wanted to know about the present!
The books showed a big big difference between the show. I know it cant be identical but i expected a resemblance. I had spoken to a lot of TVD fans that didn’t want to or have tried to read the books. I am the type of person who likes to read the books before the show or movie. However in this instance I prefer the show. I won’t be purchasing volume 3 of the diaries however I may purchase book 7 just to see what happens as there was quite a cliff hanger at the end of 6. Whether or not I can sit down and read it is a different review!
Update: After watching the second half of series 2 of the show, more resemblance has been shown between Elena and Klaus!! I am kind of hoping it is following the books story line. However Damon’s storyline was not in the book
I rate books 1-6 : 3.5/5
The Dairies 2/5.