Release Date: November 2, 2010
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: Paperback (256 pgs)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Stefan's Diaries #1
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 Stars)
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.
Review: I love the Vampire Diaries books, and I also love the TV show. When I discovered this book at a Trueblood convention I just had to read this book. This book takes place in 1864 and gives the back story of Stefan and how he and Damon were turned into Vampires.
This book is such a great read. Stefan in the TV show is a very brooding character. I do love that about him because he is such a caring person. I enjoyed this book because you get to see a darker side of Stefan, and a softer side to Damon.
After reading this book I have a better understanding about Stefan and why he was so dark in the beginning of him becoming a vampire. Also having a better understanding of Damon as a human and how he wanted nothing to do with being a vampire.