Stefan’s Diaries: Origins by L.J. Smith Review 2/5

stefans diaries origins

Overall Impression: A pleasant way for a Vampire Diaries fan to pass the time, but certainly no new or life changing material from this book.

Ok, so the title is slightly a misnomer. The first thing you should know about this book is that L.J Smith did not actually write it. She’s credited on the front cover, however the book is written by a ghost writer. Origins is the first book from The Stefan’s Diaries series, that works as a tie into the TV series on the CW network, The Vampire Diaries. Not to be confused of course, with the original Vampire Diaries book series.
Confused?
Yeah I was too. There have been so many adaption’s to The Vampire Diaries now it’s almost impossible to keep up!

Stefan and Damon weren’t always fighting or succumbing to their bloodlusts. Once they were loving siblings, who enjoyed all the riches and happiness that their wealthy lifestyle afforded to them; loyal brothers who happened to both fall for the same beautiful women.
Once they were alive…

This book is set in 1864 during the Civil War, and begins when the two Salvatore brothers Stefan and Damon are still human. Damon is working as a soldier in an Continue reading

What do you think of the representation of women in the vampire genre?

Hi everyone!

This is just a quick post to say that I haven’t put anything on here much partly because I have tonnes of work for school, but also because I am reading the book From Demons to Dracula by Matthew Berestford because I am doing a media project on “how the representation of women in the vampire genre changed in film and TV.”

I would be extremely grateful if you could give me some of your views on this, as it would be great to have a section where I get a variety of people’s views on this topic. How do you feel women are represented in Twilight? Vampire Diaries? Dracula? Interview with a Vampire? True Blood? Buffy the Vampire Slayer? and any other you can think of. It would be really helpful if I could get some comments from you! And if you could take the poll that would also be great! Continue reading