Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vampire Diaries: To Read or To Watch

Reading: Vampire Diaries
Watching: Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Series, By: L.J. Smith

I had been told by pretty much everyone I knew that I should watch the show, but I already had the first 5 books on my TBR shelf. I like reading things first so I can picture the characters instead of actors (although side note: I love Ian Somerhalder he does a fantastic job)

So…I started to read the series. I’ve read the first 6 that are out and I can’t wait for the 7th! I had a really hard time pushing past the first book, I didn’t get Elena’s character. But I’m glad I pushed through because after that they just kept getting better.

Plot in under 10 (in case you don’t know):
Girl falls for a vampire and his evil brother, drama!

I would rate the series as an 7/10, it was good and I’m enjoying it, but it’s not my favorite.

Description of the 1st book in the series; 

The Awakening / The Struggle: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.

Vampire Diaries: The Show - Airing on CW

So once I read all the books I had I watched all the episodes of the show that have aired. I was originally irked by their character changes (and omissions) but now I really like them. My fav. character in the books was Damon and Ian Somerhalder didn’t disappoint, I actually like his character better than what I had pictured when reading. I was able to draw in my husband, and he loves it now too. They don’t stick to the book plot at all but I kinda like it because it gives me more story while I wait for more books.

I give the show a 10, 5 stars and 2 thumbs up ☺

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