Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec.
The description of the book:
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.
I love the vampire diaries...the show, I mean. I've been watching the show since its beginning. When I knew that HarperTeen will be having a dairy for Stefan before he was a vampire, I knew I had to read it. However, if you do watch the show, you kind of know of Stefan's life before his death-after life.
Basically, for many parts of the book, it was just a repeat of the many flashbacks that took place during the show's storyline. But I did enjoy reading it anyways.
The biggest surprise of the book was Demon and his behavior and attitude. They are nothing like Demon we know off from the show.
Also, in this book we get to see how Stefan and Demon loved Katherine and how the brothers competed against each other to gain Katherine's heart. If you enjoy reading Love triangles, this book is for you.
But of course, there is no Elena in that book. Well, because she didn’t existed back then.
Overall, I think if you are a fan of the vampire diaries (show or books) you need to get Stefan's diaries now.
Tata for now