In light of the most recent Vampire Diaries episode, which showed us glimpses into Katherine’s past, I thought it was the opportune time to review the newest Vampire Diaries book "Stefan’s Diaries #1: Origins". This book, based on the characters by L.J. Smith, and with input from showrunners Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, tells the story of how Stefan became a vampire.
TV show tie-ins can often be hit or miss, especially if they don’t stay true to cannon or the spirit of the characters. However, "Origins" manages to do both. We’ve seen bits and pieces of Stefan’s birth as a vampire throughout various flashbacks on the show, but this new book really fills in the blanks. A lot of familiar characters also appear throughout its pages, including Damon, Katherine, Jonathan Gilbert, Stefan’s father and vampires Pearl and Anna. A bit of the history of Pearl and Anna is also revealed. There are a few inconsistencies between the show and the details in the book, but they’re not really glaring enough to detract from the enjoyment.
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