There’s been some confusion floating around about Stefan’s Diaries, which Bookseller.com reported as being a prequel trilogy to L.J. Smith’s original Vampire Diaries book series. So imagine our confusion when a reader pointed out this HarperCollins catalog listing:
Now fans can get more of their favorite vampire drama! Written in a diary format from the point of view of smoldering vampire Stefan Salvatore, Stefan’s Diaries tells the story, as depicted on The Vampire Diaries television show, of the love triangle that would change the Salvatore brothers’ lives forever. This trilogy offers new insight into the wildly popular TV series and the epic love story that turned devoted brothers into mortal enemies.
So we emailed HarperTeen for clarification and they were gracious enough to provide us with the following statement for release:
STEFAN’S DIARIES are an exciting new project based on the VAMPIRE DIARIES novels written by LJ Smith and the TV series developed by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec. The prequel story is based on the lore from the show, taking place during the Civil War.
We’re not entirely sure if the “new Vampire Diaries trilogy” L.J. Smith mentioned in this April 5th blog post is referencing Stefan’s Diaries or not, and we’re not entirely clear on her involvement with this particular project. But at least we know for certain that there will be a book trilogy based on the TV series’ mythology, L.J. Smith is not writing it, and it is due for release on November 2, 2010. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
Hopefully we’ll have more information soon!
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