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Posted by | May 14, 2010, 14:47 (MST) | 17 Comments
Category: Books, The Vampire Diaries TV

The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesThere’s been some confusion floating around about Stefan’s Diaries, which 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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  • ProgGrrl

    I too am a tad confused RE which books L.J. Smith is referring to… since she’s not writing these TV show prequel books, is she referring to “The Vampire Diaries: The Return” trilogy that’s listed on her site? Are those books out yet?

  • Vee

    I too am a tad confused RE which books L.J. Smith is referring to… since she’s not writing these TV show prequel books, is she referring to “The Vampire Diaries: The Return” trilogy that’s listed on her site? Are those books out yet?  

    The first two books of The Return trilogy are already out, which is why we’re confused as well. It very well could be she’s referring to The Return. I think the article/Hodder’s press release posting so soon on the heels of her blog entry is what’s causing the confusion. We’ve received different answers to her possible involvement in Stefan’s Diaries (re: whether she’s consulting or not), so we’re playing it safe by admitting we have NO real clue.

  • Walter

    The HarperTeen Listing on the books states that the books are written by Ljane. And I think it is safe to assume that it IS NOT The Return, because in a more recent blog post, (May 26 I think) she said their will be more books AFTER Midnight.

  • leslie

    ok i read here not to long ago that she is finishing up the return trilogy right now and midnight will be the third book in this trilogy. Then she mentioned this trilogy that she was not writing but she is going to have another trilogy after the return trilogy, so theres gonna be the first 4 books then the return trilogy the stefan diaries trilogy , then the last trilogy where elena, bonnie, meridith, stefan, and damon are in college

  • lisa

    Stefan’s Diaries is a new triology, but is not written by l.j. smith. the new trilogy she refers to is hunters. the first book is called hunters: phantom. Stefan’s Diaries is based off the tv show, not the original book series. hope this helps!



  • Rebma

    is someone going to make a book series based on the tv show ?
    so confused

  • Anahis_herrera

    hey ? so according to the show what book are we in right now?

  • Alice

    To be honest, I’m not a big fan of L.J Smith’s writing, even though her ideas are amazing, and I love the T.V show. So I’m kinda glad she won’t be writing this…

  • Lady Susan

    Read the first two Stefan’s Diaries Origins and Bloodlust, really enjoyed them. When is the third The Craving going to be available?

  • Ttamlyn

    I just finished reading Bloodlust and really enjoyed it. I think Cravings comes out May 2011 :) LOVE the show :D

  • Shani_tiffany_19

    hey i’m just wondering when is the next book coming out? is there going to be another book? if there is can you please post it on the website and post a message and tell me if there is going to be another book on Vampire Diaries!!!! thank-you sooo much hope to hear from you!

  • moony

    She as referring to the Hunter series.

    I am cunfussed I thought there was only three The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries but there are three more on pre order now so how many is there? I just finished reading the Craving and it does not say anything about another book like the rest did


    i love the vampire diaires sooooooooooooooooooooooo like really obsessed with it. my favorite vampire charator is STEFAN SALVATORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Puska

    are there going to be more than six books of stefan’s diarie’s?

  • Nikki

    I got…. 1 or 2 of those bk(‘s)…… Itz gonna’ b made n2 a tv(‘s) show/ series? If so epp 1 should be “pilot” And probbally ’bout…… 23 epp(‘s)? Is it gonna’ be a spinoff or somethn’

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