Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).
Summary: 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 up side 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.
Although L.J. Smith didn’t start this new prequel series, it’s pretty good and I think it fits with what she was going for with the original series. I liked being in sexy Stefan’s mind; it was a nice change. I also liked seeing the relationships of the characters more. You can gather what happened between the three in the original series but it’s not the same as having it literally spelled out for you. The only hang up I have about it is that it’s too short. I would have expected something much longer. Oh well. I really liked this story and I can’t wait to read the second and third one.