Top 7 Scenes from The Vampire Diaries series

Friday, June 01, 2012

I don’t know if you know this about me but I am a HUGE Vampire Dairies fan.  Even before I was a blogger, I was reading The Vampire Dairies series more than I can count on my two hands.  I discovered the books via my local library.  I would drink books up like water, one right after another.  My librarian requested the series without my knowledge and when they came in with these old-fashioned covers, I couldn’t read them right away; the covers bothered me, they were just so old and being such a picky 13 year old, I couldn’t help but put them off.  When I went to Borders (*sniffle*) a few weeks before the books at the library were due, I saw the same series of books but with a revamped cover and got them and devoured them immediately.  L.J. Smith easily became (and still is) one of my favorite authors.  Approximately 4 years ago, I discovered that they were making a TV show about the book series.  Fan-girling commenced.

After watching the finale to Season 3 of Vampire Dairies, a few weeks ago, my friend and I got into a heated debate about what would happen in Season 4.  That got us discussing the book series, which she hasn’t read yet.  I told her about L.J. Smith’s discontinuation with the series that you can read about HERE.  This still devastates me because I love L.J. Smith’s work and I would love to know where she would have taken the series. 

 Well, to get you all in The Vampire Diaries mood, I made up two lists of my top favorites about VD.  After these two lists, L.J. Smith will be coming over to The Bucket List to share a guest post about the series.  So spread the word about this and stay tuned for that awesome guest post!

Top 7 Scenes from The Vampire Dairies series
1. “’I tell you I’m dying and you laugh at me?’ a disheveled Damon shouted.  ‘I’m blind, deaf, my senses are haywire—and you laugh!’” p. 595, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
It is just so ironic that it quickly became one of my favorite scenes in the book.  It also makes me wonder about what would happen if Stefan did get to be human.  Would the book series just end there?

2. “’I’m the mirror?’ she said then, looking up at him.
‘You’ve stolen my soul,’ he said.” p. 348, The Awakening by L.J. Smith
It is quotes like these for why I am Team Stefan in the book.  Best pick-up line ever.  That is all I need to say.

3. “Damon had picked up the snow globe with the miniature forest when Shinichi found Elena’s smudged glow radiating from it.” p. 407, Nightfall by L.J. Smith
The snow globe is not so much a scene; it is a concept.  L.J. Smith is such a fantastic writer and this plotline wows me every time.  The fox demons come to town and put Elena inside a snow globe.  Not only do I like how she got into the trap, but I also like how Damon decides to follow her and bring her back, after all he has done to her.

4. “They ended up in a rush and then fell to the ground together, arms locked around each other, each holding on as tightly as possible.  Neither of them said a word.” p. 515, Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
I waited a long time for Nightfall.  I thought this was the end, which I didn’t like at all because I wanted more of the story.  However this particular scene with Stefan and Elena rolling around in the grass together was just so cute.  Yah!  Elena was back and Stefan didn’t have to be miserable anymore.

5. “It really was unbearable.…
…and it was Bonnie….” p. 147, Nightfall by L.J. Smith
This was surprisingly the first time I saw that this relationship could work.  Damon and Bonnie.  I never thought of it before, but look at it.  Damon was undressing her to take a bath, and he describes her in a way that sounds delicate and sort of loving.  I now look at his nickname for her, “little redbird,” in a new light.

6. “Then, very gently and deliberately, she drew that snarling mouth down to her own.” p. 237, The Awakening by L.J. Smith
This scene was what made me believe that Elena was very strong and brave.  I love characters like that, they are special.  It was upsetting that they didn’t put this scene in the TV show because it would have helped Elena’s character a great deal.

7. “After what seemed like centuries but was only a few hours, something moved in the ash.  A fist clenched.” p. 567, Midnight by L.J. Smith
I remember when I first read this.  I was crying my eyes out until this scene.  I remember sniffling, standing up from my chair, and just staring around the room.  That was how it ended?  It was great that he didn’t die but how was he going to get home now?  Damon is all alone under this tree.  What is going to happen?  The scene itself was so dramatic that I thought about it a great deal when I finished the book.  The dead can twitch, can’t they?  I tried to come up with every possible way to cope with waiting for a next book.

We have 7 books in the series, The Vampire Dairies by L.J. Smith.  7 top scenes in the series!  Which parts are your favorites?

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