Twilight or The Vampire Diaries?

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Twilight or The Vampire Diaries?

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I'm in love with both Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, but for the books, Twilight catches my eye more. It's a book I can pick up at any time and just read it. It's my go-to book. I take it everywhere, in case I just decide to read. It's such a beautiful book, with amazing characters. So beautifully written. When I start reading it, I can't put it down.

What do you think?

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i've had a long standing fascination with vampires....I read VD when i was a freshman in high school WAAAAYYYY back in the mid-1990s and LJ Smith was one of my favorite authors (hello, Secret Circle series?). I've also read most of the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles as well. However, I got sucked into the world of Twilight at the ripe old age of .... hah, you didn't think i'd really tell you how old i was.... but old enough to not be able to pass for a YA reader, lol! I love me some Edward Cullen. In fact, i was secretly hoping that when i was pregnant, before we found out we were having a girl, that if it was a boy, his name was going to be Cullen. It really has been a long time since i've read the VD books, but i do remember enjoying them - the focus was more on the vamp aspects rather than in Twilight were it's all from Bella's perspective.

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Although I love both series, I have to say that Vampire Diaries is my favorite. L. J. Smith is an amazing author, and I love every chance that I get to read one of her books. I could curl up on the porch in the sun with one of her books and read all day long if I was able to.

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Post by hannahjoy2 »

Lj smith will always be my favorite author. I read the Twilight series and it was pretty good, but i liked the host better. The vampire diaries, the secret circle, the forbidden game, Night World, and her other book which i have forgotten the name of will always be number one.

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Post by Mori »

I agree with the Host and the forbidden game. However, I was a huge fan of the twilight books well before the movies came out (the movies to me didn't do justice to the books). The Vampire diaries, like many other books, kind of went on a little too much for my taste, but were really well written as well. Given the choice, i would re-read any of the twilight books before going back through vampire diaries.

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Twilight. I am one of those people who loved the Twilight series and hated the movies. I don't watch VD on TV, and I found the book quite uninteresting. However I loved L.J.Smith's Secret Circle series.
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For me i choose Twilight. There was something about the series that really captured my interest and got me hooked to the point that I read the first 3 books in two days.I heard about the Vampire Diaries but didn't read the book due to the mixed reviews that the series have gotten online.For the adaptation, it will be the Vampire Diaries for me because the movie for Twilight is a let down and not quite what I expected.

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Post by Somncrazy »

I loved the Twilight series when it came out, and Breaking Dawn is still in my top books to re-read. It was the unique take and mythology of the vampires that made it both interesting the first time you read it, and kind of flat afterwards because the is no downside to the 'losing your humanity' issue. All things considered though, the writing and the story are better developed and the story arc makes sense. I did not like the movies.
As for VD, the show is NOT good in many levels but successful with its target audience. I find that the books are somewhat boring an the series too drawn out for purely commercial reasons.

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Post by Ash22 »

I love twilight and vampire diaries but book series wise I love twilight more when first read twilight it felt like I was in the book when I read vampire diaries I didn't really get that feeling it was a bad series but I definitely liked the twilight series more

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Post by Sarah_Khan »

I agree with you. I would choose Twilight, for me the book was better written and I liked the plot better. I also agree with you that I could see myself rereading the Twilight series but not The Vampire Diaries series. :P

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Post by Ash22 »

Yeah I just couldn't get into vampire diaries like I did twilight and I agree the plot for twilight is better. :)

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Twilight is my go to reread to. I just connect with it more than The Vampire Diaries. I take Twilight with me most places I go if I want a quick read.

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Post by Alylynn317 »

Twilight for books, Vampire Diaries for TV show.

I loved Twilight in book form. Stephanie Myer is an amazing writer. I wished she would write more books becuase The Host is my favorite book of all time. The movies though were not so good. They never really are but it is hard to caption Stephenies passion and deep emotion from her writing, in movie format, and that is what the movies are lacking.

For Vampire Diaries, I did read most the books, way back when, but if anyone has read the books and watched the TV show know they are vastly different! I'm pretty sure they just used some of the names and then created their own show. If you watch the first episode you see they are trying to take a little bit from the book for Damon's character but then completely forget about the crows and the fog in the next episodes. The TV show I think have much better plots than the books...surprisingly, that might be the only time you see me say that. I honestly am in love with the show (and Damon), so hands down TV show wins.

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I think Twillight is better
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The Vampire Diaries! I do love both, but VD wins in my opinion. I mean there's so much drama and unexpected happenings. I just love those jaw-dropping moments that it gives you. I really need to get the complete series..

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