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FogHater
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, January 5th (Thursday)

Amybody read them
I am thinking about reading the series
Are they good?
My sister watches the series and say it is good.
But has not read the books
Her daughter has read them and says there good


I don't know what I'm doing
but I know what I'm not doing

Posts: 1301 | Registered: Aug 2011 | From: Illinois
sadcat
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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, January 28th (Saturday)

The original books were ok, very different from the series though. Then the network bought the rights and a lot of the new books coming out are NOT by LJ Smith (original author, also wrote the Secret Circle books which they made a horrible show out of).

I have not read anything past the original four books.


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


Posts: 13259 | Registered: Oct 2005 | From: GA
poisonette
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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, February 10th (Friday)

I read the books. They're pretty good if you like teen stuff.

I couldn't even get through the pilot episode on TV. I kept asking "When is something good gonna happen?"


Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. - The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. JKR

Posts: 602 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Kent, OH
Betrayed_Angel
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Default  Posted: 6:33 PM, February 12th (Sunday)

OMG I loathed the books. I read them before the show came out...or I tried to, I couldn't finish the first one.

The Elena character from the books is vapid, narcissistic, and a bitch.

Seriously she goes after Stefan simply cause he is the only guy in school who doesn't seem to want her.


BS: 27(me)
WS: 45 (him)
OW: 38 (stalker student teacher)
D-Day #1: 09/26/11
D-day #2: 06/08/12 (possible OC)
Together 6yrs ago, married 3yrs
4 step-kids: 17 dd, 15 ds, 13 dd (mom#1, legally adopted them 4 yrs ago) 9 ds (mom#2)
R'ing on hold

Posts: 121 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: Trapped in the Sunshine
bluelady
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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, February 18th (Saturday)

I didn't make it through the first book either. I found the writing to be awful. Easily comparable to the short stories my junior high kids were writing. In some cases, my seventh graders did a better job.


Me (BS): 35

Divorced


Posts: 1456 | Registered: Jun 2006 | From: a little bit of everywhere
sadcat
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Member # 8637
Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, February 19th (Sunday)

I like LJ Smith a lot, but yeah this was her worst series. Love Secret Circle though.

Of course it is pure fluff, but nothing wrong with that!


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


Posts: 13259 | Registered: Oct 2005 | From: GA
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