I started to watch the series after I had read the books and must say I was a little disappointed because when you read the books you can get a sense of what the characters are like in the series. There are a few characters that are missing from the book and some of them have been changed but it was all for the better.
The relationship between Stefan, Elena and Damon is amazing they are all caught in a love triangle with Elena making the choice to be with Stefan but then wondering what it would be like with Damon. When I first started to watch the show I was a little cautious because I wasn't sure of the storyline but now I am in love with it and can't wait for season 2 to come out!
I would recommend to anyone that has read the books and also that has an interest in buying this, it is well worth the money.