L.J. Smith: Thrilled with The Vampire Diaries!

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Based on viewer and critic reaction, most people are satisfied so far with Vampire Diaries.

But the opinion of one woman might mean more to producer Kevin Williamson than anyone else: author L.J. Smith.

Fortunately, the person responsible for the book series on which the show is based told MTV that she's thrilled with what she's seen so far.

The Vampire Diaries Cast

"I think they have done an incredible job of interpreting it, especially presenting it for a teen audience," she said. "I love the music. I love the cinematography, I think the cast is fabulous. I especially like Damon. Ian Somerhalder does very well. But I really, really like the Elena that they picked, Nina Dobrev. Even though she's brunette, and not blond, which took some getting used to for me because in the book she's blond, she's a great actress. And I love the Stefan that they've picked."

As the individual behind the storylines, it makes sense that Smith is privy to a few Vampire Diaries spoilers. Without giving anything away, she hinted that there is plenty of Elena/Damon interaction to come:

"It looks like they're starting off with a very strong Elena, one that's going to stand up to Damon, which I love. The scenes between them are going to be terrific."

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

You are literally the best person I've ever known. And for me to think I could ever change you was giving me way too much credit and you way not enough… you're the good. And I need a little good in my life.

Damon [to Elena]