The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes on September 9.
But fans will need to wait a bit longer before they can get their hands on "Stefan's Diaries #1: Origins."
Scheduled to hit bookstores in November, this prequel will be released by HarperCollins Children’s Books and Alloy Entertainment. It's the first in a planned trilogy of books that will reveal tidbits about the Salvatores, including the Civil War-era romance that pitted brother against brother.
The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith will not write these novels. Get a look at the cover of the first one below: