Sunday, January 25, 2009

Title: Twilight

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Date Finished: January 24, 2009

Personal Book Count: 7 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Young adult/ Science Fantasy

First Line: I’d never given much though to how I would die- though I’d had reason enough in the last few months- but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.

Summery: Teenagers, vampires, cool fast cars, young love, and good winning over evil.

Why did I pick this book? : Cheap at Costco, felt left out of hype ;)

Review: *May Contain Spoilers* Is there much more to be said, that hasn’t already? I think I am the last person to read this book. It didn’t take me long when I started though. I was sucked in (no vampire joke intended) by the writing, if not by the story, at first. It had a good rhythm to it, and the story keeps moving. On Bella’s part there is a teenage single mindedness over Edward (but it is a YA book.) I do get the appeal of his character. He is the bad boy, with a hint of occasional humanity. He is protective, and makes her feel special. I did question as I read, if he loved her, or if it was just flattery. I think that was well answered by the end. At the end of my edition, in the discussion questions, I saw where she compared Edward to Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. I can see that. In my mind, he has the same kind of draw. Or even of Ranger from the Stephanie Plum books (but that could be because I just finished one.) And really, is he THAT much different from early Angel or early Spike in the Buffy series? Over all, even as an adult, I enjoyed this fun read, and look forward to New Moon.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D


Debi said...

Nice review! I loved these books, too.


Anonymous said...

I like your review, and I thought what Bella and Edward had between them was pretty cute. I never did get around to reading the rest of the series though