Monday, February 02, 2009

New Moon



Title: New Moon

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Date Finished: February 1, 2009

Personal Book Count: 9/100

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Young Adult

First Line: I felt like I was trapped in one of those terrifying nightmares, the one where you have to run, run till you lungs burst, but you can’t make your body move fast enough.

Summery: Still have a lot of Bella, Edward and many other characters from the first book, but we get to know Jacob much better, as well as some new characters introduced around his story line.

Why did I pick this book? : Sequel to Twilight and I’m now a complete junkie ;)

Review: *SPOILERS* I really liked this book. I liked getting to know Jacob better, seeing the flip side of the coin, and seeing how that relationship could work. For a while. Then it was like, I miss Edward, bring back the vampires. I like that she got some time with Alice though, and to see the way they interact, and how Alice seems to feel about her, away from Edward. I like the whole “two girls on the way to, and in Rome” part as well. Alice is so much like Edward, but it seems to me her sense of humor is more playful. I hate the way she talked to and treated Charlie. Did she even offer to go with him to the funeral? And if I talked like that, or issued ultimatums, or even went behind my parents back like that, I would have been smacked in to next week. I had so much respect for my parents, and I think that even now, our relationship is better for it. I’m not going to say if this book was better or worse then Twilight, it was just different. And enjoyable read on its own. I find once you start comparing books, one is never going to stack up, and are you remembering it right anyway? So why bother? I like to judge books on a stand alone basis. I really like the way this book ended, with a vote, and I like to see that there is some change and growth happening in the characters. I’m really looking forward to Eclipse now, but as I just read New Moon in 3 days, I think I’ll wait till the weekend to pick it or, or I may not be working this week. I can’t wait to see where Meyer takes the rest of the series. *Spoilers*

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

1 comment:

J. Kaye said...

I found lots of readers had issues with Bella. I am not sure why I didn't, but I didn't. I guess it's because I felt she resented her father on a more deeper level. She blamed him. I don't know. All I am sure of is I loved this series. Thought it was great. :)