Twilight - Twilight, Bk 1 Author:Stephenie Meyer "About three things I was absolutely positive. — First, Edward was a vampire. — Second, there was a part of him -- and I didn't know how dominant that part might be -- that thirsted for my blood. — And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him." — I'D NEVER GIVEN MUCH THOUGHT TO HOW I WOULD DIE. I'd had reas... more »on enough in the last few months -- but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this... Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of something else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something...
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
What Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back...« less
First of all I didn't really want to read this book but I work at a used bookstore and we are asked for this every day. My boss and I thought it would be a good idea to read this to see what it was about and if parents asked us about it we could inform them properly. So my boss and I tossed a coin and I lost.
It only took my two days to read this book, not because it was that intersting that I became engrossed but because I would skim the pages. After reading the first few chapters it was evident to me that Bella would always complain and be in trouble and Edward the vampire would always save her. Knowing that I really didn't need to read every line. Also I didn't see any depth with these characters in her book to me they were very flat. The book was very predictable and by the end of the story I didn't see the point of reading the other three books. In my opinion Myers could have just wrote the one book and it would tell the story of Edward and Bella. One last note the leading lady Bella isn't a very strong role model for young girls; she is whinny, complains too much, builds her happiness around everyone else and depends on too many people to save her. I am honestly convinced she can't make a decision about anything with out consulting everyone she knows.
I was totally surprised by all the negative reviews of this book/series. I found the first book at a garage sale and after seeing the previews for the movie decided it was time to read book one 'Twilight'. This books is listed as a teen read so I was pleasantly surprised to find myself engrossed in the story. After finishing this book quickly-because I LOVED it I had to rush right down to WalMart and buy the second book 'New Moon'. While reading book two I went to eBay and bought the other two. I LOVED the whole series and rate it right up there with the Harry Potter series (which was also written for teens.) I am a senior citizen and I still loved the story. I found it totally believeable with not only the love story but the intense dangerous situations the main characters encounter. After reading this series I then bought Stephenie Meyers latest book 'Host'. I HIGHLY recommend this author and especially the Twilight series to women of ALL ages. I give this series two thumbs up!
this is the most overrated book. not only is there no character development, but for a book that's supposed to be marketed to teens it sets a horrible example for healthy relationships. fall madly in lust and want to give up your life for someone...ummm no thanks. while stephenie meyers is good at setting a scene and mood (much too descriptive if you ask me), her character development is nonexistent. the entire book (and the entire series save for a chapter or two in the last book of the series)is written in first person from bella's point of view. you get no sense of any of the other characters (quite a few) that she introduces and frankly they seem much more interesting than the whiny and weak bella. Parents beware: this is not a book i would recommend letting impressionable young girls read.