Twilight Author:Stephenie Meyer "Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. ''Be very still,'' he whispered, as if I wasn''t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat. As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thw... more »arted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love .But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he''s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward,so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward''s sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst.The precision and delicacy of Meyer''s writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction.(Ages 12 and up) --Patty Campbell 10 Second Interview: A Few Words with Stephenie Meyer Q: Were you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? What are you watching now that those shows are off the air?« less
I read this book in one day and had to go out that night and buy the other three. My mom and all of her friends and my friends are hooked! I'm 35 years old and thought it was a book for just teens but that is soooo not true! Anyway, I loved all of the books but I wont be posted them here as I will keep all four of them!!
I was very under-impressed by this book and the series as a whole. I didn't care for the liberties taken with the Vampire legend (sparkling in the sun..come on!)...didn't understand how one minute they didn't know each other and the next they can't live without each other. Too Sappy for me. Give me a Laurell K Hamilton Vamp or Charlain Harris one...than ANY vampire in this entire series...with exception of the Volturi..
Most of the book is sappy and boring (teenage bodice ripper describes most of it). The interesting parts (in the last few chapters) could have been condensed down to a few pages. I'm puzzled how this series ever became such a huge hit. I loaned the book to my teenage niece who told me she fell asleep trying to read it. I think that says it all.