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Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1)
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 reason enough in the last ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316160179
ISBN-10: 0316160172
Publication Date: 10/5/2005
Pages: 512
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 1039 ratings
Publisher: Megan Tingley
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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aila avatar reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Past all the hype with this series, you'll find something not quite fleshed out. It suffers from a Mary Sue type main character (meaning a stereotypical, un-fleshed character that the reader can easily envision their self in), and the writing in general is not all that. But Meyer does manage to put a neat little twist to the world of vampies, and Edward is THE perfect man for any woman, and that is the main reason this series is doing so well. It's a fun read if you can get over how simple and stereotypical of a "romance novel" it is. Just don't expect a fantastic example of literature.
reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Even though it is classified as a Young Adult book, I found it really enjoyable. And the romantic scenes are harmless, I would easily give it to my 12 yo to read as well.
JonnieAngel avatar reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
The book is read by Ilyana Kadushin, who has a very nice voice. I read the book a couple of times before I bought the audio CD and the way she read the book was entirely different from how I understood the book. There's something off about the way she reads it, like she is off on her comedic timing and hasn't quite mastered the art of sarcasm. That's the best way I can explain it.

Another thing that bothers me is the way she mispronounces "Quileute" in the first half of the book. Somewhere towards the end, she corrects it.

It is still a good story, but doesn't even begin to reach the quality I've enjoyed with Jim Dale and Harry Potter.
reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I thought this was an amazing book, even if the plot of new-girl-in-town falls in love with the loner vampire is slightly over used. Wonderfully detailed descriptions and new takes on the cliche subject make this book 100% worthwhile.
Once I opened the cover I was captivated, I read this whole book in one night.
RockStarGirl avatar reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 329 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
After hearing rave reviews about this series from a Mommy friend of mine, I decided to give it a try. Up until pretty much the end of the book, I found the whole thing unrealistic (aside from the vampire part) and slow. The main character is so far from acting like a typical teenager that it's bizarre. I had to force myself to finish the book, and have no desire to see what happens in the future with these characters. I read that this is going to be a movie, and maybe it will be a little more lively and vibrant on the screen, but unless you just adore vampire novels, you might want to check out something else.
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tiffanyak avatar reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 215 more book reviews
An excellent book. The first volume of the four-book Twilight Saga. When I first heard about it I was doubtful (teen vampire romance not being my usual preference for books), but then I found the boxed set of all the volumes for a great price. I decided to give them a try, and I'm very glad that I did. In the first book you essentially get to read about the formation of the relationship between Edward Cullen (vampire) and Bella Swan (human). While the writing (and editing) of the books are not of the best quality you can find, the originality and entertainment present in the books make them all well worth the read. I had trouble putting them down until I was finished, and wouldn't mind reading them again. Definitely highly recommended.
reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
I could hardly put this book down--and subsequently read all four books in the series in rapid fire. I am not a "vampire" believer/reader. These books were great though!
diamondsae82 avatar reviewed Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
I loved this book. This series made me remember how much I love to read. Stephenie Meyer is a genius!!

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