Yes, readers, I finally broke down and read Twilight; I was pleasantly surprised! Here’s my review.
The Twilight Saga: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Copyright 2005, Little, Brown, and Company
When 17-year-old Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, she isn’t expecting much. But when she meets the inhumanly beautiful Edward Cullen, they fall unconditionally in love. The only problem is that Edward is a vampire, and part of him thirsts for her blood.
When a vicious vampire outside of the Cullen family catches Bella’s scent, he will do anything to drink her blood. What follows is a cross-country wild goose chase that leads Bella back to her hometown. Will Bella and the Cullens be able to defeat the thirsty vampire? And how will Edward and Bella’s relationship work? This is an enjoyable, contemporary romance/fantasy that will keep readers turning pages.
Rating: 4 stars.
Praise and Awards:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Editor’s Choice
An Amazon “Best Book of the Decade…So Far”
A Teen People “HOT LIST” Pick
A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
“Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts, [this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer’s tantalizing debut.” — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“The novels danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive….Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it.” — School Library Journal, starred review
First sentence of Twilight: I’d never given much thought to how I would die–though I’ve had reason enough in the last few months– but even if I had, I would not imagine it like this.
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