by Stephenie Meyer
Book #1 in the Twilight Saga
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Days to Read: 6
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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.
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite.
I am definitely a Twilight fan. Why would I reread something I didn’t like? I can also see why people don’t like it, to each their own right?
If you don’t know Twilight follows Bella Swan as she moves from Arizona to Forks, Seattle to live with her dad so her mum can travel with her new husband. She is initially miserable until she notices a mysterious boy, Edward. Suddenly Forks isn’t so boring.
I love Bella, I really do, but this time around I began to notice how she complained and what she complained about. Like the weather and that Charlie isn’t home. All things that no one has any control over, which leaves very little reason to complain. I can appreciate that it must be difficult to move to a new state and start at a new school but she really didn’t want to be there and definitely acted as such.
I found the backstories we got to be honestly the part of the story I really enjoyed. I couldn’t remember how I knew any of Alice’s back story and when it came up in the story I was so happy – I really wish there was a book about Alice, I would love that – I love reading about all their lives before hand, Carlile’s is another interesting one.
Forks as a setting is stunning to me. I am someone who loves the rain and the mountains so I am always in heaven reading books based in Seattle or Alaska.
Overall Twilight is a nostalgic read for me. Will I reread it again? probably. Does that mean that its a spectacular novel? no. But for me it will always be a go too.
Ease of reading: 9/10
Character Development: 6/10
World Building: 5/10
Quality of Writing: 5/10