Wednesday, April 21, 2010


When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward s both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he had 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 at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back...

Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned.

I must have been the only person who hadn't read this book...until now. I've jumped on the bandwagon and blame it entirely on my daughter. She's an advanced reader for her age, she's read all the Harry Potter books, the Percy Jackson series and she's been wanting to read the Twilight series, but before I can give her the okay for her to read a book that I may not think is age appropriate for her I need to read it first.

I enjoyed the setting, the cool and greenery of the Olympic Peninsula, it had a certain sadness and darkness to this story. The characters, Bella, is the new kid in town, living with her father for the first time since her parents divorce. Not only does she have to adjust to living with a parent she considers almost a stranger, but she also has to start a new school. She's warmly welcomed by all except for the Adonis like boy that ignores her. Edward is a mystery, beautiful and mysterious. There's this instant chemistry between them, but Edward fights against it as much as he can. But eventually both he and Bella decide to give their feelings a chance, and that's when the real adventure begin.

I found the love/lust that Bella has for Edward very realistic, well except the vampire thing. Remember being a teenager and being stupidly in love with the dark and mysterious boy that sits beside you in biology, or chemistry in my case. And how you would risk anything for it...

I enjoyed the book and found it easy to read...I am now curious on what will happens next. I may even watch the movies now.

But going back to the original reason on reading Twilight, I don't think it's appropriate for an almost ten year old. She'll have to wait a few more years.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (4/5) Young Adult: Paranormal; Published: Little Brown Books (10/05); New Author; Series: # 1, Twilight Saga; 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge (9); Young Adult Reading Challenge (4); DIK Book Reading Challenge (2); Books 2010 (45);

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