Twilight, written by Stephenie Meyer


Stephenie Meyer was noted as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly). Twilight is the first book in a series and it appears the author will continue writing about Bella and Edward for a long time. The movie adaptation is set for release November 21, 2008.

Twilight is a young adult fictional novel where Bella moves back to her home town to live with her Dad. Edward and Bella meet in Science class and after a series of uncomfortable events we learn they actually like each other. Edward feels so comfortable with Bella that he confesses he is not who she thinks he is, he was born in the early 1900’s and became a vampire after being left for dead as a teen. This is the start of Bella and Edward’s story. The book leaves you wondering what happens next (knowing there are at least three more books), does Bella get bitten? The apple on the cover of the Twilight novel represents “forbidden fruit”.

I typically do not read this genre, it was a good story but I do not expect to read the other books in the series.

Type: Young Adult, 544 pages Trade paperback

Synopisis:
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has 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 her 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.

Reviews:
Publishers Weekly: In our Best Books citation, PW called this tale of a teen attracted to a vampire, a "riveting first novel, equal parts suspense and romance." Ages 12-up. (Sept.)

1 comment

  1. I liked this book because I liked the way it described everything with all five senses. It concentrated on getting to know every character until you could almost predict what the character would do to react to a certain situation. But at the same time, the story stays enticing due to constant curveballs and suspense.

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