In Twilight, Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to live with her chief-of-police father in Forks, Washington, one of the rainiest places in the United States. Bella expects the move to Forks to be extremely boring. Could she be more wrong?
Bella becomes intrigued by a family with the surname Cullen. They are adopted, but they all favor one another with their pale skin. They also miss school when the sun shines and only associate with each other. She is particularly attracted to Edward Cullen, which is ironic because he is also painfully drawn to her, or at least to the smell of her blood.
Through the book, Bella is described as a magnet for danger. This statement's truthfulness manifests itself over and over. Not only has she managed to fall in love with a vampire, but it happens to be the one vampire that wants more than anything to kill her. That is, until he falls in love with her, too, and devotes all of his time to watch his fragile human and protect her from all of the perils of mortality, which he soon finds is a full time job when Bella finds her life threatened in every way possible.
Overall, I thought this was one of the greatest books I have ever read. I love to read, and I broke my ultimate rule of always reading the book before watching the movie because I did not think I would be interested in books about vampires. I liked the movie so much, that I read the book and the next three books in the series within the next two weeks. I fell in love with the characters of Bella and Edward, and it even made me, a vampire novel skeptic, wish that the world of vampirical teen romance truly existed.
This is also the only series of books that has compared to the Harry Potter series for me (and many others). Even though the themes of these books are not related, they share the addicting and captivating qualities of creating unique worlds with secrets intwined throughout the entire story. However, this book covers multiple themes. I would recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of Harry Potter books, general vampire books, any kind of teen "chick lit" books, or romance books in general.