Let me first say that although I love vampires to death, no pun intended, they have been done too often. Almost, to the point where they have become dull and boring but not this one.
One of my favorite vampire stories in a while. It was more than the typical love story between an vampire and the one he loved so dearly he could hardly control his emotions. This story line was not a predictable one where its simple about a romance between two people but rather one of hurt, turmoil and disappointment. What I really loved most about this book was the new spin of the vampire and werewolves rivalry.
I felt it was very interesting and an easy read. I highly recommend this love story as one with depth.
I have read and reread this book many times. This book is a age crosser. I have friends that are older than me that love this book and their daughters love this book. Luckily that is how I found it. I bought all 4. The first is my favorite. Nothing like first getting to know the love of your life. Stephanie Meyer just truly has a way of describing scenes and events that makes you feel part of the story. You just plain get pulled in and can't wait to read more.
I was going to give this book one star, but decided three would be more relevant.
I'm not going to lie, Stephenie Meyer over analyses EVERYTHING. To the point where Bella plays with her freckle on her hand, to describing Edward's 'lavender smooth; beautiful' eyelid, to eating a damn granola bar, to licking his smooth marble; hard lips. I couldn't stop laughing. I thought, 'Who the hell describes eyelids? I've never read a novel where the author describes a boy's eyelids as "lavender" and "pretty."' It's true, it does seem as though Meyer kept a thesaurus next to her to find a word that's 'bigger' than the actual word itself.
I did like the novel, I'm sorry to say. It's not a bad read, the film is horrible. This novel has many flaws, but think about it. This is a FANTASY novel - a novel that was base on Meyer's dream and pure IMAGINATION. If this was nonfiction then it would definitely be gay for a vampire to sparkle.
Giving it three stars for me means it was an OKAY read, it's not all that. I read it twice and once should have been good enough for me. After reading it for the second time, I put the book down, I couldn't go on.
I did like the Saga itself, Breaking Dawn especially.
Twilight is a hard book for me to review. I’ve read it twice and enjoyed it a lot both times, but there’s so much about it that bothers me, that I feel like this might read as a negative review rather than a positive one. It’s just hard to put into words how much I do like this series, despite its obvious problems. It holds a special place in my heart though, since it’s the book that got me back into reading.
For such a thick book, it’s a surprisingly fast read. That’s probably mostly do to the writing being very easy and everything just flows nicely. Is the writing particularly good? Well, no, in fact it’s extremely repetitive. It also doesn’t help that Bella has a one track mind: Edward, Edward, Edward!
On my second read through, my immediate first (second) impression was that Bella is actually quite unlikeable and has no real personality. She’s only memorable because she’s Bella Freakin’ Swan! She’s extremely judgmental and complains about everything, and I believe she’s a closet mean girl. She silently thinks she’s better than everyone around her, and smarter, too. She also manages to be quite manipulative when she wants something.
Then she admits that she doesn’t like to make decisions, but when she does make up her mind she sticks with it whether or not it was the right one, and then whines about being depressed instead of doing anything to change it! She also has absolutely no reaction when Edward admits that he wanted to kill her and everyone around her to get to her blood. No reaction at all! Same when James is after her. All she can think about is being with Edward. She’s barely present in her own life. No wonder her only goal seems to be to get into Edward’s pants.
I think I ended up liking Edward better this time around though. Sure, I still found it extremely creepy that he broke into Bella’s house almost every night since meeting her and watching her sleep (something else Bella no reaction to other than being embarrassed that she talks in her sleep!). He does attempt to get to know her though, once his big secret is out, and they can be together publicly. I noticed that all Bella wanted to know was how to become a vampire, rather than learning anything about Edward as a person. So bonus points to Mr.Cullen!
As for the plot…well, there isn’t much of one until the last 100 pages. Even then it seemed like kind of an afterthought. There was no real reason or explanation as to why James was so adamant to kill Bella. He’s a tracker, so what? What does that mean exactly? This desperate situation didn’t have any sense of urgency about it. There was some tension when Bella was out of town, but that’s probably due to having no idea what James was up to. Then it just ends abruptly. Edward saves the day without even breaking a sweat. One page Bella is dying, and the next she’s healing in the hospital. Not very exciting.
Basically, Twilight is nothing more than a very intense love story with the worst possible female role model. It’s so much fun to read though! There’s some very funny moments sprinkled through out that kept a smile on my face, and I couldn’t help but grin like a maniac whenever Charlie or Alice made an appearance. I must say that I definitely prefer the movie.
I guess it's hard to go to a book site and not rate Twilight and The Hunger Games in this day and age. So here goes my opinion on Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
Twilight was thought to be a new concept when it first came out. Vampires, and love? Could love conquer one vampire's need to feed off of the most delicious smelling blood ever? According to Meyer, love can conquer anything. If a lion and lamb are in love, then they will indeed stay in love. And from that point, I can't rate twilight badly.
The only real problem with Twilight are the annoying fan clubs. Some people just got too into the idea of vampires.
I really liked Meyer's comparisons and the different characters. Although it did seem kind of weird to me that Edward just out of nowhere seemingly fell in love with Bella upon meeting her.
The basic story idea is interesting and could be fun. Obviously with the popularity of this series amongst so many people, coupled with the seething disdain of it from so many other people, this author has managed to tap into some sort of fundamental human emotions. I guess it really works for some folks, but for me I found it mostly irritating. I think it was mostly just the dialogue. It was just really vapid. I also hate how weak and helpless Bella is.