Review: Twilight (Twilight #1) – Stephenie Meyer


Twilight (Twilight #1) – Stephenie Meyer

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Title: Twilight (Twilight #1)

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Release Date: September 6, 2006

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 498

Source: Garage Sale

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.

When Bella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets 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…

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Okay. I really didn’t want to like this book because it’s about vampires and werewolves, but I really liked it. The vampires weren’t horrible to read about, and the book was so much better than the movie. Twilight has always seemed so cliché to me and I never imagined myself liking the books, but I really liked this one. I cried. What. I never cry during books. What has my life come to? Gah. I cried during the part when she left Forks to go back to Phoenix. She got in a fight with her dad and it was just too much for my little newly-found-romantic-heart apparently. I was in a public venue crying while reading… oh my. The whole storyline of this book is a small town girl falling in love with a vampire. That’s basically the story in a nutshell. It was so addictive. I literally could not put it down.

Characters:

Bella was actually not that bad in the book. I cannot stand Kristen Stewart’s acting and I think that is the major reason I didn’t like the movies. She wasn’t ever so unbearably irritating that I wanted to hurl the book across the room. She loves Edward and I really liked that even though the romance seemed kind of rushed. She didn’t even know him, then the next day she’s telling him that she loves him. That is really the only complaint I have. Edward is mysterious and I really enjoyed his role in the book. He loves Bella with all his non-beating heart. I really enjoyed how Bella’s dad, Charlie, was real. He didn’t like Edward because he was taking his daughter away from him. Charlie was kind of the “rock,” so to say, in Bella’s life.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Alice, without a doubt. I love everything about Alice. Alice is Edwards “foster sister” and she is the coolest person in the whole book. She can see the future and she’s quirky and nice and just all around awesome. I love her charismatic personality and really everything about her.

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