I don’t think there is a living, breathing person on the planet that does not know what Twilight is about so I am going to spare you the synopsis and just gush over what I loved about it.
1. Stephanie Meyer did an excellent job of taking me back to the days of girlhood. All those awkward moments. The clumsiness. The teen crushes that you swore would make your heart break into two. It all came rushing back to me while reading about Bella and Edward’s romance.
2. I loved the dangerous quality of it all. Edward has that naughtiness that you know you need to stay away from, but can’t. Bella has that “forbidden fruit” thing going on. It’s an impossible relationship that you want to see work.
3. I loved the setting. The rainy, gloomy town of Forks. An ideal place for a family of vampires to live. They are isolated but sort of not, with Seattle just a stone’s throw away.
4. Edward has got to be the most charming vampire ever known. I mean, who would even care if they were bitten by someone like that? Not me.
5. I also loved the innocence of Bella. Fragile, beautiful and somewhat naive. I usually do not like femme fatales but for some reason, I didn’t mind her being saved all the time. She truly seemed to need it.
6. I enjoyed the family dynamic. Both Bella’s family and Edward’s. Two very different families for sure, but ones that I cared about.
I held out for a long time before picking the book up. I have this thing about reading blockbuster books when everyone else is reading them. I like to take my time… ease into it a bit. I’m also glad I haven’t seen the movie yet. I really wanted to read the book first so I could picture the characters in my mind without the movie influencing me.
As for it being geared towards young adults, I found the storyline to be appealing and I am forty-years-old! My son is ten, and although Bella and Edward’s relationship is mostly innuendos, I do feel that it might be a bit much for a ten-year-old, unless that ten-year-old is more on the mature side.
Overall, it was thoroughly enjoyable and I cannot wait to read New Moon.
10 thoughts on “Review: Twilight”
I haven’t read these books, but when we went to a family reunion last fall, I was talking to my hubby’s 85 year old great-uncle who’s an avid reader. He was reading Twilight, because “he wanted to see what all the fuss was about.” He is awesome and so much fun to talk to. I’m glad to see you loved this book.
It’s fun that you enjoyed! And you’re right–their relationship is mostly innuendo, until the next couple books, when they have extensive discussions about how badly they want to have sex, and the last book, when they turn into nymphos. If I had teen or ‘tween kids, I wouldn’t want them to start these books until they were 16 or so because you know they’re going to get hooked and read them all in quick succession, and I wouldn’t want them reading it too early. Enjoy New Moon!
Another Twilight lover is born! 😉 Most of the things you liked about it are the things that I liked about it. I went and bought the rest of the series in a boxed set that was on sale on Amazon with some of my Christmas money and was positively gleeful when they arrived on my doorstep yesterday!
Yes… YES!! I loved the book too! I am “40” something too. I think you said it all. I just think it was fun to go back to those days.. .. >>I have finished New Moon and I am in the Middle of Eclipse. Thanks for the Great Review.
#3…yes! Although, if I remember correctly, didn’t Bella talk about going to Seattle for books…only she never did go. 😦
The movie is wonderful. A great adaptation and perfectly cast
I’m so glad you jumped on the bandwagon with this one! I reviewed all four books plus the movie plus the unfinished draft of book 5 on my blog. When you finish reading all the books be sure to come back and read my reviews – they are spoiler filled but you get to see all my ranting and swooning. ~LOL~
I never thought that I would love the Twilight series, but it is official, I love it! I can’t wait to read New Moon either!
Your review is great. Here is mine if you get a chance