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Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I've been out of the loop for a while now, and I just barely started, and finished, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.

Now, since there have been two other books that have come out since then, clearly there are a lot of people who have different opinions about the series, and I've heard the spectrum. Going into it with a healthy dose of skepticism, I have to say that I really enjoyed the book. It was really easy to read, the story flowed easily, and the characters were entertaining. I'm terribly sad that both New Moon and Eclipse are checked out of the local library, as I was hoping to get through the series before the end of the week. Oh well. I waited this long to read the first one, I guess it's OK to wait longer.

One of the big complaints that I heard was in reference to the constant references to Edward's physique. While I did think that they were used quite liberally, I think that the writing style was perfect coming from the point of view of a 17 year old girl who has found herself undeniably enchanted by a vampire. Sure, it's a little dramatic, and a bit over-the-top, but what 17 year old girl isn't? Especially a 17 year old who believes she is "unconditionally, and irrevocably in love..."

I will be the first to say that I was extremely skeptical about reading a high school vampire romance novel, but if you're looking for something entertaining and kind of fluffy, this book should be just the thing to hit the spot.


  1. I have the series. I would loan it to you if only you were closer. . .if you guys come down for the weekend or anything let me know and I'll get them to you. :) Also, have you read her other book, The Host? I actually liked it more than the Twilight series.

  2. We are fans at our house. We are anxiously awaiting the last book in the series which, I think, comes out in August or Sept. I am in the middle of The Host and am enjoying it too. Erica liked it, as well.
    Happy Reading! ALLEE

    PS Have you seen the preview for the movie? Looks good!