Sunday, June 12, 2011

Review - Twilight

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

My Review:
First, I would just like to say, if you haven't read my previous blog romancing the non-romancer, please read it first. You will then understand, why now, and only now, am I just reading and reviewing Twilight.


Yesterday I walked into Borders and purchased a copy of Twilight. Here it was, almost 6 years since the book was  first published, and  I still had not read it. Read the previous blog, you'll understand.
I took it home and immediately started to read. I couldn't put it down. The writing was superb, and I found that I was taken in by this little town called Forks and its inhabitants. I read a little over 55% of the book last night and finished it this morning. My final analysis? A very good and fast paced read. I felt that the characters were developed well, as was the plot. The relationship between Bella and Edward was a little frustrating to me. It seemed very hot and cold, as to say that Edward seemed to be a bit bi-polar. I was very thankful that their relationship wasn't sugar coated like I thought it would be. The sexual tension between them did seem to fly off the pages at times. And in the end I did love the loyalty that they had for each other. I do wish there had been more action, I felt that the lack there of, made the last few chapters fall short for me. And there wasn't as much of Jacob as I had expected there to be.


Coming from the "Joss Whedon" brand of vampire, I do have a new appreciation for Stephenie Meyer's imagination. A vampire who sparkles in the sunlight is actually pretty interesting. It makes him seem less lethal. But you know when he goes hunting that it is the very polar opposite. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with this interesting bunch of characters. So far my favorite's are Alice and Carlisle (I know, I'm such a rebel. I rarely choose main characters. lol). As for my team of choice??? There wasn't enough of Jacob in the story for me to make an honest choice. And Edward, although alluring, was frustrating at times. 
SO...I will have to say, I am...

because, who wouldn't want to play baseball with them. ^_^

Great Story.

My Rating:
A very cute birthday cake


Allie said...

Well, well. Not that bad, huh? So glad you decided to give it a chance, after all. And hey... you enjoyed it! How 'bout that.

I think if you do decide to continue the series, you will be able to make a more informed decision.

But, Team Cullen? I'm with you on that one. ;)

Love it.

Ashton The Book Blogger said...

Yes, I shall continue with the series. I was really thankful that it wasn't what i thought it was going to be. And yes, so far Team Cullen. =) I always have been drawn to vampires.
Glad you love it!

Evie said...

Hahah! Team Cullen! :) You know, Ash, I actually live in a housing called "Carlisle Court" :) Haven't seen him around, tho! ;/

Anyhoo! I am thrilled to hear you liked this books so much! When I read it the movie wasn't even in plans yet and it was such a NEW and COOL thing hahah, ahhh~ *memories*

I think there's a huge chance you'll like Stephenie Meyer's other novel, too -> The Host. I totally adored it!

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Fahrenheit 451
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mistletoe Murder
The Devil Wears Prada
Breaking Dawn
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Lovely Bones
Like Water for Chocolate
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Bridget Jones's Diary
Life Seemed Good, But....
The Nanny Diaries
Exiled, Book 1
Beautiful Sins
The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood
The Hunt for Red October
The Silence of the Lambs
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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