I wanted so much to hate Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I really did. I have been reading vampire novels for a long time now (since before the paranormal genre really became popular) and when I heard about this author, I really thought it wasn’t going to be something I would enjoy. I am more into the adult themed books which usually come with a lot of descriptive violence and sex and I couldn’t see how this would compare.
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, Isabella’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 Isabella, 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.
However, a friend gave me the movie to watch and I sat down dreading it the whole time but I felt obliged to check it out. Surprise surprise! I loved the movie! (With a few exceptions like the stupid glitter thing and the bad effects, which to the authors credit has nothing to do with her writing.) Which meant, I HAD to read the book! Just had to! I heard there was so many more details I would be missing if I didn’t, so I picked it up and went to reading. I could NOT put Twilight down. The story just had me hooked. I wanted to know more about the Cullens and how they came to be. I loved the interaction between the characters and her *veggie* vampires and how it allowed Bella to become a part of their world.
Overall, my hatred for Meyer and Twilight was premature and I think it was due to all the hype that it got with the movie. Usually when something gets that hyped up, and I get excited about it, I end up hating it due to those high expectations, but that didn’t happen this time. So, if you are a fan of the Paranormal/Romance/Vampires you will love this book.
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