Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by Renee @ It’s Book Talk. This meme is an awesome way to share favorites that were published over a year ago or even books that you’re finally reading after much time has passed. I have plenty of those to share! If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. Please link back to her@It’s Book Talk.
-This week’s Pick-
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I could read this book over and over again. After seeing mixed reviews on it and reading that many people complained about the writing and characters, I bypassed it for awhile, but I had to read it. I’m a long time Anne Rice fan and LOVE vampire stories.
I fell in love with this book from the first chapter…
“In the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington State, a small town named Forks exists under a near-constant cover of clouds. It rains on this inconsequential town more than any other place in the United States of America. It was from this town and its gloomy, omnipresent shade that my mother escaped with me when I was only a few months old. It was in this town that I’d been compelled to spend a month every summer until I was fourteen. That was the year I finally put my foot down; these past three summers, my dad, Charlie, vacationed with me in California for two weeks instead.”
Bella is moving to Forks, Washington, to live with her dad. Forks is a small town and dreary for the most part. Bella doesn’t have a great relationship with her dad as she was raised by her mom, plus she’s the new girl in town and doesn’t know anyone. Bella’s new life is fairly boring until the Cullen family comes into the picture.
“I stared because their faces, so different, so similar, were all devastatingly, inhumanly beautiful. They were faces you never expected to see except perhaps on the airbrushed pages of a fashion magazine. Or painted by an old master as the face of an angel. It was hard to decide who was the most beautiful – maybe the perfect blond girl, or the bronze-haired boy.”
Bella is fascinated by the Cullens and ends up with an assigned seat next to Edward in Biology class. Edward acts strangely…
“I peeked up at him one more time, and regretted it. He was glaring down at me again, his black eyes full of revulsion. As I flinched away from him, shrinking against my chair, the phrase if looks could kill suddenly ran through my mind.”
It’s so mysterious. Why is Edward acting so strangely around her? Bella is fascinated by him and as the story moves forward, there’s no telling the upcoming circumstances Bella will be dealing with.
This may not be the beautiful prose that many people are looking for, but the plot and characters were enough to captivate me. I loved everything about it and flew through it. I couldn’t wait to read the next book.
My rating on this book is 5*****
Blurb: 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.
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.
- Series: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (Book 1)
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 6, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316015849
- ISBN-13: 978-0316015844
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Of course, I love the movies as well, but for me, the books were way better. I thought parts in the movies were cheesy, but never felt that way about the books. I ended up purchasing the Twilight Forever DVD set which contains all the movies, behind the scenes footage for all movies, and includes all the music videos. For those interested, check it out on Amazon.
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