Throwback Thursday – August 24th 2017 – Twilight

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.

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-This week’s Pick-

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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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.”

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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.”

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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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Thanks for reading this week’s Throwback Thursday!


 

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…

Susan at SusanLovesBooks

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Cathy at Between the Lines

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Amy at NovelGossip

Holly at Dressed to Read

Claire at I’m a Coffeeholic Bookworm

Lynne at Fictionophile

Nicki at The Secret Library Site

Amy at Book Snail Reviews

Sam at Clues and Reviews

Abby at Crime By The Book

28 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – August 24th 2017 – Twilight

  1. Christina @ The Bookshelf Corner

    Great post! I read Twilight before the massive hype and I’d still give book 1 the same rating as you. I also agree with you that the all the books were better than all the movies.

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  2. Nel

    Good throwback choice. I completely enjoyed the first story but then that’s also were it died for me. However I did watch the movies to try and understand the hype and I still don’t get it, haha. You should read, if you haven’t already, the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. It’s pretty awesome and it features vampires as the title suggests. 🙂 Also want to say that I am also a huge Anne Rice fan!

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    1. Thanks, Nel. It seems like people either love it or hate it. I think this series is something I would have gone gaga over in high school, lol. I’ll go check out the Vampire Academy right now. Sounds good. Cool that you love Anne Rice too! I have a few of her new books I need to read. 😉 ❤ I'm just heading over to check out today's endangered animal on your blog. Have a great day!

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      1. Nel

        Yes, I probably would have been the same way; gaga haha. I also have a few Anne Rice books I need to read as well eventually. That TBR that never ends!
        I think you’ll enjoy today’s animal post. It seems to be a never before heard of one for everyone that’s commented so far.

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  3. I read it over and over as well and I saw the movies! I actually think the movies spoiled it for me because it’s been a very long time since I’ve reread the series. It’s hard not to picture Kristen Stewart and I really dislike her acting. Don’t mind picturing Edward though 😉

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    1. I’ve heard so many people say that, and for some reason, she is a little annoying in the movies. So many people bash the movies and I wonder how different it would’ve been had they used someone else for Bella. I just can’t picture anyone else in that spot though. The books were so much better for me. Glad you enjoyed them as well! ❤ Thanks for sharing that…

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  4. yay to “twilight” 🤗 i know many people hate it and say bad things! but we all read it and we all liked it at some point, even if many are saying now, that it’s a shitty book! i don’t remember, how long it’s been since i read it, but i loved it at that time! 😍

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. With your expertise, they can’t be that badly written, right? 😉 I’ve read some pretty bad reviews. So glad you like them too. I love the books better as well. Another thing we have in common-vampires! Have a great day!

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      1. Lol, thank you for the compliment. I highly enjoyed them, but I admit that I wanted to edit them haha! But when it comes to books like that, I just don’t care. There is great literature, which Twilight is not. And then there is fun, escapism lit, which it definitely is! We have so much in common 💕💕 Enjoy your day too!! Not sure if you checked, but I finally answered your email!! Take your time answering..I did, hahaha. Just wanted to make sure you knew!! ❤ Back to HW..yay 😯😉

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    2. Exactly! I was totally willing to look over the writing and it really didn’t bother me. I was entertained and that’s all that mattered. 🙂

      I did get your email and will respond later on today. I’m still playing catch up. You know how that goes! 😉 💖 Hope everything else is going well for you and chat soon.

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  7. Ah now I have to disagree with you on this. I read all four books in one sitting, one long painful sitting, I was on my honeymoon at the time in a cottage in Norfolk, thrilling it was, we had no TV, and it was winter so everything was closed. If I had had anything to do other than read those books I would have done it, they were painful to read. I won’t list everything I hated it will fill up your blog, but needless to say I was so relieved when I found a book shop and could buy some different books so I didn’t have to read them a second time! 😆

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    1. Oh my! Sorry you didn’t like them. I see a lot of people who feel the same way. We are all so different.

      A cottage in Norfolk with no TV? That sounds awesome! 🙂 Hook that up. 😉 Haha! I would absolutely love that. ♡

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      1. Haha! We can’t all like the same books!

        Normally I would love the no TV thing, we never watch TV when we go away. But there was nothing to do! Literally nothing was open, most the pubs were closed, the stores, all the visitor centres were closed, and the weather was awful so walking was a chore! That honeymoon ended five days early, we just called it a day!

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