{Book Review} Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

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{Book Review} Twilight by Stephanie MeyerTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Published by Little Brown and Company on September 2005
Genres: General, Young Adult
Pages: 415
Format: Paperback
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Amazon three-stars
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.

With the big announcement of Stephanie Meyer’s new novel and the 10th Anniversary celebration of Twilight we found it only fitting to share some Twilight love this week.  Moriah was able to squeeze in another reread of Twilight over the summer.  Me not so much, its been years.  However, I’ll get to one day.  It will only be about my 6th or 7th go at it.  We’ll talk about that later.  Yes, I was one of those adults who was totally hooked!  If you are a fan as well or new to Twilight, we hope you will join in on the discussion this weekend.  Enjoy! {Deitre}


 

If I need to explain the basic plot of Twilight to you, then you’re seriously behind in pop-culture—which is a lot coming from me—and you should go find a copy right now and read it. I was in middle school when The Twilight Saga became so popular, and all I knew was that everyone had this book. At this time in my life, I read occasionally, but not because it was my favorite thing ever (a lot has changed, yeah?). Anyway, this is the fourth time I’ve read this book, and it brought on a bought of nostalgia. I watched the movie a few weeks ago for the billionth time, and had the sudden need to reread the book (I had forgotten how much they had butchered the movie in comparison, but that’s just my opinion). Needless to say, I remember why twelve-year-old me loved this book so much.

So I’m sure by now you’re wondering: if she loved it so much, why did she only give it three stars? Excellent question! First off, this book had a lot of grammatical mistakes (I’m cringing as I write that sentence) that I hadn’t paid close attention to before. Secondly, Edward can be overbearing and manipulative. I read in an article that Fifty Shades of Grey was originally fan fiction of Twilight. Now, I’ve never read Fifty Shades—nor will I ever (not my thing)—but I have discussed the book with some people who have. Apparently, Edward, just like Christian Grey, fits most categories of abuse. As I write this, I know there are some people who won’t agree, but I was blatantly reminded why I chose Team Jacob.

I won’t go any further into that, and instead will talk about the surface of Twilight. Always and forever, my favorite couple will be Alice and Jasper. No matter what anyone thinks about this book, they will not change the fact that I adore both of them. Rosalie and Emmett, two more of the Cullen clan, were also great supporting characters. This time reading through the novel, I understand Rosalie more than I ever had before. Basically, Rosalie hates Bella because she was jealous of the human life Bella had. I completely understood where she was coming from! Bella might have been one of the most dependent female heroines I’ve ever read. She couldn’t focus on the life she had, the friends she could’ve made, and the boy she should have fallen in love with (Team Jacob forever), because she had an obsession with Edward. However, Bella taught women everywhere something important: you don’t have to be strong all the time; it’s okay to be weak. Forever, that lesson will resonate with me.

Twilight will always hold a special place on my shelf—it kind of has to, since I have multiple copies of almost every book. Preteen me will always be grateful of Meyer for giving me the story that made me curious about the worlds beyond the one I was living in. No matter how many bad things people have said about The Twilight Saga, I honestly believe that every reader should read it at least once—it’s like a rite of passage. Isn’t it normal to categorize our selves based on Team Jacob or Team Edward?

Stephenie Meyer, I will hope for your name to hit shelves again one day, until my dying breath. Twilight might be forever, you guys.

Moriah (1)


 

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4 Responses to “{Book Review} Twilight by Stephanie Meyer”

  1. Laura W

    I have to agree with you – Alice and Jasper were my favorite characters in this series were just so great together! I also really liked Carlisle and Esme’s relationship dynamic. They’re the only reason I kept reading the books! Excellent review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    • Moriah

      Thanks! :) I’ve always been an Alice and Jasper fan! Carlisle and Esme do have great chemistry. I’ve always wanted to know more about the other couples.

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