Twilight

January 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight

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Twilight is a captivating love story with a twist. Seventeen year old Bella Swan has to go and live with her dad in the small northern town of Forks, and needless to say she’s not exactly thrilled. But her view of the place quickly changes when she meets the beautiful and mysterious Edward Cullen.

Bella soon finds herself swept up in a thrilling mystery as she begins to uncover Edward’s incredible secret: he and his family are vampires! But not just any vampires – good vampires, who try to ignore their overwhelming urge to drink human blood and don’t hunt people. Only snag is, Bella is exactly Edward’s taste in- blood, and he faces a constant inner battle between wanting to protect her, and his overwhelming desire to sink his teeth into her neck. The plot thickens as Bella soon realises that she has fallen in love with him. But can it ever be safe to love a vampire?

*it’s a fine mix of romance and adventure.

Edward is the most swoon-worthy hero I’ve encountered in a long time, and I was just as much in love with him as Bella was. Well, he is the perfect man – what with his supernatural looks, strength, speed and powers – but that all just adds to the fun. Other characters included most of Edward’s family – who all have their own individual histories and personalities – but especially Alice, who can see the future, and Rosalie, although we don’t see much of her.

Though technically a young adult book, this one’s not just for the teenage girls. Anyone with any romance in them will love it; it may be slightly mushy in places. It’s romantic, surprisingly well-written, and what’s more, a page-turner.

I would give this book 3.6  out of 5.
Happy reading:)

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Entry filed under: Horror, Romance, Teen, Thriller.

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