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November 19, 2006

Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


I finished this one a few weeks ago, but realized that I'd never actually written up a review. Oops.

Twilight is one of the most-talked-about young adult books of the past few years, and it's one of those things that I'd been meaning to read forever. Well, I finally managed to read it, and it was definitely worth it. In some ways, it's a typical teen vampire romance: misfit girl moves to new town, meets alluring, mysterious boy, falls in love, finds out he's a vampire, etc. And I don't normally go for vampire romances. But this one was so well-written and atmospheric that it completely grabbed me. It's a nice, long, thick book, and Meyer does a great job of immersing the reader in her world. The other thing that I really liked was the complexity of the characters. Both the main characters as well as a wide array of side characters are well-drawn and truly complicated. And the vampire guy is, well, dreamy. Yeah. It's a great read for a cool fall or early winter weekend.

Note: There's a sequel, New Moon. I've heard mixed reviews, but I'll probably give it a try eventually.

Posted by Kat at November 19, 2006 02:33 PM

I may check it out!

I notice that you have the Arwen hoodie button on your sidebar. I'd love to knit that one, but I need to finish a few UFO's before I do.

Posted by: Jenni at November 19, 2006 09:04 PM

"it's a typical teen vampire romance" This cracks me up -- I didn't know there WAS such a thing.

Posted by: kmkat at November 20, 2006 10:20 AM

How weird! I am reading that book right now. I just started it, though, so I'm not sure what's up yet.

Posted by: Arleta at November 20, 2006 05:57 PM

I consider the second book "new Moon" to be a definite second in the series book. It's okay. There is one authorial device that stunned me (I thought it was absolutely perfect). Other than that: it's okay. Maybe borrow it from that library

Have you read Sunshine by Robin McKinley?***CV

Posted by: chittavrtti at November 21, 2006 12:49 AM

Is there another book after new moon?

Posted by: meredith at January 15, 2007 06:41 PM
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