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May 26, 2007

Review: New Moon

2007 Finishes: Books

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Pages: 563
Rating: 4.5

I tend to call Meyer's books "the one teen vampire romance series worth reading." (In my experience, at least. I'm certainly open to other suggestions.) At the end of the first book, Twilight, Bella, the main character, is finally in some semblence of a stable relationship with her vampire boyfriend, Edward, although they still face the opposition of (parts of) their families and society. New Moon picks up right where Twilight leaves off, and Bella and Edward are immediately faced with more obstacles.

Many readers didn't like this sequel - perhaps because Bella and Edward spend much of the book apart - but I loved it. We revisit the characters we grew to love in the last book and meet some new ones. I was genuinely surprised by a few plot turns that, looking back, seemed completely natural. I had one main issue with this book: at one point, someone lies to a character, and the lie is so transparent that I spent a good chunk of the book annoyed with that character for believing it. I don't want to say much more about the plot, because I highly recommend that you read these books for yourself. (Definitely start with Twilight, though. You'd miss a lot if you jumped in with New Moon.) Book three, Eclipse, comes out in August, and I can't wait.

Posted by Kat at May 26, 2007 08:30 AM

That was a pretty good read, but I want her to become a vampire! I can't wait for book three. Fun stuff.

Posted by: Arleta at May 26, 2007 05:38 PM

Ok, so have you seen "Vampirates"? I forget the author. And I am serious. I mean, vampires! Pirates! Silly nonsense that appeals to ever major marketing fad!

Posted by: Erica at May 27, 2007 01:50 AM

Thanks for the review! Seems Ms. Meyer writes right up my teen's alley;) Will have to check to check her out.

Posted by: Carol at May 27, 2007 03:29 PM
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