Book: Twilight, #1 of 4
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Publisher and Publication Date: Little Brown and Company Paperback, 09/06/06
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
My Review in a Nutshell:
I almost feel ridiculous for writing this review, but it has to be done. It is a good book, great actually. Are there better out there? Of course. But there is NO SHAME in enjoying Twilight. Meyers started a paranormal fandom with movies to boot, and from my personal observation, had “non-readers” reading again. Can’t knock that, can you?
What’s It All About?
Oh, Baby Jesus, you know the story. Bella moves to a small dreary town. Bella meets the mysterious Edward, making the town seem not so dreary. But Edward has a secret, OH MY!
Is Edward creepy? Yes indeedy. Do I give a damn? Nope. Can Bella be whiny? Yep. Do I give a damn? Nope. Are there holes in the plot and irrational moments of wtf? darn tootin. But ask me if I give a damn. I enjoyed this book, I devoured it in a matter of days. I’m a pushover for dark-romance and heroic men. Like I said, no shame! There’s plenty of romantic scenes that will make you swoon, and just enough action and high stakes to keep you intrigued.
ADVICE FOR NEW READERS: Imagine Robert Pattinson, but do not imagine Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. In an interview that I CAN NOT FREAKING FIND, Pattinson said he purposely made his face look as though he is constipated, which he did quite successfully, I might add. You just have to read it, it’s one of those “rites of passage” type things. One day, when we are all old ladies, we will look back and chuckle about Twilight, you don’t want to be excluded, do you?
My Favorite Quotes:
“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
“I decided as long as I’m going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly.”