Fiction/YA Fantasy, 2006
Little, Brown (hardback), 561 p.
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning…All the talk of the movie, Twilight, made me finally pick this up last weekend. I read Twilight, about a year ago and loved it to my surprise. (Can you believe I’d never read any vampire stories before last year?) I’ve heard so many negative comments about the rest of the books in the series though that I kept putting off reading this, the second book, fearing that I’d be disappointed.
Well, it completely grabbed me right from the beginning and I couldn’t stop reading! Luckily it was a long weekend and I had a couple of days at home so I ignored several others things I’d wanted to do and whipped through it. It was great to spend time with these characters again and to see them develop. I already knew a couple of the general story arcs (I’ve inadvertently read a few spoilers) but it was still a fun, captivating read. A lot of people complain about Bella but I think since I was expecting her neediness, she didn’t really bother me this time. We’ll see if that holds when I go on to the next book. I really want to read Eclipse right now but I have a couple of other challenge books I really should try to read first. I’m pretty sure it won’t be too long though before I read the remaining 2 books! I’m looking forward to seeing the movie when it makes it to Japan, and it looks like we can expect a movie for New Moon as well.
Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series titled, New Moon.Author's website
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My Rating: 4/5
(#51 for 2008, 2nds Challenge)
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