Monday, October 8, 2007

The Twillight Series

Alright...this is slightly embarrassing. But I feel brave due to the fact that I know I am not alone in my love for these books. Now for the really embarrassing part. I read all three books consisting of 1800 total pages in 4 days. Don't judge me! Preston was on a scout camp out and I couldn't resist. I am actually posting a picture that my sister took of me at a Kirby Heyborne concert reading the book instead of listening.(But wouldn't you rather read a book than listen to Kirby? Sorry Lindsey!)
I felt like a teenager again. I don't think my review will do this addicting, heart pounding, romantic series of books justice. I am now beginning to realize that professional book reviewers have hard jobs. So... I will post this review from Publishers Weekly:

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife — between desire and danger.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

I know the whole vampire thing sounds weird(well, it did to me) but Stephenie Meyer is so creative that the book feels completely impossible and completely possible at the same time. You know this couldn't happen and yet you completely believe it did. I loved them.


benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

hey! my sister was just talking about these books & how i need to get into them. my only concern is getting reality mixed up w/ the books & starting to thing the home "groupies" are a bunch of vampires coming to suck my blood. pretty picture of you BTW, look at your long hair!

SmileKatieLovesYou said...

It's so wierd because my brother and my best friend just got into them too!! The author is mormon you know.

Anonymous said...

So when I first started reading this book, I kept picturing Edward as Count Dracula. I imagined him wearing a cape and licking his fangs in the school cafeteria. However, after a few chapters, I was able to accept that the stereotype of vampires that I had established in my mind was completely wrong. So really, this book is about overcoming stereotypes. However, when I picture Jacob (the resident werewolf), I picture Michael J Fox in "Teen Wolf." That was one stereotype I just couldn't overcome.