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Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by…

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

Series: Twilight Saga (1)

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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Title:Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
Authors:Stephenie Meyer (Author)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2011), 544 pages
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

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I am SO late to the Twilight party. But come on, who doesn't love a fun trashy romance with underlying Mormon values? ...

I SAID, who doesn't love a fun trashy romance with underlying Mormon values?

WELL, okay, to be fair, love is a strong word. The writing style is fairly straightforward, basic, and it is easy to get into. It's shameless fun! And I have to admit, the more I read it, the more I liked it. I am, unfortunately, too nitpicky for my own good, and I have something to say about everything.

At 200 pages, my biggest qualms are instalove, Edward himself, and the SPARKLE.

The instalove on Edward's side makes sense: I don't think he loves Bella, per se- I think it's more of a fascination/obsession/lust that he doesn't understand. After so many years feeling complete and basically aromantic, is endlessly fascinated by this new sense of feelings that he thought didn't suit him. BELLA, however. Girl. I get having a crush on him, but they hang out like two times and she's like "I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him" HUH?????

I will be easy on the worldbuilding and the interpretation of vampires etc etc etc. It's fun. It's not supposed to make sense. Cool! But Edward is supposed to be sexy and alluring and appealing. Stephanie Meyer swung and she missed :( Edward was interesting and mysterious at first, and it even makes sense that Bella would cling to a crush in an unfamiliar place (I do that kind of stuff all the time in familiar places lol), but once they start getting to know each other, he is just so boring! He's like a rock! They never have fun together! It's always just her marvelling over his looks and vampire magic or him idealizing her. I want to see Edward have actual conversations with Bella that are fun to read! But unfortunately, he's just a cold rock that is very nice to look at (apparently)

And my final gripe thus far is probably my biggest. It is also probably the pettiest. Edward's SPARKLING scene was lackluster AF. Granted, I knew it was coming, STILL! It is admirable that she has a sense of humor about her book- it makes it more fun to read. THAT BEING SAID, I expected more. I thought the Edward sparkle scene would be a little overdramatic, and it would cover the length of a page. Even half of a page?! NOPE! It was, like, two sentences. And it was a lighthearted decision to make, but I wish that it would have been more whimsical! AND LONGER! They build up to this big reveal and then it's like the firework didn't light and we're just left with the smoke.

It was almost instantly after I started being bothered by Edward and Bella's relationship that it stopped being the focal point of the book- it was refreshing! The Big Bad tracker was fun, and I liked that there was an opportunity to meet more with Alice and Emmett. I thought the relapse from the romance aspect was nice, and I like how Bella took her fate into her own hands. I do wish, though, that we had spent more time learning about the tracker, Alice, and Emmet. This whole section felt too quick.

Overall, this was a fun teen romance with a rocky foundation. Will continue the saga. ( )
  telamy | Nov 6, 2023 |
One of the worst books I've ever read in my life. Edward is incredibly hot (and a stalker). Bella is adorably clumsy (and so co-dependent it is sickening). ( )
  DominiqueMarie | Oct 22, 2023 |
Best teen romance I have ever read. Also, very original take on a vampire story. I'm obsessed with the sequel now. ( )
  nogomu | Oct 19, 2023 |
Okay okay OKAY. I read it. I didn't want to. I wasn't going to. I put it off as long as I could. The problem was I needed a fluff book to break up what I had been reading and this was coming up as a church bookclub read and my sister in law (yes you tiffany ;) ) was relentless about me giving it a try so I did.

It was a quick read, less than a day. It wasn't horrible. That's saying a lot because I went in with pretty low expectations. It wasn't great either, but I haven't heard anyone call it a work of art so I guess we are agreed upon there.

If I had to describe the book to someone who had never heard of it, I would say imagine Anne Rice begins to write for Sweet Valley High.

It kinda creeped me out to think of a 100 year old guy falling for a 17yr old and I have to admit I'm wondering why if the smell of her blood sends him into tortured fits why she doesn't have to hide out from him for about 5 days a month.

It was cute though and not painful to read. I'd read the other books but I feel no sense of urgency to do so.

A solid 3 stars. ( )
  MsTera | Oct 10, 2023 |
I liked it, well I liked the vampire part. More violence, less romance. Or maybe I shouldn't read teenager books.
I was really disappointed when Edward didn't kill the guys chasing Bella and even more disappointed with the end. MORE VIOLENCE! Come on, tey are vampires. ( )
  CMDoherty | Oct 3, 2023 |
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"Meyer's prose seldom rises above the serviceable, and the plotting is leaden" [....] "It's like reading a young teenage girl's blog"
added by GYKM | editWashington Post, Elizabeth Hand (May 26, 2010)
Astonishing, mainly for the ineptitude of her prose. Teen vampire schlock that has the nation’s youth in thrall.
added by GYKM | editDaily Telegraph, Brian MacArthur (Nov 13, 2009)
[L]et me say to you as a meat-eating, Entourage-watching, sports-loving (OK, I really don't love sports, or actually understand sports) — heterosexual man who can't sit through a single show on Lifetime television, let me loudly proclaim: I, Brad Meltzer, love the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
I confess, I have joined the legions of the bitten and smitten.
The plot may sound rather comic and camp, but Meyer chooses to play it straight and serious. Vampires or not, what this novel is really about is a fatal attraction to someone or something dangerously different from yourself. The trajectory of the story is such that Bella's behavior and choices grow increasingly more disturbing, with irrevocable, self-destructive consequences.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Meyer, Stephenieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doobinin, GailCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fairchild, EricPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagadone, RogerPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hermoso Oliveras, Julio IgnacioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kadushin, IlyanaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pallarés Sanmiguel, José MiguelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pallarés, José MiguelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sánchez Raya, María JesúsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed



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But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. -- Genesis 2:17
For my big sister, Emily,
without whose enthusiasm this story might still be unfinished.
First words
I'd never given much thought to how I would die—though I'd had reason enough in the last few months—but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.
Breathe Bella.
You're exactly my brand of heroin.
It's twilight. It's the safest time of the day for us. The easiest part. But also the saddest, in a way. The end of another day, the return of the night.
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