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Twilight: A Novel

by Stephenie Meyer, Stephenie Meyer

October 5, 2005 | Hardcover

Twilight: A Novel is rated 4.4835 out of 5 by 695.
Isabella Swan''s move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn. Young Adult.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 2 in

Published: October 5, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316160172

ISBN - 13: 9780316160179

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Struggling to understand why this book is so popular I read this book long after the hype over it went down and the movies had started to come out. I don't understand how it became such a popular novel. The story might be easy to read but it wasn't well written. Maybe girls like the idea of being in love with a vegetarian vampire who sparkles in the sunlight like a disco ball, but I find it weird. Bella, to me, is unlikeable. No matter how much I tried, I couldn't bring myself to care about her. The fact that she becomes the centre of a love triangle between herself, a vampire, and a werewolf might be what draws girls to the story. Maybe girls want to be the emo vixen who two dudes fight over. I don't. I'm happy with my one true love, his name is Netflix. I think the story sends a few bad messages to girls. While it has some good aspects, girls shouldn't place such high importance on whether or not a dude loves them. Girls should not be okay with a dude with fangs sneaking into their bedrooms at night and watching them. Girls should not want to turn into vampires to be with their 'true love'. So someone please help me out here. What was the appeal of this book? I sure couldn't figure it out myself.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entered the Twilight zone Pros: Very unpredictable, making it a nice read; interesting plot; long story, with lasting suspense. Cons: Slow starting; not the exact characters I would chose. I found that at first, I wasn't very into it, but then when Edward and Bella came to be closer friends, it got more interesting. Bella would try to hide him from her father, making me wonder when they would tell him. Meeting his family was cool because you got to learn about their so called 'powers' and get to know them more. Alice is probably my favorite character because she is very perky and I can relate. She also has the most awesome ability or power, because she will always know what is ahead. I got up to the part when they play the baseball game, which was also very awesome, and the vampires that suck human blood arrive. The tracker was probably the scariest, because, well, you know why, because he wants to track down Bella. I also was very scared when Alice was seeing all those images. I won't spoil it but it was very nerve racking. The characters were ok, but Bella was very apologetic, and she would never take much of a stand. Edward was a good character and was always standing up for Bella. The storyline was good in my point of view. The book was written very well, and I enjoyed it! The highlights to me were Alice. She was my favorite character and was very calm. If you are looking for a romantic novel with suspense here and there, and occasionally, but not often, a little laugh, then I would definitely recommend this book for you. This book I'd say is intended for a female audience.
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Plot I was completely surprised due to the fact that I actually loved this book. I mean I've never expected myself to actually read Romance novel. I found this book quite interesting due to the fact that I love vampires. I loved the Plot but I kind of felt that the some of the romance were kind of really slow. Although there wasn't much action in the book but for some reason its still exciting and an enganging novel. But in conclusion those who are interested in Vampires or Romance should defenitely read this book.
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Painful romance vs. Interesting plot Why is it that people either viciously love or despise this series? I’ll try to stand on the fence in this review, because it deserves some degree of balance. I think the appeal of this book is for those that fall in love with either Edward of Jacob. If you don’t, then it could be hard to get into (or appreciate). Especially since a good portion of the book is just plain romance. It is quite fanservicey for teen girls, but the focus makes the plot weak (since some stories that contain romance can stand on its own, even if it the love is not supported by the readers). At points I cringed because it was just too much, where I’m sure others would swoon. While half the book is filler fluff, the other half -with the supernatural entities- is actually quite entertaining. I found myself drawn more to the Cullen family then Edward himself, and the wolf pack over Jacob. Believe it or not, there actually is more plot to this book! I just wish it did not start half way through the book. When that is the focus, it was fun. What this series could have used was a little balance; “romance, plot, romance, plot” sort of order. My verdict is: cut the pointless school and boring home scenes, limit the young and naïve love, pull the key events of all books into one... and presto = Twilight could have way more potential to appeal to a larger crowd. This review is entirely based on dropping the book half way and carrying on with the movies instead. I graded low because of the decline, but added a star since there is hope yet. I still have not decided if the story is worth suffering the painful relationships for the good stuff.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I just read this book for the first time last month, and I thought it was really good! I never jumped on the Twilight bandwagon when it was big four years ago, and I never understood the hype until now. The books are much better than the movies. Definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and beautiful I read it in 2008 and i thought it was a nice story about bella falling in love with a vampire. before i read twilight i have seeing often at different book store for a while and one day i decide to pick up the book and read the back of it. to me it look interesting and different so a few month later i finally decide to buy the book. i read it in two month it was easy to finish it and i saw the movie a few day after. I love all the characters they are all different. My favorite character have to be bella. i also like Edward and Jacob they are awesome. The story was easy to undertand and the idea of it was simple. so i recommended this book for people who like love stories(like me) and Vampires.
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well, everyone knows how the story goes After reading this almost 3 years ago, it's hard to give a proper review. I used to love this book. I got the majority of the women in my family to read it and some of my friends at work hooked too. Originally, I had an electronic copy of the first three Twilight books because I heard of a movie coming out. So I started Twilight in the late spring. I don't think I even got past the first chapter. Maybe that was a sign. Then again in August when the fans of the books were getting even more excited because it was close to November, I started to read Twilight again. I think I read it in a week. Then I read New Moon, followed very closely by Eclipse. By the time I had finished Eclipse I had the first three books, plus the newly released Breaking Dawn on order from Chapters online. I still can't believe how fast I read those books. And I loved Breaking Dawn. I think, for me, the books were there at a time where my reading habits were changing. I had grown out of MG books but I wasn't quite interested in Adult yet. Harry Potter was over and I needed a new series to cling to. So I did, for a time. Then I started to read reviews of the books. A lot of bad reviews pointing out the flaws that I hadn't seen in these books. How overly simple they were, how abusive Edward and Jacob were, how Stephenie Meyer was pushing her anti-abortion views in Breaking Dawn. Blah, blah, blah... And I let those reviews sway my opinion of the entire series. I started second guessing my love of the series and my reasons for reading it so fast. But in the end I still loved the Twilight universe. I continued to follow fan sites and read fan fiction and looked at the beautiful art depicting the characters of the Twilight universe. Life was good. I re-read the books another time. Then I got bored of just reading about Edward and his sparkles. Suddenly I realised Twilight was so much less than I had built it up to be. I became embarrassed to admit I had a love for a book that 12 year old girls loved just as much (and waaay more, too). I've tried to read Eclipse again (it was my favourite) but it comes off as way too cheesy. Maybe my taste in reading has changed. Maybe I've moved away from being a teenager completely. Maybe I just was so clouded by sparkling vampires that I couldn't see the problems with the books. I don't know why I loved them so much and now I don't know why I can't stand to read the books now.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating story, Wonderful Characters... A book worthy of awards! In Twilight, Stephenie Meyer has uniquely touched upon the subject of a human meeting a vampire that fall in love and have a romantic relationship with each other. She has started a huge franchise that has spawned 5 movies (each based upon 1 of her 4 books, the last book divided into 2 movies). She has used her talent to write a wonderful story that readers can easily get into. When I read it for the first time, I was amazed at how precise and wonderful the details were and how wonderfully everything flowed. Being completely honest, I was sorry it ended. If you're wondering what to read next, I would strong recommend Twilight!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Main Character with No Personality I read a blog that said it best: "Her appearance isn't described in detail; that way, any female can slip into it and easily fantasize about being this person. By creating this "empty shell," the character becomes less of a person and more of something a female reader can put on and wear." Not only does the main character not have a personality, she is completely controlled by Edward. I didn't finish the book because: one, this lack of character bored me; two, telling young girls that they need a man to function is not cool with me; and three, the writing lacked any spark or talent. A complete waste of my time... but I guess if you want to read a crappy book that isn't even good gulity pleasure crappy, be my guest.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice story It took me a few chapters to really get interested in this story. I do not like the main character Bella, partly because I know that Kristin Stewart played her role in the "Twilight" movie and ruined the character with her poor acting skills. Anything that usually involves monster-human love relationships will bring calamity to a story especially this one! The book is okay for a one time read.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Story is cool; characters get annoying. The story line is kind of cool and interesting. Vampires are overused but Twilight makes them seem okay. The characters on the other hand annoyed me at times. I loved some of them, like Alice and Jasper. But Bella. I can't really explain. I just dislike her. And Edward too. The book is definitely better than the movie. I can't say I like this book, but it was good to try out since I heard so much about it.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Series Ever! One of the greatest series of all time. Millions of people around the world have read the books and seen the movie. Books are still the best by the way because there is a bunch of extra stuff and emotions not conveyed/shown in the movies.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from There is much better out there As far as vampire novels go these are the bottom of the barrel. Bella is the most awful annoying useless heroine ever. She is continuously trying to throw her entire life away for a boy. What an awful role model for young girls. The book reads like it was written by a thirteen year old, I think that if it were actually written by a thirteen year old I would have a completely different outlook on it. When it comes to Vampire novels for teens there is just so many stories that are well written with heroines who actually have self respect.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It changed my life.=) The way this book changed me is when I was in grade five, I was basically dumb. I didn't read at all, my reading level was grade three. But then I saw the movie and I was like OH.MY.GOSH. I fell in love with the movie and, since I loved it so much I went out to Chapter's and bought it and I was like this is sooooo huge but I have to read it. It was March and I was like I have to finish this and New moon before June 30. I'm never going to be able to finish it. But I read Twilight every night and got it done in two days. That was the fastest Iever read a book in my life. So then after that I finished New moon in four days because my Mom got mad at me for staying up till like two in the mourning and reading. Then I finished Eclipse and then I read Breaking dawn. In that amont of time March to April I read the series elevin times, and it's two years later now and, I've read more book's then I had in my hole intire life. That's how Twilight changed my life, Thank you Stephenie Meyer.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok There isn't really anything too special about Twilight to be honest but I didn't hate it either.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best One Of The Series I heard so much about this series so I bought the first book to judge for myself to see if the hype is all it is talked about. It started off slow but then once I got to know all the characters I enjoyed the story but when I saw the movie it was nothing like the book. The actors they casted did no justice to the book itself and I will not read the other books that follow it is not my kind of books.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent! What more can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? I suggest it to everyone young and old. I was skeptical at first, but once I got into it I realized how amazing this story really was and there was no turning back! I was disappointed with the movie because the book made such an impression on me, that I don’t think any movie could top it.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Radioactive Crap this book was very poorly written. There were plot holes the size of everest and she used the words marble and velvety ten times per page. Also, bella is quite possibly the worst role model ever. Just so u know girls, its not healthy to obsess over sparkly people. (if ur a sparkletard i appologize for offending you.) Personally i think that someone should grab a copy of anne rices the queen of the damned and shove it in SMs face so that she realizes how much she butchered the image of the vampire created by real writers. the raeason the book is so popular is simply because she managed to fall on a theme that is garanteed to hook every insecure tween out there- hot men falling in love with plain, average girls.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Parent's Perspective My daughter is turning 12 and has been asking to read this, so I read it first. I can definately see what is appealing about this story -- any girl would love to receive the full and undying love and attention of a perfect and beautiful male -- vampire or not. My concern with the book has nothing to do with the vampire characters -- she, like most girls, understands that it is fiction. What troubles me about this book is the obsessive relationship between Edward and Bella. She never believes herself worthy of his perfection, which gives a troubling message to young girls who get enough mixed messages about self-image. And yet, because he "loves" she turns her back on everyone else in her life and thinks only of him. This is a distorted and damaging portrayal of "love" for young girls. So, parents, when your daughters read this (and I almost never recommend forbidding a book -- do let them read it), be ready for a conversation about being worthy of any boy's love, and for a discussion about the differences between love and obsession.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This particular book is not meant for adults, that's for sure. Definitely for teen readers, however, nearing the end of the book it got more appealing to me as an adult. The next few books would get a little more interesting. My favorite of them being, Eclipse. Not for the romance part of it...the action was exciting to read about. The first movie was missing so many key points of the story line that unless you had not read the first book, you miss the point of the story in some sense. If you hang in there, (ignoring the unnecessary boring ramblings at times), the books get better. The last book had many unnecessary parts in it that could have definately been left out (whoever her editor is, they should be fired), I can see why the movie had condensed the story. Everyone told me the novels were far better than the movie so I was curious, so for this particular novel, the book was actually better than the movie, but as for new moon...the movie is definately better. Eclipse looks to be exciting. We'll see. I'd love to see another novel to follow breaking dawn and have them annihilate the vulturi. That would be great to see.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And I'm Not Just Saying This Okay, I know what you're thinking. Everybody loves Twilight because of Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. But behind the silver screen lies a very wonderful book. Twilight is a really entertaining book, with a little bit of everything: romance, comedy, mystery, drama, and a few scary parts. Stephenie Meyer is a truly gifted writer who has written a book that appeals to such a wide range of people. The book was very descriptive, and the main plot of a vampire falling in love with a human was a simple concept made into an amazing story. This is a perfect example of "The movie is never as good as the book!" . In this case, the movie was great, so just imagine the book.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sizzling! Stephanie Meyer’s novel about the 'forbidden' love between the mortal and the immortal has hit bookshelves in the past few years and flown off of those same shelves as it has become a blockbuster hit, and is loved by men, women, teenagers and older adults as well. When Isabella Swan moves to the dreary town of Forks, she believes that her life has ended as she knows it. When she meets Edward, the pale faced high school hunk, she feels that her luck has turned around. She has to figure out if she is willing to risk everything she lives for, for the one who has become her everything. The book differs from the movie in many ways, both in the writing styles as well as content wise, but I would open up the book and read about Bella’s unending love for Edward or revel in the lives of this particular family of vampires trying to live inconspicuously, over popping the DVD into my player any day. Many before this have speculated as to why Twilight has become such a hit, why it can appeal across generations of people as well as how it has become a must read on everyone’s list. The answer to this; simple. It has everything from a hopeless love story, to blood and guts fighting. Meyer’s writing brings her reader into the novel with her, when I was reading I felt it almost too easy to close my eyes and imagine myself as one of her characters however at the same time, I also felt it much too easy to deem this book as a ‘must read’, and one of those books that we simply cannot put down. Her writing has a way of painting such an intense picture in her reader’s minds, the way she describes the feeling that Bella gets when she first meet’s Edward in the school biology lab, or the fear that she feels when she thinks she has lost him forever. Along with the love story that Twilight is based around, there is also that impending sense of danger that the characters feel that keep the reader on edge and guessing what is going to happen next. As Myers’ books progress so do her suspenseful writing and avid imagination and its no wonder that they have landed themselves on the top sellers lists multiple times.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romance, Vampires; its got it all. I think Stephenie Mayer did a wonderful job in creating the Twilight series. Bella Swan, who is originally from Washington, moved to Forks to live with her father (who's head sheriff) because her mom and boyfriend would like to travel. Bella has always seemed to take care of her mom, instead of the other way around. Bella falls in love with a local vampire, Edward Cullen, and then it truly becomes one of the most romantic books I have ever read. Bella and Edward are madly in love, and have to deal with many isues through their relationship in this book. Stephanie Meyer keeps readers on their toes, and wanting more. (I read the book in about 2 days; i couldnt put th book down! I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in vampires, romance or drama.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible, Boring, Predictable. I absolutely hate Twilight and will continue too. I don't care how many people will find this comment 'bad' or 'unhelpful', but i'm being truthful in saying this was the worst book i've ever read. I guessed everything, and the characters really made me mad. Bella is so mary-sue. Edward is too protective. Jacob.. gets my annoyed so easily. I really cannot see why anyone would like this book. Unless you're some stupid teenage girl who likes to read gay fiction books. I'm a teenage girl, I like fiction. But this book is the worst and I would not recommend for anyone to read it. SM is a great writer, but this idea is truly stupid. Read: The Host (amazing.), or Harry Potter (best ever). If you don't like those and love Twilight, then there must be something wrong with you. Sorry, but it's the truth.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from blagh sooooo bad blagh!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from For semi-literate morons. I feel the need to review this book now despite the fact that I read it two years ago and only read it because my 14 year old cousin begged me to. It really bugs me how many people genuinely seem to think that this is quality writing. Quite possible one of the worst books ever published. Fluffy, pointless, inane and shallow, are the four best words to describe Twilight. It's NOT a love story, it's about obsession. There is a HUGE distinction between the two. Grab a dictionary if you are unclear on this. All Bella does is complain. About EVERYTHING! Oh no, it's raining! Oh no, it's sunny! Oh no, there's some ice on the ground. Oh no, now it's snowing! Oh my god, no one told me the seasons change! An author that has to begin every chapter with a comment about the weather is a weak writer and seriously lacks imagination. And the dialogue! LAME. Seriously, could you not think of anything more interesting for a hundred year old vampire to say! C'mon! He's been through a century of life and can't manage to say anything even remotely interesting or funny. You know what that shows? Lack of research by the author. Bella is a whiny, miserable little brat who is vapid beyond belief and shouldn't be even a secondary character in a story let a primary. Crap. Crap. Crap. Don't waste your time or your money. 'Nuf said.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! I just started reading this book and I love it already. I couldn't put Twilight down. I have been reading it for 3 days and I am already on page 100! i have already seen the movie Twilight when it came out last year but the book is so much more detailed! It is such an amazing book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series! My new favourite author is Stephenie Meyer for sure!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I expected a rainbow but I only got rain. After boycotting this book for about 2 years, I decided to finally give it a chance thinking, ''after 2 years of crazy popularity and the fan's are still so crazy, maybe it's not that bad after all.'' I have to say I was utterly disappointed. It was poorly written. The Twilight series was unrealistic (and I don't mean the fact that it has vampires and werewolves) The characters were undeveloped, obsessive, whiny and annoying. What I hate the most is the image it has made on teenage girls and simply all women that are in love with the book. (You don't know about many screaming girls I get a day declaring their love for Edward or Jacob. It's just, scary.) Edward is fictional, and has a vitamin D deficiency and...he is NOT A VAMPIRE! Vampires do not sparkle, HE IS A FAIRY, or maybe a pixie. He pretty much isolates her within his circle, and you know what, that's okay because he loves her. Basically, it's given most girls an unrealistic image of love and desire to want bad relationships. (As well, I can understand why so many people find their love so desirable, because they have the "ideal" love. Where they'd be willing to die for one another. But frankly, in reality, this doesn't happen so fast.) As well, and Edward has been watching Bella sleep for ages. How on earth is that romantic? Call the cops! That borderlines on extreme stalker behavior. Nothing romantic about it. Just no. And thank you Stephenie Meyer for killing the vampire genre. :) -This is my own personal opinion.-
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So This is What All the Hype is About, Eh? I was curious. With so much hype, I needed to see what it was all about for myself. Not something I would ordinarily pick up on my own, but it wasn't bad. I am not obsessed or anything though.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Team Edward Well, I am in my mid-30s and I have to admit, I loved this book! I found it very intriguing and couldn't put it down. A great (and yes, corny) love story!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twilight Twilight is a book that was beautifully written by Stephenie Meyer. This book takes place in a little town nestled in the forest called Forks. There are people who read this book and do not think they will like it, but end up loving it! This story is about a vampire named Edward Cullen who falls in love with a human girl named Bella Swan. No human is supposed to know what he really is. Edward has to keep his blood lust under control at all times, or there could be trouble. This book will leave anyone thirsting for more... Johanna
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tempting Twilight Stephenie Meyer wrote a beautiful romantic novel called Twilight. Twilight is one of those books that makes a person feel like they never want to put it down. It's fairly long, but when the reader starts reading it, they never want it to end! It has the dreamy vampire that any girl would die to have, whose name is Edward. Edward is one of those characters that a girl could easily fall in love with, because he's so loving and romantic. Another thing is, this story takes place in a very calm town, called Forks. This story is so enjoyable, lots of people recommend it! -Taylor
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read It Now! I was initially very skeptical of the Twilight series. My friend told me they were about vampires and usually that is not my thing. I avoided them until I finally decided to see the movie. That peaked my interest enough that I went out and bought the book. I LOVED IT! I read the entire series in two weeks, which for me is fast. I couldn’t put the books down I was so engrossed in them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, I loved all four books of Stephenie Meyers series and I really hope she publishes more!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly great! I read this book to see what the fuss was all about. I generally avoid any novels that mention vampires or werewolves and I am not a "young adult" so I really didn't expect much. As with the movie, however, I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend it to any fans of the romance genre. It got me hooked - I had to read the other 3 books immediately after this one. I enjoyed them all.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad beginning I enjoyed the first book in the series. Maybe because of the hype I expected too much. It's good, but not THAT good
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good! I sort of stayed away from reading the Twilight Saga, up until now. Having recently watched the movie, I decided I was intrigued enough to read the Twilight series. After all the hype surrounding it, I so thought I would be disappointed. But I wasn't! It is truly a great love story, with suspense, intensity and the chemistry between Bella and Edward...boy oh boy!!! Stephenie Meyer is a great storyteller!!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome My wife and I had gone to see the movie before I read the book, and she told me the book was different than the movie, and that I would like the book better. Well she was right. I loved it. This was the first kind of book I have read like this and once I started reading it I could not put it down. I just loved how Stephenie wrote the story through Bella and how it floward right to the end. I am looking forward to start reading New Moon and to see how the story continues. It was a great read for me
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Awesome Book!! Loved It!!! A love story!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I could not put it down. I was absolutely blown away by the story and how it sucked you into the love and passion between Edward and Bella. It is absolutely amazing. The book & the series itself is full of love, romance, secrets, heartbreak, suspense, action, intrigue, etc. It will make every woman/girls heart swoon. You fall in love with all of the characters. Most of us who have read it took sides on who Bella should be with immediately. This book/series is soo addictive you will want to read one book after another after another. I had many sleepless nights while reading the Twilight saga. I highly recommend it if you have not read it yet.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Young Adults Novel Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Book Review) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is an international bestseller. It is published by Atom and its ISBN is 9781904233657. This is a great teen chic lit romance book. It has achieved international fame and a movie has been produced based on the novel. Bella moves from Phoenix to live with her dad in Fork. She is popular in school with all except Edward Cullen her classmate. She is obsessed by this loner. He is rude and pushes her away until one day he saves her life. She eventually learns he was trying to protect her as he is a vampire. He is the forbidden fruit and her love for him puts her and her family in danger. They drift towards a relationship until James arrives. He is a tracker and wants to convert Bella into a vampire. They chase is on and Bella goes into hiding. Then she receives a call that James has her mum hostage. Will Edward save Bella? I enjoyed this book but my niece and her teenage friends adored it. It is about growing up and first love and relates to teenagers’ feelings and hormones, they approve. My conclusion is it is a five star young adult novel. This book was reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap. Its book website is: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mediocre. So freaking mediocre. Crazed teenagers, kids and adults across the globe are gushing about twilight, and recommending it to everyone in sight. But it's not great, it's not even good. It's so excruciatingly mediocre. The only thing pushing readers on, is Edward. And the only reason he's pushing reader's on, is because he is described as 'perfect', and everyone has their own version of him in mind. These fictional characters are living in the real world, are they not? Then explain why everything is so unrealistic? Push the vampires and werewolves aside, for a minute. Is it realistic for a girl with no personality, hobbies or even looks to be automatically accepted in a high school's social scale? Hold on, is it even realistic for a girl to have no personality, hobbies or any good qualities? I don't think so. Bring back the vampires and werewolves now. Is it realistic for a girl to automatically accept a stalker? And Is it normal, for girls everywhere to be unable to find the difference between love and obsession? No. Moving on. Now, I know that every writer can take a mythical creature, and change some of it's features, and make it their own. But after too much customization, it loses its backbone, and becomes and entirely new beast. Bottom line, these are not vampires in this book, these are blood drinking anthropomorphic diamond statues, with flowing venom in their veins. I can just go on, and on. But it's not worth it. Read it if you dislike analyzing things, Don't read it if you do like to analyze books.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay, but didn't wow me I started getting interest in this book when it first came out in 2005, but decided not to. But when the movie came into theatres, that when I decided to buy the whole series. Twilight didn't disappoint me, but I didn't care how the author wrote it. The overall story was good and the ideas were different and new. But the writing of the story seemed to get me confuse. The author was (to me) trying to dazzle you with her words and vocabulary then trying to focus on dazzling you with the story. I thought I was reading a story by my English Professor not by an author trying to tell you a story. Some of the words the author chooses make me feel like that the author randomly picked words out of the dictionary to make the sentence sound good. Some of the sentences just didn't sound like the words belonging to that sentence. And I didn't know that a girl like Bella could talk like an English Professor when she is only in high school. The characters were not believable. An average teenage girl with a troublesome life like Bella’s just doesn’t speak like that. Edward's vocabulary I could understand since he is a vampire. I believe these vampires were not vampires, which is fine. Again, it was a new idea with a new concept of storytelling, which I liked. The relationship between Bella and Edward was like any other story about a human and vampire. Vampire lust for the human and her human nature as the human lust for the vampire’s immortally. This book didn't wow me like it did to many others. Again, the overall story was okay, but if I wanted to enjoy a book, I want to enjoy it without using a dictionary.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from SO lame. I bought this book because it looked so pretty and i heard it was good. But then i got to a certain scene that made me wanna throw up. Edward goes out into the sun and........yes. he sparkles like a diamond XD. So after that i took a break from it. FINALLY i finished it. i didnt like it at all.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Couldn't put the book down. Easily the BEST book I have ever read!!! Stephenie Meyer has easily become my favorite author. When reading twilight, her words and descriptions put you in the book, in the moment. You feel the characters emotions as if they were your own. Meyer is simply an amazing and gifted author and I would gladly read and re-read any of her novels.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thumbs Up Twilight is a good book, but Bella is just a tad too clingy. Plus, by BFF is absolutely OBSESSED with Twilight, so much, it's not even natural. It's a good book, and Edward is totally sexy.....But sorry Edward Lovers, I Love Jacob More!!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG the greatest book EVER!!!!!!! I read this book a while back and when i read the first page i was hooked, this novel has romance action fantasy and everything a girl could ever dream of. I love this book from beginning to end and i love Edward Cullen!!!!!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book!!! I loved this book...couldnt put it down once I started reading it. I can't wait to read the rest of the seires. If you like vampire movies and stuff like that I think you will like it.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? I had trouble getting into the book because I really don't like Bella. She sounds whiny and miserable. Meyer's main characters seemed undeveloped. I found myself likeing the minor characters more, including Alice, Jasper, and James (<---enemy) . Meyer's writing seems awkward as though she is struggling for the right words. The flow is off due to jarring injection of words that seem sophisticated for the rest of the text.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book ever i have read this book and i loved it it wasthe best book ever the movie is good tooo you should read it
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vamposers? Shampires? Whatever you call them, they sure ain't good. I went in with an open mind. The movie had its moments, and gave me hope that perhaps there was a reason for the hype. But what the movie proved is that gorgeous scenery and charismatic actors can go a long way toward rectifying poor dialogue and repetitive writing. And what Twilight (the book) proves is that success is not dependent on talent. Because Twilight is one of the most embarrassingly amateurish novels down the pike in a long while. The plot, for those few people out of the loop, follows Bella, a seventeen-year-old girl come to live with her father in Washington State. She becomes instantly attracted to Edward Cullen, a mysterious teen described thusly: "His skin...literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface. He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare. His glistening, pale lavender lids were shut...A perfect statue, carved in some unknown stone, smooth like marble, glittering like crystal." And it goes on like this, again and again, pages of purple. I could excuse a little over-enthusiasm on the part of Bella, but fully half the novel is given over to how perfect Edward looks. Which helps him, I guess, as his actual personality is that of a total ass. He makes a big show of how badly he feels for Bella, as she's in complete danger whenever he's around, but he shows no restraint and therefore dooms her anyway to satisfy his own emotional needs. But then again, Bella is a conceited shrew, so the axiom that there is someone for everyone is likely true. Certainly no one else could stand to be around them. Bella is one of the least likable characters I can recall, a whiny neurotic who complains endlessly about how no one understands her, likes her, or appreciates her, yet is surround be people who understand, like, and appreciate her. I understand it's written from her point of view, but she comes across like a complete narcissist. And there's nothing that says your central character must be likable, but somehow I'm not getting the vibe that we're supposed to dislike her. Luckily for the plot, there's more to Edward than being a dimwit. It turns out he's also a 100+-year-old vampire! (Sure, vampires that glow rather than die in sunlight, but, yeah, vampires, sure, let's go with that.) Which strikes one as odd because, for a centenarian, he provides little proof that he's learned anything over the years. Edward may look 18, but he should behave slightly older, I think. When you compare him to, say, Claudia, the 60-year-old vampire in a six-year old body in Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire, Meyer's complete and utter lack of insight into the effects of age and experience on the psyche become even clearer. Edward does not come across as old, or learned, but rather a goth kid affecting a quasi-arch manner of speech that would come across as painfully annoying if it weren't so devastatingly dull. I won't get into the actually mechanics of vampirism here, as Meyer is well within her rights to alter such creatures to her whim. It would not matter a whit if her tale was in any way interesting. But it's not. It's mundane and uninspired. And much of that can be ascribed to the fact that absolutely nothing of any interest happens beyond two unlikable people mooning over each other. If there is a junior Harlequin Romance imprint, consider this a perfect example of the form. Meyer does her plot no favours with the sort of amateurish hack writing that should mark a tenth grader's creative writing homework, not a published author from an established press. Meyer never met an adverb she didn't use, and as every character angrily, hungrily, happily, sarcastically, or leeringly haunts the pages, Meyer's lack of actual talent becomes quite clear. Hardly a page flips by without Edward chuckling, or Bella feeling chagrined. I don't often recommend an author consult a thesaurus, but the advice in this instance is apt. "But wait a moment!" I hear you ask. "This is a book for young adults! It's written more simply for a reason!" Point taken. There is an established tradition of writing with a slightly broader style for novels aimed at the younger set. But I put it to you that there is a wide difference between simple and simple-minded. And after having recently read Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, and Arthur Slade's The Hunchback Assignments, I am more convinced than ever that writing for young adults does not mean writing stupid. And while some have parallelled the ascension of Twilight and its sequels with the Harry Potter phenomenon, it only goes so far as sales, as Potter, while not art, was an entertaining and often gloriously exciting series. Twilight is a spectacular waste, insipid and vapid. It is insultingly poor, and how anything this incompetent was allowed to pass through an editor's hands and into the public sphere is distressing.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vampire Books: Twilight Saga vs. Sookie Stackhouse Saga Although both books are about a girl who falls for a Vampire, I find the Twilight saga more to my level. Meyers new her audience, and she went for it. Her books were able to let you live the life of "Bella Swan". The Sookie Stackhouse saga, although geared for the older generation, lack the "real life" feeling you got from Twilight. I found it differcult to read parts of Harris's book when she talked about the racism, centered around many species, and her explanation of the sexual experience's between Bill and Sookie. It all seemed to fake at times. Having said all this ... I am still intruiged by Harris's story about Sookie, and I plan to read the rest of the books. Decide for yourselves ....
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'm pretty sure Meyer put something addictive on the pages. The first in the best-selling Twilight series. Meyer's writing is even less than mediocre, but seems to have a strangely hypnotic quality to it. I couldn't put the book down, but looking back, I don't know why I enjoyed it. Every emotional expression and situation in Twilight can be summed up in three words: Everything! Is! Dramatic! Bella is, quite possible, the worst female role model I have ever seen in my life. She's a passive little twit whose entire existence and self-worth is based around her boyfriend. Edward is an obsessive, controlling stalker. I could go on, but really, it's all been said before and by people far more eloquent than I.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from addicting Great read! didn't want to put it down! so excited to read the rest of the series!
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't get all the hype... This story was okay; probably a bit overrated with all the hype surrounding it. Bella was annoying and whiny. I couldn't relate to her at all, and I didn't want to. Edward was perfect; so perfect his character became unbelievable, but I will give Meyers the benefit of the doubt and assume it is her intention. The only aspect of this story that is keeping me going, is the backstory of all the Cullens when they were human.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as I thought it would be. At seventeen, I am considered totally out of the loop to not have read Twilight. Vampires have never been my forte, but it really seemed as though I was missing out. A girl from my homeschooling group lent this to me, and I have to say, after all the hype, I was disappointed. I felt the characters were rather dry and the story seemed very slow paced to me. The writing wasn't overly great but the fantasy and romance elements of it were well done. A bit of a dissappointment, I have to admit. I don't think I will read the others.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Say no more Ok like everyone else, loved it. Thought it was very well written and just pushed along for a great ride. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Embarrassing I am still an avid reader, but between the ages of 8 and 16 I could safely have been called a voracious reader. I grabbed a copy of this for a long train journey, and, having read so many awesome books in my childhood, decided to see what all the fuss was about. Two painful days later, I can admit that there may be a certain appeal to estrogen-steeped moony preteen girls, but MY GOD! what a crap book. It is poorly written, the plot is poorly constructed, the characters are flat as the prairie I rode over.... It read like a slapped-together sequence of elaborate scenarios contrived for the sole purpose of allowing Edward and Bella to nuzzle each other. Reading Bella's constant obsessing over Edward felt to me like reading a private diary written by a besotted twelve year old with zero experience of true attraction. I actually felt embarrassed and almost perverse to be reading the words and literally squirmed in my seat as I laboured through the more drippy sequences. This book wasn't just a waste of ten bucks; it was a waste of several hours of my life that could have been spent productively playing sudoku or watching Seinfeld reruns. I can understand that this book may have a following of a few young girls but how it could possibly have reached the Twilight-mania status it has today has me utterly stumped. Buy your daughter Pride and Prejudice and a dictionary instead.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated The story line intrigued me, but the author just made it too corny. Bella is one-dimensional and the fact that she becomes that obsessed with Edward makes her character more intolerable. I just don’t understand the hype.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A totally must read!!!! I will say this to anyone looking for a good book to read. You must read this book Twilight before you see the movie and before you find another book. I will say that the starting to me was kinda boring but that was before I really got into it. So what I'm saying is I LOVED IT!!!!!! Go team Edward and team Jacob. New Moon clip looks really good. Jacob is soooo HOT in it!!!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from compelling but a woman's book It was compellingly written once you got past the first page or two. But suddenly about a third of the way thru the book I realized I was reading a Harlequin romance and I lost interest. But it would be a good gift for the woman in your life.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating For those of you who are "perplexed" by the fame of this book, perhaps you are looking for something other that captivating, entertaining and romantic. As far as I am concerned when you can put a book down and stay up to 3am just to find out what happens ... that's a great book.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'm perplexed by the fame of this book... This book (no, novel is not the correct term for this) is horribly patriarchal dross. Not only does it completely defy the conventions of the vampire genre, but it encourages girls to believe that the perfect man is one characterised by outrageously controlling tendencies, stalking, and emotional abuse. That's not to say that if you love this book you are a bad person. I just hope that if you find yourself favouring this book, you at least have the sense to love greater works of literature (i.e. actual novels) as well.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was fine. As much as i hate to piss off a bunch of fanpires right now, twilight is okay. it's not as "AMAZING BEST BOOK EVER" as everybody sure seems to think, i loved it at one point but then i looked at it from an outside view, i love the whole forbidden love thingit has going on but that's about it. Check out the books below, they are really good!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth the read. After my first time reading this book, I convinced a friend to read it and lent her my copy of the book. We were in an organic chem class together at the time, and had a midterm the following week. I asked her when she sould be done, and she told me that she might start it that night, but wanted to study for our test, so she wouldn't finished it until after the test. The next day I saw her, and asked if she had started it, she said yes, then I asked her how far she had gotten, and she only had about 50 pages left. It was so good, that she couldn't put it down at all the night before. While Twilight may not be a literay masterpiece, it is most definitley an enjoyable (and mildly addicting) read.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will fall in love with this book! Who would of thought a book could make one feel like a teenager all over again. I was all gaga for Edward! (the vampire in the story ). The author does a superb job in developing her characters! You cant help put fall in love with the vampires. This is definately a book for all those romance story lovers. A must read!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Instant Favorite This is one of my favorite books <3. The characters are well defined, as is the plot. The unconditional love and bond between human girl Bella Swan, and vampire Edward Cullen, will honestly have you believeing in true love. This is a must read for romance fans. This story gives clumsly girls everywhere a new ray of hope lol <3 <3
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book!! I was hesitant on reading this book as it is supposedly for 10-12 year olds. That is so misleading as I am a lot older than that age group and if I hadn't decided to read this book I would have been missing a terrific story. This book is not only for Young Adults but anyone who loves romance, fantasy and loves reading, period. The book is written from Bella's point of view and Stephenie Meyer has an amazing talent of describing the emotions Bella has regarding her insecurities with measuring up to Edward's perfection and thinking she is just average and nothing special tugs at us emotionally. I think anybody reading this book can relate to Bella especially when her and Edward fall in love. READ THIS BOOK (AND THE REST OF THE SERIES) NO MATTER WHAT AGE GROUP YOU FALL INTO. I also recommend watching the movie also. Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson are perfectly cast in these roles. They are sure to be huge stars especially when the next movie comes out soon.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner This book is excellently written, with great characters, a real page turner. From the moment I first read this book, I knew it was special, I just could not put it down, I read the whole book in a matter if hours, I would recommend this in an instant and it should be a must read for everybody.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It.. My absolute favorite No matter what age or sex u are.. you will enjoy this book. It might just break down your cynical walls lol. The love that Bella and Edward grow for each other is beautiful and brings hope to the readers. The challenges they face just unites them more and makes their love stronger. Basically, it woke up my girly side and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. =)
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fitting I can sum it up in one word...addictive. You can't put it down and you can't wait to pick it up again once you do.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I treat it like a bible The story is very descriptive and it is rather elegantly written, especially for a teen novel. Only Stephenie Meyer can deliver such a treat. The author wrote her story under Bella's point of view (first-person) so readers can trully get a feel of all the raw emotions and experiences Bella is faced with. The sequels are just as good, if not better. The 2nd book (New Moon) may be viewed by some as being less satisfying, but that is only true for those supporting Team Edward (Edward Cullen fans). The 3rd book (Eclipse) is excellent. I have yet to read the 4th (Breaking Dawn) but I'm sure Stephenie Meyer has delivered a wonderful addition to her masterpiece that will be cherished and raved about for years to come. Visit my book blog at bambireads.blogspot.com for more reviews.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I treat it like a bible The story is very descriptive and it is rather elegantly written, especially for a teen novel. Only Stephenie Meyer can deliver such a treat. The author wrote her story under Bella's point of view (first-person) so readers can trully get a feel of all the raw emotions and experiences Bella is faced with. The sequels are just as good, if not better. The 2nd book (New Moon) may be viewed by some as being less satisfying, but that is only true for those supporting Team Edward (Edward Cullen fans). The 3rd book (Eclipse) is excellent. I have yet to read the 4th (Breaking Dawn) but I'm sure Stephenie Meyer has delivered a wonderful addition to her masterpiece that will be cherished and raved about for years to come. Visit my book blog at bambireads.blogspot.com for more reviews.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I read this book November 2008, and I never heard about it before, until I saw the trailer for it. It's an amazing book for all ages, especially teen girls, such as myself. The book is about a girl in 11th grade, who moves in with her father after many years, and finds herself curious about a guy at school, who acts odd, while sitting at the cafeteria table with his sisters and brothers who are all adopted (like him). They all seem beautiful, but not human. The girl falls inlove with the mysterious guy, and later finds out that he is a vampire, who desires for her blood, but doesn't attempt it on purpose, because he believes in not harming humans, but only animals for blood. This book is about forbidden love, and is recommended for everyone! I enjoyed it , and I hope you will too! ITS AMAZING! BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from was GREAT!!!!!!! I love the book. It was great.It's like you think you know what is going to happen but then it total changes!!!!! It is a must read.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular! I watched the movie first. I'm actually glad I did, because I would have been sorely disappointed if I'd done it the other way around, lol. It was an excellent novel, I really got a feel for the characters!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from really great series Bella Swan moves in with her father and starts school in a new town called Forks. She later on discovers that some of her fellow students are vampires.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twilight Absolutely amazing... not just because it's really popular, it would still be amazing if no one has even heard of it. The book... well the whole series... is filled with romance, suspense, and secrets.. Bella Swan moves to a tiny town called Forks because she wants to live with her father. She leaves her life in Arizona... but she soon discovers a handsome (more than handsome!!) teen named Edward. Edward grabs her attention, and she soon finds out he;s a vampire... but not the killing, crazed type. She soon falls for him, and he has to restrain himself in order not to hurt her. Edward must do everything he can in order to keep Bella safe. This book will make any teenage girls' heart swoon. Edward simply raises the expectations of guys greatly. THIS IS A MUST READ. However, chapters recommends this book for "ages 10-12"... that is not appropriate. This book should be recommended to females over the age of fourteen.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from not all it's cracked up to be... but not bad either! I found the writing in this book, or rather the words used, to be of a young teen/adolescent level. Compared to Anne Rice, of who i am an avid fan, I found this book poor. However, it is unfair to compare it... in it's own respect Twilight is a good book, with a great story line. I just wish it could have been executed better.... To sum it up, this book is worth reading, just to see what all the fuss is about. Meyer has created very lovable, believable characters. At times you will find yourself drawn in, wishing you were Bella in Edwards cold embrace. I went through the whole series in 4 days. It is still sitting on my book shelf, and in time i will probably read it again.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twilight. When I first picked this book up I had a few doubts, first, it was in first person narrative. A big no no for me. Second, I hadn’t been able to find any good teen romances lately so I figured this wouldn’t be the best either. Boy was I wrong. The first person narrative was amazing; Bella's character was very well thought out, unique and at times funny. There was just enough detail to make it interesting and imaginative but not boring. I instantly fell in love with Edward and Bella. It had it all, wonderful romance, mystery and suspense. The climax was very exciting, I really wasn’t expecting it. This book is a must read if you haven’t read it by now, it’s not this popular for nothing you know.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG OMG OMG OMG twilight is the best book ever. if you haven't read it. do it. now. i mean right now. buy the book. open it. read.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic book I never thought I could read a book about vampires and I was so against reading it for months, but one day I was bored and decided to give it a try and I was amazed at how quickly I was hooked. Twilight takes your mind into a different world that really doesn’t exist and really captivates the reader. Everyone thinks of vampires as dark and evil creatures but in the Twilight series the main characters are portrayed as beautiful and pleasant vampires just like everyone else, and the people that know these vampires don’t know that they actually are. The way Stephanie Meyer explained the details of the fictional events that occurred throughout the book really makes the reader believe that it could actually happen. This book actually gets you so into the story line that your mind wanders off into the world that is portrayed in Twilight, and you will really not want to stop reading. The attraction between Edward and Bella is one of a kind and makes you fantasize of a man like him, and the life that they live. Edward seems like this ‘too perfect’ looking kind of a guy to be real, and seems to have it all. At first the two have a rough start with a lot of tension between them in the class that they have together, and Bella doesn’t know why until Edward finally explains everything to her. This book is a nice getaway from the real world. It was definitely relaxing but thrilling to read, and I would recommend it to anyone. Twilight book was a perfect introduction to a great series.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever! So romantic. I got lost in this book. The first person narration is so believable and mature for a YA. Best one in the series!
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad If I were a teen, I would probably love this book but I am not. It is very easy to read and I finsihed it in about 3 days. It has its good moments and best of all, I can discuss it with my neice and nephew who loved the book. Stephanie does take the reader on a trip through the ethereal world of vampires, werewolves and young love. I wanted to slap Bella, the main character a few times because she overthinks everything. That's what drove me the nuts about this book. I sighed in relief when I was done reading this novel.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A thrilling love story that everyone will enjoy!!! Bella Swan. Your normal average teenager. Bella is living with her mom, but "wants" a change and moves to Washington to live with her dad. She's miserable there. Everyday it's cold, barely does she see the sun, she doesn't know anyone, and she's with her dad, who she doesn't even call dad; she calls him Charlie. At school everyone blends in and everyone's pretty normal. But the first day, Bella's eye catches a boy that sticks out to her, along with the few others he was with that appeared to be his siblings. His name was Edward, Edward Cullen. To Bella, or to all the girls, his eyes were amazing, he was tall and handsome. Every girl thought so, but he didn't date. Bella gets closer to him. She notices things about him, his mood constantly changes awkwardly and his eyes, his eye color differs greatly every day of the week. Then she gets even closer and gets to know him. She figures out something from one of her old friends, Jacob Black. There's a big secret Edward keeps from everyone. Could Bella be in danger the whole time she was with him? Maybe. Find out what's up with Edward. This is a wonderful love story, but with action, romance, fantasy, and realistic fiction all mixed together!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing*** This book was great. It has everything a great book should, Romance, conflict and it's a page turner. If you read this book you will not be disappointed. It is worth your money and will keep you entertained until the end. I HIGHLY recommend it along with the rest of the series!! ~Enjoy!! :P
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I loved this book. It was much better than the movie, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, read the book first! I couldn't put it down. Some parts will give you chills! I highly recommend you read this book.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT WORTH THE RAGE I read this book in 2005 when it first came out. I really liked it - I read it in about four hours. The second and third ones came out and I liked them too. The Host came out...I didn't much like that. But Breaking Dawn was so stupid it made me rethink the series I had loved. Although I had been a huge fan and had even gotten my books signed by Stephenie Meyer I started to clue into a few details: 1. Stephenie Meyer is not a great writer 2. Edward is scary! Even for a vampire, watching someone sleep all night while they are unaware of it is creepy. Also, he's like 80 years older than her.. 3. Bella is a one dimensional character - she likes to read, but by New Moon she doesn't even do that anymore! It's all about Edward. 4. I could go on all night but I will spare you. Here are some better pieces of literature.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Definitely does NOT deserve all the hype I mean, come on. Seriously, Bella, an average teenage girl who is new to her school, new to her town, and new to her whole new life isn't going to just randomly end up with Edward Cullen- beautiful, buff, and mysterious- the boy all of the girls want but can't have. And guess what? Edward's a vampire in love with not only Bella, but her blood, too- now, that's just sick. I know almost every teenager is obsessed with this series, obsessed with Edward, obsessed with vampires.... but trust me, don't feel forced into reading them like I did. Its definitely not worth it... definitely not.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it ! Twilight was an amazing book! actually .. i think amazing is an understatement . i LOVED this book. Im positive that the twilight, new moon, eclipse and breaking dawn series is the best series ive ever read! It is a must read for all ages, everyone who reads these books will fall in love with them.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a Great Book I bought this book for my step son. I'm in my twenties and decided to read it one night when i was bored. I was instantly hooked with the story and before long i read the whole book. I instantly went and purchased the other 3. I have read all four of the books and to be quite honest i prefer new moon and eclipse better than this book. But this book was really good. My problem with this book is that I had a really hard time understanding why edward was in love with this plane girl besides wanting to kill her. But then i read the draft of midnight sun and it makes complete sense why he fell in love with her. but that book is not released yet and i doubt she will. And until i read Midnight Sun draft throught the whole series i really wasn't sure why he fell in love with her. i never doubted that he did. This book was a fast read, loved the characters so much. i wish there was more about the Cullens. I'm not the biggest fan of Bella in this book but am a fan of the Cullen family. I believe that is why i loved the book so much.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Worth the Time or Cash Huge hype. Best-seller lists. Major motion picture. And for the life of me I cannot fathom why Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer is so widely acclaimed. By page 17 I'd found four grammatical errors. Stephenie, my dear, one is tanned, not tan. One is not tan, as in pink, blue or green. One is tanned, as in leathery. Where were the editors? Where were the proof-readers? Did you not proof the galleys yourself? Ah, but, one would assume you knew the difference between tan, the colour, and tanned, the state, and so would have used the correct form in the first place, and thus avoided any need for the non-existent editor, proof-reading, and review of galleys. It should be noted Twilight is rated Young Adult fiction, meaning it's suitable for ages 12 and up. I'm not sure about the wisdom or logic of that rating, and here's why. Meyer puts forward the scenario of obsessive love, that somehow it's quite acceptable for an adolescent girl to fall in lust -- erm, love -- with a different species. Now, we're not talking about different gender, race, or creed, all of which would be completely acceptable and ordinary in my very liberal mind. Nope, we're talking about different species, and a species with which it is a danger for this adolescent girl to associate, a constant threat to her very existence. Given the dynamics of adolescence, the raging hormones, the predisposition to extremes of emotion, is it wise to encourage, even romanticise, obsessive love? Further, if you're going to write about obsessive love, at least do it with panache, something that might go a level beyond what The Bard did with the immortal Romeo and Juliet. Meyer's portrayal of obsessive love isn't even particularly well told or original. By page 17, having already found those four grammatical errors, I'd already figured out the plot and denouement. (yawn) Let us deal with the issue of stalking. Were this book written for an adult audience, I would have no problem at all having our erstwhile hero break into our heroine's home, night after night, and watch her sleep. Equally, if the story had been intended for an adult audience, there would have been not an eyebrow raised at the fact our beautiful Edward follows the feisty and spoiled Bella around the small town of Forks, albeit her saviour from dastardly strangers intent on sexual harm. But this is a story for young people, ages 12 and up, and I'm not convinced romanticising this sort of behaviour, and further, presenting it as heroic, is exactly a healthy or sane type of literature to present to impressionable young women. Let it be understood I'm all for expanding horizons, presenting challenges both physical and intellectual, but I'm afraid this novel goes beyond the pale in its insidious acceptance of abnormal behaviour. And this doesn't even begin to touch upon the acceptable use of deceit and dishonesty. Meyer's preoccupation with things beautiful presents a superficial and questionable reinforcement of a Western World obsession with physical beauty, an obsession that has girls as young as eight concerned about weight, physical appearance and sexuality. All that glitters is not gold. Indeed no. But in Meyer's world those who are beautiful are noteworthy. People who drive fast and fast cars are somehow more attractive. Designer labels are desirable. Questionable standards, all. And that brings me to plausibility. Quite beyond the fact we're dealing with vampires, there are nuances in the story that shatter all credibility and render the story fatuous. For example, Bella's father is the chief of police, allegedly on a modest income, living in a modest home. She, allegedly, is a whiz as a cook and very good about stretching a dollar and shopping. Why, then, on the very first outing for groceries do we read about her bringing home steak, potatoes and salad for dinner, not as a treat, but as regular fare? I wonder, does Stephenie Meyer shop for herself, and if so, does she have to calculate her expenditure based upon a modest income? Another point of plausibility is Bella's father's decision to purchase his daughter a beat-up old 1950s pickup. Just how economical, or safe, is that decision? Would that truck pass emissions testing? Would that truck get any sort of sensible gas mileage? And would a man who is the chief of police, and supposedly aware of safety and legal precautions, purchase for his daughter and old 1950s beater? Likely not. One of my other objections, but by no means my last, to Meyer's novel is her portrayal of vampires. In an effort to whitewash the mythical creatures, and make them more palatable and acceptable to 21st century sensibilities, Meyer's has introduced us to 'green' vampires. Her vampires don't feed on humans. Oh no. They feed on animals. Remainder of review at: http://5riversnews.blogspot.com/
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING !!! HONASTLY !!! BEST BOOK EVER !!! i never read for fun i bought this book last week to see what it ws all about and i couldnt put it down . cant wait to read the rest of the series !!! THANKS STEPHANIE MEYER !!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHAT A STORY I picked up this book, due to the over the top advertising on the movie hitting theatres. And I have to say that it was absolutley amazing!!! I read it in one sitting. Eagerly, I ordered the rest of the series to read and devoured them in about a two weeks.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Average Although I liked it, it was not as great as other books I have read. There were many holes in the plot, and Some of the characters didn't feel as real as they should ahve. Great books should have great plot, great characters, and great development. I liked the idea of the plot, but it felt too predictable and, the characters didn't develop over the course of the novel - and series. Normal people develop smoothly, and slowly. Bella for example, seemed to suddenly become a different character in Breaking Dawn, and it wasn't development. It was a sudden personality change that should not have happened. A good read for 10-12 year old children, but for others who would like books of better elements, I think not.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC!! My sister told me to get this book, because she thought it was fantastic and she was right. I couldn't put this book down. I finished it in two days and went out and bought the second book in the series today after work. The characters seem to jump off the page and are so compelling that as a reader you are immersed into a romantic story that is so well written that it appeals to not only teens but adults too. I really enjoyed Stephenie Meyer's take on the vampire. It was just enough to be different, making it refreshing. I'm happy that I'm reading the series now and don't have to wait for the next book.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't see what the hype is about.... Personally, I could barely get through this book. It really saddens me to see that a female author would write a novel about such a weak, pathetic and dependent main female character. The whole series is about how obsessed she is with her "love", Edward, and to be frank, I am pretty sure the whole series is really just propaganda of no sex before marriage. *Spoiler alert* Apparently, for the author, it is better for an 18 year old to get married just so she could have sex rather than just do it. Yea, that seems more reasonable. If I had a daughter, I would much prefer her read about strong, independent and intelligent female characters who can take care of themselves. It is really depressing that young girls have taken such a liking to these novels, its seems our society is going backwards. The Famous Five would be rolling in their graves.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Follow the crowd... So I basically bought this book because I heard people ranting and raving about it. I dont know if its just the writing style or if Stephanie went out of her way to make Bella this whiny little teenage brat, but after the 1st book, I basically forced myself to read the 2nd book and that is where I stopped. Its not that Stephanie's style of writing is horrible, just... something about the book itself that I cant bring myself to see what everyone else sees about this book. If you like Author's like Nancy Kirkpatrick or Kelley Armstrong I wouldnt recommend this book... If you are only reading it for the sake of following the crowd, do yourself the favor and try to take it out at a library instead of wasting the money on it
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good tween book it is what it is..a tween book :) It's an easy read with a simple storyline that's easy to follow. Good character's and a page turner.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsomely perfict book for young adults this book was the best book i have read in my entire life
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way of Life Twilight is my favorite book. Why? Because it sucks you in. you litterally become addicted. Also because most of the caracters are so lovable. Also Because there is lots of caracter developement wich is of cource veri interesting. And finally because it's forbedin love. The love story is just so fasanating. And because I love edward cullen.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number One This book was one of the best books I've read. Followed by, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Best series I've read in a long time. Its a MUST read.
Date published: 2013-10-24

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Twilight: A Novel

by Stephenie Meyer, Stephenie Meyer

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 2 in

Published: October 5, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316160172

ISBN - 13: 9780316160179

About the Book

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.

From the Publisher

Isabella Swan''s move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn. Young Adult.

About the Author

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga andThe Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Twilight:
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times"Editor''s Choice"
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly"Kids'' Book Adults Would Love"
An Amazon "Best Book of the Decade * So Far"
An ALA "Top Ten Books for Young Adults"
* "Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts [this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer''s tantalizing debut."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "The novel''s danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it."-School Library Journal (starred review)
* "In the tradition of Anne Rice. . . this dark romance is gripping." -Booklist (starred review)

Appropriate for ages: 12

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