New Moon

Paperback | May 31, 2008

byStephenie Meyer

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Legions of readers entranced byTwilightare hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. InNew Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

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Legions of readers entranced byTwilightare hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. InNew Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating s...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:May 31, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316024961

ISBN - 13:9780316024969

Appropriate for ages: 12

Customer Reviews of New Moon


Rated 3 out of 5 by from good book A bit of drama in this one, but a good book for teenagers
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good book; much better than the film Like with Twilight, you'll get flipping through the pages as this book is quite suspenseful. It isn't everybody's cup of tea, but if you read Twilight then you'll most likely want to continue with the series and read this one!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot tell you how much I love this book... Love the book. Well not just this one book... I love all the books in the series.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book This book was a little bit better than the first in my opinion. I read it really fast, but looking back to 7 years ago when I read it, I cannot see myself pick it up again and re-read.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twihard fan My favourite book of the twilight series. #teamjacob
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Great follow up... read it so fast
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I read this back in grade 7 and I liked it. I thought the werewolves were cool, but the way Bella coped with Edward leaving her was a bit crazy for me.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh Even though the hype is over and all the movies are out and we've all come to accept that the relationship portrayed in these books is incredibly unhealthy, I still enjoy these books for what they are. This book however, is my least favourite. I don't find Jacob to be a very interesting character, and Bella's suicidal tendencies because her boyfriend of a year or whatever broke up with her is just way too unhealthy for me.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from could of been better wasn't the better book of the series
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Even if you adored the first book, this book was NOT a good edition to the series. Did absolutely nothing for the story except make you hate everybody more.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This! #plumrewards. Would recommend the Twilight series to anyone. Especially New Moon where the werewolves are introduced.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the time I picked up the Twilight series in an effort to regain a habit of reading. This predictable plot of this story could have easily been told in a third the words. A quick read but still too long. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Alright Overall, took me awhile to get through. I didn't find it very crazy interesting
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow book This book of the series just seemed to drag on, not that exciting. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series but my least fav of the series I love the series but this was my least fav book of the series
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Moon I feel this book was the most disappointing in the series. There was too much angst for an extended period of time. Rather than empathizing with Bella, you begin to wonder if she's obsessed, instead of in love.This book felt like it had too much unnecessary content and should have been way shorter, especially in hindsight when I finished the series.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I recommend this book to everyone, even adults. This book was impossible to put down. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite! New Moon is my favourite in the Twilight series! Meyer keeps the story going in this book and doesn't lose Bella's "voice" throughout the novel. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far I read this in 2009 and i thought the story was good and different from the first book. After i finsh it i realize that it was my favorite book from the serie so far. it took me a couple of months to read it but i'm happy i did it. I saw the movie and i simply love it. i like that we get to see Jacob spending time with bella. i loved that there a few new character and i like them all. i find that the story was sad but i still like it. i know it not everyone will like this book because of the way the story goes. if you enjoy it good for you.
Date published: 2012-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New Moon Disappoints! At a first glance, New Moon is the much-anticipated, exciting, breathtaking sequel to Twilight. When one actually reads the book, they notice that New Moon isn't what it should be. Edward leaves Bella to "keep her safe", and Bella goes insane without him. Then she finds out that the Volturi (vampire killers) are going to kill Edward and Bella must save him. Although it's written in strong details (much like it's prequel), this sequel disappoints. It portrays Bella as a weak person because of her insanity without her lover, and her depression is unrealistic, if not sickening. It's hard to get through, rather boring, spawned a HORRIBLE movie and doesn't have a nice flow. However, if you want to finish the Twilight series, I would still recommend you read this book because it is true that there are facts in New Moon that you are required to know in order to enjoy the following two novels in the series. I was disappointed by New Moon!
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! I love the Twilight Saga. I was able to feel Bella's pain and feel her happiness, and that my friend is just good writing. I was really exciting to go see the movie when it came out and I wasn't disappointed (even if they did change things compared to the book)
Date published: 2010-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't like it as much as Twilight, but still very good Didn't like it as much as Twilight, but still very good. Different focus for this book. WARNING: If you haven't yet read this book, you might not want to read the review, as I suppose it could kind of be considered a spoiler. Edward and the Cullens have left Forks and Bella is devastated. When she finally makes an effort to resume a somewhat normal life, she finds a best friend in Jacob, who thinks of Bella as more than a friend. However, Jake has secrets of his own...
Date published: 2010-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was better than the first book. However, I enjoyed the movie more than the book.
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Moon Wow This story was amazing and great. I think my self that stefaince myers in a great author . I wonder what will happen in the next Movie Elcips !!! ??????????/ Lookin forward to the movie coming out in july !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2010-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it :) Alright, so honestly, i LOVED this book!!! Most people disliked it out of all of the books but, i fell in love with it ! I thought it was realy emotional i guess, i dont know how to describe it, i just love it ! it was my favourite book out of all of them, it comes a little before twilight and eclipse in my opinion! : ) well, its all up to what the reader thinks, hope ya'll enjoyy :)
Date published: 2010-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect hey ya you uhgggg or what ever get a LIFE it si a book and by the way you need to know i love the book and you need to get a backbone and if you do get a creativ mind >_<
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from twilight crazy love these books and have read them 22 time yes so proud
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I read Twilight to see what all the fuss was about. Given that I have never been a fan of vampire/werewolf stories and I am well past the young adult genre, I was surprised that I liked it so much. The excerpt at the end compelled me to buy and read New Moon and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think I actually liked this book a bit more than Twilight. It definitely made me a fan of the series.
Date published: 2009-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome All I have to say is WOW. What a rollercoaster ride for me. I know now what people mean by reading great books is all about. I was so shocked and intrigued with it, I think it only took me 2 weeks to read it. I have never read a book like this so fast. I can not wait to start reading ECLIPSE just to see what happens in the next book of the saga. It was another great read for me by Stephenie
Date published: 2009-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from umm.....ok I guess I was quite bored threw out the entire thing. Bella was annoying, I missed Edward. Jacob made it slightly interesting though, I liked the twist they threw in there. It took me a long time to read, as I could put it down, read another book and then go back to it. AAHHHHH!!!!!!!!! but I am still going to read the next on cause I hear that it is better. :D
Date published: 2009-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read!!! new moon is great, it makes you want to read on. Bella can sometimes get on my nerves and other times you sort of feel bad for her. IN this book, edward is hardly in it, bella is mostly with jacob and jacob teaches her to ride a dirt bike. in this book bella finds out what jacob really is and this shocks her.... so basically i dont want to spoil it for you but something happens that leads bella on a chase for the oine she trully loves which is Edward! i recommend you to read it!!
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book in the series! This book when reading feels so real! It reminded me of my own heartbrakes and torments back in high school. I just think it's fascinating how Stephanie Meyer was able to bring those feelings to life, how it was even possible to put them into words! You will be able to relate to Bella on so many levels it's not even funny! Bella does all these crazy things just to be able to listen to Edward's voice in her mind over and over again.......the fact she hangs on to Jacob to somehow numb and be able to live through her pain because it's the only time she feels normal again.....Everything about this book feels so real! Whether you're a teen, a mother, grandmother or simpy a women, if you've ever been truly in love and then hurt you will understand why this book is so fascinating and amazing,
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thank Goodness for Alice Is it me or did the book only get interesting when Alice shows up? The plot only became mildly engaging near the end. Still found it hard to sympathize with Bella. Jacob got under my skin with his sarcasm. Why oh why did I continue reading if I don't like it? Answer: I was hoping I'd find what other people liked about these books. Still wondering.
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from just ok was hard to get into compared to Twilight and right after i need to start Eclipse and this book in this series was just harder to get into. Was still a good read but not my fave out of the series.. still a must read to get to the next book in the series
Date published: 2009-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from breathe taking. Think that's how you spell breathe but w.e. Loved the birthday party part near the starting but when Edward left Bella it kinda got a little bit boring until Jacob came in to save her. Then it turns out she holds 2 very good secrets about a werewolf and vampire. that no one else in forks knew about them. The ending was really good when Edward and Bella got back together. People watch the New Moon clip on youtube it's really good and Jacob is sooo HOT!!!!!
Date published: 2009-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good, but.... I loved the first book so much that when i finnaly began new moon i was pissed off about Edward... the only reason i want to finnish this book so fast is because i miss Edward.. Jake creeps me out and i cant wait till i finnish this one so Bella and Edward are together again. This book seems to drag on...
Date published: 2009-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! This book had me hooked just as much as the first book.I really dont want to say too much for fear of revealing the story. I will say though, you get to learn a lot more about Jacob which is great :)
Date published: 2009-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another unbelievable disappointment. I was not even able to finish this book it was so boring. I got three quarters of the way through and actually threw it across the room because Bella was pissing me off SO much. Let me start by saying that I only read Twilight because my 14 year old cousin was gushing about it and I was visiting for a week and had no excuse not to read it. Until today I thought it was the worst book I had ever read but now I can say it ties for first place on the worst book list. I only read this one because everyone told me that the writing got better and as a supporter of all authors I wanted to give Ms. Meyer a chance to redeem herself. Bella Swan in the most whiney, miserable and selfish girl ever to lead a story. Sorry, did I say story? I meant completely boring and pointless sequence of events. Nothing happens in this book. You follow Bella from one whining session to the next. If all she ever talked about in the first book was how beautiful Edward is, all she yaps about in this one is how much she misses him. In a first person narrative you expect a well developed character with deep thoughts and emotions but this character is weak and undeveloped, just like most teenagers I guess. But then again, Anne Shirley was a teenager and boy did she have depth. This books is filled with inane chatter and endless self-pity. It makes light of suicide and to the fanatical prepubescent children that read it, it will be like a guide for all their short lived high school relationships. The ending of a semester long gropefest will be heartbreakingly tragic and the only answer will be to act like Bella Swan, the whiny, suicidal little brat who cares only about herself. Just like in the first brutally bad book nothing happens until the end (I skimmed over the last chapters) and then it's all over just like that. I suspect that's because the author doesn't have enough imagination to write an action sequence. When she can't figure out how to write something the character passes out and when she wakes up it's all over and someone has to tell her what happened. You can't publish a review on here without giving a rating but unfortunately the lowest I can go is one star/leaf/whatever. On my own scale however I give it nothing, negative in fact. This is a badly written, poorly thought out and depressing piece of fluff designed for the semi-literate teenage masses of the USA and isn't worth the $12 I spent on it. I do not recommend it.
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book in the Twilight Series Ok, I am hooked on this series. I finished Book 1-Twilight in 4 days and this one in 3 days. After reading Twilight I bought the movie and the remaining 3 books in the series. I am addicted to these books. *Spoiler alert below* New Moon is darker and emotionally draining for both Bella and the reader. You expect with love stories and a series of books that the lovers must part but Stephenie Meyer describes every emotion that Bella goes through that you can't help but fall to pieces along with Bella. I cried so often I was getting dehydrated. When Edward tells Bella he doesn't want her anymore you feel so much emotion as Bella felt with the rejection that a wave of sadness overcomes the reader. The more I got into the first part of the novel and the sadness creeping up on me I had to skip to the end of the book to find out if Edward and Bella reunite. I have never done that before but I was getting anxious and hoped that although this book was depressing I hoped for a happy ending. When I had my answer I continued where I left off and although I didn't care for Bella and Jacob taking up more than half of the book it was necessary to have this friendship evolve. You hope it is only going to remain a friendship especially if you are cheering for Bella and Edward to remain a couple for all eternity. Jacob becomes a big part of Bella's recovery and although you feel grateful you also don't want this to become a love triangle either. Jacob soon becomes a werewolf and you learn about the treaty with the Cullens and the hatred each group has with the other. Stephenie Meyer is a fan of classic romances and this story plays out a lot like one of her favorites "Romeo and Juliet" as there are numerous similarities especially the references to misunderstandings, feuds and suicide. When Alice suddenly appears in Forks, Washington in the last quarter of the book the pace is fast and we learn a lot about the vampire world. We get excited when Alice and Bella go to Italy to find Edward before it is too late as he has made a decision to end his life when he thinks Bella has died. We are happy and relieved when Edward tells Bella the truth as to why he left her in the first place and pure joy when the lovers reunite.
Date published: 2009-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught me by surprise! I had not expected the huge turn this one took!! It was better than I could have anticpated..Couldn't wait to read through it to see where the story went. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2009-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Depressing, but Excellent At times it was very depressing when Edward leaves, as Bella is so tortured. But, it was excellent.
Date published: 2009-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! What a fantastic 2nd book in this series. I really enjoyed reading more about Jacob and the developing relationship between him and Bella. Well written, excellent storyline.
Date published: 2009-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My PICK of the Series! I'm just about to finish "Breaking Dawn", and I have to say New Moon is my favorite book of the series! First off, I felt that "Twilight" was a huge introduction on character dynamics, setting, situation etc. and New Moon was when the shot was fired and the story really started to race. I loved the history of Jacob's ancestors, and the development of his relationship with Bella. Edward not being present as much in this novel really contributed to the final chapters of this book. Suddenly when he returned, you felt almost an instant attraction if not a new love for him...This book is also a perfect set up for what happens in Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Let's hope the movie is just as good! It probably won't be. Get this book!
Date published: 2009-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than Twilight, but still not great (possible spoilers) New Moon is basically like Twilight but with a different, more interesting and fresh plot. Now if you liked Twilight, you'll probably like New Moon- unless your a big Edward fan, if so you will hate it because Edward disappears at the very beginning and is replaced with new competion- Jacob. (of course Edward returns at the end of the novel). Personally I enjoyed the novel, but I did not think it was a great example of the literature out there today. My rating- 3 out of 5.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best I'll start by saying when i read the book it wasn't my favorite of the 4. After reading breaking dawn i decided to re-read all the books because i was waiting for my new books to come after i ordered them. And i had read that they are better the second time around. They were right. The first time i read New Moon i spend the majority of the book upset that Edward left Bella and upset with her new relationship with Jacob. I hated Jacob because he wanted her too. So i believed that i read through very important parts just to get Edward and the Cullens back and i didn't really pay attention to the very important realtionship that Bella develops with Jacob. After re-reading the whole saga, New Moon is one of the best. I really fell in love with Jacob and really got to understand his tourmoil, loving Bella but protecting the pack. I believe that this book is esential for breaking dawn (spoiler ahead).. when bella deceides to become a vampire. without her having a close relationship with Jacob, falling in love with Jacob her decision to marry edward, turn into a vampire etc. would not have worked. We needed to see her be without edward and see a future with Jacob to realize that Edward is her true love/soulmate. This book was fantastic the second time around.
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic I couldn't put it down. A story of love filled with suspense throughout. A great read.
Date published: 2009-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Book I enjoyed New Moon --- full of suspense. It wasn't as good as Twilight, but it was still a book that I couldn't put down. Stephanie Meyer is an excellent writer.......on to Eclipse.
Date published: 2009-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not as good as others This book wasn't as good as the others because Edward wasn't there.
Date published: 2009-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOOOO GOOOOD!!! This was so amazing I loved it!!!
Date published: 2009-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok 1. mainly read it to find out how the story actually concludes 2. a lot of people ragged on bella's character but i actually didn't think she was that bad in this book 3. i wasn't too keen on how they represented werewolves 4. could have been less gusshy at times, seriously 5. didn't like the how they tried to make the story compare to romeo and juliette, pfft!
Date published: 2009-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've read this book so many times, and it never, ever, becomes boring. New Moon is by far my favourite book in the saga, because it makes you cry, laugh, scream, and hyperventilate, in, like, 50 pages. Sometimes (actually, every day) when I'm reading, my friends will just stare at me, because I'll be smiling so hard, right in the middle of when a huge project is being collected, or be crying on the bus (because Edward left!!) :( New Moon is a book that every girl should read, because it's easy, and gets you hooked for life. I LOVE New Moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (If you're going to read it, MAKE SURE YOU READ TWILIGHT FIRST!!!)
Date published: 2009-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it was a wonderful book I read the whole collection and let me tell you I couldn't put them down. I was so disappointed when I finished them and the story was over I am sure they will have more coming I hope to finish the story. But I highly recommend the series. I have told everyone to read them. It is a wonderful series it makes you laugh and cry and want to never stop readng them, if you have't read them yet please do so even if you think it isn't something you would read you will love them and not be disappointed. I give them 5 stars wow wonderful series.
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from addicting so this book had me bascially glued to the pages and addicted to it. i honestly had to force myself to give it to someone to hide becasue if not no way i would have concentrated on my exams lol seriously good book. It played with all my emotions, it kept me guessing (and guessing wrong i might add) and it kept my attention. highly suffest reading it :)
Date published: 2009-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Another great book! Stephanie Meyer is a brilliant writer that has the ability to suck you in and make you feel like you are a part of the action. I recommend it.
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book This book is an awesome book and worth buying. I really enjoyed it and will read it over and over again. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2009-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very surpising so sweet but dangeriouly written, but pure and innocent, so far I'm enjoying the books and charaters I can see what each charaters think from my own life experiences, and I hope by reading these books our youth enjoys being young and not want to grow up sp fast just sit back and enjoy your selves your only young once.
Date published: 2009-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Moon: Give Into Temptation “I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel m heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect – not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place In the second book of The Twilight series, an innocent paper cut at Bella’s 18th birthday puts her in grave danger when Edward and his family can barely resist her blood. Afraid of endangering Bella, the Cullens leave town and Bella falls into a devastating depression. Months later, her depression leads to her self-destructive behaviour. She becomes close friends with Jacob Black and discovers that he and his family are werewolves who are the natural enemy of vampires. Bella knows that she is using Jacob because she misses Edward even though she is aware that his feelings for her are deeper. The tone of the second book is the same as the first. The author writes in the first person and it is from Bella’s perspective. She is also aware from the success of the first book not to alter her formula and is true to her main characters. Her writing style remains intact where she uses a lot of descriptive language. There are however some criticisms. The vampires are not included as much in this second book. Although it is essential to the story, you will miss the interaction of Bella and Edward. I found the book slow in some parts and found Bella’s suffering over not being with Edward very trying at times. You’re almost annoyed with her as it made her look weak. It made her appear that she would not survive without Edward, which does not make her a great role model for teenagers who feel they need a man to complete their lives. I found the book a disappointment. It did not live up to my expectations and certainly did not satisfy this reader. It was predictable and not as exciting as the first one. Unfortunately, you have to go through this sleeper to get to the third and more thrilling book. Hang in there won’t be disappointed with that one!
Date published: 2009-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!!! This book is the saddest book out of the twilight series, but it is also a lovable book. If you like action books, mixed with romance and sadness, this is definatly the book for you. Even if you don't like what i just described but you enjoyed the first book, this will definatly blow your socks off. NOTE: IF YOU GET SCARED EASILY, DON'T I REPEAT DON'T READ THE TWILIGHT SAGA BOOKS.
Date published: 2009-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK . . . 3/5 This book wasn't as good as the first . . . I was kinda disappointed actually!!!!! I completely fell in love with the magical world of Forks and the Cullens but this book made me mad because of Edward leaving!!!!! I only liked th beginning (before Edward left) and the ending (when Bella saved Edward)!!!!!! If you loved Edward I think you will be a bit disappointed in this one . . . 3/5
Date published: 2009-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath Taking Even though Edward is the star in New Moon you get to learn a little more about Jacob. Still makes you mad to read more 'till Edward returns!!! in two words...LOVE IT
Date published: 2009-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not disappoint! New Moon is just as good as the first book - the Twilight saga is definitely a "must-read"!
Date published: 2009-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twilight saga is a MUST read! I first heard about Twilight from one of my friends, who after finishing it, ended up passing the book along to all of us. At first I was very skeptical because vampires intertwined with romance sounded rather odd and to me was just simply something I could not see myself reading, let alone enjoying. Boy was I wrong! Of course after a few of my other friends finished the book they convinced me I was missing out so I decided to read it. Not only did I fall in love with this saga, but it seems like everyone caught “The Twilight Fever”. Twilight hit the stores with a bang, coming out with tee-shirts, posters, and buttons along with other Twilight merchandise. Twilight was created into a big motion picture, hitting the screens with must see reviews. The entire Twilight saga is seen on many different best sellers lists such as the Amazon best seller list and the New York Times best sellers list. I read Twilight within the first two days I got it, and moved on to the second book called New Moon, finishing half of the series within a week. I enjoyed the whole series a lot; I simply could not put it down. It got to the point where I had to get my mom to hide the books until I finished my homework. Out of the series I consider New Moon my least favourite. I found that I had troubles getting into the book and had a harder time finishing it compared to the other books. New Moon is a continuation of Twilight which unlike the previous book is about Bella Swan losing her true love Edward Cullen (who is a vampire). I think it was my least favourite because without Edward in the picture the book was not that appealing to me and I felt it dragged on without him for too long. However, Stephenie Meyer smoothly continued the story from Twilight into New Moon and I did find the beginning and ending of the book to be very interesting and jam packed with suspense that made me want to continue reading those sections. If the book did not continue to drag on and talk about Bella when she was alone and depressed, I would have enjoyed it more. I think this part irritated me because seeing someone depend on another being that way aggravated me because I am an independent person. Furthermore Bella’s attempts to perform dangerous behaviours to trigger hallucinations in order to hear Edward’s voice seemed a little extreme to me. While reading New Moon I also felt that the characters were developed better to help the readers get a better understanding of the characters and what is to come in the next two books. For example without the main focus being on Bella and Jacob Black and the werewolf story the next two books could not have been written. I think this because having read the whole series I found that these characters play a major role in what makes the plot and story line so exciting and eventful. I also felt that the new characters that were introduced were portrayed in such a way that helps them become important in creating the events yet to come in Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Stephanie Meyer opened the eyes of millions worldwide to a new insight of a vampire, from one of a monstrous blood sucker, to a creature that can be seen as beautiful and portrayed with human like qualities and feelings. I understand that a book about vampires and romance may seem a little bizarre, but trust me if you come across any of the books, you should read the series because you won’t be sorry, because in the end I know I wasn’t.
Date published: 2009-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Moon - Fantastic I finished this book in a matter of a few days and loved every minute of it. The story is the continuing story of the love between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. There was a time I was getting a little tired of the story with Jacob and Bella but everything started to make sense as the story progressed. Stephenie Meyer once again has weaved a great story and pulls you and makes you want to keep reading. I can not wait to get to Chapters tomorrow and pick up the next part in the Bella and Edward saga.
Date published: 2008-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't bad i thought this book wasn't bad for a sequel. though it didn't have the passion exploded in twilight, it clearly showed the depths of bella's thoughts and emotions, how far a person can sink in their minds. (though, i still like the first book better beccause of the bursts of passion, excitement, and romance)
Date published: 2008-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Moon I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The fact it focuses on the werewolf story line was a nice turn, and it didn't seem as depressing as Twilight had. Maybe you just don't notice the rain as much in this one? The idea that life continues after a heartbreak has always been a favourite theme of mine in stories, and the connection to the secondary characters from the first book made this a little fleshier a plot. The only real upsetting factor for me was how the character of Laurent was handled. I would have written his part very differently myself. And the seen in Italy with the coven reminded me very much of Armand from the Vampire Chronicles. Overall I found New Moon to be a much better read then Twilight.
Date published: 2008-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!!!! OMG!!!! I thought that this book was absoulty amazing, I counldnt put it down. I have fallen for Edward all over again.There are no words to expain how amazingly excellent this book was :-) I Loved It ♥♥ ... Stephenie Meyer is Amazing :-)
Date published: 2008-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazingly adictive this series is absolutely amazing it keeps you on your toes wondering whats going to happen with 2 BIG twists close to the end . i would say this is a great book for 12 years and up
Date published: 2008-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow...what a great second book I loved it! I didn't think that it was going to go in the direction I thought but it was great! I loved that she brought in Jacob black...I was really torn about who I liked better for Bella.
Date published: 2008-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filled with heartache In book two, your heart breaks as Edward decides to part ways from Bella. This story is how she copes with the loss of her love. She loses many friends as she tries to accept the world without Edward and she can’t seem to fill the void that he’s left behind. She meets with her old friend Jacob Black, who helps her through her dark days. Their relationship grows and the bond strengthens but in her heart Bella knows she cannot replace her soul mate. It’s not long before Jacob leaves Bella to join a cult-like gang. Now she is left to cope with a new loss as the two men weave in and out of her life - mentally, emotionally, and physically. Read more at:
Date published: 2008-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from mmm a bitt better Well I really really HATED Twilight it was shallow and cliche and cheesy not that this book wasn't cheesy cause in some parts it was. like when Edward starts going off saying oh before you my life was like moonless sky but then you shot aross my sky bla bla bla that is trying to hard and just ends up being cheesy. But anyway I have to say in my opinion New moon is a step up from Twilight I like it a smige more but not much, all that attention Jakob got, made me sooo happy cause he is the best character by far in this whole dumm series. So to all those twilight fans yess all bella does in this book is mope around and sadley it's better than Twilight which just comes to show how bad that book actually is.
Date published: 2008-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not There Yet The second book in the Twilight saga is only a very small step above the one that preceeds it. New Moon picks up right where Twilight left off. The stories are very much the same. You don't get much 'new' information. Like Twilight, this book also develops the characters further - especially the vampires. I'm still disappointed. I thought when I picked up this series that was so hyped, there wouldn't be any question - I would like it. I don't. Again, like Twilight, this is a Romance novel. If that's what you want to read, this won't dissappoint you. I was looking for more action & drama. If that is what you want - you won't find it here.
Date published: 2008-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Moon Will Leave You Howling For More! Stephenie Meyer's goldmine teen vampire adventure/love story series continues with the second instalment, New Moon. This book is more about Bella's friendship with Jacob Black than it is about her romance with Edward Cullen, but Edward is in it and we know that the author is setting us up for what's in store in the next book, Eclipse. It's a fabulous story altogether and if you love vampire stories, don't miss this one!
Date published: 2008-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Readers face a challenge! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Twilight, and all four of the novels in the twilight saga, but I would honestly have to say that new moon was probably one of my least favourite. It wasnt because Stephenie Meyer's writing was amazing (which it was), or because it lacked suspense and action, or like some have said the "romance"... I think this was my least favourite because Stephanie tested me. She took a great risk by taking out one of the biggest characters for quite a lengthy period of time, and she showed us Bella's life from a "normal" perspective. We got comfortable with the "supernatural" being intertwined with her life, that it was good to get away from it for a while, only because it made us miss it even more. I think what I'm trying to say, (in a way where I wont spoil anything) is that although this was my least favourite of the twilight saga, in a weird way, it might also have been one of my favoruites because it challenged me. It left me dumbstruck and in awe, frantically flipping pages to see if someone might be coming back. And as I was going crazy, i learned that bella had a whole new life, this one, involving friendly ol' Jacob Black. Of course, I was extremely content at the end, when I got what i wanted all along... it was definetly a desk gripper. Personally, the most intense ending of all the four books, and I guess I .. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.. kinda.
Date published: 2008-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story! Again, the author delivers an amazing story! This second book in the series is captivating as it deals with love and loss. It is amazing how easy the reader gets caught up in the story, regardless of the fact that one of it's main characters is missing for 3/4 of the story. A must read....
Date published: 2008-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I really enjoyed this book. It was a little harder to read because I am totally in love with Edward and he was gone for a good amount of time but I still found this book really easy and fun to read. Another AWESOME/AMAZING book by Stephenie Meyer.!
Date published: 2008-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating I've never been much of a 'romance' or 'vampire' fanatic, and I must admit that I do judge books by the cover before I pick it up. This series has not let me down so far and am now anticipating 'Breaking Dawn'. I'm surprised by how much Edward's character has captivated me and sometimes get quite annoyed by Bella's insecurities and how she continues living in the past with Jacob; but I suppose there wouldn't be too much of a plot to go with if Jacob was eliminated. It's fascinating how much this book has caught my interest and I certainly have to congradulate Mrs. Meyer on her very detailed, yet still realistic, writing.
Date published: 2008-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulously peice of reading this book was so good that i read it in a day i was amazed by stephenie meyers ability to continue to write such good books
Date published: 2008-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating! This book was definitely a lot easier to enjoy the second time around. Knowing that Edward was going to return really allowed me to enjoy Bella's time with Jacob a lot more, even though I still anticipated his return more than anything.
Date published: 2008-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astonishing Another fantastic book in the series.
Date published: 2008-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't give up on it At first I was SO dissapointed with this book but it honestly gets a lot better even if it doesn't quite live up to the first one. For all of you that aren't that far and feel like giving up on them please don't, you will be missing out. Trust me I felt that way!!!
Date published: 2008-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good next step This book falls into the pattern all series fall into. The second book isn't an attention grabber, it is a lot of exposition and it sets up the story that is to follow. To be honest the I found plot of Twilight to be kind of boring until the last hundred and fifty pages, but the writing was so superb that I kept on reading, here I find the reverse. It's not until the last few hundred pages that Meyer recaptures the magic of Twilight. Overall a great read though.
Date published: 2008-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from could've been better i was slightly disappointed by this book, i often found myself putting it down due to the fact i found it so redundant and boring, definitely the worse out of the three books, thankfully things got better near the end of it.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from uhh, alright than I'm currently reading the book and i'm finding it very hard to continue. I find that it's pretty boring without Edward and Jacob is hardly worth a fill in. It's not as exciting as Twilight for sure. Honestly, if I could skip the rest of the book I would, but I don't want to miss anything. I was actually flipping through pages trying to find Edward's name in the same sentance with Bella's. It turned out that that only happened after what? LIKE 500 PAGES?! Anyway, I do like the story don't get me wrong, but I honestly hope Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are better.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unputdownable!!! Grab a box of kleenex and clear your schedule. This is an AMAZING series!! I LOVED the first book. I read reviews before purchasing the second book New Moon, and was slightly skeptical since some review fortold a depressing let down of a book. Boy were they wrong!!! Yes, it is sad! But if feel that the writer knew exactly what she was doing when she wrote this book the way she had. To truely explain how much in love Bella and Edward were (and still are!!) Not to mention the first book is ALL about Edward!! And in all honestly I kept reading New Moon in anticipation of his return, but somewhere along the way I truely got to know the Charactor Jake who in the first book wasn't all that interesting untill you really got to know him, and his "way of life" so to speak. I feel that this book introduced a whole new set of charactors to set the stage for the exciting events to come during the remainder of the series. The only way to describe this series is Romeo and Juliet....with fangs!!!! I am currently and very "Anxiously" awaiting the arrival of the 3rd book that I just ordered, and the arrival of the 4th in a few weeks, and will defiantely be seeing the movie on opening day!!
Date published: 2008-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Stephanie ! After reading and falling in love with the first book, Twilight. I began to wonder if 3 books entirely about Bella and Edward facing and conquering problems would still be as thrilling as the first. When i read this book, although I was not impressed with Edward, i began to really like Jacob, I think that Jacob changed Bella as a person and made her more free and daring. I think that it was really important that Bella had this change in her life or else the next books wouldn't be as interesting, books need change. So thank you Stephanie for continuing to write magnificent books !
Date published: 2008-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from :/ I was excepting new moon to be a lot better because I thought that Edward would be in the picture more. Of coarse it was Jacob. It was a good book, but definitely not the best out of the (currently) three books.
Date published: 2008-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book In the Series! I read new moon after reading the first book, twilight, and was ever more amazed than I was with the first novel. Meyer is such a good author that she made me feel the emotions of the characters! I was wary at first about the vampire theme, but Meyer turns it into an amazing read! Good job Steph!
Date published: 2008-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yawn! Oh, Stephenie. You know, I really did like Twilight. At the very least I was willing to overlook the artistic license the author took with vampire conventions. And I was willing to forfeit my belief that the vampire myth is intrinsically connected to sexuality because there's no sex in Meyer's books. Given all that, Twilight at least moved along at a reasonable clip. The same can not be said about New Moon. The central character of these books is Bella, a high school student living with her Police Chief father, Charlie. She turns 18 as the book begins and soon after her vampire boyfriend, he of the exquisite face, Edward, announces that he is leaving her. For her own good. Of course. Problem is, his reason for leaving is explained in a line which is lost in pages of pedestrian prose which I had to re-read several times to actually figure out why he decided he must depart. They aren't reunited until 500+ excruciating pages later...pages filled with, um, filler. Bella restarts her friendship with Jacob, a boy with a secret of his own. Her relationship with her father stretches and strains and Bella rebels by...learning to ride a motorcycle. I wish I could say that the book (and the characters) redeems itself by the end, but it doesn't. New Moon felt like a rushed sequel to a popular book. It could have used a really good editor. And a story.
Date published: 2008-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable... But Too Obsessive Why do girls always go for the most complicated and damaged ones?! I personally don't have such a great attachment to Edward as other readers seem to. I believe he's great for creating a lot of emotional tension, but outside of that his and Bella's relationship is really just obsessive. I was rather upset about the extent to which Bella was broken up in this novel, to the point of catatonia. Maybe that's a personal issue, that I dislike the fact that someone would be so dependent on another for their happiness. This is kind of why I like Jacob. Their relationship starts off as this great friendship and the desire to hang out simply because they like each other. There's no big weight between them, or this need to be uber-secretive and protective. I'm a little miffed about what happens between the Bella and Jake, and that Meyer felt she had to take it in such a direction. It seems she's firmly planted in Edward's camp and won't allow Bella to get past that. What I did like was the fact that there was more action. I felt much more like there was something going on in this story, rather than an overly long, romantic introduction to the characters. I'm not sure that I would have been able to tolerate that for another four hundred pages; I like some substance. And though I wasn't a fan of the fact that Bella completely falls apart, I do like the way Meyer wrote it; which is to say that she didn't write it at all and just indicated the passage of time. I thought that was nicely done. I enjoyed the novel and do look forward to reading the next installments... but I'm beginning to wonder what all the fuss is about. I'm glad that these novels have opened a new world of reading and the urban fantasy genre to younger readers... but there are tons of books with teens vamps. Why have readers so latched onto this one?
Date published: 2008-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edward is Evil Edward is evil for breaking up with Bella and then he tries to get himself killed. It's good that Bella didn't forgive him very easily.
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived up to all the hype I love the character of Bella but in this book she just seemed a little too stunned. I don't want to give anything away but I found she was really slow to pick up on the obvious happenings around her. It was a great book and was filled with very obvious foreshadowing.
Date published: 2008-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! omg luv this book. kinda depressing but still. without this i wouldn't like jacob!! i still luv EDWARD!!!
Date published: 2008-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hmm....How about how great Stephenie Meyer is K, I literly finished reading this book ten minutes ago, and if you don't like this book, I will be completely shocked. I think it is impossible for sopmeone to think that it was bad. I waited forever on a waiting list for this book, I was NOT disappointed at all. I cannot wait until Eclispe, her next book, to come out. Stephenie your amazing ??
Date published: 2006-10-23