Paperback | September 6, 2006

byStephenie Meyer

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Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

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Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small commun...

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:544 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 2 inPublished:September 6, 2006Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316015849

ISBN - 13:9780316015844

Appropriate for ages: 12

Customer Reviews of Twilight


Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHAT? I didn't understand it. There were moments where nothing was happening- main characters sitting in class- and for some reason it was a bid deal. There wasn't any real communication between the characters, just Bella's inner dialogue and a few words here and there. I couldn't get into it. I didn't relate to any of the characters at all and whilst reading it's the easiest thing in the world to make a best friend or find a soulmate- it wasn't the case for this book. Sometimes I felt like I was reading a magazine. It just wasn't for me. Not really into romance though, if you are you might like it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite A book that I read and reread
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What did I just read I should have known what to expect, but I wanted to be proven wrong. This is by far one of the worst books I have ever read in my life.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good read to relax the mind. When you need that book just to relax your brain from the craziness of the world, these books do the job.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! It's a great read, hard to put down.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This book will draw you in regardless of your age, and keeps you wanting more!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down A wonderful great read, that kept me wanting more. Thank god for sequels!!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terribly weak plot There is way too many things to say but I could not possibly fit them all in here. I read it just to see if it was as bad as people say it is. I'd say the internet overexaggerates but I still find it disappointing.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining I bought this book a while ago to see what the hype was about, and can honestly say that the book is an entertaining read. It is easy to picture yourself in the role of Bella as she meets these mystical creatures and discovers teen romances
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Decent Wanted to find out what all the hype was about, so I gave it a shot and was surprisingly sucked in! lol...would recommend the book over the movie!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! One of my favourite books of all time!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fine This was enjoyable as a preteen.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun if You Don't Take It Seriously This is something you can just turn your brain off for a while with when reading.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read Though the story is not entirely unique, nor the quality of writing mind blowing, this book is a great read. The story draws you in and is easy to follow. I found myself reading each of the books in this series in 2 days or less, simply because I was enjoying the read (as a teenager). The movie was catastrophic, but the character development in the novels gives the story more depth and understanding- for the target audience.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is a light easy to read book that pulls you in to the vampire world. A great story and escape from reality.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Quick fast read, very cheese, very fun escapism especially on a long flight
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's good When I first read this book, I fell in love it with it.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it. I will admit I watched the movie first. The movie did not do the book any justice. I was hooked after this book because I purchased the remaining books for the series immediately.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Had me hooked and wanting more. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Terrible themes throughout this book - obsession, stalking, manipulation. Shallow and selfish protagonists; female characters written as helpless and silly damsels in distress. Poor writing, dreadful grammar. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great FIRST book of the series This was the only one that got me hooked, I tried to read the other novels in the series and was really disappointed.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope. I first read Twilight when I was about 10. At the time, I thought it was great; it's every preteen girl's favourite romance. But after that age, you just kind of realize... why on earth did I read that? That's how I felt when I dusted it off after 6 years on the shelf, just to see how things had changed. For a preteen girl, it's reasonably enjoyable, but there are definitely much better books to read. It's not well-written, and the main character is bland, as is the story (the dialogue is also very cringey and not realistic at ALL). Still, I can't completely trash the book; it targets its demographic well-enough. In other words: for 10 to 14 year old's, I guess Twilight's an alright book... but even then, you're better off searching for another teenage romance novel.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad... Not one of my all time favourites but it is still worth reading.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Wonderfully written. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Loved this series. Will definitely read again.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Alright, admittedly I only got into the Twilight series a few years back as a pre-teen girl due to a fad that had been going around. Stephanie Meyer is not a bad author. In fact, I still enjoy her other book called The Host. One thing I will say is that a lot of the negative reviews are based off the movies. The books are thousands of times better than the film adaptations, but they nevertheless leave much to be desired. I didn't feel the characters to be very engaging or the plot very unique. Awkward girl meets got guy in a high school setting, awkward girl gets said guy's attention, yada yada yada. I'll pass next time.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible This book was not worth the paper its printed on. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Fave :) I have literally read thousands of novels over the years, but Twilight definitely remains one of my all time favorites. I know this book has been met with tons of criticism, but I personally love it, and have chosen to reread it again and again over the last few years. I love the characters and world Stephenie Meyer has created with this series, and also how the romance story is woven in perfectly with the suspense and adventure sides of the novel. I also much appreciated how it's one YA novel that actually portrays a positive relationship between the main character and her parents. I love Bella, Edward and Jacob, and this series will definitely remain a reread for me.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was alright the characters were not that engaging and the story could have been better. but it was okay for pastime
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lacklustre I cannot understand the hype behind this book! With teenage girls perhaps being the sole exception, how Twilight has gained such popularity is beyond me. The characters lack depth and it was irritating that they were all described as so ideal (everyone so beautiful or smart) -- this excuse for detail bored me. It was a struggle to finish although I pushed through it hoping to find why it has captured such a large fan-base. No such luck. Would not recommend! Just watch the movies if you have an affinity for vampire tales.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic It was a phenomenon for a reason, addictive and Bella was relatable. Paranormal fits well with the adolescence
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I feel like th Twilight Saga receives a lot of hate from people who never read the books and is based solely on the movie. It's a shame because these books are perfect and the movie so wrongly portrayed them. I love them
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Love it. One of the best out of the series.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that bad Its not as bad as the haters would make it out to be. The writing can be laughably bad at times but the story itself is merely a harmless knock off of Austen or Bronte. Because the writing is so simple, it makes for an incredibly breezy read so thats a bonus.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan I like the movies but I couldn't get into the book. I tried reading them many times but I couldn't connect with it.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from eh The writing is god awful, but it's something mind-numbing if you have nothing better to do.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the book that made me fall in love with reading! i read this book in high school and i loved it. if you are looking for a love story with a twist this will be the perfect book for you.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It sucks (pun intended) Don't waste your time or money, it's so boring and does nothing to hold your attention.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I detest the main character bella I have managed to read the series but the main character ruined the books for me. No matter how hard I tried I could not like her.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a mom of 4 and I loved it! Loved the book, loved the series. Very simple in terms of writing style (after all it was written for teens) but the author built such a beautiful other world through this book that I couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved it! Have read it several times!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I Admit, I can see why people like it I did not personally like the story or the characters but, I did enjoy the writing. Not saying it is a bad book, just saying that it is not for everyone
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sadly Fantastic... Before I read this book I would judge anyone who loved it so much, probably because I watched the movies. But after reading this book I got hooked and continued through the series.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still lovely WIll always and forever remain one of my favorites.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Stars Twilight is called a "guilty pleasure" for a reason. The writing is over-descriptive with constant reuses of terms like "porcelain skin" and "flawless face." The romance is simply eye-rolling but there is no doubt that it is engrossing. While Bella and Edward are bland characters, Stephenie Meyer's world of vampires is a very unique take on such famous mythical creatures.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor writing, poor characters a very silly book
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the first one I've read all the books and Twilight was the only one to really draw my attention. I'm not gonna hate on a author just because I don't enjoy all her work. Give Twilight a fair try
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was okay i do like the story in general like the plot of the story, but it there are some confusion that i found when i was reading it as how this could happen.....
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good read Much better than the movies! Author does a good job in getting you into the story.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better than the movies Loved these books. Re-reading them they weren't as good as I remember but they were definitely better than the movies.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from its a ok book not the best thing i have picked up but better than some.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the series Have re-read this series quite a bit. Was an interesting retake of the vampire story and I enjoyed the light read and characters. It was nice to see that some of the characters you thought were simple became more complex as the story unfolded throughout the series...possibly because this was how Bella perceived them and her expanding understanding of things.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Very boring start to a VERY boring series.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I really enjoyed reading this, it was a good light read. I would recommend it for YA and adults alike. A future classic.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from meh just a meh YA book #plumreviews
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Story was pretty good, but not amazing.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twilight I personally don't think the book lived up to all the hype it got, but it was still a really good read.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i want to re-read it i fell into the story and couldn't put it down. its an easy read and an addiction
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Not Bad I never understood the hype of this book. It wasn't as phenomenal as Harry Potter was for me. I found that is was well-written, it was just the characters that made me cringe.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Begrudgingly loved it! I didn't read this series for years, although my husband got me the series ages ago as a gift. I love Harry Potter, Hunger Games etc. I didn't get all the hype around vampires and let my books get dusty on the shelf for at least 5 years. I was desperate for something to read at the cottage so I gave it a try. I had a very non open mind and figured I would hate the book. Was I ever wrong, I was hooked from the 3rd page in and couldn't put it down. It is an easy read and didn't take very long to read. I loved it so much I read the entire series in a few weeks. I just wish I had given the series a chance earlier.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Example for Young Girls A friend bought this for me so I would understand al of the hype around this series; i was mortified. The lessons imbed in this novel (he hurts people but because he doesn't hurt me he is sexy and because he has the power to end my life but doesn't, i love him) were incredibly alarming! From the "plain jane" non descriptor female lead to the over sexualized male lead - nothing about this novel is empowering for your women and teaches them that worth is attached to beauty and the man you attach yourself to.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great YA book. This book got me into the YA genre. I grew out of the YA demo but the first book of the Twilight series was the best of the bunch.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good I really liked this book but there was something missing that the other books in the serie had that made it more interesting for me.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very well written and descriptive. Loved everything about it.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Introduction to YA This is the book that got me into young adult fictions. Even though there are some issues with teh book, it's a fun, enjoyable book.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from for teens My cousin told me about twilight, before the fandemonium, I was hooked. Good read for teens. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from shhhh don't tell anyone, but I enjoyed this.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's...ok Not my favorite series, but certainly not the worst thing I've read. The writing is just ok and the story line is a little lacking, but it's a quick read and not torturous to get through.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from for a quick read It's a good story for a quick easy read, didn't get me too attached but was a good distraction
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ohh twilight!! although it is badly written, i really did love this book when i read it years ago! actually read it about 5 times. its the book that got me into reading! movie sucked so bad!! it wasn't true to the book.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read, much better than the film This book is a decent book to read, and although it isn't everybody's favourite, you're bound to keep flipping those pages until you get to the end!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!! Love the book. Love the movie too. But love the book more... Mainly because everything in the books are very detailed then in the movie.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hype This book had a huge hype and everyone seemed to have read it in 2009. I liked it at the time, and the plot was interesting. It is one of those books that I would not go back and read again, though.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twihard fan If you haven't read this yet you certainly need to! One of the books that got me into reading.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So good Couldn't put it down great love story
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! I recommend this book to everyone! I could not put the book down at all and finished within 3 days. Do read the book prior to seeing the movie though as the book is definitely better than the movie.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool I remember reading twilight back in the 7th grade. I really loved it then. I have yet to reread it to see if my opinion changes.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a decent book. 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.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from wasn't bad it opens up to the rest of the series wasn't bad
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Guilty Pleasure for Some Personally not a fan, however I can definitely understand why some would guiltily eat up and enjoy the first (and ONLY the first) novel of the Twilight series. If you're not limiting yourself to good writing, and just want a dramatic romance to read, definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could've Been So Much More While I can understand there's an appealing sense of danger in the concept of a girl dating a supernatural creature, it's not done very well. Perhaps in the hands of a more experienced writer, this may be able to work. But then, you have works like Harry Potter, which was also done by a first time author, and has since become a part of a classic series. What seperates Twilight from Harry Potter, however, is the apparent lack of understanding of how teenagers think, talk, and feel. People fall in love with Bella for her supposed beauty, but when you factor in how she treats herself as plain (even when she uses adjectives that should make her into a goddess, which they don't for some reason), and how she complains about her boring life on almost every page, she's comes across as unappealing in how spoiled she is. In reality, people wouldn't be falling for her; instead, people would be laughing at her for how much pity she forces on herself. We don't see her evolve outside of the school setting either; many of her hobbies and talents (i.e. Cooking, reading, etc.) are merely mentioned, but we don't actually see her do them. As a result, there's nothing to tie me to this character, because there's nothing interesting about her. The other characters are no better off either; minor supporting characters blend into the background after a few chapters; and more implications are risen about how Edward's kind is dangerous, yet he doesn't do anything to show the reader that he is a murderous creature. Take away the vampire factor, and nothing would change; he isn't any more charming or any less creepy. But the characters are just the tip of the iceberg of many problems. The pace drags with how much purple prose is written in every chapter, the grammar and spelling need a lot of work, there's very little story structure, and... What was the message again? I keep hearing about a 'save yourself for marriage' type of message, but even then, it's not conveyed well either. If you like the book, whether ironically or unironically, that's great! I'm glad you were able to get some enjoyment out of something I couldn't. But, if you're craving something supernatural with a modern twist, and actual substance, you're better off with either Harry Potter or Vampire Diaries instead.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Deserves no stars Consider this as a review for the whole series. This book is crap. There is NOTHING about it that is worth liking. The writing's bad, the characters are pathetic, and the plot is boring. Bella sets women back to the stone ages. She complains about EVERYTHING. "Oh, I hate the snow. I hate the rain. Charlie (the dad) is so awkward! Oh my god, I have such a boring-ass life!" And the romance, don't even get me started. He WATCHES HER SLEEP. And she's OKAY WITH IT. He prevents her from visiting her friends. He's a controlling, abusive son-of-a-bitch. And the only interesting thing about him is that he's apparently hot. There is NOTHING ELSE there. He's a douchebag who's supposed to be alluring and mysterious and whatnot but he just makes me want to roll my eyes. And apparently all the girls want him, which I call bullshit on. At my high school, it didn't matter how hot you were, if you weren't friendly and tried to act all alluring, you'd just be labelled a jackass who takes himself too seriously. Oh, he treats Bella like a kid. I guess I can't blame him though, Stephenie made Bella have the coordination of a child who's just learned to walk. This 16-year-old trips over her own damn feet way too frequently and I'm surprised she never went to the doctor for it. I guess that's why Edward carries her around so much. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK OR SERIES!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I can't believe this is so popular, you should save your time and your moeny...
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! #plumrewards. A great introduction to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight world and the Cullen's family.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fluff read I picked up this series in an effort to get back into the habit of reading. I accomplished that, but little else in the hours it took to read this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from One time read Yeah it was nice to read, but I wouldn't take the time to ever read it again.. It's just an okay series. I think this book was the best out of the series though!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay read It's not terrible but it isn't superb either. Read it because everybody was talking about it. It's okay but not something I would reread. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Twilight I found this book to be okay. There's definitely suspense as you learn about the Twilight world and during the build-up of Bella realizing who Edward is, but once you know it's more of a one-time read. I read to the end to find out what happened next, but I wouldn't give it a second run-through.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Series I know the twilight saga gets a lot of criticism but I have always loved the books and then the movies which surprised me because i am not one for sci fi but the vampire/werewolf does not even seem that unrealistic. I really recommend this to anyone looking for a good read or is a true romantic
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great love this book, very iconic #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I Could Give Less Than One Star I Would Cannot fathom how anyone could like this, everything about the series is rubbish. It was a waste of time and money, I definitely do not recommend purchasing.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Regret Reading This If I could give it lower than one star, I would. Like many others, I gave this series a try because of its popularity and huge fanbase that claims it is brilliant. The characters were boring, the plot was dry, the writing was mediocre at best which I could not fathom since the author's other works were not nearly as horribly written, nor so acclaimed. The main characters is uninspiring, painfully boring and dependent on others, not to mention is almost certainly a Mary Sue. It is for a very specific audience, teenage girls who are easily entertained by yet another love-triangle based story in which the man she doesn't pick ends up liking her DAUGHTER! I cannot fathom how anyone could genuinely argue that this was good series, nor why it was made into films. Definitely do not recomment, this is a waste fo time and money.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring. This is boring.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favs loved this series
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible This book was so freaking boring and everything about it was terrible don't waste your time reading it
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I HATED THIS BOOK!!!!! this book was too dramatic and didn't go anywhere with the plot. it wasn't funny.i wouldn't suggest this book to any of my friends or family :)
Date published: 2015-02-03
Date published: 2014-11-24
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: 2014-10-17
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: 2013-04-29
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: 2012-12-14
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: 2012-11-14
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: 2012-07-16
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: 2012-01-30
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: 2012-01-11
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: 2012-01-02
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: 2011-12-09
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: 2011-12-02
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: 2011-06-23
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: 2011-05-19
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: 2011-04-17
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: 2011-04-17
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: 2010-11-23
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: 2010-10-05
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: 2010-08-19
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: 2010-06-25
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: 2010-06-15
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: 2010-02-27
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: 2010-02-26
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: 2010-02-24
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: 2010-02-21
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: 2009-12-30
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: 2009-12-30
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: 2009-12-05
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: 2009-11-30
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: 2009-11-11
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: 2009-11-02
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: 2009-10-22
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: 2009-09-16
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:
Date published: 2009-09-07
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.
Date published: 2009-08-23
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.
Date published: 2009-08-11
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.
Date published: 2009-08-07
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.
Date published: 2009-08-06
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!!
Date published: 2009-08-05
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!!!!!
Date published: 2009-07-28
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.
Date published: 2009-07-08
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
Date published: 2009-07-08
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: 2009-07-07
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 ....
Date published: 2009-07-03
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.
Date published: 2009-07-02
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!
Date published: 2009-06-30
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.
Date published: 2009-06-25
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.
Date published: 2009-06-22
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: 2009-06-18
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: 2009-06-09
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.
Date published: 2009-06-08
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!!!
Date published: 2009-06-05
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.
Date published: 2009-06-04
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: 2009-06-02
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: 2009-06-01
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: 2009-05-18
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: 2009-05-13
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!
Date published: 2009-05-07
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
Date published: 2009-05-04
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.
Date published: 2009-05-02
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.
Date published: 2009-04-26
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. =)
Date published: 2009-04-25
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.
Date published: 2009-04-21
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 for more reviews.
Date published: 2009-04-21