Book Number in 2008: 48
Book From: Library
Date Started: 10/23/08
Date Finished: 10/27/08
My Rating: 5+
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga, bk 1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: Trade Size Paperback
I don't know what to say... I gushed and gushed in a post last night on my Book Girl's Babble Blog... That sure did say a lot!
But tonight, now that I've finished the book.. I'm sad.
My friend Kym read this book with me.. Her words after reading the last page were: "I feel like I've lost some friends.".. And I can definitely relate to that thought!
I've thought about the next book I planned to start.. And I've looked forward to reading this book for 1 year now.. But every other book seems to pale in comparison to what I've just read.
I've never been so emotionally involved with the characters of a book... I've never been able to see every move the characters make so clearly in my mind the way I did with this one.
OK.. In all that I'm sure you've figured out that I really loved this book! And I've already requested from my library the next book in the saga, New Moon. I hope it doesn't take 2 months to get to my turn! Because I don't think I can wait that long. I wish I could afford to buy these books for my collection.. But I can honestly say that some day I will. Some day I want to buy them new so that I can give just a little bit to an author that deserves every penny and then some!
These 2 quotes were spoken by Edward to Bella and really touched me:
"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb...."
"It's like you've taken half my self away with you."
Description from the publisher:
About three things I was absolutely positive:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him–and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be–that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
“I’D NEVER GIVEN MUCH THOUGHT TO HOW I WOULD DIE– I’d had reason enough in the last few months –but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this. . . . Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of something else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something.”
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
What Bella doesn’t realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back. . . .
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned.