When seventeen-year-old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town itself. In spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five ...Read MoreWhen seventeen-year-old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town itself. In spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close. This deluxe slipcased edition of the book that started it all will include a ribbon bookmark, leather-like spine and cloth covers, ragged paper edges, new chapter opener designs, and other exclusives!Read Less
Excellent book... Excellent series... Pretty much everyone I know that has read this book loved it, and the few who claim not to still read the whole series, so I think their objections are more because they don't think its cool to like something so popular.
Meyer's is masterful at weaving different styles of books together. Some would consider this a romance book-which I normally detest, but I have friends that like it for that reason. Others consider it fantasy, which is more my speed, but I have friends who normally hate fantasy and still loved twilight. What most appealed to me though (and what I think draws so many different readers) is her character development... By the end of this book you care what happens to each character, you'll have your favorites, and strongly dislike some of them... It is in this that I think she has returned writing to an art form.
A MUST READ for anyone not afraid to get wrapped up in a book.
Jun 20, 2011
It sucks you in!
Ah, the twilight saga. Touches every girl from the age of 12 to 112! A thoroughly enjoyable book, that on occasion can make your spine tingle. Brilliantly written.
Jan 6, 2011
everyone has their own opinion... this is mine.
I originally read the book when i was probably about 16 years of age, i'd like to say. I thought it was a pretty good book. I read through it easily, it only took me a few hours. The book is an easy read, and I personally enjoyed it. I found the story line to be interesting, even though its another romance (which generally i am not a fan of). I have always been into supernatural things, especially vampires, so I was intrigued as to what Meyers had done with the vampire concept. I'm not to fond of the fact that they sparkle in her story, although, if you've read other books that explain the creation of her books, or watched her on video, meyers explains that this all basically came from a dream. That the meadow scene was a dream she had, where he sparkled. so therefore, thats the road she chose to took. it is not prefered, but it is still interesting. edward and jacob are both a little creepy, but i love how loving edward is; and caring. overall it is a decent book, worth reading.
Aug 26, 2010
Silly, but still a page-turner
Yes, it's ridiculous. But I was in serious need of a mental distraction from all the craziness of real life, and this was perfect for that. It's fun if you don't expect to take it seriously.
Jul 18, 2010
I tried to like this.
I wanted to like this.
I got about about two-thirds thru it and realized that I really didnt like it, and didnt care about any of the characters or what happened next.
Gave it to one of the girls at work that wanted to read it.
She loved it.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-07-18 Isabella Swan, 17, narrates this riveting first novel, propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts. The story opens with a cryptic scene of the heroine "facing death," then flashes back to Bella's departure from Phoenix, where her mother lives with her new husband, as the teen heads off to live with her father, the police chief in Forks, Wash. From the first day at her new high school, she finds herself magnetically drawn to Edward Cullen, whose behavior towards her is erratic ("I'd just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may or may not despise me"). Then she finds out why his interest in her runs hot and cold: he is a vampire-but of an unusual variety. Edward, his siblings and their adoptive parents have disciplined themselves to feed on animals rather than humans; and Edward is obsessed with Bella. Other elements factor into the plot, including a rival group of vampires who are not as disciplined as the Cullens. This plot twist (which includes a subplot about one of the Cullens' past life) contributes to a rushed denouement (much of it takes place offstage) that is perhaps the novel's only weakness. The main draw here is Bella's infatuation with outsider Edward, the sense of danger inherent in their love, and Edward's inner struggle-a perfect metaphor for the sexual tension that accompanies adolescence. These will be familiar to nearly every teen, and will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2010-03-29 The Twilight Saga continues as the world's most beloved teen vampire story arrives in yet another package: the graphic novel. The story has remained the same: girl meets vampire, girl falls in love with vampire, vampire loves her back and almost gets her killed. Meyers's trilogy has captured by storm the anguished hearts of teens and romance readers-not to mention the jealous attention of the rest of the publishing industry. With each book in the saga, Meyers has built a devoted audience with an insatiable appetite for her series. Yen Press is clearly capitalizing on that audience with this graphic novel adaptation. The hardcover presentation and price-point signal that the book is intended as a collector's item and, at its best, another way to relive the Twilight experience. Unfortunately, this first half of the two-volume adaptation of Meyers's first book brings nothing new to the table. While Young Kim's paneling isn't terrible, her pacing is off, and the book reads unevenly. The dialogue is stilted and the characters come across as annoying rather than expressing longing. Twilight: The Graphic Novel reads like a first draft where all the pieces are there, but have yet to meld to one another and actually fit. There are certain angles and physical poses that Kim has not yet mastered, and they stand out starkly in this book. Nevertheless, retailers will be hard-pressed to keep copies of this book on their shelves. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2006-08-28 In our Best Books citation, PW called this tale of a teen attracted to a vampire, a "riveting first novel, equal parts suspense and romance." Ages 12-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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