2008: #26 – Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)

136973271.JPGBook #26 was Twilight, the first book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. The back of the book reads:

“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.

This was one of those great YA novels that’s tame enough to be appropriate for the YA audience but mature enough to appeal to adult readers. I really liked this and found it unique, even for a vampire story. After all, with all the vampire sagas and series out there, how many of the vampires can be out in the daytime? I believed in Bella’s maturity and in her love with Edward, because no one falls in love faster than a pair of teenagers (even if one is really over 100 years old). I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

Page count: 498 | Word count: 115,362

2007: Full House (Janet Evanovich)
2006: Judgement in Death (J.D. Robb)
2005: The Sigma Protocol (Robert Ludlum)

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