2008: #77 – New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)

23654621 Book #77 was New Moon, the second book in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.  The back of the book reads:

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won’t be disappointed. In New 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.

I enjoyed this sequel to Twilight, maybe a little more than Twilight itself.  I find myself preferring Jacob to Edward, and feeling pretty bad for him by the end of this book.  And though I do like this series, I don’t particularly like Bella much — I find her quite selfish. I’m curious to see where the series goes.  Bella’s not a vampire yet, but she sure wants to be. Will she get her wish? Or will Edward get his way?

Page count: 608 | Word count: 129,910

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3 thoughts on “2008: #77 – New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)

  • September 8, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I’ve read all the books in the series and although I don’t particularly like Bella I really love the series. I did like Bella a lot more in the final book, Breaking Dawn. But even then she wasn’t my favorite character. I too had a soft spot for Jacob.

  • September 8, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I was leaning toward Jacob at the end of this book, but by the time I finished Eclipse, I was 100% Team Jacob. I like the furry guys better too!

  • May 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I am team Jacob, because he put her back together again. The more I read the books the more I see some things Edward did wrong.
    1. going into her room before she knew he was there and watching her sleep
    2. leaving her and hurting her while also not paying close enough attention to Victoria.
    3. after coming back banning her from Jacob for supposed “safety” reasons which obviously weren’t true. If it was truly just safety he would have never let her go near him.
    4. treating her like a child, always trying to placate her, and decide whats best for her.


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