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Author:  Stephenie Meyer

Bella 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, Bella'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 Bella, the person Edward holds most dear.

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Mar 17,2017

This book is great. Once you start reading it's really hard to put the book down, you just want to keep reading. If you like mystery then this book has that but it also has romance, but not the bad kind it's the kind of romance that is very clean. My rating for this book if 5 stars. 

Jun 03,2016

Still a better love story than home and away ;)

Apr 20,2015

This book is a fantastic beginning, to a love story. there are other 3 sequels to the story.

Dec 18,2014

I didnt like the movie but I did like the book, very entertaining.

Dec 17,2014

A surprising ★★★★★ 5/5
When I first picked up this book:
I picked this book up from the flea market for a dollar. The movies were decent in my opinion and I'm not against a bit of paranormal/fantasy in a book so I thought I might as well read it. The thickness of the book is - I'll admit - a bit intimidating but if it's as good as the fans say then it must be a breeze to read.

So now I've finished this book and I was honestly shocked. I didn't expect to like this book. I didn't expect to be compelled to turn the pages and never stop.

This book was addicting.

The characters:
Bella Swan: I guess her voice was different than I had imagined. Not that I'm saying it was bad or anything, just surprising. I realised she was a different Bella to the one in the movies. I think Kristen just portrayed Bella as too awkward.
Edward Cullen: Was I the only one that thought he was too moody with Bella? It was always happy, angry, repeat. Still, he was pretty compelling and the fact that he was born in 1901 - Okay I have an obsession with that era (18th-early 20th century) - yeah that just added to it. Also, another thing, he must have some sort of obsession with cheek stroking.
The Cullens: A very very likeable family. Just like in the movie - they were all incredibly beautiful on the outside and the inside.
Jacob Black: I was expecting to see more of him in the book. I can't remember exactly how much he appeared in Twilight the movie, but I do remember that he appears more in New Moon so I'll be awaiting that!

The Plot:
Very compelling and interesting. Edward being so mysterious, the Cullens so interesting and likeable, and even though I'd already watched the movie a few years ago, that didn't seem to ruin the story at all - well I guess that partly due to the fact that I'm pretty forgetful and so I forgot a lot of the movie but its just that the way it was written kept me on my toes and forced me to read on!

Writing Style:
Utterly compelling and descriptive(which I love if written well). I'm officially a fan of Stephenie Meyer.

The romance was a bit confusing at times. Sometimes I was thinking wait... is Edward in love with her or thirsting for her blood?
I didn't like what Bella did to poor Charlie even though she had to. (view spoiler)[You know, how she left him saying what her mom said before she left. (hide spoiler)]
Oh, and not to forget Bella fainting when Edward kisses her. I was just like: okay... kinda cliche.

I'll have to round off my 4.75 to a full 5 stars. Bravo Stephenie Meyer!

Sep 14,2014

The novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer is focased on the new life of Bella Swan. She moves in with her dad in Forks. She starts at a completely new school and makes some new friends. They warn her about the mysterious Edward Cullen. He lures Bella in with his looks and interesting personality and she uncovers his dark secret, he is a vampire. Once she finds out it is too late to turn back. She falls completely in love with him. She knows the dangers and risks but she doesn't care. Twilight is a love story that had me intrigued the whole time. Bella is definately not my favourite character in the book but the events from her perspective are so exciting and terrifying at the same time. Even though it is a complete fantasy it makes you wish that it was real.

In my opinion the book was great I give it a rating of 4 stars. I think that it should only be read by people at least 13+ as it has more mature content and some confusing language. Stephenie Meyer is an extremely talanted author and I recommend the Twilight series for anyone who loves a good fantasy series.


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