This morning I picked up Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, the first book in The Twilight Saga, and was instantly hooked. By the end of the first page, I knew putting this book down was going to be a problem. I am about 200 pages into it, and I seriously considered calling in sick to work so I could stay home and finish this book.
Here is a review from the School Library Journal, found on Amazon:
Starred Review. Grade 9 Up–Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlife instead of humans, Bella deduces that she is safe from his blood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in love with him. The feeling is mutual, and the resulting volatile romance smolders as they attempt to hide Edward's identity from her family and the rest of the school. Meyer adds an eerie new twist to the mismatched, star-crossed lovers theme: predator falls for prey, human falls for vampire. This tension strips away any pretense readers may have about the everyday teen romance novel, and kissing, touching, and talking take on an entirely new meaning when one small mistake could be life-threatening. Bella and Edward's struggle to make their relationship work becomes a struggle for survival, especially when vampires from an outside clan infiltrate the Cullen territory and head straight for her. As a result, the novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it.–Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library
I have already put the next two books in the series, New Moon and Eclipse, on hold, but I'm number 15 for New Moon and number 44 for Eclipse - and I don't know if I can wait that long!!! *gasp* I might actually have to go buy them!!! Oh, and if you are already a Twilight Saga fan, then you must be excited for the fourth and final book of the series, Breaking Dawn, to come out in August!!
So, what are YOU reading right now? Are you enjoying it? Do you recommend it? Leave me a comment and let me know!!
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