Sunday, February 10, 2008

Currently Reading - Audience Participation!

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!!


Stephanie said...

I'm in between books right now. Just finished "no girl needs a husband 7 days a week" and really enjoyed it. I have several on my to read pile, but it looks like "The Quickie" by James Patterson will be next.

Carrie said...

Currently reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - highly recommended. Next is The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore. Then The Reverend Guppy's Aquariam by Philip Dodd. It's been a while since my reading list was this filled.

My daughter did Twilight when she started high school and she LOVED it. I can't keep the series on my middle school shelf - all the cute little 8th grade girl goth wannabes fight over them!

Leslie said...

I'm probably the only person in the world that didn't much care for the Twilight series, but I'm glad you're enjoying it. :)

I'm reading The Time Traveller's Wife. So far I love it.

Linda said...

Hi & thanks for the recommendation!

I just finished Gianna by Peggy Somers, the first in a planned series of three books by this new writer.
I couldn't put it down -- it's a romance, extremely well-written, has a good story and steamy sex!

Hope you like it as much as I did. I'll get Twilight to read asap.


Amanda said...

I am in the middle of Atonement and love it so far. Addicting read. Twilight is my next to-read book :) Wonder why??? ;)

Amy said...

I am between books right now, but just wanted to say that I also LOVED the Twilight books! I read them last month and ended up buying all three. :-)

I just finished a book called "The Novelist" by Angela Hunt -- it was loaned to me by a teacher friend -- it was just okay. I wouldn't recommend it.

Sunny Lea said...

Oh, I just adored Twilight. I should be getting Eclipse soon, as well.

Right now, I'm reading A Free Life by Ha Jin, which didn't really grab me at first, but since it kept sitting in my car, and I kept picking it up between books, I just kept reading. Now, I'm kinda into it.

However, I've got Ken Follett's sequel to Pillars of the Earth sitting on my desk at work, and I really need to get started on that if I plan to finish it before I have to turn it back in. It has hundreds of holds. :(

Librarian Girl said...

The Twilight series is such a controversial book- there are those who love it and those who haaaate it...I find that so interesting!!!

I'm reading Swimming the Monsoon Sea- also a teen book. I'm only 40 pages in but I like it a lot so far.

amisare waswerebeen said...

The whole series is addictive. Each book is better than the last. I'm trying to patiently wait for the fourth book.

shelby said...

I just finished The Glass Castle. LOVED it!!

shelby said...

I just finished The Glass Castle. LOVED it!

Arielle said...

Hey that book sounds great! I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns, so maybe I will pick up Twilight! Thanks for the recommendation.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

everyone keeps telling me i NEED to read this, so I'll definitely get it.