Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book b/c my 15 yr. old daughter gave it high marks, as well as a respected Christian writer, so I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

It lived up to expectations, since I put aside my current reading to finish it in about 2 days. Let me also mention, I’m not into vampires or any paranormal romance. So, I thought this book would be an effort for me to get into.

In analyzing why it works, I would have to say personally (and my 15 yr. old agrees), is that unlike so many romances, this one has A LOT of interaction–mainly dialogue–between the hero & heroine, once they meet. He is also the quintessential hero, both dark, dangerous & brooding–to humorous, warm & caring. And good (as in a basically decent human being. But I think Meyer’s strength in developing him is that combination of dark & funny to make an irresistible hero.

It also has good pacing, beginning with the heroine’s curiosity about this strange young man, the personal hurdles they face to any kind of personal relationship, and then escalating to a gripping climax when the heroine faces personal danger.

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4 Responses to Twilight

  1. Elisabetta says:

    Hi Ruth!
    I’m an italian young christian writer. My name’s Elisabetta.
    Came to visit my blog, I wait for you!
    I wrote you a mail.

  2. Elisabetta says:

    I read Twilight too and I liked very much. All four books I read (even if the fourth I waited for another plot)
    If you wont, I write you to tell my opinions.

  3. Hi Elisabetta,
    I’m about 2/3 of the way through Book 3, Eclipse, I think it’s titled.
    I’m losing momentum. I think Bella is starting to get on my nerves with her insistence (at 18) on becoming a vampire. Does she really understand what it’s going to be like being eternally youthful when everyone else around her will be aging? They’ll continually have to be moving (to cloudy areas). She’ll never have kids.
    And also, her continual need to put herself needlessly in dangerous situations, as when the vampires and werewolves are going to battle the “baby vampires.”
    But I still like Edward. Neat hero!

  4. dinesh says:

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