Friday, January 1, 2016

Book Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Release Date: October 5th, 2005
Read: December 17th-22nd, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Series: The Twilight Saga, #1
Format: Hardcover, 498 pages
Source: Bought

Description from GoodReads:

   About three things I was absolutely positive.
   First, Edward was a vampire.
   Second, there was a part of him - and I didn't know how dominant that part might be - that thirsted for my blood.
   And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.


   Death is peaceful, life is harder.
   I had originally seen Twilight as a movie when it released on DVD, all those years ago. Seeing it as a movie is what officially got me into reading. I was so obsessed with knowing what happened next before everyone else did, I thought I'd cheat by reading the sequel before everyone saw it as a movie. I went to the library and requested it, but the line for that was atrocious. So in the end my mom bought me a copy and I was able to read it. 6 years had past and I still had never read Twilight, I like to say it was because I thought that I'd hate the movie after reading it and that I wanted to like at least one of the movies. But really I loved Eclipse to Breaking Dawn as movies, so that wasn't really rational anymore. When they announced the 10th anniversary edition of Twilight, I knew it was time to finally read it.
   The first thing that I noticed when starting Twilight was the heaviness of my chest when getting back into the feel of Bella and Edwards lives. It was good to see them again, and in a story that I practically hadn't really experience yet. I remembered all over again why I was Team Edward, and got some little answers that I didn't realize I had needed. It was great to reminisce.
   Unfortunately with seeing the movie first I was not able to imagine the characters any other way but the way the movie depicted them. For some characters this was fine, like Rosalie with Nikki Reed, but for characters like Edward and Robert Pattinson I would just get uncomfortable. The same went for buildings and objects, the bio class or Bella's truck all had permanent images in my head already.
   After all this time I'm glad that I read Twilight, it was a nice refresh on the series that I've grown to love. Hopefully one day Stephenie Meyer will continued the series, but for now I'll settle for the gender swap version of Twilight!  


Favourite Quote:

"I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Vampires

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Stephanie! I definitely felt the same about the actors for the characters. I love your blog design by the way. :)
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