Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
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.
I knew when I started my blog that Twilight was a popular book, and after a few weeks of posting, I finally got down to reading it.
And I liked it--overall, I give it four out of five stars. (I bought the rest of the saga as well.)
I will confess, I had a hard time getting into the book at first, but I found myself enjoying it more and more as I dove further into the novel, and by the end the story was moving at such a fast pace that I could barely put it down.
My favorite characters were honestly Mike and Eric. A bit of an odd choice, I know. But I liked the fact that they acted as loyal friends to Bella throughout most of the novel, and I couldn't help but sympathize with them as they tried (and failed) to break out of the friend-zone.
I thought that the plot was well put together, and enjoyed following Bella around her adventures with her sparkly new love-interest. I also liked the addition of Bella being a clumsy person, because as my friends and family know very well, I can be a complete and total klutz.
That being said, Bella's coordination, or lack thereof, was probably the only thing that I could find myself relating to. Of course, I knew that I was going to be reading a romance when I picked up the book, but I was hoping that Bella would be more independent. This girl is made out to be a hero--and in more than a few ways she absolutely is--I just wish that there had been more moments where she could show that off, instead of pining over Edward. I also felt that over the course of the book--after moving, making friends, falling in love with a vampire, and almost dying--Bella should have had more character development than the did.
All of that out of the way, Twilight was an original love tale between two species, and I can honestly say that I've never read another book like it.
Have a marvelous Monday!