Rereading: Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

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twilightTitle: Twilight
Author:
Stephenie Meyer
Series:
Twilight, #1
Date(s) read:
January 8 – 14, 2013
Genre:
YA romance
Source:
Purchased (Paperback)

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Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

my thoughts-01

When I think back, the Twilight series was the series that got me back into reading. I had always been a reader, but only a book here and there, never as voraciously as I ever thought I would be. So, when I decided I would tackle rereading more books, I knew that I had to give Twilight another go.

Truthfully, when I first read this book, I reread it a few times immediately after. This was about 4 years ago and I remember being completely in love with it. I had hoped that these feelings would remain today.  Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Volume 2), by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

PUBLICATION DATE: October 11, 2011
SERIES: Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2
AUTHOR LINKS: WEB / TWITTER / GOODREADS / FACEBOOK
PUBLISHERS: Yen Press (an imprint of Hachette Book Group)
FORMAT: Hardcover
SOURCE: Library
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Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her? The second volume completes the visual adaptation of Meyer’s worldwide bestselling debut novel and is a must-have for any collector’s library.

MY REVIEW

While I am a fan of Twilight, I don’t consider myself to be a “Twi-hard” fan. I loved the books and attribute them to getting me back into reading again; I’ve seen all the movies and own most of them (and actually think they’re not too bad–despite some horrible acting in parts); and I even have one of the movie companion books AND the Bree Tanner book (though I haven’t actually read either of them). I’m not someone who screams when they see Edward or Jacob for the first time on the big screen, and I am also not someone who feels the need to buy every single Twilight-related item that may hit the shelves. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Volume 1), by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2010
SERIES: Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1
AUTHOR LINKS: WEB / TWITTER / GOODREADS / FACEBOOK
PUBLISHERS: Yen Press (an imprint of Hachette Book Group)
FORMAT: Hardcover
SOURCE: Library
BUY NOW FROM: Amazon

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret…

MY REVIEW

I loved Twilight when I first read it. I felt that Stephenie Meyer truly crafted something special. While I’ve read so many books since reading Twilight, and adored some of them even more, Stephenie Meyer’s series about the love between a human girl and a vampire boy still holds a special place for me.

When I was wandering the shelves of my public library, I came across the graphic novel section and decided to have a look. I feel quite new to this type of book, since I’ve only read one before. My nephew had read a few of them (I know he’s particularly fond of the Bones series), so I thought it would be no big deal to pick them up. Continue reading