Welcome to my review, where I review books and series in ten points! (I also chuck the Goodreads description at the end, in case anyone is curious.)
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal Romance
Target Audience: 12+
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Reading Order: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn.
Favourite book in the series: Eclipse.
- This isn’t an actual dot-point, I just wanted to make it known that this was a re-read. So… this is my opinion on the books after having read them again after eight years. It had a very heavy nostalgia feel, being the first book that got me into reading YA fiction.
- Not as bad as everyone says. I’m just saying. Everyone poops on Twilight for being some awfully written piece of junk, but it definitely isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Yes Edward can be controlling, yes Bella has her moments, but isn’t that the point of a book? To have arcs. Edward isn’t controlling by the end of Breaking Dawn, and Bella has grown so much by the end of the series as well. So back it up.
- It’s actually just a fun read. It’s been so long since paranormal fiction has been a popular thing, and like, I sort of miss it? It was refreshing to be amongst the vampires again.
- It’s very unique. Like, sparkling vampires has never been a thing before Twilight. I liked that Stephanie Meyer chucked her own twist on the whole vampire/werewolf thing.
- It’s funny. Just, it is. There’s moments that make you stop and laugh, and go ‘yeah, that was funny’.
- Edward’s hot. Jacob’s hot. They’re both after Bella. It’s the dream right? To have two hot babes begging for your attention? It’s like watching the last episode of The Bachelor and having to make a choice at who you think would be best for the Bachie.
- I understand Bella’s POV. Like, I would want to be a really good-looking vegetarian vampire too. Sign me up, please and thank you. Plus, it’d be nice to have a really good-lloking vegetarian vampire looking after you. *swoon* Protect me from danger, Edward!
- I do wish that Bella could have been her own person in book two, instead of moping about for months and months on end. Break ups are hard, just move on you little drama queen. You have a hunk of a man lurking in your backyard, go swoon over him instead.
- It would have also been nice for Bella to be a better friend to at least one of the girls. You know? It would have been good to see her sitting on her bed, gossiping about Edwards good looks. Or doing each others nails or watching a movie together. Like to make the whole ‘I’m an ordinary teenage girl’ thing more prevalent.
- I don’t like Bella’s friend. The one acted by Anna Kendrick (Jessica). Like she’s a bitch. She can just jump out Forks’ High School window for all I care. She’s just plain rude.
- I’ll definitely end up reading it again in another five years. I really like revisting that world, and how well it rounds together. Even though, admittedly, there should have been a fight scene in the last book. Just saying. It would have been cool if some people died.
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.
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.