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Sunday, June 1, 2008


If you have not read the book yet, and intend to someday I don't recommend reading the review, I may spoil some of the suspense for you.

So I finally got around to reading Twilight mostly at my sister-in-law's coercion. (okay, she downright begged me to read it. And I happen to like her and just couldn't stand to see her down on her hands and knees pleading like that anymore, so I gave in.)

The first 200 pages are SO SLOW. Seriously. Maybe it was because I already knew Edward was a vampire so all the suspense she was trying to build was lost on me because I already knew the mystery. But it just felt like 200 pages of her going to school everyday and it was starting to feel a bit like and after school special to me.

It finally did start to pick up a bit when she was running for her life from evil vampires. But at this point Alice and Jasper and suddenly important characters in the book and she has spent no time building up their characters at all. (Because she spent the first 200 pages talking about going to Biology class) So I was having a hard time with these characters. They were just so flat to me and had no personality. Like when I read a book I usually picture the characters in my head and evertime I would read about Alice or Jasper (or the rest of Edward's family for that matter) I just saw stick figures in my head.

Plus Bella is just plain stupid. I spent half the book wanting to scream at her for being so dumb.

But having said all that, it wasn't the worst book I've ever read and I am, in fact, nearly done with book 2 now. And the women has written how many New York Times best sellers now? So I'm sure she's rolling in green and doesn't really care much about my insignificant review of her book, as it appears to be that I'm in the minority of people who are not in absolute LOVE with the book. So what do I know?


Andria said...

You're not the only one in the world to not be totally in love with Twilight. Maybe those of us who are so obsessed with it that we name our newborn children after a character from the book are the weird ones.

Nicole said...

there are a lot worse names than Edward. And I'm sure you could find an Edward somewhere in your genealogy line and claim that's where he got his middle name.....:)

Andria said...

That's actually true. We're related to an Edward or two who were kings of England. But for now I like admitting that I'm obsessed. :D

orangemily said...

I have to disagree with you, I just finished this book and LOVED it! I started it Friday and finished it within 24 hours (I had to sleep sometime). I love the romance she creates, I really got in to it!
I'm almost done with #2 now, so I'll read your blog on that after.