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Flashback Friday: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Happy Friday! Flashback Friday is where I review a book I loved but haven’t read in awhile.

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: January 2005
Pages: 498
Series: Twilight #1
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

Bella 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, Bella’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 Bella, the person Edward holds most dear.
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:
Have you heard about a little book called Twilight? Well, it’s a wonderful love story. I remember reading it for the first time and falling in love with the romance and excitement. It was the first book I had ever read with vampires, and I’ve actually only read maybe one with main character vampires since. Good vampires?! Who’d ever heard of such a thing?

Edward was a true gentleman in a situation he didn’t ask for. It was fun to watch Bella figure out all his secrets and actually be okay with them. I loved Edward throughout the series because of the great guy he was even though I was Team Jacob by book two. 🙂

I know by book two I didn’t like Bella very much, but I can’t remember if I felt that way in Twilight. I think I still liked her in book one. Just in case you haven’t read the books I won’t spoil the read, but I’ll just say Bella bugged me in New Moon because of the way she reacted to something. I wanted to yell at her, “Move on with your life! You’re in high school! Hang out with your friends!”

The part that stands out in my memory the most is the ending scenes. I was terrified for Bella! Super scary, super exciting! It was such a great book that I really loved reading. Here’s what I wrote on my goodreads after reading it in December 2007, “I didn’t think I’d like a vampire book, but I could not put this down!”

Have you read Twilight? What did you love/ not love about it?

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, sexual tension )
Language: none I think
Violence: mild/moderate ( scary fighting vampires, blood, injuries )


6 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer”

  1. I don't care what anyone says, I will always love Twilight. It was the book that really threw me back into reading and introduced me to YA. It's such a fun series. And I totally agree with you, that Edward was a true gentleman.
    Now I really want to re-read them! 🙂


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