Year 3, Book 75

75. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
This is the first book in a young adult series about vampires. I normally wouldn’t have picked it up, but I had read about how people were lining up the 4th book in the series when it came out a few months ago, and I’ve been really into the show True Blood on HBO that is also about vampires. Thus I decided to check the series of books out. This first book is obviously setting up the series. For the majority of the first book you’re getting to know the main character Bella, a teenage girl who moves from living with her mom in Phoenix to live with her dad in Forks, a small town in Washington. There she meets Edward, who she later finds out is a vampire and falls in love with him. You get the set up for the particular vampire mythology that is being used in the series and then in the last 100 pages you finally get some real drama based on the vampires. I enjoyed it enough that I’m going to continue in the series. It’s a quick enough read even at 500 pages, that even though I don’t think it’s the best thing ever I’m going to keep reading them. My main problem I think is that so much of the book seems repetitive. I feel like the author says the same things over and over again. But then again its written for a younger audience so that may also be part of an issue. I give it a 6 out of 10.

One thought on “Year 3, Book 75

  1. I haven’t read this and I’m trying to decide if I want to get into it or not. I liked the Harry Potter series. When I got to book 6 (I hadn’t read any in a while) I do remember thinking “man, this is really simplistically written.” Then I remembered that it’s a YA book. Sometimes if the story is good enough, I can just ignore the writing style if I don’t like it. And really, you can go that much faster. 🙂

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