The first book in the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyers is a young adult novel about a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. Isabella Swan soon learns shocking secrets about his entire family — they are all vampires — but cannot figure out why Edward Cullen wants nothing to do with her. When Bella discovers she is deliciously enticing to Edward, she also learns that falling in love with a vampire comes with consequences.
I read Twilight in only four sittings, it was that compelling. I thought that the first part of the novel was set up very well — with Bella moving to Washington and starting a new school, and being drawn to the Cullen’s family (the vampires). Edward’s cold attitude towards Bella was shocking and enticing, it made you want to keep reading to see how it would be resolved.
However, I thought that the transition between the resolution of the beginning and the set up, and moving on to the main plot was a bit rushed. It was almost like a shrug of the shoulders and that was that — Edward didn’t ignore Bella and BAM! they were in love. Despite this very minor detail, the main plot and set-up of the entire series was absolutely satisfying and enjoyable.
I now want to read New Moon and Eclipse (the next two in the series). Also, Breaking Dawn, the final installment of the Twilight Series comes out August 2, 2008. I remember how excited my camp friends were when Eclipse came out last summer (2007), and I definitely think I’ll be with them for Breaking Dawn this summer!
Breaking Dawn will be the last novel from Bella’s point of view. Meyer is also planning to write Midnight Sun (an accompany novel) which is the story of Twilight told from Edward’s point of view. It is to be a companion novel but Meyer is unsure of publication at this point. Stephenie Meyer’s first novel for adults, The Host, comes out May 6, 2008.