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.
Isabella 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, Isabella'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 Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife, between desire and danger.
Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
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©2005 Stephenie Meyer; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
It's gets quite sappy at times, but the story grips me from the start. This is my least favorite of the saga but I still haven't tired of reading/listening to it.
I think the appeal of these to adult readers starts at book 3. I think Book 1 is a bit overrated by itself. There is little to no plot until the last 1/3 of the book The major mystery up until then is "what os Edward?" and we all know what the answer to that is form the first page, so... let's just say it is a bit dull and derivative for a while.
But books 3 and 4 are really fun and well worth the reading of the first two, slower books. I overall give the sires a 4 star rating, with 3 for 1-2, and 5 for 3-4.
I listened to this book in 2 days, on a road trip. I couldn't stop listening. I was completely drawn in. Yes, the story line is intended for younger readers, but I was swept away to Forks, right along with the characters.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This is such a great series. It has everything, romance, humor, and for me the best thing, no bad language.
I am a NOT a teenager,and am amazaed at how I am so hooked on these books! I had heard about the series a bit, but had never had any urge to read them - who wants to read about teenage vampires in love? At a friend's house recently, she wanted me to watch the movie with and I LOVED it! She gave me the four-book series and I went home and did NOTHING else but read for the next week (which reminded me why I switched to audio books). Then I bought the first audio book and listened to it while rereading the books! Don't know why this touched a cord in me - but it did! I liked the narrator. I thought she did a very good job. (This is the first review I have ever written in my years as an audible reader, by the way.) I would urge readers to get out of their reading comfort zone and try these books.
This is a great book and it was wonderful to have it available as an audio book since I can often listen while working but not have time to sit and read.
One of my friends, who does not consider herself a reader, bought this book after watching the movie. She got hooked immediately and is now on the 4th book of the series.
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