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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I only picked this book up after hearing all the great reviews of the movie, but I must say nothing comes close to the trip this book takes you on. Bella is a real, average girl who gets sent on an absolute whirlwind with the reader taging along the whole way. You will feel as though you've entered an entirely new reality, one fun of exictement that will leave you wanting the next chapter.
It's been a really long time since I've been so absorbed into a book... I couldn't put down the ipod and listened to it in record time. It's full of mind-boggling tension, fun and romance. I don't think the narrator could really capture the voices of the characters to the full-extent, but the story is not diminished by that. This is definitely worth the 2 credits.
The story is a fantastic love story. I was hooked. The narrator was wonderful. I have suggested this book to everyone I come in contact with and they all agreed the story is great. It has everything action, romance and humor. I would listen and have listened over and over. Worth it cover to cover.
I am listening to the series for the SECOND time and finding things I had forgotten or missed the first time. I am 39 years old and maybe remembering my "younger, wilder" days and maybe this is why I am really enjoying the books so much but I do think they are great. I am having trouble finding another series I want to listen to that I think I will enjoy as much. One thing I like about the books is there is not a lot of cursing and no long drawn out explicit sex scenes that would embarrass me even in my car driving by myself! I am really looking forward to Midnight Sun coming out...eventually...hopefully.
As an adult, I was hesitant to get this book. Several of my friends had recommended it. But I couldn't get past the 'young adult' thing. Boy, am I glad I did. This is one of the sexiest books I've ever read. Anyone who likes a good romance will love this book.
Great characters, nicely narrated, absolutley one of those books that you could not put down (or turn off until you had gone cover to cover in one listen).
Definatley addicting, I will have to purchase the next book in the 4 part saga.
I had to read this twice to really get into it. Entertaining, but Bella drives me NUTS can we say true victorian heroine, I got a little sick of the damsal in distress, and Edward was a wee bit controling. Come on get a back bone. But have hope, the series does get better, and it is fun.
I'm a lover of young adult literature, so I was excited to embark on this novel since I've heard so much about it in the press. I think, overall, the story is a good one. It was a little contrived in some parts, and I think the author could have made it a little darker. The actual fight between vampires is just glossed over. There is too much time spent in the beginning, establishing the Bella's meeting of Edward. I feel this could be quickened.
I absolutely loved this book. Great story, great narrator. Absolutely addicting first book in the trilogy.
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