Legions of readers entranced by the New York Times best-seller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
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©2006 Stephenie Meyer; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third." (School Library Journal)
"Bella's dismay at being ordinary (after all, she's only human) will strike a chord even among girls who have no desire to be immortal, and like the vampires who watch Bella bleed with 'fevered eyes', teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." (Booklist)
It was so hard waiting for Edward to appear in this book because all I want is for them to continue on. Bella's pain was really intense and this book was darker, sadder then the first. She did not annoy me as others here have stated with her aching heart that could not be cured. I am 46 and it really takes you back to those painful adolescent years of heart wrenching relationships. A great listen and I could not take my ear phones out to the annoyance of my family but found myself wanting to skip ahead (though I didn't)because it was so hard to continue on in Bella's pain.
This was an enjoyable book if you like this type of theme. It was a book that any audience can listen to as it applied to both teens and adults. It has romance yet with the added plus of the "underworld" vampire theme. The writer does not rush the story which is part of what keeps you listening because you are left in suspense with this trilogy. There are times that the book is slow but it picks up enough and is interesting enough to keep you going. The only thing I found annoying was the constant use of the phrase, "I shuddered," and that while Bella is described often as a smart girl, there are scenarios where she must have been struck dumb because it's obvious what is going on. So while that was annoying to me, I still found the book interesting and suspenseful and listened to all three books in this trilogy. The first two really set the stage and develop the characters while the last one is probably the best as it starts to delve deeper into the vampire world. All of the books in this trilogy are clean, meaning that your children could listen to them without you worrying.
I enjoyed the book very much and likewise the audio version. In particular, I loved the narrator's voice. She became Bella to me. She does a great job of changing tone and tenor for different characters. The book moves along well, the characters are true to their original story. I really liked it, but it is not a stand-alone. Read book one first before trying this one.
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
I'm loving this story. I just finished the second book and can't wait to listen to the 3rd & 4th ones. I'm not going to give away the story, but I will say that you will get so consumed in it that you can't either put it down or you will dream about it when the story starts taking turns that you didn't expect. Love this!!!
I read the series and liked it enough to want to listen too.
Unfortunately the reader's voice annoyed me and by the second book so did the vapidity of the protagonist and the creepiness of her "love."
Skip it. And if you do suffer through it, definitely don't get the next one--it gets worse.
This was my favorite book in her series until I read the 4th. The twists are wonderful. The ideas, theme, plot, and story line are great. I am an extremely ravenous book reader and breeze through about 60 novels a year. My daughter got me into this series and I have loved it. I have read other Vampire books but hers are stupendous. As an adult married male with teenagers, it is also refreshing to have morals in a book for teens. The sappy love story stuff is actually amusing also and easily passed over as humor at my own youth.
My thirteen-year-old daughter got me into this series, and I have enjoyed Twilight and New Moon more than the majority of adult novels I've read over the past couple of years. This story had a unique, intriguing protagonist with a quirky personality and an unexpected view of the world. The author has also taken a new twist on a novel about vampires which made it fresh and exciting. The tension and attraction between the mortal sixteen-year-old protagonist and the young vampire she is attracted too, along with the danger of knowing the young girl’s life is at risk every moment she is around him raised the tension and suspense. If you like suspense, romance and vampire stories, you'll love this series. I recommend starting at the beginning of the series, because the second book has a prolonged "dark beginning" that I would have found it hard to get through if I hadn't read the first book.
Retired USN! I enjoy movies, books, traveling and making quilts.
Yes in some aspects. Ms. Meyer is an awsoe writer, but when you put an Awsome narrator, they have the ability to really bring the story to life.
There are just to many to think about.
I have listen to the whole Twilight Series and currently relistening to them.
I did laugh and cry. I know drivers in othervehicles must of thought I was a nut case.
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