DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
The best thing I can say about this book is that its cover is nice. That, actually, was what drew me to the book (that, and a status message on Facebook saying "I LOVE Twilight"). I read this book while taking breaks while studying before a test, and frankly, I found my textbook way more interesting.
Bella Swan is the narrator in Twilight, a high-school girl who moves into the rainy town of Forks to live with her father. On the first day of school, she sits next to Edward Cullen, who seems utterly repulsed by her, but Bella is irresistibly drawn to him. After a series of incidents, Bella starts having doubts about him and does a little snooping around, and what does she discover? Her Mr. Perfect is a vampire!!! But nothing can stand between her and her true love, and her ensuing relationship drags her into a deeper mess, as a rival vampire coven sweeps into the town, with its leader baying for her blood.
There is too much reliance on adjectives and adverbs: Bella is always swooning, her heart is stopping, running, thudding or racing. Her voice is so irritating; she goes on and on about how perfect Edward is, how gorgeous his features are, till you are ready to tear out her hair. Girl, we get it, he's hot, now get on with the story. The concept of forbidden romance and star-crossed lovers could have been fleshed out a bit, the conflict between human and vampire natures could be detailed. For me, the arrival of James' coven and the resulting plot twists were too late, and the action not really engrossing. I agree, I don't have much patience with young adult romance, but I thought that this book was dragging and annoying, and I'm not really sure how people can compare it to Harry Potter. Mills and Boon would be a better fit.
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