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Book Review: Twilight

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

My Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of himโ€”and I didn’t know how dominant that part might beโ€”that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite.

When I had picked this book up for the first time, it was all the rage. I remember we had been assigned a project in English class where we had to write about our favorite novel, and half of the girls in our class had chosen Twilight. Not me, though. The girls had put up pictures of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to make the project interesting. It was the best (the most interesting) project of our entire school life I guess! But this book had been on my radar since then! Until the time I read it and figured what the hoopla was about.

I don’t usually read fantasy and I read Twilight, and that too a million times, which makes it clearly visible that I love this book and this series so much! Even though I have only given it three stars, I really enjoyed reading it. Twilight was one of the books that made me a reader, and that’s one reason I wanted to revisit the series and feel the things I felt while reading it for the first time.

When I had read it for the first time, I’d realized that such big tomes could be interesting. I could like them, so much so that I could reread them until I smashed their spines, until they were tattered. So, when I was in a reading slump a few days ago, I decided I wanted to reread it. It was a bit Halloween-y, and fun.

Twilight is a story of Bella, a girl who comes to live with her divorced father in a town called Forks because her mother has just remarried, and ends up falling in love with enigmatic Edward, who is a vampire.

Let’s talk what I liked and didn’t like about the book. I love vampires, and the plot is interesting. I’m not a fan of toxic relationships, weak heroines and uber possessive boyfriends in books and movies, but this one is an exception. I know there are problems in this book, but they outweigh the fun I have whilst reading it. Well, it really is fun and interesting. Also, it’s super easy to read. It is about five hundred pages but you could read it in one day, which is a plus. You don’t need coffee for your brain to be awake to memorize details while reading it, because it is simple. The book gets better after some time.

I really enjoyed reading from Bella’s point of view. People think she’s whiney and nasty and clumsy and selfish, but I think she really is okay. I think Bella is a bit depressed and strong and selfless. There are a million moments in the book where you come across her selflessness. She cares about Charlie, Edward, Renรฉe and other people in the book. But she’s self-destructive and I would really advice her and her family to go to a therapist.

Let’s move on to Edward, who is the scary, enigmatic boy in her school. He’s a vampire, but usually talks like a murderer. He usually says things that can scare another people shitless. He’s manipulative and he creeps me out but that’s what makes the book interesting. Ugh, and whenever he talks I think of Ted Bundy. He says he loves Bella, and the fact that he hasn’t boozed her blood yet says that his love is true. Off-topic but do I sound sane? Oh, but he constantly (more or less) compares Bella with ice cream and other food items, which makes me nauseated.

Let’s talk about the secondary characters in this book. They’re all nasty and mean, and it really makes me think Edward and Bella are so good, and they’re made for each other and they’re one true pair I’d been waiting to ship all my life. And I also have a problem with the way Renรฉe and her boyfriend (now husband) have raised Bella, because, well, Renรฉe is extremely irresponsible and Bella is depressed and falling in love with a scary dude from biology and cafeteria who is glittery and has fangs sharper than the knife I use in my kitchen.

I had another problem with the book, and that was how Bella could easily figure out what Cullens were. I don’t think she’s extremely smart or observant. If they were all so obvious, why didn’t anyone else notice their vampire-ness?

The writing of this book is simple and the plot is easy to follow. I really think Stephenie Meyer has done an amazing job.

I feel that it sounds more like a rant review than a rave review lmao ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I really enjoyed this book.

If you’re looking for a fun read that features sparkly vampires and depressed teenage girls and their affection for each other, look no further. I hope you enjoy it and it ends up becoming your new guilty pleasure.

So, have you read Twilight? Did you enjoy it? Would you recommend it to anyone? Let’s talk in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: Twilight

  1. Twilight was what got me into reading as well. I watched the movie first and after I finished it I went straight to Walmart and bought all of the books and read them in less than a week. Iโ€™ve never reread them but at some point I want to just to see if I would still enjoy them as much as I did when I first read them.

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    1. Me too! I had seen some parts of the movie and that was also why I had wanted to read the books, and there was this hype too. I have reread it about five or six times, probably, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I would love to know your thoughts about the series if you’re gonna reread it in the future! ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. You love vampires, donโ€™t you? I am one too, give me your neck I want some red blood. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚ I am glad you enjoyed reading it now read something new, miss unpredictable

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    1. I love them ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I’m in dire need of some new vampire novels! I’m reading the book I talked about in the “unfinished books”. It’s called I Wish You All The Best.

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