- File Size: 2160 KB
- Print Length: 513 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (July 18, 2007)
- Publication Date: July 18, 2007
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000QRIGLW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Now we have a gorgeous female vampire in love with a totally ordinary guy and....yawn. Who needs more descriptions of gorgeous, perfect women? You can open up any fashion magazine or Hollywood tabloid and read about them. There is no way for the average Twilight reader to put herself into this story - especially since "Beau" is a totally unappealing character and "Edythe" is just making me picture Rob Pattinson in drag.
I don't know why I'm so annoyed by this book - hey, we're not talking about a literary work like "Pride and Prejudice" here, but for the love of all that is holy (as Meyer herself likes to say), could we just have "Midnight Sun" finished before we are all too old to care about this series anymore?
After finishing the graphic novel (took about an hour) I have to say, it makes me wish they would re-do and re-cast the first movie. This is way more than even I could have imagined. Stephanie Meyer was right when she wrote that this breathed new life into the Bella and Edward story. The drawings are exactly how I would have pictured the characters for the movie should look like. The vampires are truly beautiful and Bella has that understated beauty, so well drawn out in this novel. Their love story is not rushed (like in the movie...I never understood why Bella and Edward fell in love) and is well played out. What surprised me even more was the nice little splashes of color through-out the book. This is what sets this apart from being a boring black and white manga/comic, the splashes of colors (there is a nice colored twilight scene) and the emotions certain scenes carried.
Definitely a must read, this is the way the movie SHOULD have been like!
Now that you know why I purchased the book, I should also mention that I'm not necessarily the target demographic and haven't been for a few years. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the good YA fantasy fiction book every now and again. (I've been called a perpetual teenager on more than one occasion.)
I'm going to try and keep this review as spoiler-free as possible. In case you haven't already gathered it from other reviews, or the book description itself, Twilight is about a young girl named Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Washington and finds herself in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen. The climax of the story happens when a vampire who doesn't abstain from feasting on humans, as the Cullen coven does, decides he wants Bella. Up until this point (first three quarters), the novel progresses at a moderate, but not lagging pace and then instantly picks up.
The book itself is a rather easy read, however, the characters seem somewhat shallow. Bella is supposed to be an honour student, but behaves exactly the opposite. Edward, who has been in existence for more than a hundred years, should be more intelligent and far wiser than is portrayed in his character. Armed with this tidbit about him, Meyer had plenty of room to play around and mold him into so much more, but never truly took that opportunity.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I chose a 5 rating because I have read this book multiple times. It is interesting and keeps you wanting to read!Published 20 hours ago by K. Snipes
Am I the only one here who like Beau Edhyte version better than the original one? I mean, without mentioning his weird name, Beau is a complete Gary Sue. At least for me.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Read them all and this one was a nice complimentary story to the saga .Published 4 days ago by Ryan S Traicoff
I was/am a HUGE Twilight fan, so when I saw the release of this book I was ecstatic! However, once I started reading it, I was less than ecstatic. Read morePublished 4 days ago by M.Dorsey
I am totally obsessed with Beau and Edythe! Thanks for such a great twist on the original book. I would love to read more of their story if that is ever in the future... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Stephanie L. Thaler
I like the change up with Beau and Edythe. Beau was a nerd and clumsy which I didn't like and Edythe was odd at moments but glad to have read.Published 8 days ago by Kisha
Honestly, I was nervous about reading this. It sounded ridiculous, and the names... But I quickly realized that it's not the exact same book. Read morePublished 9 days ago by H. Kallinger
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