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The Twilight Saga Collection Hardcover – Box set, October 15, 2008
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Praise for Eclipse:
"Move over, Harry Potter." -
"Has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of [Forks]" - People Magazine
"The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment" - Publishers Weekly
"[Stephenie Meyer is] the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice" - Entertainment Weekly
"Meyer's trilogy seethes with the archetypal tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times
Praise for New Moon:
-"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more."--Booklist
-"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action."--VOYA
-"New Moon will ... leave [fans] breathless for the third."--School Library Journal
Praise for Twilight:
-A New York Times Editor's Choice
-A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
-An Amazon Best Book of the Decade...So Far
-An American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
About the Author
Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
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I recommend this series to teens and women alike who can relate to the journey through life, love, and relationships towards discovering who we truly are in the end and fighting for what will keep us happy.
Of course I still ignored it on my shelf for a year and a half.
And then I picked it up. And I was shocked because I liked it. I really did like it.
I'm not going to waste time with plot descriptions here. Everyone knows it already. If you don't: vampires, forbidden and dangerous love. There, that's the story.
A couple of things made me love this series. First of all, the narrator (Bella) is so natural in what her voice comes off as. She changes her mind, thinks she's stupid, is insecure, admits embarrassing things to herself...she's about as close to a real person as I've ever seen a narrator get. And that makes it impossible not to want to know what happens next to her.
The same thing applies to the dialog. It's just so real! People say things they never should have said are painfully stupid and rude and cruel at times and frequently change their minds in minutes-just like in real life. There is no attempt in this series to make big, memorable dramatic moments in every conversation. They do happen, it's true, but most often the dialog comes across as so natural.
And then there's the Edward/Bella love story. There is something so sweet about a romance that isn't based at all on physical affection, but at the same time isn't sappy or demeaning to the woman involved. Romance with no pressure for more than you're ready for-romance with safety and respect and mutual friendship implied in it. It's a wonderful concept and it's not hard to see the appeal of it (even if you're not sure would would like it yourself.) Modern chivalry and (I hesitate to use this word because it denotes an opposite connotation to everything else) pure love.
And of course, there are the plots. Each of the four books in the saga has an excellent plot line which features a lot of action, adventure, romance and angst. All of these books move at breakneck speed through increasingly interesting and dangerous adventures that threaten to tear our characters apart. Once I started reading "Twilight" I couldn't put the series down until I'd finished all four books in four days. And I'm no young adult. In fact, as far as I can see the only real young adult thing about these books is no bad language and no sex scenes.
I'll never be the kind of Twilight fan who waits in line for the movies or names their pets after characters. And I don't rate these books amongst the best of all time. But these books had some amazing elements and took my mind off everything else in the world for four days. That earns them five stars.
They are an amazing series, IF you actually give them a chance! So if someone FORCES you to read them like my sister did, just cave already, you might just love them like I did! :)
Reluctant Twilight Lover,
Heather Lynn Osting - Author
While I greatly relished this series, I found the content to be increasingly mature for my ten and eleven year old students. "Breaking Dawn" actually contains sexual references, presented very tastefully and within the bonds of marriage. However, as an intermediate school teacher, I would not even consider placing "Breaking Dawn" in my classroom library. My students are already much to sexually aware for my comfort; I do not want to supply them with material that further increase their curiosity for what Bella and Edward "can't seem get enough of."
For adults, I highly recommend it. However, I strongly advise parents of pre-teens to be more aware of the content their children are reading. Not all "popular" books are appropriate for all audiences. Parents should pre-read and decide for their child.
I took the time to write this review because the vast majority of my students' parents do not have time to read epic novels. As a reading teacher, I take the time. I consider it a part of my job; one of my favorite parts. I hope I have helped someone who could not take the time.