Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
I’ve read this book twice now and I will have to admit, my opinion on it has changed. The first time I read TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer was a few years back. In fact, it was during the same time the first movie came into theaters. Anyways, the book annoyed me. I didn’t care for the characters, the story, and the way Washington state was portrayed made me think that she knew nothing about the state. I lived there for three years and it didn’t seem like anything according to the book. Granted, I didn’t live in Forks. I lived in Bremerton.
However, I decided that I might have been a bit harsh with Stephanie Meyer and her story. I went ahead and read it again just now. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how mean I was the first time around. Honestly, it isn’t that bad of a book. I can understand Bella a bit better, though she still annoys me. I think I understand her better because of the fact that the emotion between her and Edward Cullen doesn’t seem so off the wall now.
What I mean is, they fell in love so quickly. It annoyed me at first because love shouldn’t be that quick. At least, that was before my husband came into the picture. I fell in love with him by the second or third day of even knowing him and I’m still in love now. I’m now more inclined to believe that that kind of love can happen. I guess that makes me more susceptible to this story now. Granted, I’ve also seen most of the movies and I can see that helping me in fixing my opinion about Stephanie Meyer’s story.
I still wouldn’t peg this as a favorite and I honestly don’t care for Bella, but I am now more willing to give the other books in the saga a try. I guess I just needed to get off of my high horse and face the music. The one good thing about this saga is: more people are reading because of Stephanie Meyer. I can’t deny that her books mean something to a large group of people. And because of that, I need to show some respect and possibly read more of her books.