Book Eleven of 2012: NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer

The #1 New York Times bestseller is available for the first time in a mass market paperback edition, featuring a striking movie tie-in cover.

In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The “star-crossed” lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy’s reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite

I am one of those fair weather fans of the Twilight Saga. For instance, I didn’t care for the first book, but the first movie was great. With NEW MOON, the reaction is switched. Even though I did like the movie, I actually liked the book better. It may be because Bella didn’t sound as whiny in this book as she did in the other. She was still whiny, but this time she had a reason to be whiny.

I can honestly say that I have no idea how Edward is a heartthrob. In TWILIGHT it made sense, but now we see more of his lesser qualities. In this I am talking about his need for theatrics. Honestly, if my husband committed suicide or I thought he did and I was planning on offing myself, I wouldn’t try to find the most theatrical way to do it. It seems Meyer had this happen to insure Edward’s safety or to show that he is beyond the infallible god that most Team Edward fans believe. It’s interesting how Team Edward peeps forget that Edward was clearly selfish because he was trying to find a fancy way to commit suicide. His way of doing it reminds me of the number one fact of suicidal people: women usually choose pills or slit the wrists to keep their pretty face from distortion. Edward is basically a fancy pants girl who doesn’t want to really get dirty. It sadly shows Bella as being a more reasonable character.

On the note of the characters, I honestly think Meyer has better control and understanding for her more minor characters. With every read, I find myself wanting to know more and more about Sam Uley, Alice Cullen, or even Carlisle instead of Bella and Edward. Seriously, Mrs. Meyer, please write about these characters. You already have a fanbase and I know their stories are probably even more interesting than the ones you have already given us. I’m serious, I want to know more about Alice or Carlisle. Their history and life is by far the most interesting and the little tidbits that you give us isn’t enough.

1 thought on “Book Eleven of 2012: NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer”

  1. Thank you for sharing. Not to many people in your position are so gracious. Your article was very poignant and understandable. It helped me to understand very clearly. Thank you for your help.

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