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Twilight (book)

1038 Ratings: 0.2
The first book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

Twilight is the debut, young-adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. Twilight was initially rejected by 14 agents, but became an instant bestseller when published originally in hardback in 2005, debuting at #5 on the New York Times Best … see full wiki

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: October 5, 2005
171 reviews about Twilight (book)
review by . June 30, 2010
I first read Twilight the summer after my senior year of high school. I was still 17, stuck up in bed for months recovering from a minor surgery, and reading at my most voracious pace yet (where was Netflix Instant in 2007, huh!?) in order to get away from endless Full House reruns. I had long since abdicated library authority to my mother and she had perfected the ability to pick a perfect mix of young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction for me. After one of these library trips, Twilight found …
review by . January 07, 2010
Hundreds and thousands of fans couldn't possibly be wrong, could they? I figured with so much hype surrounding Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, there had to be something to it. So I took the plunge and dug in.       Now, please ... before hordes of young female fans climb all over me and shower my review with negative comments, I hope that they'll understand this review is being written by a fifty-something male for a similar audience. In summary, it just wasn't …
review by . July 10, 2010
There has been a lot of smack written about Twilight, mostly because the book’s primary audience is not articulate enough to adequately voice their opinions of the book beyond: “Edward is so dreamy,” “I want someone to love me that much,” “Vampires are sexy.”  What Meyer has done is taken every romantic cliché from a book or movie and compiled it into one book that doesn’t move beyond its primary archetypes.  Without plot dynamics …
review by . June 23, 2010
My older sister is a librarian, and for Christmas and my birthday she often gives me a stack of "good books" - the ones she's heard good things about, or would recommend. A couple years ago, Twilight was part of the stack. She was insistent that I should give it a try, even if I am not a fan of vampire stories. I am a middle- and high school teacher, so I figured I really ought to know what my students are squealing about. I read it over three days, and determined that it is definitely …
review by . June 25, 2010
Listen, I'm not a Twilight-hater, nor am I a hard core fan. I read the books a few years ago and was swept up by the love story between Bella and Edward. I certainly give this book props for how captivating it can be. However, in order to analyze this book critically, and fairly, I'm going to look at how healthy the Edward/Bella relationship really is for teens to be digesting as they read Twilight. This is more of a response to the ideas portrayed in Twilight vs. an outright review of the …
review by . July 20, 2010
I read the book because I am a middle school teacher and thought I should be familiar with the novel because of its popularity with my students.  The book is honestly poorly written and incredibly predictable, but despite this obvious reason to dislike the novel, I could not put it down and soon found myself reading the other books in the series.  The Twilight series has become my guilty pleasure.  Here are my thoughts as a teacher on the appropriateness of the text for your adults:   …
review by . January 05, 2010
Twilight- Not Worth The Time
I read a book several years ago, that I've read many times since then, also in the young adult category, called Demon In My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, that was published when she was 16. The book is less than half the size of Twilight, with far more plot and character development then Twilight could ever achieve. It has it's faults, but was a quick, and amusing read. Then, I read Twilight, written by a woman, with supposed writing ability, with the same plot, similar characters, and far too …
review by . May 18, 2009
I will never understand the huge following the the book Twilight has earned. In my opinion, this 'book' is more along the lines of a teenage girls fanfiction about some other vampire romance novel they picked up at an airport book store. Here are the reasons I shall never pick up these books again:    1. The characters are painfully underdeveloped.    2. While there may be one or two well written passages, they are ruined by the horrible ones that follow.   &nb …
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
Clumsy generic insipid character has a sparkly vampire boyfriend who should have been spiked through the chest in the first book.
review by . July 12, 2010
What a wonderful plot for a young adult book. What could be more heart wrenching? A tragic battle between love and death. Boy meets girl. Boy wants to eat girl, yet boy is madly in love with girl. The series I should mention is not only for teens. I've known a few adults to have gotten off on the vampire romance. Though some cynics may throw the word beastiality around, the sexual tension is what keeps the pages a turnin' and the sales a rollin.' With that in mind, the novel should …
review by . June 28, 2010
Okay, I'll admit it. I first read this book because of the hype. Also, because the trailer of the movie looked interesting. Lastly, I've been going through Harry Potter withdrawal and I'm trying to find a fantasy series to put all of my pent-up energy in. So, now, what I have to say is this: WHAT THE HELL?!!      This book's premise sounded interesting. Bella moves in with her dad to a remote town in Arizona and falls in love with a vampire. But I foolishly thought …
review by . July 01, 2010
When i first heard about this book i was completely 100% against it. iv'e been an avid Anne Rice fan for many many years, and i will stick to my theory even now, real vampires don't sparkle! sparkley-ness aside, i will say that Stephanie Meyer has dislodged Mr. Shakespeare as the  author of the most memorable love story known to the world. There is just something about the way Edward walks off the pages and into your heart that makes it impossible for you to put down the book and walk …
review by . June 14, 2010
I've read all the Twilight books and I think they are great stories. They're entertaining and don't take long to read. The first book is a little slower than Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. It is by no means "important piece of literature" stylistically. But I think it's something that people should pay attention to because it's become such a phenomenal franchise. A lot of people bash Stephanie Meyer and say she's a bad writer, but her writing does improve as the stories …
review by . July 21, 2010
Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL book! Who could not like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer?? This was great. This entire series is so addicting, and I can not even tell why! But I do know that everyone I have spoken with feels the same.   Stephenie Meyer gave a great start to her series. She really hit it out of the ballpark with this one. Who knew reading about vampires could be so enjoyable?   Meyer really nailed it with her character and setting development. She really created …
review by . June 02, 2010
I remember when, as a kid, people would look at the Stephen King novel in my hand and say something along the lines of "You know that's junk fiction, right? No merit at all, and poorly written." And I agreed with them, to an extent. However, since this book came out, I've started to look at King's "Paranoia" as if it was the best book in the world, because this series is terrible.      First of all, the writing style reminds me of the fan fiction of a middle …
review by . July 16, 2009
I wrote up this review previously for my blog, and decided to tweak it a little to share with everyone. I'm going to try to be as objective as possible. I don't like to say mean things about anyone or their work, but I am honest. That being said, I'm sure some of the things I say aren't going to thrill everyone, but honestly, I am not trying to be mean or offend anyone. Feel free to comment me and post your own thoughts about the book. I've talked to several people about their view on this …
review by . July 02, 2010
     I held of when I reading Twilight because I knew I would fall in love. The first 100 pages were a bit slow and it pretty much set the foundation for the saga. I must admit I loved every word. I stood up all night just to finish it. You should definitely read it when you have time. The books look long but is such an easy read. Myer leaves you wanting more. Bella is the main character. She moves from sunny Arizona to Washington withe her dad. The city in which she moves is always …
review by . July 14, 2010
Ok so after hearing so much hype and witnessing so many crazy fans going nuts on TV, the internet, everywhere over this book, movie, phenomenon, whatever you want to call it, I finally caved in and decided to give this series a try. I downloaded the audiobooks to listen to during a cross country road trip and had it playing while I drove. After getting through this first book, I still don't see really quite seewhat the fuss is all about. I mean I totally get that it's a good book about true …
review by . June 21, 2010
   After watching the movie, I was curious about the book.  I knew it was for teenagers, but I still thought I would try it out.  It wasn't long before I couldn't put it down.  It took me a total of three days of reading to get through it.  Since then I have reread the book over four times and I got the series on Christmas.   The writing brings the reader into the story and you feel like you are living the life of Bella and her love for Edward and …
review by . July 23, 2010
and so the lion fell in love with the lamb
This is the first book in the Twilight Saga, and it won't be the last book in the Saga you pick up. Almost everyone who i know who read this book got sucked in immediately. Vampires aside, it's one of the greatest love stories that has been written in a while. And then you add in the vampire factor, and it becomes one of the biggest book related phenomenons that has struck young readers since The Lord of the Rings. I love this book for several reasons, one being the love story, but also …
review by . July 22, 2010
   I was immediately engaged in this book and couldn't put it down. The writing is good, and the characters endear you when you first meet them. You won't be able to put it down after meeting Edward, Bella, Jacob and the rest of the families.         I recommeI recommend this book to everyone looking for a good story to follow. I've seen many people enjoy this book, from teen girls to teen boys, from adult women to grandmothers.      …
review by . July 10, 2010
If she can get published, I should be able to
Many people tell me that these books are written for young adults, therefore I am not the core audience.  I shouldn't get this book since it is not written for me.  Sorry, I don't buy that.  I have read many young adult novels and I have NEVER been as nauseated by a bunch of characters in my life.  There is not one redeeming quality amongst any of them.  They are the most annoying group I have ever had the misfortune of meeting in a book.  I would never recommend …
review by . July 20, 2010
The first entry in the Twilight book series is like all of them, melodramatic but at the same time quite a page turner. It's teenage angst at it's best/worst, but somehow it manages to keep you hooked despite itself. Twilight is mostly a teenage fair, but many people could enjoy it if they give it a chance. The story is set in Washington, but the setting is mostly a facilitator for the themes of the novel than an actual believable place. The plot is typical love story with a vampiric …
review by . June 26, 2010
Twilight - The love that will be...
Twilight is considered to be one of the good books of recent times. It has brought in two good concepts for readers and those are vegetarian vampires and a vampire in live. It is written by Stephanie Meyer and is an interesting love story of a mortal girl and a vampire boy. Though it may sound not-so-real but the love chemistry shown between the characters is real for sure. The way it is described by Stephanie Meyer is really good and real. The book is a series of 4 books and Twilight is the …
review by . June 25, 2010
Twilight, the book that started the now incredibly successful series, is something of a paradox.   The subject matter – namely, a high school romance novel that borrows timeless clichés as two future lovebirds just happening to sit next to each other in science class – is nothing that we as readers have not read before.  But where Twilight finds its brilliance is not in the description of the aforementioned romance, and not even in the supernatural elements of vampires …
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