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Twilight (book)

1233 Ratings: 0.1
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
189 reviews about Twilight (book)
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 . August 10, 2010
I didn't decide to read this book until after I had caught the middle part of the movie, Twilight. A couple days later, I went to the library and checked out the book. I love how Stephenie Meyer writes. It's easy to follow and understand and flows beautifully. It had my attention from the first paragraph and I stayed up until 5 in the morning to read the whole book. I couldn't put it down. The book is about a girl, Bella Swan, who moves from Phoenix, AZ after her mom remarries. She goes …
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 …
review by . July 06, 2010
How did this book get so popular?
     I approached Twilight with an open mind, thinking there had to be some reason for it becoming a cultural phenomenon. I was sorely disappointed with what turned out to be a thoroughly bland read.               I can't say that I would recommend this book to anyone, not even those looking for a laugh at a book that's 'so bad it's good'.       Twilight takes place in the rainy little …
review by . June 09, 2010
Twilight is a book that I did not read at first.  When everyone was becoming a Twihard and reading away at these books, I held off not thinking they were for me.  Wow was I wrong!  From the second I picked this book up I did not want to put it down.  I went and purchased the other three in the series right away.      This book starts out with Bella moving to live with her father in a new town. He is the sheriff in this small town.  At her school she …
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
Very engaging story. Good morals are promoted. The characters demonstrate good character.
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
A friend loaned me Twilight after she'd visited Forks WA. She warned me the long lingering glances into beautiful eyes would get tedious. They did, but I still enjoyed the story.
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
i know everyone says this but im going to say it again...its an excellent book totally worthy of all the hype it caused.
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2010
Nice romance story if you're into YA and find the time.
review by . July 15, 2010
I absolutely loved this book, it is fore sure one of the best ones I have read in quite a long time as a matter of fact. I don't often read a lot at all, but once I picked up this book I just could not get enough of it. I did not put this book down a single time when I started to read it! Definitely I recommend that everybody reads Twilight, you will be hooked! This book takes place in Forks, Washington, where the lead character Bella Swan moves to live with her father, Charlie Swan. The story …
review by . June 13, 2010
I read this book before all the popularity, and loved it.  Edward was portrayed as the dream guy, putting Bella before himself, loving her unconditionally and risking everything for her.  Bella is an insecure, clumsy teenage who can not understand why this unattainable guy is interested in her.  The love story between these two easily won me over, and had me reading and re-reading this book over and over again.       
review by . July 02, 2010
   Twilight was such a great book and it paved the way for many vampire series, at least for me it did. I had not read any vampire books since Anne Rice and her Interview With the Vampire series and it was truly a difference in these two series. I really enjoyed reading “Twilight” because I am definitely a sucker for romance and adding a vampire in love to mix really intrigued me. I was captivated how Edward kept rejecting Bella. On the very first day, Bella sits next the Edward …
review by . June 30, 2010
     man, the romance in the book is hot!!! even if you're not big on romance, the action is enough to keep you interested. what girl wouldnt want to sexy guys fighting over her? I honestly was team edward throughout this first book! he's sexy, smart, rich, and cold!! hahahaha. did i mention romantic? I would love to marry edward cullen! but yeah. I would recommend anyone young and romantic to read this. even older people should read these books. The setting is amazing. …
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
It's like a giant soap opera. Now I get it and understand that this movie is for the tweens but they could have broaden the target audience a little bit...or at least made the storyline...more of a storyline hahaha but I give it a negative one because it has made a crap load of money
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
Twilight is like soccer - people run around for two hours, nobody scores, and the fans say "You just don't get it!"
review by . June 14, 2010
Granted, I'm not a tween or a teenage girl but this book does not stand up the wonderful books, past and present available to the younger set.I highly suggest the Harry Potter series over the vampire teen drama. At least the Harry Potter books allow for one to use their imagination and explore another world. The book had no ump and was written in such a basic form and language that it did not arouse imagination. The reader is never given the chance to interpret what's going on in the characters' …
review by . June 12, 2010
Obviously the internet has been set ablaze with fan-girl hype about this book, but I'm here to tell you that, as with most over-hyped best sellers, this book stinks.      First, the lead character, Bella, an awkward high-school girl (gee, that's an original concept... NOT!) is such a wimp. Like any lead in an old-school romance novel, she just passively waits for her man to protect her. Not a particularly progressive character.      Second, Edward, …
review by . July 01, 2010
This was Meyer's first novel, considering that, it was great in that I vividly saw the characters and became compelled to complete the series. From the get go, the places were described well and the characters, while simplistic, were easily understood as if they were real people. I strongly recommend the book over the films! This story got me interested in the plot and eager to obtain closure as to what would happen. I cranked this one out in about four days and read the other three immediately …
review by . July 21, 2010
I never thought that as an adult woman I would be reading a teenage book series based on of all things- vampires! Guess what? I did read it and I actually really, really liked it! What a shocker! I'm not sure what it is about this series that attracts me to it, but its addicting. I was introduced to this book series by my sister who is aIso in her mid-20's. She had gone to see the Twilight movie and then decided to read the books. I of course made fun …
review by . July 20, 2010
DELETE THESE QUESTIONS IF/AFTER YOU RESPOND!!        What was your emotional reaction as you read? It was kind of boring in the beginning but it got better as I read. Why? This is where Stephanie Meyer was introducing the characters.        Who would you recommend this reading to and why? I would recommend this anyone over 15 years of age. because it is pretty much the type of stuff they'll understand.           …
review by . July 30, 2010
Spoiler alert!   This story of teenage romance explores the idea of other life forms aka vampires. The average female character Bella is someone we can easily relate to as she is about as average as people come. She fits in at her new school then falls passionately irrevocably in love with Edward who just happens to be a vampire. The idea that Edward is a vampire isn't scary to Bella, rather is intriguing. She discovers and explores this idea until she gets him to confess to her after …
review by . June 16, 2010
Dear Stephenie Meyer,   I wish you had neer written this book. It seems to me that if it wasn't for my 13 year old sister I wouldn't have given it the time of day but I did...because of here. Now, the only reason I gave this book a "-3" was because you actually have writing skills! I enjoyed the narrative and the approach you took on the characters (if someone can "enjoy" something like that) but the entire time all I thought was "who cares?" I don't …
review by . June 25, 2010
As a huge fan of vampire novels, I decided to read the Twilight series even though it was geared to teenagers. I loved the book, however I think the author should have gone more indepth with much of it. Teenagers are more complex than most adults realize. Either they have forgotton or are unwilling to accept that there are many teens out there reading college level material. Props for the story, but the author could be more indepth and be less afraid of topics like the sexuality and grim aspects, …
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