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Stephenie Meyer's New Moon

The second book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

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i cant believe i waited for this.

  • Jul 10, 2010
Rating:
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if anyone gets offended by this its for the wrong reasons. i am simply stating my opinion on this book and how it affected me. if you have an opinion of your own post a review and ill be happy to read yours. thank you. oh and if there are any spoilers, im sorry but dont read if you havent read the book already!

twilight, when this book came out it was instantly popularized by all the high school girls who dreamt this would happen to them. im guessing there opinions changed when they read this book. twilight is the story of bella swan and edward cullen, bella being human, edward being a century old vampire, there are a few problems with there "romance".  they go through a lot of crap involving a vampire baseball game and Bella being nearly killed by a vampire they call "non-vegetarian". so after all of this, fighting to be with Bella, what is the first big thing that happens in this book? Edward takes off like a bat out of hell, using the excuse "oh my brother bit you, therefore i dont love you anymore, yet im leaving you in the hope that it will save you." instead of just bringing her on jerry springer like most people do. devastated, and emotionally unstable Bella Swan spends months in a sort of psychotic half-coma. what i mean by this is that she does normal things that people do, goes to school, work, eats dinner with her dad, etc. but she does it in a zombie like manner, never fully being concious or aware of what is happening around you. just as her dad is thinking of sending her back to live with her mom, she meets up with old friend Jacob Black, who helps her to snap out of this. the most part of the book is spent building Jacob and Bellas relationship, as friends, and(more so in jacobs eyes) more than just friends. they build motorcycles together. because Bella finds that the only way to hear her dear Edwards voice again is to put herself in mortal danger. like i said, psychotic. soon however Jacob leaves her also to join Sam and his other friends in there little werewolf pack. once Bella finds out about this secret also, with a little sneeky help on Jakes side, they help each other to track the vampires that were terrorizing the city, looking for something. everyone is devastated when Harry Clearwater dies, and Alice, seeing bella cliff diving and thinking she was commiting suicide, rushes back to little forks to help Bellas father out with the "loss". she tells Bella that Edward has gone to italy to kill himself with the help of the volturi. Alice and Bella bust a mission to italy, track down edward at the tower of the volturi. and ultimately get a couple year schedule to change Bella to an immortal. because she knows so many of their secrets. they all return to forks and Edward and Bella are together again like nothing had ever happened. my opinion is, the original twilight was brilliant, had a fresh perspective on the looked down upon vampire. and a good romance story to go along with it. but this turn in the story line for the second installment was not a direction i would have personally taken it.

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review by . June 22, 2010
New Moon is the second book in the Twilight series.  And coming off of Twilight, I was excited to read NM.  But the first half takes forever to get through, understandably to get through Bella's depression and her life without Edward.  However, it is very sleepy and could cause readers to quit reading all together.  If you can muster the strength to get through the beginning, the second half is more than worth the first half and will have you reading through the pages as …
review by . July 07, 2010
    Despite the other reviews, this happens to be my favorite book in the twilight series. This is really Jacob's book. This book puts a lot of the puzzling and cliff hangers of twilight all together and sets up for the next two books. Seeing the deep passion of all characters in this book leave the readers heart broken for all involved because you know that someone is about to be crushed.          I love the involvement and character building …
review by . June 27, 2010
After reading the first book in the Twilight series I was very excited to move on and read the next. However, I was very disappointed in this second book. I found it considerably boring to read chapter after chapter of how upset Bella was. I understand that she loved Edward, but it's not enjoyable for me to read about somone whose whole world has ended merely because a man stepped out of the picture. (Possible spoiler) When she met Jacob she started doing better and I found that slightly …
review by . July 13, 2010
Warning: This review contains spoilers.        New Moon is the second book in the popular Twilight series.  Shortly after her disastrous eighteenth birthday party, Bella Swan's vampire boyfriend decides they're too different and his entire family packs up and leaves.  Without her boyfriend (Edward Cullen) and best friend (Alice Cullen), Bella falls into a deep depression and stays locked up in her room for several months.  When her father finally …
review by . June 17, 2010
I enjoyed the Twilight series as a compelling and quick read, but this book dragged on and spent too much time on Bella and Jacob. Jacob lovers probably loved the book for that reason, but if you prefer Edward to Jacob or if you prefer reading about a Bella who isn't angsty, you will be sadly disappointed in this novel. It does build Bella and Jacob's character slightly, but as the whole series is focused on the love between Edward and Bella, this book does not fit.       …
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
my least favorite of the entire twilight saga. I really learn to dislike both Bella and Jacob in this book. and thats a dislike that leaves a bad tasted in my mouth for the rest of the books.
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
This one didn't feel as good as the first--too many people making bad decisions. But fewer longing looks into beautiful eyes.
review by . July 17, 2010
i will say right off the bat that this is my least favorite book in the twilight saga. i found myself angry a lot while reading it. (if you havn't read the book and don't want to know what happens, stop reading here!) in the first few chapters edward decides that bella is so unsafe in his world that it would be better for her if he and his family leave and never return. so of course im mad at edward for leaving, for one because hes my favorite character, and for two because hes just hurting …
review by . July 15, 2010
This is the second book in the Twilight saga, and if the first book was not enough to rope you in then this one will. The story is so romantic and I bet everybody wishes they have found a fellow like Edward to love them and care for them like the way that he cares so much for Bella. New Moon events occur in Forks Washington state and then also they go to Italy when Edward goes out to seek out the Volturi. New Moon's story is about when Edward come to the harsh conclusion that he must leave that …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Really horrible, poisonous messages about the nature of love and relationships.
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New Moon is a fantasy-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer, and is the second book in the Twilight series. According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love. The title refers to the darkest phase of the lunar cycle, indicating that New Moon is about the darkest time of the protagonist Bella's life. The book was originally released in hardcover in 2006, following the successful publishing of Meyer's debut novel Twilight. A film adaptation was released on November 20, 2009.

Upon its publication in the United States, New Moon moved quickly to the top of bestseller lists, becoming one of the most anticipated books of the year. It peaked at #1 on both the New York Times Best Seller list and USA Today's Top 150 Bestsellers, and was the biggest selling children's paperback of 2008 with over 5.3 million copies sold.

New Moon has been translated into many diverse languages, including Czech, Thai, Russian, Norwegian and Arabic.
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ISBN-10: 0316024961
ISBN-13: 978-0316024969
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Vampires, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Novel
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