Book Genre: Romance, Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Audiobook
Book Series: Twilight #1
Released: 9/6/06 by Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 498 Price: $19.99 Hardcover
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library.
About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite
I was looking for an audiobook the other day and when this book kept coming up in the different searches I decided to revisit the world of Edward and Bella one last time. And it will be the last time… I have such fond memories of this story and credit it too with much of my reading taste, paranormal books especially. I thought it might be interesting to listen to the book instead of reading it myself. I have to face facts though, I’m simply over Twilight and revisiting this story again will simply ruin the memories of past enjoyment.
I still enjoyed the story, not so much the actress they had narrating, however. It isn’t a complex story and I can see more of the faults that others pointed out in their critical reviews, points that were easier for a younger Amy to overlook. I also found myself becoming confused over the plot differenced in the movie and the book. I kept finding myself thinking oh wait that part was in the movie, not the book. I did hear parts this time that I don’t remember reading, parts I must have glazed over while reading.
Twilight is still an enjoyable story about all the warm fuzzy feelings of falling in love for the first time with a beautiful boy. I get the criticism and tend to agree how it isn’t a healthy example of a first relationship, but then again it is a story about vampires. Simply it is what it is and much credit should be given to a work of fiction that captured the imagination of millions of young and not-so-young women and had them clamoring for more. Any book that gets people to read and talking deserves some respect.
So this is where I leave this world I used to play in. I will remember you fondly Twilight.
My Rating: 3 Stars (for audiobook)