Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Summary:I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. 'Shoot,' I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut. It all happened very quickly then. 'No!' Edward roared ...Dazed and disorientated, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm - and into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning ...

My Review: The story of Bella and Edward takes a drastic turn. All in all I a thought that this book was written well and had more "bang" than the first one. However, I was sorely upset with where she took the story line. Now having read the others I understand the need for it, but at the time I was very miffed at Miss Meyer.
This book it heavier on the action, lighter on the romance then Twilight. I found that it dragged a bit in the center, but made up for all its shortcomings with a spectacular finale. You will find yourself wondering how it qualifies for "young adult" reading.
If I would have felt more compassion towards Jacob, perhaps this would have been my favorite, but I am a cold hearted reader, and my loyalties were elsewhere....I am definitely on Edwards Team:)

My Rating: 4 stars.........but I am a tough critic.

If I could sum up this book in one phrase: It made my heart hurt, and then it made it thump clean out of my chest.

1 comment:

CurtisandMindy said...

gee kim, ya got enough labels there? (hee hee-it's totally okay i'm just messing with you) i'm glad you liked this one too. I'm an Edward fan as well so it's completely understandable that you would struggle with the middle (Jacob) portion of this book till you see the reason for it all at the end. Sometimes just knowing there IS a reason for it all helps. I really liked the end as well. I felt this book was better in some ways than Twilight...but less enjoyable in other ways...so its sort of a draw.

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