Review : Twilight

October 30, 2012
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Stephanie Meyer did a fantastic job by creating a plot about friendly vampires and impossible love story between a vampire and human. It became an instant bestseller. That same year, Twilight was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2005. The novel was also the biggest selling book of 2008. It became a rage in teenagers.

“Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts [this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer’s tantalizing debut.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It is story written by 17-year-old Bella Swan perspective. She moves from Phoenix to the small town of Forks, Washington, to live with her dad for her high school. Not knowing, what, lies ahead, she gets attracted to a very gorgeous boy named Edward.

But something is very different about him, his eye colour changes, he can travel with ultimate speed and he happens to never eat anything. Edward and his family is a mystery that is slowly unravelled throughout the book. Twilight is simply and yet beautifully written. The descriptions of Forks gives feeling like you can almost smell the damp air and hear the rain falling on the roof.
In the later part of the novel, she went to a trip to a beach. There she gets to know about some legends named as “cold ones” and reluctance of native Indian community towards Edward and his family. All these parts of a puzzle start to align themselves and she realises they are vampires.

But they happen to be different- they don’t drink from humans, calling themselves as vegetarian. The romance between Edward and Bella is both touching and gripping. The book reaches a point of excitement as the romance between Bella and Edward turns into a frantic race to stay alive.

She gets to know not all vampires are good likes Cullen (Edward’s family). And this generates a life-death experience for her, when one of the vampires (visiting forks) wants to drink her blood.

Twilight is an easy and enjoyable read. Its first-person viewpoint keeps the pages turning. This is the type of book which might be read in just a few sittings. It is quite easy to become engrossed in the lover’s arena made by the writer. It really has something for everyone. Young adult readers, vampire fans or romance readers will all find Twilight to be an appealing story. This is one of most read novels in young adult’s category. It is for you if you like, highly entertaining, fast-paced story of romance and suspense.

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