What am I going to do now that I don’t have Twilight’s Bella and Edward to occupy my evenings? I was probably one of the few people who really had no idea what this series was about! Sure, I knew that there were vampires involved, but that was about it. Where was I when everyone else (meaning the kids) was reading them? How did I miss the previews of the movie? This was just not my genre of choice. so I guess that I didn’t pay attention. Now I am a changed women! I read The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Twilight. I just can’t get enough of this young adult, fantasy stuff!
The first book, Twilight was sheer entertainment. It had it all: romance, fantasy and suspense. It wasn’t all fun and games, however as not all of the vampires were content to only drink the blood of animals like the Cullen clan. I devoured the book and once I read the last line, immediately downloaded book two and three from the library.
Book two, New Moon was every bit as good as the first. Here come the werewolves or shape changers! Like most teenage relationships Bella and Edward had their share of drama, perhaps more than their share! When Edward realized that his family was no good for Bella and actually put her in harms away, he decided to leave, opening the door for Bella’s best friend Jacob Black to pick up the pieces. Talking about jumping from the frying pan to the fire! Bella sure knew how to pick them. So Jacob changed into a giant wolf from time to time! He was still her old friend Jacob, only bigger, stronger and much hairier!
In book three, Eclipse, Bella really finds herself in trouble. Not only is she involved in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf, she is also being stalked by an entire pack of blood suckers out for revenge. Fortunately both Edward and Jacob would do just about anything to keep Bella safe, even if it meant working together, something they both found distasteful. I was still hooked on these books. What was going to happen? Were Bella and Edward going to get married? Was Bella going to actually become immortal. I really did not know and couldn’t wait to read the last book.
Sad to say, book four, Breaking Dawn was a disappointment. As much as I enjoyed the first three books, this one actually bored me. Sure I wanted to know what happened and of course I had to finish it, but I found myself doing quite a bit of skimming. My questions were answered yet I was not satisfied. Breaking Dawn was an anticlimactic end to a wonderful series.