Isabella Swan moved to Washington to live with her father in a small town. She didn’t expect to like it there or to fall in love with Edward.
Edward has been 17 since the early 1900’s and was amazed when he fell for Bella. He wanted more than her blood; he wanted her.
My new book buddy at work (Kerry) suggested I read this book. I don’t normally read young adult books, but she said, “it’s not what you’re expecting. I think you’ll like it.”
She was right. My favorite line tells it all. Isabella is not like other teenagers. Reading her story is not like reading some immature love story. It is a sensual journey into a new world. A world Bella never dreamed existed. It is fun and exciting…at times daunting.
As usual there are good and bad vampires in this world, but a new take for me was learning that these vampires cannot sleep and their absolute beauty when in light. This world is easy to read about and enthralled me. The world building was complete and it over flowed onto the characters.
The characters who began with maturity and ended with maturity. Who grew found an unexpected love without rushing into the bedroom. The characters that worked into a great plot that kept a steady pace and invited the reader to continue reading.
I had to know what would happen next. Nothing else mattered other than turning the pages. I’ve since borrowed the next two books in the series and have been informed that a movie is coming out in the fall based on Twilight. (Yep, I’m going to see it.)