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Book Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.

Buenos Tardes amigos. Okay, I know Twilight is a very popular book and movie franchise. I watched the movies a long time ago, but I just finished reading the book one. Because I had already watched it, I understood the book and made mental checks while reading. It reminded me of the period I saw the movie. A lot of similarities like everything was tbe same.

First, Twilight books are four. The first is Twilight. The second is New Moon. The third is Eclipse. And the fourth is Breaking Dawn. This was quite confusing for me when I decided to read the book. Because I have always known Twilight to be the name of the movie and the other parts would still have Twilight as part of the name, followed by a semi colon. So I thought the book would also have Twilight but apparently, they were different names.

This review is for the first book, Twilight. Enjoy reading. 

Title: Twilight

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Year Published: 2005

Rating: *****

Summary: When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Well, where do I start? clears throat). This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m so in love with the characters. And i relate so much with the main character Bella. And their relationship is so over the moon. (sighs). Enough of my rambling. And back to the review.

Bella Swan (pretty funny name, huh) is a seventeen year old girl, normal in every way, very clumsy (just like me). Apparently she can’t walk in a straight line without falling over. Bella lives in Phoenix with her Mom. Her parents got divorced a long time ago. Now her mom is dating again and in order for her to give them some privacy, she decided to stay with her dad for a while, in a small town called Forks in the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington State. She isn’t really keen on going, but she wanted to do that for her mom.

Gwttinv used to Forks’ environment wasn’t at all easy. Phoenix was a very sunny place, like really hot and Forks is the exact opposite. It was raining every single day. If it wasn’t raining, there was snow. The change in weather was too drastic for Bella. Also, her Dad and her weren’t exactly the best of friends. They didn’t talk much together. At school, the students were too aware of her as the new girl and also because her dad is the Police Chief Swan. She becomes quite tired with the routine – wake up, eat cereal, go to school, back home, cook dinner and sleep. At school, she became friends with Eric, Jessica and a few others. She gradually becomes infatuated with some students at school.

They are very different. Their faces were different yet so similar. They were all devastatingly, inhumanly beautiful. They were faces you never expected to see except perhaps on the airbrushed pages of a fashion magazine. Or painted by an old master as the face of an angel. They were all very pale, their eyes very black. They had shadows under their eyes, purplish, bruiselike shadows. They looked like they hadn’t slept for a long time. Their nose, jawline and the rest of their features were straight, perfect and angular.

The thing with these kind of strange people is that they are easily noticed even in a crowd. Especially in a small town like Forks. People notice things. Even the smallest of things. Bella came to know they were the cullen family. Dr. Cullen and Mrs Cullen adopted them – all six of them.

As days went by, Bella became accustomed to her new life. One faithful day at school, she almost got crushed by a truck. Edward saved her. That was the turning point of things. She became infatuated by him. She knew something was off about him. After much pressure, he gave in and told her who he was. He also began falling for her. Their friendship grew. He took her to his family. He had a crazy family. But she didn’t mind. She loved him.

After a while, they proclaimed their love. He told her things about vampires. One day, while chilling with his family another clan came. They immediately sensed she wasn’t a vampire. The leader of the new clan threatens to kidnap Bella. Edward thinks it’s his fault this is happening. His family dive up a plan to protect Bella. The plan is successful.

I couldn’t help but smile like an idiot while typing this. It’s just, I can’t explain how I feel. This book means too much to me. I really love it. There’s true love right there between Bella and Edward. The connection is so mysterious, magnifying and intensifying.

Alhamdulillah. I hope you enjoyed the review. I recommend this book to Romance, Vampire and Supernatural lovers.

Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist. She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in the U.S., having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2009.


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