“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word. “What a stupid lamb,” I sighed. “What a sick, masochistic lion.” ― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Any book series that has sold over 120 million copies deserves respect. Also, books that changed how people see vampires deserve lots of respect. Books that make people read are great. First part in Twilight series is very fast-paced, Twilight is like roller coaster. One event after another. I like that. So there is a girl named Bella, she moves to small city called Forks and falls in love with Edward, who (surprise!) is a vampire. It’s genius idea! When Twilight was first published, humans didn’t fall in love with the vampires, they were terrified of vampires and Meyer turned it upside down. I do prefer my vampires scary though and what I didn’t like about Twilight was the same thing that I liked, the fast pace. I don’t usually like romance in literature and it seemed like Edward and Bella fell in love with each others in what…nanoseconds? It lacked depth.
“Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second-hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.” ― Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
Next part was the New Moon. “For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen”. Obviously! And when Edward moves away to protect Bella, I wish the Bella was less depressive. Luckily, then she finds out something new about Jacob. In general, I don’t get Bella and Edwards at all in the series. You’ll maybe like Bella because she is so normal. But I just don’t get how girl who reads is that normal? And that stupid…and she sure complains a lot. Maybe it was all that first person narration that I didn’t enjoy. And Edward… I just ask myself, if I would be 100 years old vampire, would I hang out in school all day long? And vampires don’t sleep so hey I will go and watch Bella while she sleeps is creepy, not sweet o.O My favorite character was maybe Jasper, he at least didn’t pretend to be anything else that what he was.
“Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.” ― Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
In the third book, Eclipse, “newborn” vampires have been created to battle the Cullen family and murder Bella, meanwhile Bella is compelled to choose between her relationship with Edward and her friendship with Jacob. I don’t get love triangles and Eclipse seemed to be concentrated on that and it was really long read compared to two previous books. In Breaking Dawn Bella and Edward are happily together and then BAM! Plot twists were crazy and especially Renesmee…I did not see that coming. I was disappointed with the ending as well, I was expecting something more and something more dramatic.
“Now you know,” I said lightly, and shrugged. “No one’s ever loved anyone as much as I love you.” ―Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn
What I like in Twilight series is how original it is (whole sparkling vampires concept and vampire and human falling in love) and plot twists were good and unexpected I think Eclipse and Breaking Dawn could have been divided into two books because both books were over 600 pages. I never have been a big fan of Twilight series (characters + romance) and I don’t like books that become so hyped, so 2,5-3/5.
How-To Read Twilight Series
1. If you like romance genre, you’ll like this way more than if you don’t. And if you like more YA. Also, it’s “a vampire story for people who don’t like vampire stories”. I think if you love Dracula, you better not read this.
2. Kind of similar to Vampire Diaries.
3. First two books in the series are quite short and fast to read, next two books are longer.
4. If you don’t like first person narratives, better not read this. Or if you need interesting and complex characters in your books.
Have you read the Twilight Series? What do you think of the Twilight Series?