Book Review: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Title: Twilight (The Twilight Saga, #1) by Stephanie Meyer

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: October 5th, 2005

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Format: E-book, 513 pages


This series is something that I remember people reading when I was in school, but I never participated in the hype for this series, so this is something that I never experienced,  I have watched most of the movies back when they were coming out. Going into this book I wasn’t expecting much from it, I knew that the series had lots of issues and at the most, I was expecting was for it to at least to be an entertaining read. I ended up reading this book during a time that was extremely hard for me, and this provided me with a much-needed distraction.

One of the first things that I noticed early on was that this book is full of cliche’s and tropes, but that’s understandable because a lot of these were popular back when this book came out. There is a lot of love triangles in this book and I know that there is later on in the series which is something that really annoys me because I think that whole Eric, Tyler, and Mike was completely unnecessary.

I think that it’s official that my least favorite character in the series so far is Bella, her reaction to finding out that Edwards is a vampire is very unrealistic to me. She acts like this was completely normal and a completely normal occurrence, where was her doubt that he couldn’t possibly be a vampire, I wish she would have reacted more realistically. I also wish she didn’t rely on Edward as much as she does, it seems like from the first moment she meets him her world seemed to revolve around him, and that really annoys me. Also don’t understand the big appeal about her that draws in some many guys in the series, Edward, and Jacob I can understand because they really spend time with her, but the other three guys were on her from the beginning.

I went into this book expecting that Edward would be my least favorite character like he was in the movies, but I found that I definitely liked him more in the books. I found him less creepy and less annoying and I’m excited to read more of him in later books to see if I feel the same way.

I was cautious when I started this series but I ended up liking it more than I expected to, I do think I was more interested in the series than I was expecting, so I am planning on continuing the series sometime soon.

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