Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Category: Young Adult/Fantasy
Pub. Date: 09/06/2006
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 434
ISBN#: 0316015849 
Series: Twilight #1

 Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite. 

My Review:  
Okay, where do I start. Let me say that I went to the movies and saw it first, also watched it on dvd not just once but several times before I read the book. 

So with that being said, lets talk about the book. I was really really pleased with the book.  Oh, let me back up for just a second and address something that some of you might say to me reading this series. Yes I did say series!  As a christian I know that some things are not considered proper to watch, read or discuss. Well let me say that this is "My" blog and as a christian I can tell the difference between real and fiction.  Not being mean just stating my belief.

All right then, as far as this book: I LOVED IT!  The book was so much better as far as more details and the characters were brought more to life in the book.  (Will discuss the movie later)  

I fell in love with author Stephenie Meyer's writing style. Even if I had not already seen the movie I could have so visualized each and every character with in the pages of this first book. 

I used to watch Dark Shadows with my grandma growing up, just saying here that Edward and the gang are NOTHING life those Vampires.  And as far as wanting to become one? No Bella not back then.  I felt while reading Twilight that I could talk to each one. Like I was within those pages myself. 

I love the story line. The danger that Isabella (Bella) was putting herself in by getting close to the Cullens was so fantastic. I love how the draw of Edward and Bella together was  written. 

The statement in the Synopsis: "This is a love story with bite."  says it all in a way. 

I so wish that I had read the book before watching it! But in one way I am glad I did it my way. 


Now For The Movie:   

Alrighty then, here goes my thoughts of the movie "Twilight"  OH MY GOSH!!   As I said I saw the movie first and was HYPNOTIZED by Edwards eyes. As I have watched this movie several times I can honestly say that Robert Patterson and Kristian Stewart where Fantastic as Edward and Isabella and then add in Taylor Lautner as Jacob, well let me say this, "I Could Not Take My Eyes off of the Screen."  
As far as the book verses the movie, I would not give up either of them. Author Stephenie Meyer is now my most read and watched author.

So now that I have shared my thoughts on the book and the movie I will say this that if I had a rating that was far above a five (5) clock rating these both would receive it. But since I don't. 

I wholeheartedly recommend this Amazingly, Fantastic, Suspenseful book and movie to ALL my young adult and older readers!

Pick it up today and please let me know what you think.      

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did not receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But these opinions are my own and yours may differ. 


About the Author:  

I was born in Connecticut in 1973, during a brief blip in my family's otherwise western U.S. existence. We were settled in Phoenix by the time I was four, and I think of myself as a native. The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen (+ ie = me). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now.
I filled the "Jan Brady" spot in my family-the second of three girls. Unlike the Brady's, none of my three brothers are steps, and all of them are younger than all the girls. I went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, the kind of place where every fall a few girls would come back to school with new noses and there were Porsches in the student lot (for the record, I have my original nose, and never had a car until after I was in my twenties). I was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and I used it to pay my way to Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. I majored in English, but concentrated on literature rather than creative writing, mostly because I didn't consider reading books "work" (as long as I was going to be doing something anyway, I might as well get course credit for it, right?).
I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words. This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding. Of course, we were able to skip over a lot of the getting to know you parts (many of our conversations would go something like this: "This one time, when I was ten, I broke my hand at a party when-" "Yeah, I know what happened. I was there, remember?") We've been married for ten and a half years now, and have three beautiful, brilliant, wonderful boys who often remind me chimpanzees on crack. I can't write without music, and my biggest muse is, ironically enough, the band Muse. My other favorite sources of inspiration are Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay, The All American Rejects, Travis, The Strokes, Brand New, U2, Kasabian, Jimmy Eat World, and Weezer, to mention a few.
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