Thursday, September 4, 2008

An unexpected pleasure

Twilight (Twilight Series, Book 1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
First of all, this was not quite what I was expecting from this book, and that's a GOOD thing. Although friends I know had rated this highly, I was anticipating it to be rather weak in character development & just so much pap. Instead, I was very delighted to find the characters dimensional & the plot intriguing. The tension isn't of a classic-vampire/overly-dramatic sort, nor is it of a teenage angst variety, but instead it's more an internal struggle of heart versus head, presented in semi-comical & no-nonsense fashion. The author's descriptions are lush without being cloying, and the characters are believable without being stereotypical. I look forward to reading book 2, which is already waiting for me!

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Dalovely Damanda said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Hope you like the next one! :)

Wilna said...

Hello!! Just coming over to give you a HUG! And say thanks!
: )


Kel said...

I loved it too. I've read the second, but I'm still waiting to read no3.

scrapperjen said...

I tried this once and couldn't get into it - I will try it again soon.
Glad you enjoyed it! :)

Lisa said...

I've read all four of these books and the second was my least favorite, so hang in there with it because the last two are awesome!