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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Moon

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Age Level: 14+


"Shoot," I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.

It all happened very quickly then. Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table... I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm-into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

I had read over 100pgs before I finally got into this one. One reason it took me awhile to get into it was because Bella's whining and depression was really getting on my nerves. It got better after her and Jacob started hanging out. She was happier and things were actually starting to happen.

Also, I'm not very crazy about Stephenie Meyer's writing style. It is poor and lacks good technique, in my opinion. Plus, some of her characters annoy me. The main ones, for that matter. Bella and Edward just don't have much personality and there isn't any real legitamate or logical reason for their love. Jacob had a little more personality, though it wasn't always a good one.

Thankfully, there was nearly always something going on that held my attention. Still not to sure why I like these books, though. I guess you could say Stephenie Meyer is junk food for the brain. Not good for you but fun just the same. Every now and then, you don't want to eat your vegetables, but instead grab a bag of chips.


Characters: B-

Writing: C
Plot: B
Ending: B+
Cover: B+
Recommendable: B
Series: B-

Overall: B-


Liyana said...

I love Jacob! He just seems more human than Edward. Stephenie Meyer's way of writing Bella's depression was pretty effective to me, it was SUPER depressing.

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