New Moon - Twilight, Bk 2 Author:Stephenie Meyer I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES... — For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relati... more »onship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...« less
the message of this book: if your boyfriend dumps you curl into a catatonic ball and wish you were dead for 400 pages. then weep for joy and cling obsessively to said boyfriend when you get back together. And mention how his icy chest feels like marble in every other sentence. so bad.
I have been told by COUNTLESS people that you either LOVE New Moon or you LOVE Eclipse (book 3), but you can't love both. I disagree. I loved all 3 books in this series so far. I will admit though--and perhaps warn others--- I cried more reading New Moon than I have ever cried while reading a book.
I don't want to give away anything for those who haven't read New Moon yet so I won't go into details about what's tear-jerking or why some people might be disappointed. I will just say that I read New Moon in one sitting, just like I did Twilight.
The writing in this book is just as vivid and descriptive as in Twilight and the scenes created are unlike any other I have ever read.
This series is just amazing and I can't come up with words that can describe just how great I think they are.
For the adults out there, don't look past this series just because you think it'd be childish since its techincally a YA series. These books are for everyone. Even if you don't like vampires or supernatural, I promise, these books will touch you.
Boring! I thought if I kept reading it might get better but it doesn't. This teenager is a most annoying person, wishy washy. It is just so much 'thinking' all the time that is about what most of the book is about-what she is 'thinking'. Doubt if I read the other two books.
Okay. You caught me. I'm obsessed. Happy? This book did it. My loving wonderful husband ran out in a cold snap to get me the 3rd book because I found out I didn't have the 3rd one.
Okay, so this book was really good... I wish I could explain why I'm obsessed with these books. I'm usually not into this type of book much less ones that are so "over hyped", but these are great mindless easy reading fiction.
Well worth a read, great for an airplane, even better for a comfy chair and a warm cocoa.
The overall story was good, but I'm really surprised at how annoying I can sometimes find Bella and Edward yet still love the book. Edward is 5 times her age and is sometimes more immature (the whole guilt thing) than Bella.
The werewolves in this are pretty cool, even though sometimes annoying.
I found this a great read, though, even with some of the eye rolling I had to do over things that happen in it.
Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.com
NEW MOON is the much-anticipated sequel to last year's exceptional vampire romance, TWILIGHT. When I first got my hands on a thick copy of TWILIGHT, I ended up losing sleep for a week until I finished it. Night after night I could not put down the gripping tale of 17-year-old Isabella Swan and the family of vampires who virtually adopt her - some more willingly than others.
With the thrill of TWILIGHT fresh in my mind, I eagerly plunged into NEW MOON. The story takes up several months after TWILIGHT ended. Bella has enjoyed a magical summer with her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but as she closes in on her eighteenth birthday, her own mortality weighs heavily on her. Edward will be eternally young and beautiful, while Bella is doomed to age like a normal human.
In this sequel, author Stephenie Meyer starts out strong. For example, she offers some foreshadowing when Bella and Edward discuss Romeo and Juliet for a school assignment. Also, Meyer masterfully set up a potentially epic conflict that must be resolved in the next book. I'm already on the edge of my seat waiting for that one.
Unfortunately, NEW MOON did not captivate me and keep me awake way too late the way its predecessor did. It was largely lacking in the two things I liked best about the first book. First, the vampiric Cullen family did not feature as prominently here. Yes, Bella managed to make other unusual friends, but these new pals were not as compelling as the eternal Cullens.
The other thing I missed in NEW MOON was that it did not emphasize the heroine's stumbling, bumbling klutziness. That aspect of her character made her endearing in the first novel, but while it existed here to some degree, it did not provide the same level of comic relief that I enjoyed in TWILIGHT. Overall this felt like a more serious book.
NEW MOON's rating doubtless suffered from the extraordinary expectations created by TWILIGHT. I loved NEW MOON's beginning and its end, but I only liked the middle. Despite the criticisms, this is an intriguing tale that I highly recommend. And I can't wait to see what happens next.
This is the first book I read in the series. Starts off happy, then turns tragic, a whole new interesting world gets introduced, action and then happiness again. That's what a good book is. At first like everyone else I was upset with Edwards character is he an idiot? Of course I got over that. I really ended up growing to love Jacobs character,poor guy. I understood where Edward was coming from once I read Midnight Sun. Depressing at times in the beginning. The Volturi was great. I love Jane.Plus I always do love reading about tragic romance. Stephanie Meyer did it again. Great Book.
I started reading this series because my little sis and cousin said it was a "just have to they're great" series of books. I wasn't disappointed. This and the first were definitely better then the movies. Plan on moving on to the third to see how it goes.
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The parallel with Romeo and Juliet was amusing. Jacob was a fun character, and the background of the tribal wolf powers was quite interesting. It is a strange but somehow believable dichotomy that Bella is such a pathetic mess when Edward leaves her, yet turns to extreme sports to try to keep him around in her head. Too bad they didn't have a psychiatrist on the vampire staff as well as an M.D., LOL!
The most comical moment in the book is when Bella gets a tiny paper cut and Jasper goes crazy with hunger. Yet this guy spends most of his time in a high school, where of course no one EVER gets hurt (insert industrial strength eye roll here)....
I didn't like this one as well as the first or third, but if you are reading them in series you really can't skip this one, because you'll want the story of the Quilleute.
The second book of the Twilight Saga picks up where the first left off, and is another excellent read. The relationship between Edward and Bella faces more of the troubles and dangers that come with a vampire and a human being together, and we also get some werewolves mixed in, just to make it more interesting. Like the first book, I highly recommend it for everyone, despite having the same writing and editing flaws as the first volume. It is yet another example of a book I couldn't put down.
I really enjoyed the Twilight Saga even though I had been warned that it was a "whiny" teenage story and I wouldn't like it. New Moon goes deeper into the story and builds the connection between Bella and Jacob.
I'd seen the movies and wanted to read to books to see what the movies left out. I'm really glad I did.
Loved this 2nd installment of the Twilight series. Read all 4 books in 4 days while recovering from back surgery. Was hard to find a book that held my interest after these. Great read for the teen thru adult ages.