May 29th, 2007

David Cook - Slide

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Book # 12: Twilight

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Pages: 499

Genre: Thriller/Supernatural Romance

Rating: C+

Description: Headstrong, sun-loving,17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida,and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in thedreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with EdwardCullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who isalso a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlifeinstead of humans, Bella deduces that she is safe from hisblood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in lovewith him. The feeling is mutual, and the resulting volatile romancesmolders as they attempt to hide Edward's identity from her familyand the rest of the school.

Review: Having heard and read countlessglowing reviews for this book, i decided to give it a try,considering i've long been a fan of vampire fiction. Unfortunately,this book ended up being more of a sickeningly sweet romance, then athriller involving the supernatural. Reading it, it was overlyobvious that, unlike what some other reviewers had said...this bookis in fact geared toward the teen set. The plot was just too over-topcornball for me. How many times do we really need to read the Bellacharacter describe how perfect and beautiful her sulky beau, Edward,is? In the end, i was left incredibly disappointed.