Walking around Reading Central Library last Saturday and I found this book sitting in the best seller shelf!! 😮 One week short loan, no extension, not reservable. I thought the borrowing policy is great. I cancelled my loan collection in Manchester Library and Queue 15 at Reading Central Library, thinking on worse case scenario if I can’t finish this book within one week, I will read my e-book version instead.
So on Sunday I breezed through 200 pages, half the book. Having read the 2nd, 3rd and last instalment only to come back to the very first one, I could see the appeal of the first book.
The first book took a balanced approach to the life of Isabella Swan. She is living a normal teenage life, hanging out with friends in the school, struggling whether to go to the dance, turning down boys who are too adamant in asking her out etc. Meyer paid more attention describing the town Fork, Charlie, the forest, the meadow etc. that you felt pulled into the whole ambience of a little town with people who know each other very well. The intensity of romance and fatal attraction between Edward and Bella are sure to pull every teenager, even the likes of married women like us (I once saw an old, wrinkled women reading Breaking Dawn at the train station 2 days ago!) to day dream about the novelty and pulsating drawn of first love. Assuming if you have not read the subsequent books or have no inkling about what is in store about the Twilight saga, I am pretty sure that this book Twilight would have grip and enthral you with its first attempt at seducing you that you will get hooked and devour the subsequent books in the saga, although the subsequent instalments are pale in comparison with the first, albeit the last one, Breaking Dawn.
So the story is about Bella who came over from sunny Phoenix to stay with her father Charlie in the overcast town of Forks, because mother Renee wants to travel with her new husband. She can’t dance, she hate gym classes, she faint on the sight of blood, nothing much she is good at really, except for her studies. She had guys falling all over her asking her out for the Spring dance. Edward saved her twice from a car skidding from ice closing in to crash her into minced meat; and another time in Port Angelas when a team of men cornered her with the intention of harming her, Edward saved her in nick of time. Then Edward’s eventual confession of love and fear to Bella. Anyway for full synopsis, refer to:
I would have like to read about how Edward and the lot killed James. That bit had been censored as Bella passed out only to wake up with bruise and bites and a hysterical mother. The last bit of the book reads like the rest of the Twilight Saga, mushy, cringy, romantic lines between Bella and Adonis Edward, would send your mind reeling in confusion if you are not the type who is sensitive enough to read between the lines and mind-read.
I find Meyer’s book such an easy and absorbing read that you are pleasantly surprised that by 2 hours you had read through half the book and you wish the book would go on and on. I am happy that I found this book, so that I don’t have to resort to printing the e-book. If anyone needed a copy of an e-book of Twilight, just leave your comments and email address with me and I will send it over to you in Microsoft Words document, free of charge. 🙂 I just reserved The Host by Stephenie Meyer from the library, hearsay it is good as well.