Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Length: 498 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: October 5, 2005
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for Fans of: vampires duh

SYNOPSIS

About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite.

MY THOUGHTS

I wanted to reread this series before Midnight Sun came out. I used to be OBSESSED with Twilight, but I haven’t read this book in 12ish years. I was nervous to reread it because while I loved the books, I hated the movies, and that turned into a general hate toward all things Twilight, deserved or not.

This book does not deserve my hate. I forgot how FUN these books are! In my opinion, the movies sucked all the joy out of the story, but the book is full of banter, sarcasm, and humor. As an adult, I definitely rolled my eyes at how quickly they fell in love, Edward’s possessiveness, and some truly cheesy moments. But I enjoyed Bella’s easy-to-read narration and the bingeable pace.

Did the story sweep me away like it did when I first read it in middle school? No, but I still enjoyed the heck out of this reread. I can see why this story used to mean so much to me, and I’m excited to continue rereading this series!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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