And I finished FAST. So, there is your first indicator of what I thought. I really did enjoy the story. I always thought I would. I wasn't afraid to read a story about vampires. The story line was interesting. It did pull me in and kept me hanging on. I found myself waking at odd hours in the night wanting to get up and finish the book.
I was however tentative to read a book that was so trendy. Like I said in my earlier post, I tend to find that trendy books are typically not very well written. Just before reading Twilight I finished a book that, to me, was incredibly well written. Markus Zusak, the author has a real gift for the written word. So, to then pick up and read Twilight and compare the writing was unfair. But I did and Stephanie Meyer just can not compare. I did not find her style of writing to be my most favorite. She was extremely repetitive. If I heard this conversation one more time...
Edward: I'm so dangerous. You really should stay away from me.
Bella: But I'm not afraid of you.
Edward: But you should be.
Bella: But I'm not!
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Sorry Stephanie. (Like she reads my blog!!!) But, you don't see me published either do you? So, there you go!
I also have a little bone to pick. I'm a little concerned that this book was originally written for a teenage audience. I'm pretty sure that if my daughter was 14, I would not want her reading this book. It is a little steamy. I got the impression that the only reason Edward and Bella didn't "do it" was because he was afraid he might kill her. Otherwise, them jumping in the sack, if you will, wouldn't have been a question. Anyone else get that impression? And the fact that he stays in her room all night watching her sleep? I guess you can't really give a 100 year old a curfew!!!! Just a little soap box moment from little ole me!!! I do have friends in my bookgroup who have daughters who read it and they said it didn't bother them because they were able to have a conversation with them about the book. I guess that helps and I might reconsider.
And one last thing and I'll STOP. Now, I just may lose a few blog readers over this one. I almost got kicked out of my book group for it (not really!) but.... I find Edward to be a bit creepy. Sorry. But I do. And it's not the whole vampire thing. I can't even put my finger on it really. Just, well, C-R-E-E-P-Y..
And just in case you are wondering.... I might be picky and particular and hard to please, BUT, I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books to see what happens! "Anyone have #2 and 3 I can borrow?!?!?" sayest the HYPOCRITE!!!!